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Harvard Police Chief Details Scope of Department Review in Internal Email

Outside law enforcement experts will review the internal climate of Harvard’s police department as well as its dealings with the University more broadly following accounts of racism and sexism within HUPD that surfaced last month, according to an internal department email.


Khurana Says He Supports HUPD Presence at Student Protests

A week after a protest of the Harvard University Police Department, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Feb. 18 interview that police presence at campus events is intended to ensure protesters’ safety.


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.


News Analysis: In Foreign Trips, University President Bacow Presents Harvard’s Interests on a Global Stage

Roughly two years since his appointment as president, University President Lawrence S. Bacow,  similar to his predecessors, has sought to engage with students, alumni, and political leaders in his extensive international and national travels.


Georgetown’s Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels Has Uncertain Implications for Harvard, Experts Say

Though Georgetown University’s administration pledged on Feb. 6 to divest from the fossil fuel industry, legal and environmental experts say the decision provides little insight into the decision-making of Harvard’s top administrators, who have remained opposed to divestment.


Department of Education Launches Probe into Harvard's Foreign Funding

In a February 11 letter to Harvard, Department of Education officials asked the University to disclose information about contracts or gifts connected to the governments of China, Iran, Russia, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, the Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday afternoon.


Harvard Police Union Files Complaint with National Labor Relations Board

Harvard’s police union filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the University with the National Labor Relations Board Thursday, according to NLRB case records.


University Names Nelson Newest Member of the Harvard Corporation

Diana L. Nelson ’84 will join the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — in July, the University announced Monday.


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.


Harvard Affiliates Stage 24-Hour Protest Against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

Under a blue tarp hung between four light poles bedecked with Indian flags, a group of Harvard graduate students and local activists staged a 24-hour protest in Harvard Square on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s constitution and decry India’s Citizenship Amendment Act.


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