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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.

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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.

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OTTO Pizza

Harvard Square pizza mainstay OTTO Pizza reopened after closing due to a fire.

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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.

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Arts and Humanities Inclusion

Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean for Academic Programs and Diversity Sheila Thomas discuss inclusion and belonging at a town hall Tuesday.

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Hasty Pudding Donates to Anti-Sex Trafficking Nonprofit Following Criticism of Epstein Donations

In the wake of an August petition calling on the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to donate funds connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the Hasty Pudding announced a $50,000 donation to an anti-sex trafficking nonprofit Monday.

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Harvard College Business Group Cancels Sponsorship With ICE Contractor Palantir After Backlash

The Harvard Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society canceled a sponsorship with software firm Palantir Technologies last week after facing student backlash over the company’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Winthrop Residents Say House Culture Has Improved After Ron Sullivan’s Dismissal

Winthrop House residents say the House’s atmosphere has improved this semester after the departure of former Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., who attracted controversy for his decision to represent Harvey Weinstein in court.

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Winthrop House

Winthrop House students say they hope the House's permanent faculty deans will prioritize student interaction and well-being.

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IOP

IOP State Dinner

Former White House Social Social Secretary Deesha Dyer and former Chief of Protocol of the United States Capricia P. Marshall speak at the JFK Jr. Forum with moderator Jackie O'Neill, a former Harvard University Marshal.

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The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Decision, Analyzed

Burroughs’s opinion contains fact-finding and legal arguments that will feature prominently in any appeals process — and could serve as a guide for future affirmative action cases. The Crimson analyzes the opinion’s key findings and conclusions.

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Harvard Ruling May Offer ‘Roadmap’ for Other Affirmative Action Cases

Harvard is not the only university currently facing a challenge to its admissions policies. The plaintiff in Harvard’s case — anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions — is also the plaintiff in a pending lawsuit against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Senator Grassley Sends Letter to Harvard Citing Concerns About Sullivan Dismissal

Grassley asked Bacow to provide responses to a series of questions about how administrators decided to remove Sullivan, and about the state of academic freedom at the University more broadly.

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Tuesday’s Admissions Decision is Only the First Step in a Long Appeals Process, Experts Say

Edward Blum, president of plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions, vowed to appeal the decision in his statement following Judge Allison D. Burroughs’s ruling, a move experts say is likely to tangle the case years of further litigation.

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Federal Judge Rules Harvard's Admissions Policies Do Not Discriminate Against Asian American Applicants

The ruling brings an end to this stage of the lawsuit filed against the University by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions in 2014. SFFA alleged that the College's admissions policies discriminate against Asian American applicants by holding them to higher standards.

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