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Health

Cambridge Switches Water Sources Amid Increasing 'Forever Chemicals' in Tap Water

As increasing levels of “forever chemicals” in Cambridge’s municipal water supply prompt health concerns, the city will receive water from a state authority until 2023.

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Harvard Kennedy School

‘We Want to Clear Rodrigo’s Name’: Mother of Harvard Student who Died in Bali Says He was Beaten by Police

Ana Ventosilla, mother of HKS student Rodrigo Ventocilla who died after being arrested in Indonesia, said in an interview with The Crimson on Monday that her son was beaten by police and received inadequate medical attention.

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Student Groups

Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation

Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

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Harvard Square

Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

FAS

As Bacow Prepares to Exit, 41 Percent of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Say They are Satisfied with His Performance

A plurality of Harvard faculty are satisfied with outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s tenure in office so far, according to The Crimson’s annual survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, conducted in April.

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FAS

One Third of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Believe A Colleague in Their Department Was Unjustly Denied Tenure

Around one third of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences reported that they believe at least one colleague in their department has been unjustly denied tenure.

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Af Am Department

Harvard Asks Judge to Dismiss Comaroff Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Harvard filed a motion on Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss nine of 10 counts in a lawsuit filed by three Anthropology graduate students in Feburary alleging the University ignored years of sexual harassment and retaliation by professor John L. Comaroff.

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Museums

Harvard Holds Human Remains of 19 Likely Enslaved Individuals, Thousands of Native Americans, Draft Report Says

Harvard University holds the human remains of at least 19 individuals who were likely enslaved and almost 7,000 Native Americans — collections that represent “the University’s engagement and complicity” with slavery and colonialism, according to a draft University report obtained by The Crimson.

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City Politics

Mass. State Rep. Calls on University VP to Increase Transparency for Allston Multimodal Project

Earlier this month, Massachusetts State Representative Michael J. Moran and University Executive Vice President Katherine N. “Katie” Lapp exchanged a pair of letters discussing Harvard’s communication with Allston residents about its plans for the Department of Transportation’s I-90/Allston Multimodal project.

FAS

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow Made $1.1 Million in 2020, Financial Disclosures Show

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow earned $1.13 million in 2020, a pay cut from his compensation during the first full year of his presidency in 2019.

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Central Administration

Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp To Step Down

Harvard University Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp will step down from her post this summer after more than a decade overseeing the University’s campus services, finances, and administration.

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Student Life

Duke Senior’s Commencement Speech Appears to Plagiarize 2014 Address by Harvard Student

Duke University’s 2022 undergraduate commencement speaker, Priya Parkash, appears to have plagiarized a 2014 student commencement address at Harvard given by Sarah F. Abushaar ’14.

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Admissions

81 Republican Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Supporting SFFA in Harvard Affirmative Action Lawsuit

More than 80 Republican lawmakers filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Monday supporting anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions’ lawsuit against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

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City Politics

Cambridge Begins Evaluating Candidates for Next City Manager

An initial screening committee composed of Cambridge City Councilors, representatives from community organizations, and local residents has begun meeting to evaluate candidates for Cambridge’s next city manager, the city’s most powerful government post.

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FAS

FAS Dean Gay ‘Satisfied’ with Vote to End Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview Wednesday she is “satisfied” with the faculty’s vote to approve of a new previous-term course registration system that will do away with shopping week, adding that she is “confident” the FAS can still provide a “transformative Harvard College experience.”

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