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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

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Lehman Hall

International Graduate Students Petition Harvard for More Resources

The petition calls on Dench and GSAS administrators to hire ESL tutors at the school’s Writing Center, among other requests.

Tealuxe Love Story
Harvard Square

Change Brewing in Harvard Square: Tealuxe to Close by End of Month

The 19 year-old cafe’s closing comes after a series of Square businesses have shut their doors in the face of rising rents in Cambridge.

Roland Fryer

Harvard Pursuing a Second Title IX Investigation Into Economics Prof Fryer

Two sources with knowledge of the matter said Harvard's Office for Dispute Resolution is still looking into the Economics professor’s behavior as part of a second investigation.

Cambridge Common Menorah

After Menorah Knocked Down, Cambridge Residents Gather to Light Hanukkah Candles

Dozens of Harvard affiliates and Cantabrigians gathered in Cambridge Common Thursday night to light candles on a large silver menorah four days after an unidentified man deliberately knocked it down.

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College Administration

Sororities, Fraternities Nationwide Declare Support for Lawsuit Challenging Harvard’s Sanctions

Scores of fraternities and sororities nationwide declared their support for a pair of lawsuits filed against the University Monday.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
Social Group Sanctions

Lawsuit Press Conference 1

Rebecca J. Ramos '17 speaks at a press conference concerning the lawsuit facing Harvard regarding the sanctions on social clubs.

GSAS's Dudley House
Student Life

Up to 31 Percent of Harvard Graduate Students Report Struggles with Depression, Anxiety in Survey of Four Departments

HUHS developed the questionnaires in collaboration with students studying Earth and Planetary Sciences, Physics, Integrative Life Sciences, and Economics.

Secretary of Education DeVos
College Administration

Student Groups Spring into Action Against 'Harmful' Proposed Changes to Title IX

Some students groups are drafting open letters and comments to respond to the Department of Education's proposed new Title IX regulations.

Roland Fryer

Harvard Concludes Investigation Into Fryer, Admins Now Mulling Possible Punishment

Harvard has concluded its Title IX investigation into sexual harassment allegations brought against Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who must now wait for administrators to determine how — if at all — they will punish him.

Roland Fryer Headshot

Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Harvard Prof. Fryer Racks Up Second Prestigious Award

Harvard Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been named a fellow of the Econometric Society, collecting a second prestigious award in as many months — and as he faces allegations of sexual harassment.

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Grad Unionization Movement Sees Successes Nationwide As Harvard Begins Bargaining

Months after Harvard's graduate students voted to unionize for the first time in the school's almost four centuries of existence, unions at peer institutions around the nation have begun to win both elections and bargaining rights.

GSAS's Dudley House
House Life

‘A Toxic Space’: BGLTQ Graduate Students Say Harvard Fails to Support Them

BGLTQ Harvard graduate students say they have long sought more help and resources from University administrators, including staff and advising in Dudley House, with little luck.


Grad Union Petitions Harvard for More Bargaining Sessions

Negotiators for Harvard’s graduate student union are asking the union’s 5,000-plus members to sign a petition calling on administrators to schedule more half-day bargaining sessions.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

American Economics Association Elects Fryer to High-Ranking Post, Says It Was Unaware of Sexual Harassment Allegations

The AEA announced in fall 2018 that it was adding Fryer — along with four other top economists including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen — to the 2019 iteration of its Executive Committee.

Leverett: McKinlock Courtyard
House Life

Harvard Administrators Investigating Racist Drawings Found in Leverett House

Leverett House staff and the Dean of Students Office are currently investigating “deeply disturbing and offensive images” drawn on a House public whiteboard.