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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ’50 Dead at 100

Henry A. Kissinger ’50, a former Secretary of State and faculty member in the Government Department, died in his home in Connecticut at 100, according to a statement on his website Wednesday evening.


Senator J.D. Vance Accuses Harvard, Other Universities of Planning to Defy Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

Senator J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) warned Harvard of a potential congressional investigation if the University fails to comply with the Supreme Court’s restrictions on the consideration of race in university admissions in a letter addressed to former President Lawrence S. Bacow on Thursday.


Federal Complaint Says Harvard Legacy Preferences in Admissions Violate Civil Rights Act

Three Black and Latinx groups filed a civil rights complaint against Harvard Monday morning alleging that the University’s consideration of legacy and donor preferences in the admissions process violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy ’98 Guided by ‘Inspiration in the Moment’

Vivek H. Murthy ’98 has more than enough on his plate. His resume features numerous board positions, nonprofit and business ventures, and a bestselling book. He now serves as U.S. surgeon general — the youngest person ever to be confirmed to the position and the first of Indian descent.


A Legacy of Leadership in Dallas: Eric L. Johnson ’98

If Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson ’98 hadn’t met Robert Bridgeman — then the director of programs at the Phillips Brooks House Association — while walking across Harvard Yard in his freshman fall, his life of public service might not have been the same.


Harvard Radcliffe Fellow Delivers Presentation on Fascism’s Roots in America

Radcliffe Fellow Omer Aziz, a lawyer and the former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, discussed fascism in America at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies presentation Wednesday.


Congressman Adam Schiff Discusses National Security at Harvard IOP Forum

U.S. Representative Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, discussed intelligence oversight and national security issues during a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum Monday evening.


Census Bureau Will Release Files Sought by Harvard Law Clinic

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to release documents for academics to use to assess potential racial bias in redistricting, after the Harvard Law School’s Election Law Clinic requested the materials through the Freedom of Information Act, the agency announced March 27.


Proposed Mass. Bill Seeks to End Legacy and Donor Preferences in Higher Ed Admissions

The Massachusetts House is considering a bill that would require higher education institutions like Harvard to pay a fee for admissions processes that consider legacy status or relationships to donors or that include an early decision plan.


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