Rakesh Khurana

College Dean Khurana Says He Hopes Class of 2028 Attends Harvard Despite Controversies

Nine days before Harvard College is expected to release its regular decision admissions results, Dean Rakesh Khurana said he hopes the University’s recent controversies surrounding campus antisemitism will not deter applicants from attending Harvard.

Student Protesters Accuse Harvard Administrators of Surveillance at Palestine Vigil

Pro-Palestine student protestors accused Harvard administrators of attempting to surveil and identify students participating in a Friday afternoon vigil for more than 100 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces while awaiting humanitarian aid.

Harvard College Debuts Intellectual Vitality Initiative After 3 Years of Talks

After nearly three years of meeting in quiet, Harvard College’s Intellectual Vitality Initiative has finally gone public. The initiative, spearheaded by Dean Rakesh Khurana and a committee of undergraduates, faculty, and administrators, began student-facing programming early this semester and will launch “phase three” of its plan to improve the free exchange of ideas on campus in the summer.

Harvard College Dean Khurana Stresses Value of Intellectual Vitality, Condemns Doxxings Amid Campus Turmoil

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana condemned student doxxings and stressed the importance of free idea exchange amid a period of campus turmoil around the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza in a Friday interview with The Crimson.

Harvard Sophomores Flock to Concentration Declaration Day for Pizza, Advising, and Photo Ops

Concentration Declaration Day is an initiative led by the HUA’s Academic Team to celebrate sophomores declaring their concentrations. Hundreds of students swamped Harvard Yard for this year’s festivities, which featured a string of banners listing individual concentrations, free food, photo opportunities, and chats with concentration advisers.

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana Discusses New ‘Restorative Justice’ Disciplinary Practices

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview earlier this month that the school has taken steps to integrate “restorative justice” into its disciplinary practices, a move that coincides with a downward trend in Administrative Board cases.

As Harvard Schools Pull Out of Rankings, Khurana Affirms Importance of Transparency for Application Process

Following recent decisions by two Harvard schools to pull out of the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana emphasized the importance of providing adequate information about the College to prospective applicants.

In Age of Advanced AI, Harvard College Dean Khurana Calls on Students to Avoid ‘Shortcuts’

With the use of sophisticated artificial intelligence bots potentially enabling academic integrity violations, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana called on undergraduates to hold onto the value of learning in an interview last month.

Following Six-Year High in Academic Integrity Cases, Khurana Discusses Honor Council’s Goals

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana discussed the Honor Council’s goals in a Monday interview following the release of new data indicating an uptick in academic integrity cases referred to the body during the 2020-2021 school year.

Harvard Delegation Attends Oral Arguments

From left, former Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and former Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 exit the Supreme Court on Monday.

Khurana Acknowledges ‘Unevenness’ in Undergraduate Advising

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview last week that while Harvard’s undergraduate advising system has its strengths, there is room for improved consistency and continuity in the advising experience.

Deans Khurana, Long Discuss Pathways to Education at Harvard

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana and Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Bridget T. Long discussed pathways to education careers at an event hosted by the College on Tuesday.

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Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana speaks in an interview with The Crimson Monday afternoon.

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