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Education Experts Talk Admissions in the Wake of Supreme Court Decision at Harvard Ed School Webinar

Education experts discussed paths forward for colleges and students in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision effectively striking down affirmative action during a webinar hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Wednesday.

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‘More Than Ready’: Claudine Gay Praised at Inauguration for Ability to Lead Harvard, Higher Education

Harvard University President Claudine Gay was showered with “good vibes” and rain during her inauguration ceremony Friday afternoon, in which Gay was formally installed as the University’s 30th president.

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In Inaugural Address, Harvard President Claudine Gay Urges Affiliates to ‘Be Courageous Together’

Newly installed Harvard President Claudine Gay asked University affiliates to join her and “be courageous” as they work to expand “the possibilities of what Harvard can be and what Harvard can do for the world” during her inaugural address Friday afternoon.

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A Proposal to Merge Harvard’s Small Language Programs Has Fallen Flat. What’s Next for the Humanities?

An internal document and interviews with professors and Arts and Humanities Dean Robin E. Kelsey suggest new directions for Harvard’s humanities. But a proposal that would combine four language programs has faced resistance from some faculty.

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Harvard, Axim Partner with UNCF to Build Digital Platform for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Harvard, Axim Collaborative, and the United Negro College Fund will collaborate to support the development of HBCU Virtual, or HBCUv, a new platform to expand digital learning and equitable access to education for historically Black colleges and universities.

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Biden Officials Talk Future of University Admissions at Higher Ed Summit: ‘You Will Know When You Hear From Us’

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona suggested legacy and donor admissions preferences contradict the values of higher education institutions in a speech on Wednesday at the National Summit on Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.



The Supreme Court effectively struck down race-conscious admissions policies in higher education in a landmark ruling against Harvard Thursday. In this special edition, The Crimson examines the decision, how students and faculty are responding, and its impact on higher education and beyond.

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Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Pessimistic on AI Impact in Higher Ed

This fifth and final installment in The Crimson’s analysis of the survey focuses on faculty opinions regarding AI, including integrating AI into their curricula and its impact on higher education.

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Bloated or Beneficial? Harvard’s Growing Admin

In 2004, Harvard employed just under 5,300 full-time administrators. Nearly two decades later, this figure has seen a whopping 43 percent increase. In contrast, the University’s faculty, starting at 2,000 members, has only increased by 11 percent in that same time period.

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Rejecting the Rankings: Why Harvard and Yale Led a Widespread Boycott of U.S. News After Decades-Long Criticism

While the recent boycott of U.S. News rankings by top law and medical schools represents the most serious challenge to U.S. News since it began ranking colleges and universities 40 years ago, the magazine has pledged to continue its annual rankings practice by relying on publicly available data it can use with or without the participation of schools.

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Higher Education

Ruth Simmons Urges HGSE Graduates to Inspire Future Learners

Ruth J. Simmons — a former president of Brown University and the first Black leader of an Ivy League institution — told the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Class of 2023 to “nourish and inspire generations of learners” during the school’s convocation ceremony Wednesday, one day before University-wide Commencement exercises.

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Harvard and Endeavor Launch Versity, an Online Professional Leadership Training Platform

Endeavor and Harvard University announced the launch of Versity, a new online professional development learning platform, in a joint press release on May 2.

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Ruth Simmons to Address Harvard Graduate School of Education Class of 2023 at Convocation

Ruth Simmons will deliver the school’s 2023 Convocation address on May 24, the Harvard Graduate School of Education announced in a press release last month.

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Harvard President Bacow Demands Immigration Reform in Keynote Speech at Higher Ed Conference

WASHINGTON — Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow urged fellow university presidents to demand immigration reform during a Friday speech at the American Council on Education’s annual gathering.


Northwestern Professor Kirabo Jackson Discusses Research on K-12 Education Spending at HGSE Talk

Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University C. Kirabo Jackson discussed the implications of his research on the impact of spending on K-12 education at a Harvard Graduate School of Education talk in Larsen Hall Tuesday afternoon.