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Bill de Blasio IOP Talk
IOP

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.

Bargainfest
GSAS

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.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
College

Mental Health Counselor Denies Culpability in Wrongful Death Suit, Harvard Moves to Dismiss

Harvard and several University employees filed motions last month denying culpability or requesting dismissal in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging they were negligent in their care of Luke Z. Tang '18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in September 2015.

Widener Library
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.

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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.

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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.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

Barakett and Cuéllar Elected to Serve on Harvard Corporation

Timothy R. Barakett ’87 and Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar ’93 have been elected the newest members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, the University announced Monday.

university fundraising
FAS

Harvard Raised Record-Breaking $1.42 Billion in FY 2018

Harvard raised $1.42 billion in fiscal year 2018, the University’s largest-ever annual fundraising sum, and a higher education record. The total represents a more than 10 percent growth over its fiscal year 2017 donation income.

Unions
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.

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College

Harvard Students Rally for Ethnic Studies Outside Alumni Conference

More than 50 Harvard students gathered outside the Charles Hotel Friday afternoon to demand the University create a formalized ethnic studies program.

Man of the Year
College

Hasty Pudding Honors Milo Ventimiglia as Man of the Year

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honored actor, director, and producer Milo Ventimiglia, the group’s 2019 Man of the Year, before the premiere of its newest production Friday evening. The performance marked the first time women were allowed to join the theater troupe's cast.

Astronomy Department
FAS

Following 2017 Controversy Over Origins of the Universe, New Paper Offers Test for Cosmic Inflation

Harvard astronomers have identified a cosmic signature that might help scientists understand what happened before the Big Bang. The paper provides a possible test to determine what happened before the Big Bang, a question that has long puzzled physicists and astronomers alike.

Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Defends Harvard Against Claims of Elitism in D.C. Panel

University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the challenges higher education institutions face and defended Harvard’s leading role among colleges and universities at an American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution panel Thursday.

Power in STEM
Research

Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion

Graduate students in STEM departments shared stories about sexual harassment in the lab, issues with advisors, and unsafe working conditions at a discussion hosted by the graduate student union Wednesday night.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

38 Harvard Law School Student Groups Sign Letter Supporting Clerkship Hiring Program

Thirty-eight Harvard Law School student groups signed onto an open letter calling for continued institutional support for a pilot federal clerk hiring program. The Law School’s American Constitution Society chapter, a progressive legal organization, organized the letter.

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