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Trump’s College Free Speech Order Ambiguous and Unlawful, Experts Say

Experts say it is unclear how President Donald Trump’s recent executive order conditioning certain federal funds to universities based on their free speech policies will affect Harvard given the order's vague nature and unclear enforcement mechanisms.

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Harvard Inks $100 Million Drug Research Deal with Investment Firm

The healthcare investment firm Deerfield Management has committed $100 million as part of a new alliance with Harvard science researchers aimed at promoting drug innovation. As part of the deal, Deerfield will form a private company to support Harvard researchers’ projects.

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Six Harvard Alumni Charged in Nationwide Admissions Fraud Scandal

Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.

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FAS Dean Claudine Gay Encourages Departments to Evaluate Internal Culture

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay encouraged FAS departments to conduct their own climate reviews after a Government department survey commissioned by a climate committee found lower levels of satisfaction and reports of discrimination among certain demographics of students, faculty, and staff.

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Bacow Details DACA Lobbying Efforts, Faculty Vote on Concurrent Degree Proposal at Monthly Meeting

University President Lawrence S. Bacow updated faculty on his recent meetings with Congressional leaders about the endowment tax and protections for University affiliates whose immigration status is currently in peril at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

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Harvard Faculty to Vote on Concurrent Degree Program, VES Name Change

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote on a proposal to create a new concurrent degree program at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The Faculty will also vote on whether to rename the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies to the “Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies.”

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Mothers of Opioid Victims Urge Harvard to Remove Sackler Name, Bacow Refuses

The mothers’ efforts to pressure the University come at a time when other prestigious institutions that have received donations from the Sacklers are grappling with similar entreaties from activists.

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A Year After Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Students Reiterate Demand For External Review of Dominguez

Exactly one year after 10 women publicly accused Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez of sexual misconduct, Government students reiterated their demand for an external review of the allegations in a protest and a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

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Some Math Faculty Chafe at Administrators’ Role in Faculty Hiring Process

Math Professor Wilfried Schmid publicly criticized what he viewed as administrators’ undue influence in the department’s current search at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ meeting earlier this month.


Gov. Students Discuss Recent Survey, How to Move Forward at Post-Dominguez Town Halls

Government students discussed department culture, course offerings, and responses to allegations of sexual misconduct against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez at consecutive town halls Friday.

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Harvard Administrators Respond to Call for Ethnic Studies Program, Recruit Three Professors

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said Monday she is working to recruit three professors who study ethnicity, after the loss of two tenure-track professors specializing in Asian-American studies angered ethnic studies advocates.

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FAS Dean Claudine Gay Calls Sullivan’s Response to Student Concerns ‘Insufficient’

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay called Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.’s response to students’ concerns over his decision to represent Harvey Weinstein “insufficient” in an interview Monday.


Gov Dept Group Calls for Review of Response to Dominguez Allegations

Harvard officials responded positively to a memo suggesting Harvard commission an external review of the University’s response to accusations of sexual harassment against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez, according to a report released Wednesday morning.

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Bacow Announces Anti-Harassment Initiatives, Faculty Spar Over Concurrent Degree Proposal at Meeting

Harvard will join a group of higher education institutions focused on combating harassment and discrimination, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced at the faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon.


A Third of Female Harvard Gov Students Report Limitations Due to Gender

Roughly a third of female respondents to a Government Department climate survey reported that their work or study within the department was “limited” by their gender, according to a report released Wednesday.