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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.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016

Man Arrested for Threatening to Bomb Harvard’s 2017 Black Commencement

Phoenix, Ariz. resident Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, allegedly wrote on Instagram: “If the blacks only ceremony happens, then I encourage violence and death at it."

Hillary Clinton
Harvard in the World

Hillary Clinton Receives Radcliffe Medal

​Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton received the Radcliffe Medal—an honor that recognizes “an individual who has had a transformative impact on society”—in a ceremony Friday.

Rep. John Lewis
Drew Faust

In Commencement Speeches, Lewis and Faust Urge Student Leadership

​Congressman and civil rights leader John R. Lewis told students and alumni they “must lead” and implored them to get into “good trouble, necessary trouble” during his Commencement address Thursday.

Drew Faust

Faust Confers 1,533 College Degrees at 367th Commencement

University President Drew G. Faust conferred 1,533 bachelors of arts and bachelors of science degrees on members of the Class of 2018 in Harvard’s 367th Commencement exercises Thursday.

Susan Morris Novick
Commencement 2018

Harvard Announces New Overseers, HAA Board of Directors

President of the Harvard Alumni Association Susan Morris Novick ’85 announced the election of six members of the Board of Overseers and six directors to the board of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Rakesh Khurana

Khurana Calls Controversial April Arrest ‘Distressing,’ Promises to Support Students

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said the College’s goal is to “make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again.”

Final Club Lobbying Illustration

To Fight Sanctions, Harvard Social Groups Take 'The Legislative Path'

Some Harvard social groups are taking the fight to cancel the College's controversial sanctions all the way to Capitol Hill.