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Harvard Police Investigating Racist, Anti-Semitic Email Sent to Students, Bacow

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating an email containing a litany of racist and antisemitic statements that was sent to University President Lawrence S. Bacow and multiple College students Monday.

Gearan, Herlihy-Gearan to Serve as Interim Winthrop Faculty Deans

Institute of Politics Director Mark D. Gearan ’78 and Mary Herlihy-Gearan will serve as interim faculty deans of Winthrop House through the upcoming school year, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to Winthrop residents Friday.

Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for 2017 Harvard Black Commencement Bomb Threat

Phoenix, Ariz. resident Nicholas Zuckerman was sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release Wednesday after he threatened to bomb Harvard's 2017 black Commencement ceremony.

Harvard Graduate Students Union Threatens Strike Authorization Vote

Members of Harvard’s graduate student union declared their intention to hold a strike authorization vote if Harvard does not change its approach to bargaining negotiations in an open letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Monday.

Bacow Pens Letter to Pompeo, McAleenan With Concerns About Trump Immigration Policies

University President Lawrence S. Bacow wrote a letter to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan last week to share his “deep concern” about uncertainty over immigration policies under President Donald Trump’s administration.

Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Man who Threatened to Bomb Harvard’s Black Commencement

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 18 months for a man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony, according to Thursday court filings.

Adams, Eliot Welcome New Resident Deans

Andrea “Andi” Wright and Charles “Chip” E. Lockwood will serve as the new resident deans of Eliot House and Adams House, respectively, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced to Harvard College staff in a Tuesday email.

Harvard Places Fryer on Administrative Leave, Levies Sanctions

Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been placed on a two-year administrative leave effective immediately after Harvard found he violated University sexual harassment policies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay wrote in an email to Economics department members Wednesday.

Harvard Square

In Latest Harvard Square Closure, Qdoba Takes Its Burritos To Go

The national chain had been competing with Harvard Square’s other Mexican restaurants since 2007, but contractors took down the brand’s signage on its former 1280 Mass. Ave. location on Monday.

Health

Cambridge Police Respond to Fatal Overdose Outside Blue Bottle Coffee

Officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to reports of a fatal overdose on the front steps of Blue Bottle Coffee in Harvard Square at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Politics

Harvard-Affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital Signs $150,000 Contract with Customs and Border Patrol

United States Customs and Border Patrol entered into a $150,000 contract with Brigham and Women’s Hospital — a major teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School — on June 17 after the money was first mistakenly allocated to Harvard.

Politics

Harvard Kennedy School Faces Backlash After Choosing Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for Fellowship

In the days following the Harvard Kennedy School’s announcement Friday that former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder had been named a senior research fellow, Harvard students, faculty, and those unaffiliated with the University quickly jumped to criticize the move.

Harvard Law School

Dershowitz Files Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case from Epstein Accuser

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz is asking a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre, who implicated Dershowitz in a sex ring run by billionaire Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein.

College

Sullivan Criticizes Harvard, Higher Education in Op-Ed

Politics

After More Than a Year of Uncertainty, IRS Releases Proposed Guidance on Filing Endowment Tax

After more than a year of uncertainty, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed guidance on Friday for higher education institutions — including Harvard — required to pay a new tax on their endowments.

Theater

Billionaire Gerald Chan Presents New Harvard Square Theater Design

About 40 Cambridge residents gathered for a public presentation of a Harvard billionaire’s plan to rebuild the Harvard Square Theater at the planned construction site Thursday evening.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Weighs Recreational Marijuana Legislation

The Cambridge Ordinance Committee heard public testimony on granting permits for recreational marijuana shops in Cambridge at a City Council hearing Thursday.

GSAS

Harvard, Boston Area Graduate Students Testify at Boston City Council Hearing on Student-Worker Labor

Boston City Council hosted a hearing Thursday night for members of local graduate student workers — including members of Harvard’s graduate student union — to discuss their efforts to gain recognition and negotiate contracts at their respective schools.

Science

US Patent Office Will Intervene in CRISPR Dispute Between UC Berkeley and Harvard, MIT

In its declaration of interference, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO initiated proceedings to settle priority issues between 10 patent applications filed by UC Berkeley in 2018 and 13 patents previously awarded to the Broad Institute.

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