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Harvard Pledges $100 Million to Redress Ties to Slavery

Harvard committed $100 million to redress its ties to slavery after a historic report released Tuesday found that slavery played an “integral” role in shaping the University.

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Harvard Proposed a New Definition of Consent. Some Advocates Say its Wording is Flawed.

When Harvard released a set of proposed changes to its sexual harassment, non-discrimination, and anti-bullying policies two weeks ago, a new definition of consent was one of the key changes. While some student advocates welcomed the proposal as a step in the right direction, others have taken issue with its wording.

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Bacow Defends Harvard's Response to Ukraine Crisis Amid Calls for Further Action

More than 50 days into the war in Ukraine, Harvard affiliates are still calling for more public action and concrete support from the University for those affected by the conflict.

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IT Oversight Left Thousands of Harvard Internal Files Vulnerable — Again

Last fall, a massive security oversight allowed anyone with a Harvard key access tens of thousands of administrative files. Up until recently, a second data insecurity allowed Harvard affiliates to still view thousands of documents.

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Protesters Stage Walkout of Event with Israeli Ambassador at Harvard Kennedy School

Chanting “end the occupation” and “apartheid has got to go,” Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine protesters disrupted an event with Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog, at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.

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As Comment Period Commences, Bacow Pledges to Weigh Feedback on Newly-Proposed Harassment Policies

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow on Friday pledged to listen to feedback on a set of proposed changes to University-wide harassment policies, adding that he hopes the procedures will be approved by the school’s top governing board.

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Harvard Releases Drafts of First University-Wide Non-Discrimination, Anti-Bullying Policies

Harvard released a sweeping set of proposed changes to its bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment policies on Thursday — including drafts of the first school-wide non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies.

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Tracy Pun Palandjian ’93 to Join Harvard Corporation in July

Tracy Pun Palandjian ’93, an impact investing leader and former member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, will join the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — in July, the University announced Monday.

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Petrie-Flom Center Hosts Discussion About the Criminalization of Addiction

Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center hosted a virtual panel on the highly publicized court case Commonwealth v. Eldred on Thursday afternoon.

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Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Backs Six Board of Overseers Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard — a network of Harvard affiliates dedicated to increasing diversity and promoting equity at the University — endorsed six candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election and six candidates for the Harvard Alumni Association’s elected directorships on March 20.

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Class Action Lawsuit Demanding Tuition Reimbursement Moves Forward After Judge Reverses Dismissal

In June 2021, Massachusetts District Court Judge Indira Talwani dismissed a class action lawsuit against Harvard University asking for partial tuition reimbursement for semesters with virtual classes. Nearly a year later, a new judge assigned to the case has revived it.

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After Initial Sell-Off, Harvard Endowment Has Slowly Increased Number of Public Holdings Under Narvekar

The number of stocks in the Harvard endowment has slowly crept back up in recent years after the Harvard Management Company sold off the vast majority of its public holdings when N.P. “Narv” Narvekar took over as its CEO.

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Harvard Spent $560,000 on Federal Lobbying in Biden’s First Year

Harvard spent $560,000 in federal lobbying during President Joe Biden’s first year in office, topping the Ivy League for the fifth time in the past six years.

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Harvard Alumni Association Executive Director to Step Down

The executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association, Philip W. Lovejoy, will step down at the end of the calendar year, concluding a 20-year run at the University.

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Congressional Bill Seeks to End Legacy Preferences in College Admissions

United States Senator Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.) and U.S. Representative Jamaal A. Bowman (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last week that would ban consideration of legacy status in higher education admissions.

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