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Scholars Criticize Bacow’s Response to Their Letter Demanding Review of Prof’s Tenure Case

A group of more than 200 senior scholars from across the United States is dissatisfied with University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s response to their letter decrying associate Romance Languages and Literatures professor Lorgia García Peña’s tenure denial, according to a statement the group released Thursday.

Admissions Office 'Moving Ahead' on Suggestions from Trial Ruling, Fitzsimmons Says

Harvard College’s Admissions Office is “moving ahead” with the suggestions that Judge Allison D. Burroughs included in her ruling on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.

U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III Joins Harvard Graduate Students Union Picket Line

Standing in the pouring rain, United States Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) joined roughly 20 picketers to obstruct loading docks behind Harvard's Science Center Saturday morning.

Law School Professor Dershowitz May Join Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz may be added to President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment team to help with his legal defense during a potential forthcoming Senate trial, according to the New York Times.

Experts Say Harvard Internal Email About Grad Union Strike May Violate Labor Law

Harvard may have illegally asked some hiring managers to confirm with prospective teaching staff whether they plan to begin teaching on time next semester, potentially making their employment contingent on a promise not to remain on strike even if a contract is not reached by then, according to experts.

Harvard Students Occupy Admissions Office to Protest Tenure Decision, Demand Ethnic Studies Department

Roughly 50 Harvard students occupied Harvard’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Thursday to demand the University create an ethnic studies department, arguing that Harvard must extend its commitment to diversity beyond race-conscious admissions.

Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration for Class of 2022

Economics maintained its position as the most popular concentration, with 612 undergraduate concentrators at the College this fall, according to the Director of the Office of Institutional Research Karen Pearce.

Bacow Says He Has Never Reversed a Tenure Decision in Response to García Peña Backlash

Amid controversy over the tenure denial of associate professor Lorgia García Peña, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he has never reversed a tenure decision during his time at Harvard, nor did he as president of Tufts.

Labor

Harvard Scheduled First Bargaining Session with Grad Union A Week After Strike

After more than a week of picketing, Harvard and its graduate student union scheduled their first bargaining session since the strike began Wednesday — the meeting is set for Dec. 18.

GSAS

As Pickets Continue, Some Student Workers Have Declined to Strike

As hundreds of graduate student union members and their supporters have cycled through picket lines across campus over the past week, some students have decided not to join their ranks.

College

Honor Council Reports Drop in Academic Violation Cases

Harvard College’s Honor Council saw a drop in the number of cases it heard during the 2018-2019 academic year, posting only 64 for the year in the annual report it released last week.

College

Khurana Says College Preparing For Strike Spilling Into Second Semester

Dean Khurana said Tuesday that his office is focused on “minimizing the disruptions” for College students in the event that the graduate student union’s strike continues through the beginning of next semester.

College

Throngs of Harvard Students Bare It All for Primal Scream

Masses of College students streaked around the perimeter of Harvard Yard at the stroke of midnight Monday as part of “Primal Scream,” a school tradition.

Visual Arts

Harvard Students’ Project Honors Opioid Victims at Sackler Building

Harvard Law School

David L. Shapiro ’54, Remembered as ‘Warm, Pithy, and Wise,’ Dies at 87

UHS

HUHS Director Nguyen To Focus on Serving Underrepresented Groups in Medicine

The Game

Bacow Says He ‘Respects’ Right to Protest, But Holds Firm on Divestment Position

Harvard Yard

Divest Activists and HGSU Rally in Harvard Yard for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Hundreds of Ethnic Studies Scholars Sign Letters Condemning Prof’s Tenure Denial

Hundreds of ethnic studies scholars within and outside Harvard signed two letters condemning the University’s decision to deny tenure to Romance Languages and Literatures associate professor Lorgia García Peña.

Harvard Medical School

Animal Rights Group Alleges Medical School Caused Primate Death, Violated Animal Welfare Act

An animal rights group alleges Harvard Medical School caused the death of an experimental primate and filed “fraudulent” reports with the United States Department of Agriculture, according to a federal complaint the group filed with the USDA Nov. 30.

GSAS

HGSU and University Have Yet to Meet for Bargaining Session Since Start of Strike

More than a week after Harvard’s graduate students union began its indefinite strike, both University administrators and union negotiators have yet to schedule any new sessions to work toward a contract.

University

Title IX Disclosures Increase While Formal Complaints Remain Stagnant, Per Annual Report

Between the fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the rate at which Harvard affiliates disclosed harassment to the Title IX Office increased 56 percent. The jump from 2018 to 2019 was more moderate: While 416 students made disclosures in 2018, 500 did so a year later.

College

FAS Dean Gay Declares ‘Institutional Commitment’ to Ethnic Studies in Wake of Protests

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay emailed FAS affiliates Monday stating that she would support faculty who wanted to create an undergraduate concentration in ethnic studies and called for an “institutional commitment” to the discipline.

University

New College Title IX Coordinator to Focus on Accessibility

The Game

Harvard-Yale Divestment Protesters Receive Five Hours of Community Service

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Graduate Students at Longwood Campus Trade Pipettes for Picket Signs

GSAS

Harvard Departments Check Grad Student Strike Status, Prompting Union Backlash

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow Talks Technological Advancement, Privacy, and Ethics

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