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Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2020 Fellows

The former White House Communications Director and Chief Speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and National Public Radio’s first Moscow bureau chief are among the fellows who will join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.


Harvard Law School Students Campaign for Law Firm Paul Weiss to Drop Representation of ExxonMobil

Dozens of Harvard Law School students disrupted a first-year student recruitment event held by corporate law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Wednesday night, calling on the firm to stop representing the oil and gas company ExxonMobil in ongoing climate change litigation.


Alan Dershowitz to Join Trump’s Legal Defense Team

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz will be added to President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment team to help with his legal defense during the forthcoming United States Senate trial.


Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig Sues the New York Times for Defamation

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Monday after the newspaper published an article suggesting that Lessig was defending the practice of accepting secret donations from deceased sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein.


Harvard Forward Releases Policy Platform on Climate Justice and Responsible Investing

Harvard Forward — a student and alumni group working to bring attention to climate change within Harvard’s governance boards — released a policy platform calling for Harvard to divest from the fossil fuel industry and create more guidelines for “responsible investing” earlier this week.


In Letter to Harvard President, Assoc. Dental School Professor Criticized for Involvement in Teledentistry

Marc B. Ackerman, an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the director of orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is at the center of a growing controversy surrounding teledentistry company SmileDirectClub.


Harvard Graduate Student Union Returns to Work Following 27-Day Strike

HGSU-UAW rang in the new year by returning to work Tuesday night, ending nearly a month of marching on Harvard’s campus, calling administrators, and arguing at the bargaining table. At points, hundreds of students and supporters joined the picket line.


Following Lack of Applications, Harvard Law School Encourages Students to Apply to Clerk for Trump-Appointed Judges

Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services urged its students to apply for clerkships with Trump-appointed judges last month after they failed to utilize its internal network to work with the jurists, drawing criticism from some students and scholars.


Harvard Law School Dean Releases Student Well-Being Working Group Report

More than half of Harvard Law School students who responded to a 2017 mental health survey experience mild to severe depression and anxiety, according to a report released Friday by a Law School working group of faculty, staff, and students.


Vicki Rosen Named Interim Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Vicki Rosen, professor and chair of developmental biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will serve as the interim dean of Harvard’s School of Dental Medicine beginning Jan. 1.


Scholars Criticize Bacow’s Response to Their Letter Demanding Review of Prof’s Tenure Case

A group of more than 200 senior scholars from across the United States is dissatisfied with University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s response to their letter decrying associate Romance Languages and Literatures professor Lorgia García Peña’s tenure denial, according to a statement the group released Thursday.


Law School Professor Dershowitz May Join Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz may be added to President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment team to help with his legal defense during a potential forthcoming Senate trial, according to the New York Times.


Bacow Says He Has Never Reversed a Tenure Decision in Response to García Peña Backlash

Amid controversy over the tenure denial of associate professor Lorgia García Peña, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he has never reversed a tenure decision during his time at Harvard, nor did he as president of Tufts.


Animal Rights Group Alleges Medical School Caused Primate Death, Violated Animal Welfare Act

An animal rights group alleges Harvard Medical School caused the death of an experimental primate and filed “fraudulent” reports with the United States Department of Agriculture, according to a federal complaint the group filed with the USDA Nov. 30.


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