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House Life

Cabot, Kirkland House Faculty Deans to Step Down

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana and Stephanie R. Khurana — who currently serve as faculty deans of Cabot House — will step down from their post in the House at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, the pair wrote in an email to house residents Monday afternoon.

Rhodes Scholar 2020

Rhodes Scholar 2020

Neil B. Band '20 was one of five Harvard seniors selected as 2020 American Rhodes Scholars on Saturday.


Athletics Review Will Focus on Student-Athletes’ Health and Wellness, Khurana Says

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he hopes the athletics review — which Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced earlier this semester — will center around improving student-athletes’ health and wellness.


Khurana Says Harvard College Needs More Information Before Pursuing Multicultural Center

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that Harvard will need to continue research and planning before making any decisions regarding a possible multicultural center.

Sullivan Updated

Former Winthrop Dean Sullivan Failed to File Tax Returns for Nearly a Decade, Judge Finds

The United States Tax Court found that former Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. failed to file income tax returns from 2005 through 2013 and failed to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $1 million in an opinion released Tuesday.

HPR at Institute of Politics

Harvard Political Review Managing Editor Resigns Citing ‘Racist’ Incidents

Chimaoge C. Ibenwuku ’20 announced his resignation in a public letter posted to several social media platforms Wednesday.

Student Life

Former Winthrop Dean Sullivan Criticizes Admins During Constitutional Law Society Event

Former Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. accused Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay of repeatedly lying about their reasons for dismissing him last semester at an event held Friday.

Israel Trek Petition

Palestine Solidarity Committee Circulates Pledge Urging Undergrads to Boycott Israel Trek

The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee distributed a pledge over house and student group email lists last week urging undergraduates to boycott Israel Trek, a free spring break trip to Israel and the West Bank.

Emerson Hall

Emerson Hall

Members of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers counted ballots from their strike authorization vote in Emerson Hall 210 on Friday evening, tallying more than 90 percent in favor of authorizing a strike.

Commencement Day 2009

With a Degree of Uncertainty

Neither professors, nor parents, nor Faust could help the class of 2009 answer that question in the midst of an unprecedented and unpredictable economic climate. So they went into the world and figured it out.


In Wake of Admissions Lawsuit Decision, Khurana Agrees Harvard Must Become Aware of Biases

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he agrees with the verdict in the Harvard admissions lawsuit asserting that the College’s admissions processes are not perfect.


OSAPR and Harvard College to Pilot Bystander Training, Khurana Says

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday he will work with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response to pilot new forms of bystander training after survey results showed rates of sexual misconduct among undergraduates have remained stagnant over the past several years.

AAU Town Hall

Harvard Administrators Discuss Sexual Misconduct Survey Results at Town Hall

More than 50 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Science Center Thursday evening at a town hall to discuss the results of a campus-wide sexual misconduct climate survey that found incidences of sexual misconduct have remained largely unchanged over the past four years.


Harvard Band Members Walk Out of Centennial Banquet After Alumni Comments on Sexual Harassment Policy

More than 70 members of the Harvard Band walked out of a banquet celebrating the group’s centennial Saturday after an alumnus joked about the group’s decision to implement a sexual harassment policy.

Arts and Humanities Inclusion
Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Affiliates Discuss Inclusion In Wake of ‘Hateful’ Message Sent to Faculty Member

Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey held a town hall Tuesday to discuss inclusion and belonging, and update division affiliates on the investigation into a “hateful” message delivered to a Harvard faculty member last month.