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Aung San Suu Kyi
Harvard in the World

Harvard Foundation Criticizes Myanmar Leader

The Harvard Foundation called on Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to better address her country’s ongoing persecution and expulsion of Rohingya Muslims.

Dean Fitzsimmons

Record 42,742 Apply to Harvard College

Harvard College received a record-breaking 42,742 applications for admission to the Class of 2022—setting a record for the fourth consecutive year.

Sally C. Donahue

Financial Aid Director Sally Donahue Leaves Legacy, Looks Ahead

Sally C. Donahue, the College’s financial aid director who helped launch the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, will retire in August.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Drew Faust

Faust Raises Concerns About Higher Ed Act’s Changes to Student Aid

As Congress moves to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, University President Drew G. Faust raised concerns about the bill’s impact on federal financial aid at a Faculty meeting Tuesday evening.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

College Financial Aid Director Announces Retirement

​Sally C. Donahue, director of financial aid at the College and a senior admissions officer, will retire in August after more than 18 years in her position.

Admissions Office

Experts Connect DOJ Probe to Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

​The Department of Justice investigation into Harvard’s race-based admissions policies was likely prompted by ongoing civil litigation over allegations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants, according to several legal experts.

Admissions Office
Student Life

Experts Disagree on Motivation for DOJ Harvard Probe

As the DOJ probe into Harvard’s admissions practices stretches into at least its fifth month, experts disagree over whether the investigation is politically driven.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College Administration

Top DOJ Official Likely Involved in Harvard Admissions Probe

Justice Dept. emails obtained by a civil rights group show that a high-level department official helped oversee the department’s probe into Harvard’s admissions practices.

Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck
Visual Arts

Painting In Color

Stephen E. Coit ’71, a 69-year-old venture capitalist and entrepreneur, is working to improve the representation of people of color at Harvard—one brush stroke at at time.

First Parish Church

Cambridge District 'Homeless Court' to Move to Harvard Square

The Homeless Outreach Program of the Cambridge Police Department coordinated the move with the Cambridge District Court, the Harvard Square Business Association, and First Parish Church.

Thanksgiving Dinner on Campus

Students On Campus for Thanksgiving Look Forward to Turkey and Movies

Though many Harvard students will head home for Thanksgiving break, some plan to stay on campus to relax, catch up on work, and feast on a HUDS holiday dinner.


Experts Warn of Risk of Nuclear War During Panel

“The risk of inadvertent nuclear war has risen to a level that is simply unacceptable,” United States Senator Edward J. Markey said.

Marsalis and Faust

With Faust, Wynton Marsalis Reflects on Power of Music

Marsalis surprised the audience by taking out his own trumpet to accompany trumpeter Miranda Agnew ’21 in improvisational blues.


AEI Scholar Talks Health Care, Tax Reform

Stan A. Veuger, an economic analyst from the American Enterprise Institute, spoke about congressional deadlock and the Trump administration’s legislative agenda at the CGIS Knafel building Friday.

The Lure of Prosperity Gospel in the Age of Trump

Experts Discuss Role of ‘Prosperity Gospel’ in Trump’s Success

Popular among some American Protestants, the prosperity gospel is a concept which holds that material wealth and physical health are signs that an individual is favored by God.