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One in Four Class of 2020 Athletes Quit Varsity Teams During Their Time at Harvard

Though hundreds of members of the Class of 2020 have suited up for Harvard’s 42 varsity athletic teams during their time at the College, more than one in four athletes ended up quitting their teams, according to online roster data.


Washington Post Editor Baron Named 2020 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Washington Post executive editor Martin “Marty” Baron will travel north to Cambridge this May to speak at Harvard’s 369th commencement ceremony on May 28, according to a University statement released Tuesday.


For Eighth Year in a Row, Harvard Fails to Meet Boston PILOT Program Request

For the eighth consecutive year, Harvard’s financial contribution to the City of Boston fell short of the amount city officials requested as part of a program in which nonprofits voluntarily give funds to the city instead of paying taxes.


Amid Criticism, Jewish Harvard Students Create Pro-Palestinian Rights Group

The coalition bills itself as an “anti-Zionist Jewish organization” focused on countering anti-Semitism through solidarity with marginalized groups, and creating spaces and events for Jewish students outside of Harvard Hillel, according to a public statement on the organization’s Facebook page.


Harvard University Health Services Advises Some Students Who Returned From China to 'Maintain Social Distance' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Harvard University Health Services advised some students who recently returned to campus from China to “maintain social distance” of at least six feet from others amid a growing global coronavirus outbreak, according to an email obtained by The Crimson.


HUPD Chief to Launch Internal Review of Department Following Crimson Investigation

Harvard University Police Department Chief Francis D. “Bud” Riley “will be moving forward in the near future” with an internal review of his department in response to a recent report of racism, sexism, and alleged favoritism, according to an email he sent to HUPD employees Tuesday night.


Alan Dershowitz to Join Trump’s Legal Defense Team

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz will be added to President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment team to help with his legal defense during the forthcoming United States Senate trial.


Elizabeth Wurtzel ’89, Who Collected Friends ‘Like Beads on a String,’ Dies at 52

The writer Elizabeth L. Wurtzel ’89, whose audacious 1994 memoir “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America” canonized her in the confessional genre, died of metastatic breast cancer on Tuesday. She was 52 years old.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2019

Beginning with a dean's decision to represent Harvey Weinstein and ending with a graduate student strike, 2019 was an eventful year at Harvard. Students pushed for change via protests, whether they called for an ethnic studies program or for divestment. Outside news touched campus, too, as University affiliates examined Harvard's relationship to Jeffrey Epstein. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined the past twelve months on campus.


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