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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.

On Campus

New Assessment Recommends Removing Century-Old Tree at Harvard Divinity School

Arborists have said that a century-old oak tree at Harvard Divinity School should be removed, the University announced Thursday evening.

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Higher Education

Harvard General Counsel Iuliano to Lead Gettysburg College

Iuliano — who oversees Harvard’s legal strategy in the midst of multiple high-profile lawsuits — will begin his new role in Gettysburg, Pa. on July 1 after the school’s current president, Janet M. Riggs, retires, according to a statement posted on Gettysburg College’s website.

Leverett Dining Hall

Leverett Dining Workers Concerned By Lack of Separate Changing Rooms, Racist Graffiti

Amid rising concerns over the lack of separate changing rooms for workers of all genders, dining hall employees in Leverett House are calling for a meeting with management to address issues of “safety, dignity, and respect."

Harvard Facing Many Lawsuits
Central Administration

Bacow Says Harvard Ready to Face Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.

HUCTW Protestor, Revisited

Clerical Union Votes to Ratify Contract With Harvard, Ushering In Raises, Protections for Temps

Ultimately, 94 percent of voters opted to accept the agreement in Wednesday’s election. Around 51 percent of the union’s 5,100-member bargaining unit participated in the vote — a turnout number that HUCTW President Carrie Barbash said she felt was strong.

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Angela Merkel Named 2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Chancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel will cross the Atlantic next May to speak at Harvard’s 368th commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday.

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Bacow Responds to DeVos's Proposed Title IX Rules, Releases Policy Report

President Bacow released a long-awaited report reviewing the University's Title IX policies and addressed concerns over how Harvard will adapt its guidelines to proposed government rules in an email to students Thursday.

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College Administration

Sororities, Fraternities Nationwide Declare Support for Lawsuit Challenging Harvard’s Sanctions

Scores of fraternities and sororities nationwide declared their support for a pair of lawsuits filed against the University Monday.

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‘Dancing Around the Rules’: Union Says Harvard Eked Out Extra Work from Hundreds of Part-Time Workers Without Pay

A Harvard union found that the University paid and treated nearly 300 individuals as temporary or half-time workers in 2018 even though the employees were putting in “excessive hours.”

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Visual Arts

Design School Sponsors Art Exhibit on Harvard Employees

“Harvard Works 2.0” is an eight-part portrait series on exhibition in the Science Center that highlights the work of Harvard's custodial and security staff.

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Student Groups

Harvard Law Student Group Cheers Changes to Federal Court's Sexual Harassment Policies

The Pipeline Parity Project, a student group at Harvard Law School, has been advocating for policy changes that address workplace sexual misconduct for months.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Professors Decry Trump Administration Approach to Asylum Policy, Migrant Caravans

In the hour-long panel, Professor Ieva Jusionyte and Assistant Professor Sabrineh Ardalan spoke about the legal, social, and political issues surrounding migrant caravans.

Askwith Forum

Graduate School of Education Forum Panel Talks Improving Childhood Education Outcomes

Thursday’s forum was part of the Harvard Education Redesign Lab 2018 Leadership Institute, an initiative born from a GSE meeting in June 2017 on developing leaders to improve children’s education outcomes.

Langdell Hall

UC Berkeley Sociologist Talks History of Harvard Admissions

Jerome B. Karabel ’72 has written widely about the history of race-conscious admissions at elite universities.