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City Politics

Cambridge and Somerville Announce Joint Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants

The initiative is a partnership between the two cities and the Cambridge Community Foundation aimed at raising and distributing funds to cover legal costs for immigrants. Funds, in the form of grants, will be distributed to local non-profit organizations.

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College

Federal Complaint Alleges Harvard’s Decision to Place Former Student on Leave Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

Harvard currently faces a complaint filed with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights alleging the College’s 2018 decision to place former student Ty Pelton-Byce ’20 on a mandatory leave of absence constituted disability-based discrimination.

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University

Bacow Advocates for ‘Permanent Resolution’ for DACA and TPS Protections in Letter to Lawmakers

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter to United States Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday calling on them to pass legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs.

Bargainfest
Labor

With Full Union Proposal, Harvard Now Considering Economic Contract Provisions

University negotiators are now considering the full set of economic proposals outlined by Harvard’s graduate student union for its first contract — including issues such as wages and benefits — according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

Admissions Office
Crime

Six Harvard Alumni Charged in Nationwide Admissions Fraud Scandal

Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.

Extension School Layoffs
College Administration

Union Initiates Grievance Procedures for Laid-off Workers, Alleges Contract Violation by Harvard

Harvard’s largest union initiated grievance procedures on behalf of several Harvard Division of Continuing Education employees who were laid off last week as part of the division’s efforts to make use of similar Faculty of Arts and Sciences personnel instead.

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University

University President Survey Shows Only 37 Percent Are Confident in Harvard’s Admissions Trial Defense

A questionnaire sent to college and university presidents around the country in January showed that only four in 10 surveyed are confident Harvard will win its current admissions lawsuit, according to findings published Friday.

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College

52 Harvard Law School Professors Voice Support for Sullivan

​​​​​​​Fifty-two Harvard Law School professors signed a letter supporting their fellow Professor and Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. as he faces on-campus scrutiny following his decision to represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Sullivan Updated
House Life

In Email to Winthrop Residents, Sullivan Criticizes The Harvard Crimson's Coverage

Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. emailed residents Thursday criticizing The Harvard Crimson’s coverage of his announcement that he would represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who faces charges of sexual assault, and students' responses to his decision.

Jin Kyu Park '18
Politics

Harvard Rhodes Scholar and DACA Recipient Jin Park Testifies Before Congress

“That’s the perpetual reality of being undocumented,” Jin K. Park ’18-’19 said before the Congressional committee. “No matter how hard I work or what I achieve I’ll never know if I ever have a place in America, my home.”

Sullivan Updated
College

Harvard Sends Climate Survey to Winthrop Affiliates Following Ronald Sullivan’s Decision to Represent Weinstein

Harvard College’s institutional research office sent an anonymous, online survey to Winthrop House residents Tuesday as part of a review process aimed at addressing students' concerns about Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as he faces charges of sexual assault.

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On Campus

Some Longwood Securitas Officers Face Non-Disciplinary Transfers, Lose Shifts

When Arlene Yarde, a full-time Securitas guard at Harvard Medical School, was called into her supervisor’s office two years ago to discuss a tweet she had posted, she could not anticipate the upheaval that would follow their conversation.

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Winthrop

Winthrop House Deans Address Flyers Some Students Consider ‘Racially Offensive’ in Email

Winthrop House Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. and Stephanie R. Robinson addressed student concerns about “racially offensive” flyers calling for Sullivan’s removal from his post as a faculty dean in a Sunday email to Winthrop affiliates.

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On Campus

Securitas Fires Guard Who Alleged Retaliation

The letter of termination claims that Bartuah’s behavior violated several company policies including leaving his post without “proper relief,” falsifying company records, and engaging in “carelessness or negligence in the performance of an assigned duty,” as well as other violations.

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Student Groups

Mass. Attorney General's Office Found Student-Run Harvard Shop Owed Employees $46,000, Violated Labor Laws

The Mass. Attorney General’s Office found that The Harvard Shop violated Massachusetts labor laws and owed employees $46,276.38 in unpaid wages. The Office issued two citations, fining The Harvard Shop $5,600 in civil penalties.

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