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Harvard and the Biden Administration

As Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, a team of Crimson reporters explored how the Biden administration will affect international students, admissions, labor, and everything in between at Harvard. Here's a look at how the Biden administration will reshape the University — and what role Harvard will play in shaping it.


Harvard Rolls Out Pair of New Sexual Misconduct Policies in Response to Regulations

Harvard will divide its sexual misconduct policies in two in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations — one interim policy to hew to the new federal guidelines, the other to address behavior they no longer span.


Trump Says Harvard Will Have to 'Pay Back' CARES Funds

President Donald Trump said in a press conference Tuesday evening that he would request that Harvard return the nearly $9 million it was granted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.


Education Department Guidelines on Reporting Foreign Funds Are Opaque, Experts Say

A week after the Department of Education launched investigations into foreign funding at Harvard and Yale, experts say federal authorities have long declined to provide clear guidelines for how universities should report such gifts.


Harvard Receives $10 Million Grant for Rural Education Research

The grant establishes the new National Center for Rural Education Research Networks at Harvard, which aims to “build the capacity of rural school districts and supporting state agencies to use their own data to improve the education of their students.”


Closing the Achievement Gap

Graduate School of Education Professors Susan Moore Johnson and Katherine K. Merseth discuss Massachusetts’ charter school ballot measure as Harvard Foundation members Nuha Saho ’18 and Brenda Esqueda ’20 look on. The panel discussion on equity and access in education was hosted by the Harvard Foundation Tuesday night.


Investigating Harvard Admissions: The 1990 Education Department Inquiry

​As a lawsuit alleging discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices remains delayed—awaiting a Supreme Court decision on the related affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—the College’s use of race as a factor in admissions decisions has once again come under scrutiny.


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