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Nancy Pelosi Comes to Harvard
IOP

Mark Gearan ’78 to Step Down as Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics

Harvard Institute of Politics Director Mark D. Gearan ’78 is set to step down after serving over four years in the role, the Harvard Kennedy School’s dean announced Tuesday.

Allston and Charles River
Allston

City of Boston Approves First Phase of Harvard’s Allston Campus Expansion

The city of Boston on Thursday approved the first phase of Harvard’s proposed campus expansion in Allston, a major advancement in the University’s efforts to build a vast development complex in the neighborhood, where it has run into vocal opposition.

Allston and Charles River
Harvard in the City

Harvard Reaches Agreement on First Stage of Allston Development, Clearing Path for Approval

Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.

Rita Hester mural
City Politics

‘These Are Our Stories’: New Allston Mural Honors Rita Hester, Whose Life and Murder Inspired Transgender Day of Remembrance

Last week, the City of Boston unveiled a mural depicting Rita Hester, a transgender woman whose murder in Allston in November 1998 sparked the creation of Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Pit-A-Palooza
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.

Lanier Appeal Hearing
Museums

Mass. Supreme Court Allows Emotional Distress Claim Against Harvard to Proceed in Suit Over Photos of Enslaved People

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court overturned a lower court’s dismissal of Tamara K. Lanier’s emotional distress claim against Harvard, according to a decision released Thursday morning, allowing Lanier to continue to seek damages from the University.

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Year in Review 2022

Harvard was home to a long-awaited return to campus, a reckoning over sexual harassment in academia, and a changing of its leadership guard this academic year. Read more in The Crimson's Year in Review.

Cannes Film Festival 2022 Poster

Cannes Film Festival 2022

The Harvard Crimson sends two writers — Jaden S. Thompson ‘23 and Harper R. Oreck ‘23 — to France to cover the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Priya Parkash Duke Commencement Address
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.

Dean Claudine Gay
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.”

The Harvard Crimson
Student Groups

The Crimson Faces Backlash Over Editorial Endorsing BDS Movement

The Harvard Crimson is facing backlash from campus Jewish groups, along with some high-profile Harvard faculty and alumni, after the newspaper’s Editorial Board last month endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which calls on Western institutions to cut ties with Israel.

Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf
IOP

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Apologizes to Students Negatively Affected By Enrollment Services Overhaul

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf apologized to students who have been negatively affected by an overhaul of the school’s admissions and financial aid departments in an interview Wednesday, but said the school “will be better off in the future” because of the change.

Wigglesworth
College

Where Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Lives Today

Here are the houses, dormitories, professorships, streets, and towns that memorialize Harvard affiliates responsible for enslaving people and promoting racial discrimination.

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24
College

Estabine and Johnson Elected as First Co-Presidents of the Harvard Undergraduate Association

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24 will serve as the first co-presidents of the newly-formed Harvard Undergraduate Association, the body’s election commission announced Saturday.

University Hall
FAS

FAS Launches Three-Year Strategic Planning Initiative Across Academics, Tech, and Budgeting at Harvard

Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences launched a three-year strategic planning initiative in the fall to identify resources needed for “long-term excellence” in graduate education, faculty support and development, and academic divisions.

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