Kavanaugh’s Nomination May Jeopardize Affirmative Action, Experts Say

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who is known for being the Supreme Court’s “swing vote.”

Faust to Join Getty Trust Board of Trustees

Former University President Drew G. Faust will add to her growing list of board memberships this fall when she will join the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Former Secretary General of Amnesty International To Join Kennedy School As Senior Fellow

Amnesty International’s former Secretary General Shalil Shetty will be joining the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a senior fellow in the upcoming academic year, according to a Friday press release.

Blair Remembered As ‘Incredibly Special Person’ and Role Model

“She was a ceiling breaker, she was somebody who lifted up others as she climbed, she just defied the odds in every imaginable way,” her brother, Everton L. “E.J.” Blair ’13, said.

Harvard Senior Dies in 'Heartbreaking' Loss

Courtney S. Blair ’19, a Dunster House senior, passed away Friday morning in a “heartbreaking” loss, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote in an email to students Friday evening.

Faust Joins Goldman Sachs Board of Directors Days After Exiting Presidency

Faust had refused to specifically detail her post-presidency plans, noting she wanted to spend time in Cape Cod reacquainting herself with historical literature. Her new position likely comes with significant financial perks.

Amid Trump Admin. Reversal, Harvard Defends Race-Conscious Admissions Process

Harvard will continue to consider the race of applicants in its admissions process, despite the Trump administration’s Tuesday withdrawal of Obama-era recommendations encouraging affirmative action, University officials said.

O’Donnell Steps Down from Harvard Corporation

After seven years serving as a member of the Harvard Corporation, Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67 stepped down from his position last week.

College

Harvard, SFFA Dispute ‘Discrimination’ in Lower Personal Scores for Asian American Applicants

Students for Fair Admissions reports in court filings that Harvard consistently scored Asian-American applicants lower than applicants of other races on “personal traits” including “positive personality,” “likability,” “kindness,” and “humor.”

Economics

Decorated Economist Raj Chetty Returns to Harvard

Chetty, a recipient of a 2012 MacArthur “genius grant” and the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal, will return to Harvard this summer after three years at Stanford University.

Harvard Square

For Square Shops, Summer Tourists Fail to Offset Students’ Departures

Despite the annual increase of tourists during the summer months, local shop owners say the departure of College students for the summer is noticeable for their bottom lines.

Admissions

Harvard Admissions Officers Specifically Trained on ‘Use of Race’

Two admissions officers, whose names were redacted from the public filings, led the meetings, which focused on “casework” and “diversity.”

Harvard Kennedy School

Setti Warren Named Executive Director of Shorenstein Center

Warren previously served as the mayor of Newton, Mass. from 2010 to 2018 and entered the 2018 governor’s race as a Democrat, before dropping out in April.

Research

Corporate Funding Concerns Shut Down Medical School Prof’s Study

College

Revelations in Harvard Admissions Suit Unlikely to Prove Discrimination, Experts Say

College

Court Filings Reveal Academic Strength of Asian-American Applicants to Harvard

College

'Z-List' Students Overwhelmingly White, Often Legacies

Unionization

Grad Union Surveys Members in First Step Toward Negotiations

Art Museums

Soyoung Lee Named Chief Curator of the Harvard Art Museums

Lee will be responsible for overseeing the development of areas that had previously fallen outside the museum’s focus, including pieces from people of color.

College

Harvard Redacts Most Sensitive Admissions Details in Court Filings

Harvard strategically redacted information—including the “distinguishing excellences” that the College looks for in top students—from hundreds of pages of court filings last week.

Harvard Law School

Martha Minow Named University Professor

Minow, who served as Law School Dean from 2009 to 2017, will begin her appointment on July 1. She succeeds Laurel T. Ulrich, who is retiring on June 30, as 300th Anniversary University Professor.

College

SFFA Argues Harvard's 'Holistic' Admissions Rooted In Tactics Once Used to Limit Jewish Admits

In 1922, Lowell and other administrators had become “increasingly alarmed” over the rising number of Jewish students earning admission to the College based on their high test scores, SFFA’s document reads.

College

Legacy Admit Rate Five Times That of Non-Legacies, Court Docs Show

Over 33 percent of legacy applicants—Harvard hopefuls with at least one parent who graduated from the College or Radcliffe—gained admission to the Classes of 2014 through 2019.

Cambridge

Vegan Restaurant Expands from the West Coast to Cambridge

College

Harvard Ranks Applicants on 'Humor' and 'Grit,' Court Filings Show

Harvard Square

Artisanal Gelato Shop Opens in Harvard Square

Sciences Division

Christopher Stubbs Appointed Interim Dean of Science in FAS

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