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Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case

The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.

Harvard Increases Graduate Student Stipend By Three Percent

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Emma Dench announced that Ph.D. students on financial support will see their stipends increase by 3 percent during the 2019-20 academic year in an email to GSAS affiliates Wednesday.

Bacow Tells Prison Divestment Group He Responds to ‘Reason,’ Not ‘Demands’

Organizers from the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign met with University President Lawrence S. Bacow Thursday to present their demands for Harvard to divest from companies tied to the prison industry.

Tree Removal Moratorium Vote Heads Back to City Council

The Cambridge Ordinance Committee voted to send a tree protection amendment back to the City Council at a public hearing Thursday night.

Graduate Student Union Organizers-Turned-Negotiators Learn to Bargain

When representatives from Harvard’s newly-formed graduate student union sat down in front of the University’s negotiators in their first bargaining session last October, they brought to the meeting enthusiasm for their cause, an ambitious list of 80 bargaining goals, and a set of democratic negotiating principles framing leadership as shared among the entire team.

Thousands Seek Love, Free Food on Valentine’s Day with Datamatch

On Valentine’s Day morning, more than 25,000 students spanning 13 colleges found their email inboxes struck by the arrows of Harvard’s “Digital Cupids” — the 2019 Datamatch team — offering food, friendship, and a chance at true love.

De Blasio Criticizes Amazon for Cancelling Headquarters Plans at IOP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized Amazon for walking away from a planned second headquarters in Long Island City at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday evening, hours after the withdrawal was made public.

Harvard and SFFA Spar Over Discrimination Claims in Post-Trial Hearing

Lawyers representing Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions squared off in a post-trial hearing Wednesday, each summarizing points they had made over the course of a three-week trial that began in the United States District Court for Massachusetts in mid-October.

FAS

Creative Writing Program Receives Record Number of Applications, Moves into Lamont

For the second year in a row, a record number of students applied to and enrolled in the English department’s creative writing workshops. This spring, the program includes 24 workshops — another all-time high — in both fiction and non-fiction disciplines.

FAS

FAS Council Ponders 'In-Between' Resolution to Shopping Week Debate

Members of the Faculty Council considered potential “in-between” resolutions to the ongoing debate over shopping week. Council member David L. Howell estimated that the full faculty may not hear and vote upon a formal proposal on the subject for more than a year.

College

Experts Say Sanctions Lawsuits Are Unlikely to be Immediately Dismissed

Lawyers for the University filed two motions to dismiss the suits — one in state and the other in federal court — Friday evening. But according to analysts, Harvard’s arguments are unlikely to convince the judges to throw out the cases right away.

Central Administration

Harvard Workers and Students March for TPS in Washington, D.C.

Harvard students and employees joined thousands of marchers from across the country in Washington D.C. Tuesday to rally for the preservation of Temporary Protected Status, a program that provides some immigrants with temporary refuge in the United States if their home countries are affected by armed conflict or natural disaster.

Harvard Business School

Educator, Philanthropist, and Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Wick Skinner Dies at Age 94

Skinner’s research and writings focused on business administration, specifically on the management of manufacturing. He was a prolific writer, having authored or co-authored 10 books, contributed to multiple business case books, and published more than 75 articles in the Harvard Business Review.

FAS

Harvard Raised Record-Breaking $1.42 Billion in FY 2018

SEAS

In Wake of Climate Survey, SEAS Administrators and Students Reflect on Diversity Initiatives

University Finances

Harvard Activists Rally, Petition for Divestment From Farmland, Prison Industry

College

Students Call on Harvard Administrators to Remove Winthrop Dean Sullivan From His Post

University

Harvard Receives $10 Million Grant for Rural Education Research

Libraries

Whitehead Appointed New Head of Harvard Library

Her selection comes after an international search conducted by a committee comprising University faculty members, administrators, and library leaders. The search process also included two town-hall meetings.

On Campus

Datamatch Sends Love to Fourteen Schools

Datamatch, a free matchmaking service run by the Harvard Computer Society, is now available to students at 14 schools. Program organizers expanded Datamatch's reach from last year, when the service was available at four colleges and universities.

Central Administration

Transgender Applicant Alleges in Suit Harvard Discriminated and Retaliated Against Her in Admissions Decision

The complainant alleges that, in October 2017, a male admissions officer from the Business School forcibly kissed her at a BGLTQ open house and that the University unlawfully discriminated against her in the admissions process.

Labor

Among Harvard’s Unions, Working Together Helps Everyone 'Win More'

After helping the Harvard Graduate Students Union - United Automobile Workers win a seat at the bargaining table last year, leaders of other campus labor organizations now hope that the graduate students’ new contract can pioneer provisions that will benefit their own workers in the future.

FAS

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.

FAS

Former NYT Editor Jill Abramson Accused of Plagiarism, Admits Citation Errors

GSAS

GSAS Hires Two New Diversity Fellows, Increases BGLTQ Support

Harvard Corporation

Barakett and Cuéllar Elected to Serve on Harvard Corporation

Crime

Tufts Lecturer Arrested for 'Peeping and Spying' in Harvard Pool Locker Room

College

Harvard Alumni Group Discusses Women’s Role in Media Depolarization

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