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Weather: Frozen Charles River

Students Hibernate as Record-Breaking Cold Snap Chills Boston

Harvard students and infrastructure were rocked by gusting winds and sub-zero temperatures this weekend as an arctic blast affected the Boston area Friday and Saturday, breaking records for the region.

Tyre Nichols Protest State House

‘The Sky is Crying’: In Boston and Cambridge, Harvard Students Mourn Tyre Nichols

Dozens of Harvard students mourned the death of Tyre D. Nichols — the 29-year-old Black skateboarder and photographer who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers following a traffic stop — in a vigil in front of Memorial Church on a drizzly Sunday evening.

Middlesex County Superior Court
College Administration

Family Appeals Dismissal in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Harvard Student Suicide

The family of Luke Z. Tang ’18, a Harvard undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015, has appealed the December dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit which alleges the University and two residential deans were negligent in their care of Tang.

William S. Consovoy

William Consovoy, Attorney Who Represented Students for Fair Admissions, Dies at 48

William S. Consovoy, an attorney who was a prominent face for conservative causes, died on Monday evening, his law firm Consovoy McCarthy announced on Tuesday. He was 48.

Middlesex County Superior Court

Judge Dismisses Claims Against Harvard in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Student Suicide

A Middlesex County Superior Court judge last month dismissed claims against Harvard and two residential deans in a wrongful death lawsuit which alleges the defendants were negligent in the care of Luke Z. Tang ’18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015.

Thomas Dunne Courtesy Photo

Princeton Administrator Dunne Will Be Next Harvard College Dean of Students

Princeton Deputy Dean of Students Thomas Dunne will serve as Harvard’s next Dean of Students, the College announced Thursday.

William R. Fitzsimmons '67

Harvard Admissions Dean Touts ‘Transparency’ as Peer Institutions Hide Acceptance Rates

Harvard College Dean of Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said in an interview last Thursday that the College is committed to “transparency” in releasing admissions statistics.

Claudine Gay Introduced as Harvard's Next President

Claudine Gay Makes History as First Black Harvard President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay made her second historic first on Thursday when Harvard announced her selection as the University’s 30th president — the first person of color to hold the role.

Claudine Gay Remarks

Who is Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President?

Before Claudine Gay was tapped as Harvard’s first president of color Thursday, she already made her mark as a scholar and the leader of Harvard's flagship faculty.

Charleston Interview (Admissions Office)

Harvard College Accepts 7.56% of Early Action Applicants to Class of 2027

Harvard College admitted 7.56 percent of early applicants to the Class of 2027, marking the second-lowest early acceptance rate in the College’s history.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse

Harvard Law Professor Asks Judge to Unseal Sidebars from Admissions Trial

A Harvard Law School professor is asking the federal judge who presided over the high-profile 2018 Harvard admissions trial to release currently-sealed transcripts of courtroom discussions from the proceedings.

Pro-Affirmative Action SCOTUS Rally

The Supreme Court Has Heard Oral Arguments in the Affirmative Action Case. What's Next?

Following oral arguments last month, the Supreme Court is set to deliver a decision in the anti-affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard and the University of North Carolina next summer.

Seth P. Waxman ’73 SCOTUS
Front Photo Feature

In 84th Supreme Court Appearance, Harvard Lawyer Seth P. Waxman ’73 Commands the Courtroom

Though the court appears poised to strike down affirmative action, legal experts praised Seth P. Waxman’s performance at the lectern, commending his ease and confidence before the bench.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
Front Feature

Judge Rejects Harvard’s Lawsuit Against its Insurer Over Legal Fees in SFFA Suit

Harvard, on the apparent edge of Supreme Court defeat, won’t be getting any help on its legal fees.

College Life

Hoping for a Front Row Seat to History, Swarms of Students Lined Up Early Outside Supreme Court Monday

As lawyers representing Harvard, UNC, and SFFA prepared to deliver their oral arguments before the court, swarms of eager students descended on Washington this weekend for the chance to watch history unfold.