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Industrial Revolution Lecture
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Industrial Revolution Lecture

Professor Joel Mokyr from Northwestern University visited Harvard to speak about the Industrial Revolution and its economic and societal impact on the world today.

Ed Blum Autumn
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Students for Fair Admissions Files Notice of Appeal in Harvard Admissions Case

Students for Fair Admissions filed a notice of appeal to the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals Friday afternoon in its longtime suit against Harvard alleging that the College’s admissions process unlawfully discriminates against Asian American applicants.

Ed Blum Autumn
College

Harvard Ruling May Offer ‘Roadmap’ for Other Affirmative Action Cases

Harvard is not the only university currently facing a challenge to its admissions policies. The plaintiff in Harvard’s case — anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions — is also the plaintiff in a pending lawsuit against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Harvard To Discipline Student Groups Led by Members of Unrecognized Social Organizations

This is the first time that the College has formally documented a disciplinary process for student organizations whose members do not comply with the sanctions.

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UC Funds First-Generation Faculty Mentorship Program

The UC allocated $4,000 to fund the inaugural year of its First-Generation Faculty Mentorship Program on Sunday at its first meeting following fall elections.

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College

Fourteen Senior Class Marshals Selected for Class of 2020

The Marshals collectively make up the Senior Class Committee — a student group responsible for organizing class-wide events leading up to Commencement in May. The committee also plans post-graduation reunion events and leads the fundraising effort for the Senior Gift.

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Students Criticize Harvard Lampoon Culture, Lack of Transparency at Comp Meeting Protest

Roughly 10 students protested a Harvard Lampoon comp open house Friday night, interrogating the organization’s leadership about its internal culture and a controversial image of Holocaust victim Anne Frank printed last semester.

Harvard Yard
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73 Students Declare Candidacy for Undergraduate Council

Seventy-three students declared their candidacy for 47 available seats on Harvard’s Undergraduate Council last week, according to the UC Election Committee Chair Perry M. Arrasmith ’20.

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Harvard Name, President Bacow Played Key Role in Overcoming Freshman’s Visa Denial

Harvard’s reputation and University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s direct involvement likely played an essential role in getting Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23 to campus, experts and several people involved in the case said.

Pitches Sing
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Formerly All-Female Radcliffe Pitches Admit First Male Member

Harvard College’s oldest historically all-female a capella group, the Radcliffe Pitches, inducted its first male member this week, more than four decades after the ensemble’s founding.

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Student Life

Harvard Votes Challenge Targets Freshmen With Move-In Registration Program

In the first year of a new effort to bolster civic engagement among Harvard students, volunteers with Harvard Votes Challenge — a student organization focused on increasing voter turnout at Harvard — helped eligible freshmen register to vote and update their voter registration status.

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Peer Advising Fellows Instructed to Limit Academic Advising

Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office has instructed Peer Advising Fellows to not offer directive academic advice to freshmen and to instead refer students to their freshman advisers — a change some veteran PAFs say limits their ability to help freshmen.

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College

Ten Months After the Admissions Trial, the Judge Has Yet to Issue a Ruling

Judge Allison D. Burroughs hasn’t released her verdict yet. Her decision — almost certain to be appealed regardless of the outcome — could prove pivotal in an ongoing legal battle that could shape the future of affirmative action at private colleges and universities nationwide.

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Sanctions Lawsuit Will Proceed in Federal Court, Judge Rules

A judge ruled earlier this month that the federal lawsuit alleging the College’s social group sanctions are discriminatory will be moving forward with a subset of the original plaintiffs.

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Harvard Rescinds Parkland Student’s Admissions Offer Over Racist 2017 Comments

Harvard College rescinded its offer of admission to Parkland, Fla. school shooting survivor and gun rights activist Kyle Kashuv earlier this month for racist comments he made in high school, according to an announcement he made on Twitter Monday.

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