Harvard Undergraduate Employees Launch Unionization Effort
Harvard Undergraduate Workers Union publicly launched last month in an effort to unionize undergraduate student employees on campus.
Harvard Law School Student Charged With Assaulting Student In Homophobic Attack
A Harvard Law School student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a fellow HLS student in a homophobic attack last month, according to a Harvard University Police report.
Harvard Launches Search for Next Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The search for Harvard’s next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest academic school, launched Tuesday afternoon, FAS Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to FAS affiliates.
Marek Magic: Harvard Beats Boston College 4-3 in Beanpot Semifinal Thriller
In a season with championship aspirations, the No. 10 Harvard men’s ice hockey team has leaned heavily on its top-six forwards and a series of late game comebacks to jump into the top 10 of the national rankings. However, in the semifinal of the Beanpot Tournament on Monday night against the Boston College Eagles, the script flipped completely.
Students Hibernate as Record-Breaking Cold Snap Chills Boston
Harvard students and infrastructure were rocked by gusting winds and sub-zero temperatures this weekend as an arctic blast affected the Boston area Friday and Saturday, breaking records for the region.
A Reckoning on Cambridge Police: City Grapples with Police Killing of Sayed Faisal
Sayed Faisal's death by police has thrown Cambridge into an uproar, leading to protests across the city, confrontations with city officials at public meetings, and the storming of City Hall. Some have charged that his death was an incident of police brutality, racism, and Islamophobia.
Harvard Misinformation Expert Joan Donovan Forced to Leave by Kennedy School Dean, Sources Say
Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf is forcing out online misinformation expert Joan M. Donovan from her role at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and ending her research project, according to three HKS staff members with knowledge of the situation.
Longtime Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Faces Allegations of Abusive Behavior
Harvard has not publicly responded to allegations of abusive behavior by Harvard women’s ice hockey head coach Katey Stone reported in a Boston Globe investigation published Friday.
Harvard Peabody Museum Transfers Ownership of Ancestral Kayak to Alutiiq Museum as Part of Ongoing Repatriation Efforts
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology recently transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.
‘The Sky is Crying’: In Boston and Cambridge, Harvard Students Mourn Tyre Nichols
Dozens of Harvard students mourned the death of Tyre D. Nichols — the 29-year-old Black skateboarder and photographer who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers following a traffic stop — in a vigil in front of Memorial Church on a drizzly Sunday evening.
The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.
Harvard Law School Pledges $500,000 Gift to Royall House and Slave Quarters
Harvard Law School announced a gift of $500,000 to the Royall House and Slave Quarters as part of a continued effort to recognize the University’s historical ties to slavery.
More than 100 Students Walk Out of Embattled Harvard Professor Comaroff’s First Class of Semester
More than 100 students walked out of embattled Harvard professor John L. Comaroff’s class Tuesday afternoon, protesting his continued presence on campus after he was placed on leave last year for violating the University’s sexual harassment policy.
Protesters March Into City Hall to Demand Justice for Sayed Faisal
Protesters stormed Cambridge City Hall and marched into Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui’s office Monday evening to demand answers on the police killing of Sayed Faisal, calling on city and police officials to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting.
Harvard Remembers Beloved Tai Chi Instructor and Adams House Affiliate Yon Lee
Yon G. Lee coached martial arts at Harvard for more than three decades, eventually becoming the University’s chief instructor of kung fu and tai chi. A beloved affiliate of Adams House, Lee died on Jan. 6 at the age of 74.