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Pudding Man of the Year Milo Ventimiglia Talks Family, Gender Equality

In both the roast’s opening remarks and the press release after the celebration, Ventimiglia and the Pudding members mentioned the Pudding’s newly-complete gender inclusivity.

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Vampire Weekend is Back — And Exactly Like You Remember

Rather than challenge its listeners, Vampire Weekend gave them something nice to sing along to from their new album, "Father of the Bride."

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Harvard Student Groups Unite to Deliver Comment on DeVos Title IX Rules

Six Harvard student groups contributed to the joint comment, including campus anti-sexual assault advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better, the Harvard Graduate Student Union’s Time’s Up Committee, and the Harvard Law School’s Harassment and Assault Law-Student Team.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Professors Issue Comment on Title IX Changes

Law School faculty members Jeannie Suk Gersen, Nancy Gertner, and Janet E. Halley submitted their response praising and critiquing U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed Title IX rules. The faculty members’ contribution came shortly after Harvard offered its own commentary

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Harvard, University Coalitions Criticize DeVos Title IX Changes

Harvard, in conjunction with a coalition of universities across Massachusetts and the country, slammed United States Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed changes to Title IX rules in comments published last week.

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Activists File Title IX Complaint Against Harvard Alleging Discrimination Against Men

A Ph.D. student and two former lawyers — all unaffiliated with Harvard — filed a Title IX complaint with the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, alleging the University had created “a hostile environment against men.” Harvard is already undergoing three probes into its Title IX compliance


Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala to Headline 10th Boston Calling

Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala will headline this year’s Boston Calling music festival Memorial Day weekend in “a lineup of epic proportions.”

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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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TV and Movie Quotes to Add to Your Tinder Bio

If you’ve ever used a dating app, then perhaps you, like so many others, have been overcome with the urge to bedeck your Tinder profile with quotes from wiser and funnier sources. But with such bold quotational aspirations, you face a problem. How will you find the right quote? How will you make sure that everyone knows you’re 100 percent, definitely quoting someone? How can you best convey the essence of your soul via 12 words from a movie you watched five years ago?

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Almost 50 Years Later, Police Identify Suspect in Harvard Student Jane Britton’s Murder

The possible perpetrator is Michael Sumpter, a man the District Attorney’s Office dubbed a “career criminal” in a press release last week. Sumpter died of cancer in 2001 after spending years in prison for committing rape in 1975.

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Admissions Feature

Data Could Decide the Harvard Admissions Trial. Here’s How and Why

The trial and lawsuit unleashed mountains of classified Harvard admissions data. Both the University and SFFA employed statistical experts to analyze the data and testify about their results in court. So, who’s right?

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Days After Midterm Elections, Some Students Still Hadn’t Received Ballots

Some students' absentee ballots failed to arrive in the mail — and in the election’s aftermath, those students continue to search for answers.

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Midterms See Mass. Incumbents Re-elected, Democrats Win Control of House

Incumbent Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cruised to victory, while Democrats gained a U.S. House majority.

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'Family Trust' Makes Finance Feel Electric

Kathy Wang’s debut novel “Family Trust” consists mostly of financial minutiae and organ failure.

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Here's What You Need to Know About the 2018 Midterm Elections

Cambridge residents can cast their votes Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in one of 29 local polling places, including Quincy House.