A Community in Limbo

The University’s long-term commitments to its developments in the community need further conceptual development and increased clarity. There may be conflicting goals as to what explicit direction Allston’s redevelopment should take, but Harvard must distill these ideas into a true mission that is both attainable and agreeable to the University community.

Harvard in the City

Health Care Merger Efforts Fail

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, which announced in January that they were exploring a merger, have jointly decided to end merger talks and remain independent companies.

Interfaculty Initiatives

Scientists Discover New Cell Patterns

Harvard researchers have recently discovered that cell migration can be modeled after the movement of colloidal glass—a finding that could have significant implications for future medical research.


Service Honors Rev. Peter Gomes

The Harvard community filled Memorial Church last night in a service of compline to honor the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes.

Student Groups

Harvard to Officially Recognize Naval ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps will be formally recognized by Harvard tomorrow after a 40-year hiatus from campus.


Harvard Community Remembers Rev. Peter J. Gomes

The death of the Reverend Peter J. Gomes has sparked an outpouring of emotion from those who knew him both at Harvard and across the country. This post highlights statements issued today in memory of Gomes, who died yesterday following complications from a stroke.

Shakira at Harvard's Cultural Rhythms 2011
Student Groups

Shakira at Harvard's Cultural Rhythms 2011

Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Discusses Black History

During a panel discussion yesterday, speakers at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government argued that the election of President Obama ...

Harvard Law School

Fawaz, Shapiro To Lead Overseers

Leila Fawaz, a Tufts University professor and Middle East scholar, will lead Harvard’s Board of Overseers, one of Harvard’s highest ...


Report Finds Flaw in Health Care Legislation

Millions of Americans could temporarily be left without insurance coverage under the recent health care reform legislation, according to a study co-authored by Benjamin D. Sommers, an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

University Finances

SLAM Protests Harvard’s Investment in Hotel Company

A student campaign to end Harvard’s investments in HEI Hotels & Resorts has gained momentum recently with protest movements emerging on several campuses.


Cleaning Our Mess

Harvard’s reputation in Allston over the past five years has been a little less than stellar, to say the least.


Rhetoric Without Facts

We urge UHS to release statistics about the number of students who have been hospitalized this year for alcohol-related reasons as well as provide more details about the alcohol-related cases they see.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Speeds Professor Promotion Process

Harvard Medical School has announced a new policy for faculty promotion to full professor positions, reducing the number of steps required for approval by about half.


Harvard College Considers Bringing Back Early Admissions Policy

Harvard College’s admissions office will announce whether it will bring back an early admissions program within the next several months, ...