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Endowment

Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Publishes Report, Renews Demands

The Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign released a report Wednesday that estimated the University has at least $3 million invested in companies tied to the prison industry and urged administrators to divest all their endowment holdings in such prison-related companies.

Mortara APALSA
Harvard Law School

Following SFFA Attorney’s Comments at Event, Harvard Law Students Debate Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Students engaged in debate over comments about discrimination against Asian American students during a Harvard Law School event. At the event, some students laughed and shouted their agreement after lead Students for Fair Admissions lawyer Adam K. Mortara made a quip about personality ratings differences.

Littauer
Economics

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Harvard Professor Michael Kremer

Economics Professor Michael Kremer ’85 won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with two MIT professors for their work on developing an experimental methodology for alleviating poverty around the world.

Arts and Humanities Inclusion
Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Affiliates Discuss Inclusion In Wake of ‘Hateful’ Message Sent to Faculty Member

Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey held a town hall Tuesday to discuss inclusion and belonging, and update division affiliates on the investigation into a “hateful” message delivered to a Harvard faculty member last month.

HMS Gordon Hall
FAS

Harvard Receives $20 Million Gift to Fund Autism Research Center

Harvard Medical School received a $20 million donation from philanthropists Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang to create a Center for Autism Research, the University announced Thursday.

Coming Out Day #2
House Life

National Coming Out Day Features Spoken Word, House Parties

Student organizations, College offices, and House staff organized several events around campus this weekend to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Friday.

UC Meeting
College

UC Supports Grad Union Strike Authorization Vote

The Undergraduate Council endorsed the graduate student union’s strike authorization vote and other initiatives at its Monday afternoon meeting.

Football

Defense Shutters Cornell in Football's 35-22 Victory

Harvard's defense held the dynamic Cornell rushing attack to only 36 total yards. Likewise, the Crimson offense was perfect from the red zone, scoring on all three entires into the territory. Prior to the contest, the Big Red was first in the nation in red zone defense.

Langdell Hall
Student Groups

Harvard Law School Student Leaders Call for Release of 2017 Mental Health Survey Data

Harvard Law School Spokesperson Jeff Neal wrote in an emailed statement Thursday that the data was presented at a March 2018 meeting after data collection concluded in January 2018.

Stephanie Paulsell
Religion

Paulsell Announces ‘Pilgrimage’ Theme for Memorial Church

Paulsell said in an interview that the concept of pilgrimage seemed well suited in characterizing the church’s leadership transition. She said that she considers pilgrimages to be “transformative” since they enable people to think about themselves and their relationships.

Massachusetts Hall
Race

Harvard Launches Culture Lab Innovation Fund Initiative

The Office of the President and the University’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging officially launched a joint initiative called the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund, the University announced in an email Wednesday.

Soldiers Field Road
Allston

Construction on Pedestrian Crossings Over Soldiers Field Fall Behind Schedule

Long-running Harvard-funded efforts to build and renovate pedestrian crossings over Soldiers Field Road in Allston have fallen behind their scheduling projections. The designs of the crossings are currently at only 25 percent completion

CGIS
On Campus

Government Department Appoints Title IX Liaison, In Communication With External Review Committee

Government department leaders have appointed a new Title IX liaison and are in communication with the external committee tasked with reviewing the department, Government chair Jeffry A. Frieden announced at a town hall meeting Tuesday.

Bargainfest
On Campus

As Grad Union Vows to Authorize Strike, Organizers Rally for Support

The vote — which is expected to begin Oct. 15 on Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers’ one year anniversary of bargaining with the University — will require two thirds of voting members’ support in order to allow the negotiating committee to call for a strike if it deems necessary.

Adam K. Mortara
College

Lead Trial Lawyer for SFFA Criticizes Ruling in Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

Students for Fair Admissions’s lead trial lawyer Adam K. Mortara denounced the recent ruling in the Harvard admissions lawsuit, arguing at a Harvard Law School event Tuesday that the judge had misinterpreted the case’s facts and legal precedents.

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