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Michael E. Xie

Staff writer Michael E. Xie can be reached at michael.xie@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelEXie1.

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College

Black Harvard Student Arrested in April Will Face No Charges, Per Attorneys

No charges will be filed against the black Harvard undergraduate whose arrest April 13 sparked national controversy and allegations of police brutality, his attorneys announced Friday.

Rakesh Khurana
Crime

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.”

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana
College

Khurana Approval Rating Among Surveyed Seniors Rises to 55 Percent

In an interview Thursday, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he wants students to understand that every choice he makes as dean is intended to “create a better experience" for them.

Final Club Lobbying Illustration
Government

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.

The Spee Club
College

Social Groups’ Grad Boards Could Pose Obstacle to Avoiding Sanctions Under New Plan

Harvard could deny recognition—and exemption from the College’s sanctions—to student social groups whose graduate boards it determines exert too much sway over the organizations.

Christian Union Funding
Student Groups

As Admins Urge Disaffiliation, Report Shows Parent Group Gave $600,000 to HCFA in 2017

​Christian Union—the parent group for Harvard College Faith and Action, a campus Christian group currently on "administrative probation"—reported over $600,000 in expenditures for HCFA in 2017.

Capitol
Final Clubs

Social Group Coalitions Spent $90,000 Lobbying On Anti-Sanctions Bill in First Quarter of 2018

Two organizations spent a total of $90,000 in the first quarter of 2018 lobbying around legislation that could imperil the College’s ability to enforce its social group sanctions.

HCFA Building
Student Groups

Students Hold ‘Emergency’ Meeting To Discuss Harvard's Response to Faith Group

According to the organizers of Friday’s meeting, attendees emphasized the need for the College to take stronger disciplinary action against Harvard College Faith and Action.

Rakesh Khurana
Final Clubs

Khurana Speaks Out Against Movement to Oppose Sanctions

Asked whether he is concerned by the push to oppose the penalties, Khurana said he thinks “people should respect a private institution’s ability to organize itself around its mission.”

Divide Long Exposure
Front Photo Feature

52 Minutes: Inside the Arrest of a Black Harvard Student

The Crimson annotates an official timeline of the arrest of a black undergraduate April 13 that sparked allegations of police brutality and led to questions over who was contacted to come to the student's aid and why.

The Spee Club
College

Harvard May Demand Social Groups Submit Gender Breakdowns to Avoid Sanctions

Harvard is considering requiring gender-neutral student social groups to disclose anonymized gender breakdowns to the College in order to avoid Harvard’s sanctions, per an email obtained by The Crimson.

Lamont Outside Night
Lamont

Employee Planned Show Containing Anti-Semitism, Nudity in Harvard Workplace During Work Hours

Harvard employee Eric Clopper filmed promotional videos and planned his controversial one-man performance during work hours and in his workplace, the Language Resource Center in Lamont Library.

Eric Clopper flyer
Religion

Harvard ‘Reviewing’ Employee’s Nude, Anti-Semitic Rant in Sanders Theatre

​Harvard is “reviewing” reports that University employee Eric Clopper made anti-Semitic comments and stripped to the nude during a public performance in Sanders Theatre.

HCFA Building
College

In Private Meeting About HCFA, Dean Cited Fears Harvard Seen as Attacking Christianity

At the March 9 meeting, Davis said some administrators worried Harvard would be perceived as waging war on Christianity if the College punished HCFA further, according to four students in attendance.

The New Resident Dean
College Administration

Brigitte Libby Named Assistant Dean of Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Current Pforzheimer House resident dean Brigitte A. B. Libby will assume the position, which helps oversee the Honor Council, starting June 4.

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