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Cool "Kiting" Thetas

Theta Will Go Gender-Neutral in Fall 2018

In a statement, club members tied the decision to go co-ed directly to the College’s social group penalties.

Sackler Protest

Demonstrators Hold 'Die-In' To Protest Sackler Family’s Ties to Art Museums

More than 30 demonstrators held a “die-in” in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum Friday to protest its connections to a family they said contributed to the opioid crisis.

Dean Fitzsimmons

Confidentiality of Some Admissions Files Remains in Dispute in Suit Against Harvard

These currently sealed documents include the depositions and emails of several Harvard officials, including Director of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 and Director of Admissions Marlyn E. McGrath ’70.

Drew Faust
Drew Faust

Faust to Join Getty Trust Board of Trustees

Former University President Drew G. Faust will add to her growing list of board memberships this fall when she will join the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Department of Justice

Amid Trump Admin. Reversal, Harvard Defends Race-Conscious Admissions Process

Harvard will continue to consider the race of applicants in its admissions process, despite the Trump administration’s Tuesday withdrawal of Obama-era recommendations encouraging affirmative action, University officials said.

Drew Faust at IOP
Drew Faust

Faust Joins Goldman Sachs Board of Directors Days After Exiting Presidency

Faust had refused to specifically detail her post-presidency plans, noting she wanted to spend time in Cape Cod reacquainting herself with historical literature. Her new position likely comes with significant financial perks.

All Lined Up

Filings Show Athletes With High Academic Scores Have 83 Percent Acceptance Rate

Documents also showed recruited athletes of low academic standing had an acceptance rate nearly a thousand times greater than that for non-athletes of the same standing.

Harvard Square
Harvard Square

For Square Shops, Summer Tourists Fail to Offset Students’ Departures

Despite the annual increase of tourists during the summer months, local shop owners say the departure of College students for the summer is noticeable for their bottom lines.

Dean Fitzsimmons

Legacy Admit Rate Five Times That of Non-Legacies, Court Docs Show

Over 33 percent of legacy applicants—Harvard hopefuls with at least one parent who graduated from the College or Radcliffe—gained admission to the Classes of 2014 through 2019.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Corporate Funding Concerns Shut Down Medical School Prof’s Study

Heavily redacted emails included in the report show that researchers extensively contacted alcohol executives and frequently promised positive results in an attempt to secure funding for their project.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions

Harvard Ranks Applicants on 'Humor' and 'Grit,' Court Filings Show

Never-before-public details of the College's secretive admissions process reveal Harvard assigns each applicant a personal rating based on traits including humor, sensitivity, grit, integrity, helpfulness, and courage.

Barker Center

Student and Alumni Groups Advocate for FAS Dean Who Will Prioritize Ethnic Studies

​Comprised of nearly 50 Harvard student and alumni organizations, the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition signed a letter last week calling on President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow to choose a FAS Dean who will develop a formalized ethnic studies program.

Man for the Moment Illustration

The Man For The Moment?

When Lawrence S. Bacow assumes Harvard's top job this summer, he will face a rising tide of anti-higher education sentiment around the country.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

Star Economics Prof Fryer Facing Harvard and State-Level Investigations, Barred from Lab He Heads

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is being investigated separately by Harvard and the state of Massachusetts and has been barred by University officials from setting foot in the research lab he heads.

Harvard Admissions

82 Percent of Admits Plan to Join Class of 2022

Around 82 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2022 have accepted their offers of admission so far, though more students will be admitted from the waitlist in the coming months.