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Harvard Law School

Government Officials Worldwide Respond to Law Prof. Ramseyer’s ‘Comfort Women’ Paper

Unlike many scholastic disputes, which do not stretch far outside academia, Ramseyer’s article has drawn strong responses from high-ranking government officials of several countries, including the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, and even North Korea.

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Health

Medical School Professor Tapped As NYC Health Department’s First Chief Medical Officer

Harvard Medical School professor Michelle E. Morse was appointed as the New York City Health Department’s inaugural Chief Medical Officer and as Deputy Commissioner for the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness on Feb. 16, per a press release.

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Harvard Law School

Grandson of Famous Korean Activist Withdraws Archival Donation Plans in Protest of Professor’s ‘Comfort Women’ Paper

The grandson of a Korean independence activist withdrew his offer to donate family historical archives to Harvard’s Schlesinger Library in anger over the University’s failure to respond to a professor’s controversial paper on the issue of “comfort women.”

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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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Politics

Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, Recent Kennedy School Graduate, Appointed Mongolian Prime Minister

Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, a recent Kennedy School alum, ascended to the post of Prime Minister of Mongolia on Jan. 27 following his predecessor’s resignation in response to protests over the country’s Covid-19 response.

Statue of Peace Honoring Comfort Women in Seoul
Features

Harvard Professor’s Paper Claiming ‘Comfort Women’ in Imperial Japan Were Voluntarily Employed Stokes International Controversy

A paper by Harvard Law School Japanese legal studies professor J. Mark Ramseyer that claims sex slaves taken by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II were actually recruited, contracted sex workers generated international controversy, academic criticism, and student petitions at Harvard this week.

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Politics

Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Launches Forum to Track Rewriting of Chilean Constitution

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard launched an academic forum to examine the rewriting and potential adoption of a new constitution in Chile.

Amanda Gorman at Inauguration
Harvard in the World

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman ’20 To Perform at Super Bowl Following Inaugural Poem

The first National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda S. C. Gorman ’20 will recite an original poem at the Super Bowl LV pre-show on Feb. 7, following a streak of success that led her to the nation’s Capitol to perform at President Joe Biden's inauguration last week.

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FAS

Indian Reporter Claims ‘Phishing Attack’ Duped Her Into Believing She Had Been Hired As Harvard Journalism Professor

A well-known Indian TV news anchor claimed on Twitter Friday that she was the victim of a ‘phishing attack,’ which misled her to believe for months that she had been hired as a journalism professor at Harvard.

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College

As Virtual Semester Closes, College Appraises Remote Programming Performance

As the fall semester wanes, Harvard administrators and faculty took stock of the promise and pitfalls of Harvard College Everywhere, a project the College launched to spur student engagement during the remote semester.

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College

College Alum Serves as a Director for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize-Winning World Food Programme

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded last Friday to the World Food Programme, where Stanlake J.T.M. Samkange ’82 serves as the Director of the Policy and Programme Division.

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FAS

Expecting Student Safety Concerns, Faculty Say Remote Classes Largely Unaffected by Political Issues Abroad

Despite concerns that remote classes could force homebound students to learn material that is politically sensitive in their home countries, ten Harvard faculty who teach such courses said this week that those issues largely did not materialize.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Reports: Wexner, Harvard’s Billionaire Donor, Allowed Culture of Misogyny in Victoria’s Secret

Major University donor Leslie H. Wexner failed to address inappropriate conduct and a culture of misogyny inside L Brands, the company he runs, a New York Times investigation found earlier this month.

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Harvard in the World

Harvard Forward Campaign Calls for Increased Representation on Governance Board

Harvard Forward — a group working to bring attention to climate change — is backing a slate of candidates for the Board of Overseers on a platform of fossil fuel divestment and ensuring younger alumni are represented on the University’s second highest governing body.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Professor Kaelin Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

Harvard Medical School professor William G. Kaelin won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his research discoveries on how cells use oxygen. The prize was jointly awarded to Kaelin alongside Oxford professor Peter J. Ratcliffe and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor Gregg L. Semenza.

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