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Harvard Law School Students Push for Changes to ‘Stringent’ Class Recording Policy

Numerous students criticized Harvard Law School for its policy on class recordings, which they called “stringent” and “punitive.” Some argued that the Law School has abandoned some of its most vulnerable students in the middle of a pandemic.

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Commencement

Harvard Postpones 370th Commencement, Ruth J. Simmons To Speak at Virtual Ceremony

Harvard will postpone its Commencement Exercises and hold a virtual ceremony in May for the second consecutive year to heed public health guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Friday.

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Department of Athletics

Bacow, Gay Weigh In On Ivy League Decisions and Fall Athletics Planning in Webinar with Student Athletes

University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay explained Ivy League decisions regarding athletics competition amid the coronavirus pandemic to Harvard student athletes in a Zoom webinar Tuesday.

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Harvard Business School

Some Business School Students Report Positive Experience with Hybrid Instruction, Remote Model

Harvard Business School students, some of the only Harvard affiliates who experienced in-person classes last fall, praised the hybrid classroom model that the school debuted in the fall.

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Labor

Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union Ratifies New Contract, Continues Conversation Around Union Merger

The Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union ratified a new contract with the University Friday, maintaining healthcare benefits, securing bonuses, and codifying avenues to collaborate with the much larger clerical and technical workers union.

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Politics

Harvard Law Students Call on School to Refuse to Hire Former Trump Officials

A petition calling on Harvard Law School to bar former Trump administration officials and politicians who were “complicit” in the former administration’s “immoral” actions from joining the school’s ranks garnered more than 200 signatures from HLS affiliates as of Tuesday.

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Harvard Square

‘Loud, Boisterous, Wonderful’: Students, Cambridge Residents Remember Border Cafe

After 34 years in Harvard Square, Border Cafe has shuttered its doors permanently following a two-alarm fire in December 2019 that forced the restaurant to temporarily close for building repairs.

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Harvard Law School

Surviving ‘Comfort Woman’, Activists Speak at Law School Panel Aimed at ‘Debunking Denialism’

Lee Yong-soo, a surviving “comfort woman” and activist, and other advocates for comfort women spoke at a virtual roundtable hosted by Harvard Law students Tuesday evening.

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Features

Journal Delays Print Publication of Harvard Law Professor’s Controversial ‘Comfort Women’ Article Amid Outcry

The International Review of Law and Economics told The Crimson Friday it will temporarily delay print publication of Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer’s controversial paper, which claims sex slaves in Imperial Japan, known as “comfort women,” were voluntarily employed.

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Central Administration

Grad Student Union Files Intent to Bargain for Second Contract with Harvard

Harvard’s graduate student union filed a notice of intent to bargain with the University Friday, officially launching negotiations for its second contract representing more than 4,000 student employees.

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Politics

Bacow ‘Hopeful’ Biden DOJ Will Back Harvard if Admissions Suit Reaches Supreme Court

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Wednesday he is “hopeful” the Department of Justice will side with Harvard should the Supreme Court take up a lawsuit brought against the University by the anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

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City Politics

Cambridge City Council Moves to Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs, Use of Other Controlled Substances

The Cambridge City Council passed legislation last week seeking to decriminalize the use, possession, and distribution of entheogenic plants, the latest in a series of steps toward more comprehensive decriminalization in Cambridge and Massachusetts.

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Politics

Harvard Students Help Immigrants File Applications Through Nonprofit

A non-profit website, run in part by Harvard College students and incubated in the University’s iLab, is pushing forward in its mission to provide free aid to those working through immigration applications.

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Department of Athletics

Ivy League to Allow Senior Student Athletes to Compete as Grad Students Due to Covid-19

Harvard College senior student athletes whose seasons were canceled due to Covid-19 will have the opportunity to compete for Harvard as graduate students during the 2021-2022 seasons in a break with Ivy League policies barring graduate students from competition, Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott announced Thursday.

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Student Life

Updated Lab Protocols Invalidate Positive Covid-19 Test Results for More Than Two Dozen Harvard Affiliates

At least 26 Harvard affiliates received positive Covid-19 test results between Jan. 25 and Feb. 5 — forcing at least some into isolation housing — that were later invalidated after the testing lab adjusted the threshold required to determine a positive result.

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