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Harvard Presidents Have Long Opposed Fossil Fuel Divestment. Bacow Offers A New Reason Why.

In an interview last week, President Bacow broke from his predecessor to offer up a new line of argument for sticking to the status quo: not only is divesting to compel change improper, he said, but it is also impractical and ineffective.

Greek Groups Are Suing Harvard Over Its Sanctions. Here’s What Happens Next.

Experts and lawyers say a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions could prompt a protracted — and pricey — legal battle in the months or years ahead.

Harvard Admits 13.4 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2023

Harvard College invited 935 of 6,958 early applicants to join its Class of 2023 Thursday, marking a 13.4 percent acceptance rate and making the 2018 early cycle likely the most competitive in school history.

Institute of Politics Elects First Director of Diversity and Outreach

The Harvard Institute of Politics will add a Director of Diversity and Outreach to its student advisory committee next year, the Institute announced Tuesday.

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to Add BGLTQ-Focused Fellow

Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will hire a fellow tasked with serving its BGLTQ affiliates next semester, following years of student requests that they create the position.

Harvard President Bacow Opposes Provisions of DeVos’s Proposed Title IX Rules

University President Lawrence S. Bacow reiterated Harvard’s commitment to respond to new proposed federal Title IX rules.

FAS Council Approves Transcript Change for Population Health Sciences Students

The Faculty Council voted in favor of adding field of study to the transcripts of Ph.D. students in the Population Health Studies program at its biweekly meeting.

In Wake of #MeToo, Harvard Title IX Office Saw 56 Percent Increase in Disclosures in 2018, Per Annual Report

Disclosures of sexual and gender-based harassment across the University increased 56 percent in 2018, according to an annual Title IX Office report.

House Life

‘The Best Job at Harvard’: Diana Eck and Twenty Years of Lowell Tea and Loyalty

Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin have served as the faculty deans of Lowell House for twenty years. This spring they will step down.

College

Asked About Sanctions Suits, Khurana Prefers Statements Over Direct Answers

Asked about the sanctions lawsuits in an interview Friday, Khurana at least five times repeated almost verbatim parts of a previous statement issued by Harvard spokesperson Rachael Dane.

Crime

Harvard Police Investigating 'Indecent Assault' of Female Undergraduate on Plympton Street

HUPD is investigating a female student's report that she was “indecently assaulted” while walking on Plympton Street early Tuesday morning, a HUPD spokesperson wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.

Government

Amid Decline in Popularity, Harvard Government Department Turns to New Data and Tech Programs

Harvard's Government department hopes that two new tracks — in Tech Science and Data Science — will not only widen the scope of what affiliated students study, but offer an antidote to the field's diminished popularity.

Harvard Square

Change Brewing in Harvard Square: Tealuxe to Close by End of Month

The 19 year-old cafe’s closing comes after a series of Square businesses have shut their doors in the face of rising rents in Cambridge.

Endowment

Harvard Faculty To Issue ‘Renewed Call’ For Fossil Fuel Divestment

College

Angela Merkel Named 2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Religion

After Menorah Knocked Down, Cambridge Residents Gather to Light Hanukkah Candles

College

Students Push for Narcan Availability on Harvard's Campus to Combat Overdoses

Harvard Kennedy School

Malala Yousafzai Accepts Award from Harvard Kennedy School, Urges Students to Embrace Activism

FAS

Harvard Pursuing a Second Title IX Investigation Into Economics Prof Fryer

Two sources with knowledge of the matter said Harvard's Office for Dispute Resolution is still looking into the Economics professor’s behavior as part of a second investigation.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Pipeline Parity Project Celebrates Another Change to Controversial Law Firm Policies

The decision comes after the student group began pressuring Kirkland & Ellis — the world’s highest-grossing law firm — to remove the agreements last month.

FAS

Dean of Harvard Faculty ‘Concerned’ About Proposed Federal Changes to Title IX

The proposed regulations provide a new framework for interpreting Title IX, an anti-sex discrimination law that shapes the way universities address sexual harassment.

Undergraduate Council

Former Undergraduate Council Leaders Talk Tenure, Future of UC

The duo said they believe they feel they fulfilled most of their 39 campaign promises.

GSAS

International Graduate Students Petition Harvard for More Resources

The petition calls on Dench and GSAS administrators to hire ESL tutors at the school’s Writing Center, among other requests.

Harvard Kennedy School

Congress Members-Elect Descend on Cambridge for Harvard Kennedy School’s Bipartisan Orientation

University

Bacow Responds to DeVos's Proposed Title IX Rules, Releases Policy Report

Research

Chinese Researcher Who Said He Gene-Edited Babies Breaks Week of Silence, Vows to Defend Work

Labor

Clerical Union Votes to Ratify Contract With Harvard, Ushering In Raises, Protections for Temps

Harvard Square

Crema Cafe to Leave Harvard Square in Late December

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