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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

Staff writer Shera S. Avi-Yonah can be reached at shera.avi-yonah@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @saviyonah.

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Winthrop Gates
House Life

Gearan, Herlihy-Gearan to Serve as Interim Winthrop Faculty Deans

Institute of Politics Director Mark D. Gearan ’78 and Mary Herlihy-Gearan will serve as interim faculty deans of Winthrop House through the upcoming school year, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to Winthrop residents Friday.

Fencing Scandal Coach Training
FAS

Harvard Dismisses Fencing Coach Over Conflict of Interest Violation

Harvard has dismissed head fencing coach Peter Brand after an independent inquiry into the 2016 sale of his home found he violated Harvard’s conflict of interest policy, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise wrote in an email to athletics staff Tuesday.

Roland Fryer Headshot
Front Middle Feature

Harvard Places Fryer on Administrative Leave, Levies Sanctions

Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been placed on a two-year administrative leave effective immediately after Harvard found he violated University sexual harassment policies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay wrote in an email to Economics department members Wednesday.

Extension School Layoffs
Extension School

Harvard Extension School Ends Agreement with Saudi Crown Prince’s Foundation to Allocate Seats to Its Affiliates

Harvard Extension School will no longer allocate 100 spots in its summer school program to students sponsored by MiSK, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s personal charity, according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

Winthrop Gates
College

Sullivan Criticizes Harvard, Higher Education in Op-Ed

Ousted Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. criticized Harvard’s decision to dismiss him and co-Faculty Dean Stephanie R. Robinson in an op-ed published in the New York Times Monday.

Fencing Scandal Coach Training
College

Federal Grand Jury Investigates Harvard Fencing Scandal

A federal grand jury is investigating the sale of a Needham, Mass. home from Harvard’s head fencing coach to the father of current and former College fencers. The Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office subpoenaed Needham officials in April, seeking to review records related to the 2016 transaction.

Harvard Admissions
College

Harvard Rescinds Parkland Student’s Admissions Offer Over Racist Comments in 2017

Harvard College rescinded its offer of admission to Parkland, Fla. school shooting survivor and gun rights activist Kyle Kashuv earlier this month for racist comments he made in high school, according to an announcement he made on Twitter Monday.

College

Harvard Rescinds Parkland Student’s Admissions Offer Over Racist 2017 Comments

Harvard College rescinded its offer of admission to Parkland, Fla. school shooting survivor and gun rights activist Kyle Kashuv earlier this month for racist comments he made in high school, according to an announcement he made on Twitter Monday.

Winthrop House
College

Winthrop Faculty Deans Announce Plans to Challenge Harvard

In the five minute statement, Sullivan and Robinson sharply criticized College administrators’ decision not to renew their contracts as faculty deans and defended their tenure.

United States Capitol
College

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduces Legislation That Could Endanger Harvard’s Sanctions

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that could imperil Harvard College’s social group sanctions Wednesday.

Bureau of Study Counsel
College

Harvard to Close Bureau of Study Counsel in December, Open New Academic Support Center

The College will open a new center for academic support in August and close the Bureau of Study Counsel in December, Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda Claybaugh announced in an email to students Monday.

Al Gore
College

Al Gore Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Harvard College Class Day

Fifty years after he picked up his own Harvard diploma, former United States Vice President Al Gore ’69 returned to Harvard Yard, looked out over the Class of 2019, and called on the University to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry.

College

Sandip Nirmel ‘Made Harvard Feel Like Home,’ Classmates Say

His classmates said he was most notable for his humility and cheerfulness. Nirmel could easily switch between stoic seriousness and bright optimism.

Phoenix Door
Student Groups

Phoenix Door

The Phoenix S.K. Club is one of several all-male final clubs located on Mount Auburn Street, just off of Harvard's campus.

Phoenix Door
College

A Moment of Recognition

Members of the new recognized social groups say the College’s policies still remain unclear.

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