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Report Calls on Harvard to Expand Climate Change Education

A University report issued last week called on Harvard to expand its climate change offerings by hiring new faculty and staff in the field and establishing a standing committee to direct the school’s efforts.


Harvard Pledges to Return Human Remains of Enslaved People to Descendents

Harvard University agreed on Thursday to return the human remains of 19 individuals who were likely enslaved to their descendants, accepting recommendations from a committee tasked with examining how the school should treat human remains in its museum collections.


Department of Justice Backs Grad Students in Comaroff Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice filed an amicus brief Wednesday stating Harvard may still be liable for allegations that Anthropology and African and African American Studies professor John L. Comaroff retaliated against students who warned others about his alleged sexual harassment.


Harvard, Grad Students Spar Over Use of Therapy Notes in Comaroff Title IX Investigation

In legal filings submitted in July and August, Harvard and three plaintiffs suing University over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against professor John Comaroff sparred over whether a plaintiff gave consent to the school to obtain and distribute her therapy notes to Comaroff during the its investigation.


City of Boston Approves First Phase of Harvard’s Allston Campus Expansion

The city of Boston on Thursday approved the first phase of Harvard’s proposed campus expansion in Allston, a major advancement in the University’s efforts to build a vast development complex in the neighborhood, where it has run into vocal opposition.


Harvard Reaches Agreement on First Stage of Allston Development, Clearing Path for Approval

Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.


Harvard Unveils Search Committee to Select 30th President

Twelve members of the Harvard Corporation and three members of the school’s Board of Overseers will make up the committee tasked with finding Harvard’s 30th president in a search process that publicly kicked off Thursday.


Proposed Title IX Regulations Roll Back Trump-Era Policies, Raising Concerns Among Higher Education Experts

Faculty and experts expressed both praise and concern regarding the Biden Administration’s newly proposed changes to Title IX regulations on June 23.


‘It’s Meant Everything’: Tomahawk of Chief Standing Bear Returned from Harvard’s Peabody Museum to Ponca Tribe

On June 3, after pandemic-induced delays, a delegation of Ponca Tribe representatives traveled to Cambridge for a repatriation ceremony for Ponca Tribe chief Standing Bear’s pipe tomahawk.


‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Experts Criticize Senator Marco Rubio’s Letter Questioning Harvard’s Ties to China

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) alleged without direct evidence that Harvard officials may have helped suppress some theories regarding the origins of Covid-19 in a “quid pro quo” effort to advance Chinese state interests in a June 16 letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.


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