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Reversing 2016 Stance, Harvard Republican Club Endorses Donald Trump for President

The Harvard Republican Club has endorsed incumbent United States President Donald J. Trump in his 2020 re-election race, according to a Tuesday evening press release.

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FAS

Dominguez, Urton, Comaroff Accusers Request Seats on New FAS Title IX Committee

Twelve women who have accused Harvard faculty of sexual harassment or misconduct penned a letter to Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay Friday requesting representation on a new committee being formed to review the FAS’s interim sexual harassment policy.

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University Finances

Harvard Endowment Returns 7.3 Percent for Fiscal Year 2020

Harvard Management Company returned 7.3 percent on its investments for FY 2020, bringing the value of Harvard's endowment to the largest sum in its history.

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College

Gov 50 Students React to Allegations Against Instructor with Anger, Surprise

Dozens of students condemn allegations that Government instructor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts endorsing bigotry and white supremacy.

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FAS

Students Allege Harvard Instructor David Kane Made Racist Posts on Blog

Harvard undergraduates allege David D. Kane, Government preceptor and Government 50: “Data” instructor, authored racist posts over the course of several years under the pseudonym “David Dudley Field ’25” on his website EphBlog.

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College

Citing ‘Recent Cases Among Student Athletes,’ University Asks Some Off-Campus Undergrads to Submit to COVID-19 Testing

Citing “recent cases among student athletes,” Harvard University Health Services emailed a group of students living off campus Thursday to ask them to report for University-run testing tomorrow.

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College

Khurana Defends Principles Behind Defunct Social Group Sanctions

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana defended the principle behind Harvard’s sanctions targeting single gender social organizations in a Friday interview.

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Race

Harvard Business School, Long Plagued By Diversity Issues, Launches Action Plan For Racial Equity

Harvard Business School, following a history of diversity issues in its curriculum and in its classrooms, launched an “Action Plan for Racial Equity” on Wednesday.

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College

Under Social Distancing Compact, Students Confront Dual Roles — Peer and Potential Informant

As the COVID-19 pandemic transforms on campus living, Harvard students are confronting a novel ethical dilemma: whether and how to inform on peers who violate public health guidelines.

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College

Proportional Discipline, Student Privacy Guide Harvard’s Pandemic Discipline, Khurana Says

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that taking proportional disciplinary action and protecting student privacy were among the principles that informed the College’s process for adjudicating pandemic protocol violations.

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Harvard Law School

‘As Good as Virtual School Can Be’: Harvard Law Students Embrace Online Learning

One week after classes resumed for the fall term, Harvard Law School students report a positive online learning experience and an improvement over the virtual spring semester.

SFFA v. Harvard Decision Explained
College

Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Future of Affirmative Action in Appeal Hearing

The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals heard opening oral arguments Thursday afternoon from Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions in the group’s appeal against the District Court’s November ruling that the College does not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants in its admissions process.

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Alumni

Harvard to Limit Number of Petition Candidates Allowed to Serve on Board of Overseers to Six

The Harvard Corporation and Board of Overseers approved recommendations that will limit the number of members of the Board of Overseers who are nominated by petition to six out of 30 seats at any given time.

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FAS

Accused of Sexual Harassment, Anthropology Prof. Gary Urton Files Retaliation Complaint Against Accuser

Harvard Anthropology professor emeritus Gary Urton filed a retaliation complaint against a former graduate student on Aug. 31 for publicly sharing the findings of an investigation which found Urton abused his power by making a sexual advance towards her.

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FAS

FAS Adopts Interim Sexual Harassment Policy to Comply With Federal Title IX Updates

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences has adopted new interim policies on sexual and gender-based harassment to comply with the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations.

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