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Alexander H. Patel

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Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.

HBS Campaign
Harvard Business School

Business School Surpasses 72 Percent of Billion Dollar Campaign Goal

The updated figure, which reflects the progress of the Business School’s campaign through June 30, comprises both the $600 million in gifts and pledges raised during its three-year quiet phase as well as those amassed in its public phase.


Univ. Endowment Performance Below Average, According to Nat’l Study

Harvard's endowment was outperformed by the average institution according to an study of 426 schools by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute.

Maura Healey Elected Attorney General

Healey '92 Sweeps Mass. Attorney General Race

Maura T. Healey '92 won the race for Massachusetts Attorney General Tuesday night, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected attorney general in the United States.

Harvard Business School

With Inaugural Success, HBX Eyes Expansion

The Business School’s digital learning initiative is expanding to international and corporate clients following the success of its inaugural online courses that saw an 85 percent completion rate.

Cabot Library
Sciences Division

Cabot Library Renovations To Begin as Early as Fall 2015

Greenhouse Cafe will be combined with the library as collaborative spaces replace books.

HUPD Email Threat

Death Threat Investigation Continues as New Email Evidence Surfaces

Early in the day Saturday, Harvard Police issued a community advisory message that said the email likely originated from outside the country, and late that afternoon, another piece of evidence arrived in some Harvard students’ email inboxes that appeared to corroborate that.


Q & A with William Deresiewicz

Deresiewicz sat down with The Crimson, answering questions about his views on the liberal arts, the college admissions process, and what advice he would give to Harvard students.

Excellent Sheep

In Heated Discussion, ‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Fields Criticism from Faculty, Students

William Deresiewicz argued his claim that students of elite universities are growingly risk-averse, homogeneous, and career-focused with a panel of faculty members and students on Monday evening.

Peter Thiel + HBS
Harvard Business School

Thiel Talks Startups at Business School

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter A. Thiel stressed the role of innovation in entrepreneurship during a conversation at Harvard Business School on Thursday.

Acceptance Letters

Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope

Part II of The Crimson's annual freshman survey dives into the high school backgrounds, financial status, and college decision-making process of the Class of 2018.


Cambridge License Commission Discusses Crackdown on Ridesharing Services

The drafted regulations would require services like Uber to obtain city-sanctioned licenses and limit which devices may be used to calculate fares, among other rules.

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton signed copies of her new book, "Hard Choices," at the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening.

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"

At Harvard Book Store, Hillary Clinton Draws 1,000

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary D. Rodham Clinton attracted thousands to the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening for a signing of her new book, “Hard Choices,” which has captured the attention of the national media since its release last week.

Number of Undergraduates Enrolled in SEAS Concentrations

Engineering a Balance

As enrollment at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences continues to grow, many remain concerned about the school’s persistent gender gap.