Massachusetts


Harvard Students Lobby for Immigrants at Mass. State House

Eight Harvard students traveled through snowy weather to the Massachusetts State House Monday to participate in the annual Immigrants’ Day lobbying event. Now in its 23rd year, Immigrants’ Day is the “biggest lobbying day of the year” for immigrants, refugees and allies.


Prof. Fryer Facing Two More Harvard Investigations: One Title IX, One Financial

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is the subject of two more Harvard-led investigations, one into allegations of sexual misconduct brought by a group of women, the other into his spending and lab’s finances, the New York Times reported Friday.


Obama Endorses Democrat Jay Gonzalez for Governor

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Mass. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez Monday, as Gonzalez prepares to face popular Republican incumbent Charlie D. Baker ’79 at the polls in November.


Gonzalez Proposes Endowment Tax that Would Cost Harvard Half a Billion Per Year

Gonzalez, the Democratic candidate for Mass. governor, wants to levy a 1.6 percent tax on private, non-profit colleges and universities in the state whose endowments total over $1 billion — a category that includes Harvard.


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.


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