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Delano R. Franklin

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Mass Hall, Fall 2017
College

Mental Health Counselor Denies Culpability in Wrongful Death Suit, Harvard Moves to Dismiss

Harvard and several University employees filed motions last month denying culpability or requesting dismissal in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging they were negligent in their care of Luke Z. Tang '18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in September 2015.

Adams Tower
Adams

Adams Bathroom Vandalism Prompts Allegations of Transphobia, Administrative Response

The repeat vandalism of a sign for a gender-neutral bathroom in Adams House sparked allegations of transphobia and prompted house administrators to email residents condemning the act.

Fahedur Fahed: CRLS
Cambridge Schools

Fahedur Fahed: CRLS

Fahedur Fahed '22 is a student who attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin.

Winter Break
College

Students Staying Over Winter Recess Faced HUHS Closures, Sparse Social Programming

While some college students tanned on tropical beaches or raced down ski slopes, students who stayed at Harvard during winter break faced sparse social programming and Harvard University Health Services closures.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
College

Report Assigns Harvard Failing Grade for Leave of Absence Policy

A study on leaves of absence at Ivy League colleges released this month gave Harvard’s procedures a failing grade, critiquing policies that mandate a minimum length for leaves and set a strict deadline for applications to return.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College

Greek Groups Are Suing Harvard Over Its Sanctions. Here’s What Happens Next.

Experts and lawyers say a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions could prompt a protracted — and pricey — legal battle in the months or years ahead.

Harvard Early Admissions Rates
College

Harvard Admits 13.4 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2023

Harvard College invited 935 of 6,958 early applicants to join its Class of 2023 Thursday, marking a 13.4 percent acceptance rate and making the 2018 early cycle likely the most competitive in school history.

Harvard Band Plays at Primal Scream 2018
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Harvard Band Plays at Primal Scream 2018

Continuing a long-held Primal Scream tradition, members of the Harvard University Band — scantily clad themselves — played tunes as naked students ran a lap around Harvard Yard on the eve of finals week.

Harvard Band Takes on John Harvard
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Harvard Band Takes on John Harvard

One member of the Harvard Band mounted the John Harvard statue to direct his peers during the fall 2018 iteration of Primal Scream.

Climate Action Protest
IOP

Climate Action Protest

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins a rally to call on the IOP to include environmental justice programming during Harvard's Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress.

Climate Action
IOP

Climate Action

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins a rally during Harvard's Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress to call attention to climate change and environmental justice.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College

'Plowing New Ground’: Experts Say Harvard Sanctions Suits Employ Unusual Legal Arguments

The pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions rely on unusual and in some cases far-fetched legal arguments — but it is too early to know whether the complaints will be successful, experts say.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
College

Harvard Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Student Suicide

The complaint accuses each of the defendants of “negligence and carelessness” that resulted in the student's death and argues the defendants are responsible for damages of at least $20 million.

Admissions Lawyers at Lowell House
Student Life

Harvard Lawyers Discuss Admissions Trial With Students Behind Closed Doors

Two top lawyers who defended Harvard in the recently concluded admissions trial discussed the case with students in an off-the-record meeting Wednesday. Members of the press were not allowed to attend.

The Ivy
Books

The Ivy

"The Ivy" is a young adult series about the life of a Harvard freshman. The first book was written by Lauren E. Kunze '08 when she was a senior at the College.

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