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Agassiz’s Descendants Urge Harvard To Turn Over Slave Photos

A group representing 43 descendants of former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz delivered a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Thursday urging him to turn over a set of historic slave photos to a Connecticut woman who alleges they depict her ancestors.

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Rhode Island Man Charged With Threatening Mass. Professor Who Is Believed to Be Affiliated With Harvard

A Rhode Island man was arrested Wednesday for sending dozens of graphic, threatening emails to a Harvard professor, according to court documents and local news reports.

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Harvard Motions to Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Suicide

Harvard filed a motion on March 8 to dismiss a lawsuit it currently faces alleging it was negligent in the care of Luke Z. Tang ’18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015.

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Admissions

Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

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Former Employee Sues Harvard For Racial Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate Her Disability, and Retaliation

Former employee Melissa Defay filed a lawsuit against Harvard Wednesday alleging the University racially discriminated against her, failed to accommodate her disability, and retaliated against her when she raised these concerns.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Prof. Emeritus Alan Dershowitz Joins Weinstein Defense Team in Class Action Suit

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz has joined Harvey Weinstein's legal defense team to consult on constitutional issues in a class action lawsuit against Weinstein, according to a Feb. 15 court filing.

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Admissions Trials Arguments

Edward Blum said he is content with the SFFA lawyers' statements during the additional admissions trials held on Feb. 13.

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Judges Moot Court Competition at Harvard Law School

The competition, founded in 1911, tests law students’ skills in appellate brief writing and advocacy. Tuesday night marked the second time Sotomayor judged the contest.

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Admissions

The Harvard Admissions Trial Starts Today. Here’s What You Need to Know.

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. The Crimson breaks down what you need to know before the Harvard admissions trial officially kicks off Monday — and what you can expect to learn before it ends.

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Harvard Law School

Post-Kavanaugh, Harvard Law Dean Ponders ‘Painful and Divisive Chapter’ of American History

“When I speak out as dean, I am understood to be taking a position on behalf of our Law School,” wrote John F. Manning, dean of Harvard Law School.

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Experts: Harvard, Yale Probes Signal Future Federal Attacks On Affirmative Action

The parallel probes, experts say, show the Trump administration is preparing to launch future attacks against affirmative action programs at universities across the country.

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College

Harvard Democrats Join Forces With Campus Activists to Oppose Kavanaugh

Members of ReproJustice Action and Dialogue Collective and Our Harvard Can Do Better teamed up with the Democrats for a panel discussion and phonebank opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

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Harvard Law School

Students Call on Harvard Law to Bar Kavanaugh from Teaching Pending Probe Into Sexual Assault Allegations

Four Law School students demanded the University prevent Kavanaugh from teaching in Cambridge in an opinion piece published in the Harvard Law Record Thursday.

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Race

Harvard Asks Court to Exclude Evidence of Past Anti-Semitism in Admissions Trial

Students for Fair Admissions, the plaintiff in the ongoing lawsuit, planned to bring at least a dozen exhibits related to anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.

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Admissions

Filings Show Athletes With High Academic Scores Have 83 Percent Acceptance Rate

Documents also showed recruited athletes of low academic standing had an acceptance rate nearly a thousand times greater than that for non-athletes of the same standing.

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