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Bid Day 2018

Harvard’s Last Sorority Disappears as Alpha Phi Buckles to College Pressure, Goes Co-Ed

The Harvard chapter of Alpha Phi said last week it was disaffiliating from its national organization — marking the demise of Harvard’s fourth and final all-female Greek group.

Delta Gamma Excited

Ex-Members of Shuttered Sorority Delta Gamma Launch Co-Ed Club ‘Kali Praxi’

KP affiliate Basia Rosenbaum ’18 wrote in an email that the new group is “distinct” from the old sorority chapter.

Waiting for new Deltas

Delta Gamma Becomes First Social Group to Close in Response to Sanctions

Harvard’s chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority is closing its doors — making it the first single-gender group to shut down in response to the College’s social group penalties.

Mayor Marc McGovern

Cambridge City Council to Sponsor Diversity Discussions In Response to Viral Video of Harvard Employee

​The Cambridge City Council plans to sponsor “community conversations” focused on diversity in response to a viral video that depicted a Harvard employee asking a neighbor with a biracial daughter if she lived in affordable housing.

Cool "Kiting" Thetas

Kappa Alpha Theta to Go Gender-Neutral in Fall 2018

Harvard’s chapter of the all-female sorority will become the gender-neutral social group “Theta Zeta Xi” and will disaffiliate from its national organization, the club announced Monday.

Sackler Protest

Demonstrators Hold 'Die-In' To Protest Sackler Family’s Ties to Harvard Art Museums

More than 30 protesters held a “die-in” in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum Friday to protest its connections to a family they said contributed to the opioid crisis.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard Employee Who Confronted Neighbor Placed on Leave ‘Effective Immediately’

The Harvard employee who asked a neighbor with a biracial daughter if she lives in “affordable” housing in a video that went viral and drew widespread criticism has been placed on leave.

Courtney Blair

Blair Remembered As ‘Incredibly Special Person’ and Role Model

“She was a ceiling breaker, she was somebody who lifted up others as she climbed, she just defied the odds in every imaginable way,” her brother, Everton L. “E.J.” Blair ’13, said.


Harvard Senior Dies in 'Heartbreaking' Loss

Courtney S. Blair ’19, a Dunster House senior, passed away Friday morning in a “heartbreaking” loss, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote in an email to students Friday evening.

Katie O'Dair
College Administration

College Launches Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office will oversee oversee residential life, diversity and inclusion initiatives, student experience, and student advising for the entire College.

Harvard Admissions

Court Filings Likely Not a Tough Blow for Harvard P.R., Experts Say

Court filings detailing previously unknown aspects of Harvard’s secretive admissions process will likely do little to damage the University’s image, public relations experts say.

Harvard Admissions

Harvard Redacts Most Sensitive Admissions Details in Court Filings

Harvard strategically redacted information—including the “distinguishing excellences” that the College looks for in top students—from hundreds of pages of court filings last week.

Acceptance Letters

Court Filings Reveal Academic Strength of Asian-American Applicants to Harvard

If Harvard made admissions decisions based only on applicants’ academic qualifications, more than 51 percent of the average admitted class would be Asian-American, according to court documents filed Friday.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions

Harvard Ranks Applicants on 'Humor' and 'Grit,' Court Filings Show

Never-before-public details of the College's secretive admissions process reveal Harvard assigns each applicant a personal rating based on traits including humor, sensitivity, grit, integrity, helpfulness, and courage.

Pforzheimer Belltower

O’Dair Announces New Quincy, Pfoho Resident Deans

Hawkins will take over for Judith X. Flynn, who has served as Quincy’s resident dean for 13 years. Roy will replace Brigitte A. B. Libby, Pforzheimer’s resident dean for the past four years.