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Sunset Over Harvard Yard Encampment on May 7
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Harvard Reverses Decision to Suspend 5 Pro-Palestine Protesters Following Faculty Council Appeal

The Harvard College Administrative Board reversed its decision to suspend five students for their participation in the pro-Palestine encampment after the Faculty Council weighed in on the disciplinary cases.

Harvard Yard
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Historic Heat Wave Reignites Debate About Lack of AC in Harvard Housing

As a heat wave descended on Cambridge, students living on campus sought relief from the scorching temperatures — just not in their dorm rooms. ​​​​​​

Harvard Yard Closed to Public
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Harvard Yard Reopened to the Public for First Time in 6 Weeks

Harvard Yard reopened Wednesday for the first time in six weeks since it was first closed to the public in April for a pro-Palestine encampment that occupied the campus for 20 days.

The Crimson's Vending Machine
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Harvard To Phase Out Crimson Cash Beginning July 1

Harvard will begin to phase out Crimson Cash — a system that allows students to link their Harvard IDs to declining balance accounts — starting July 1.

Sun Rises Over Harvard Yard Encampment Thursday Morning
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Mass. ACLU Requests Transparency for Encampment Protesters in Letter to Harvard Admin

The Massachusetts ACLU demanded “more transparency and clarity” from top Harvard administrators after the University withheld degrees from 13 seniors over their participation in the pro-Palestine encampment.

Radcliffe Merger Headline
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‘An Important Counter Space’: How Radcliffe Officially Joined Forces with Harvard

Radcliffe College officially merged with Harvard in April 1999, after months of closed-door meetings that left students and alumni in the dark about the future of Radcliffe.

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‘Last One Standing’: William R. Fitzsimmons ’67, the Keeper of Harvard’s Gates

William R. Fitzsimmons ’67, Harvard College Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, served for decades as chief architect of Harvard’s admissions program — including through Harvard’s turmoil in court.

Student Activism and Garber graphic
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‘How Far Is Too Far?’: Pro-Palestine Activism Under the Garber Presidency

Alan Garber has largely drawn praise for his measured response to controversy and his ability to assuage a divided campus. But some students and faculty have condemned Garber’s approach to protests for being unusually repressive and forceful, drawing new, unprecedented lines around campus speech and protest.

Dean Khurana Speaks at Harvard College Class Day 2024
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‘Unconventional’ Harvard 2024 Class Day Speakers Promote Optimism, Kindness

Thousands of Harvard College graduates and their families flocked to Harvard Yard to celebrate Class Day 2024 on Wednesday.

Pritzker Truck in Harvard Square
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Live Updates: Harvard’s Class Days

The Harvard Corporation rejected an effort from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to confer degrees on 13 seniors who were suspended or placed on probation for their involvement in the pro-Palestine encampment of Harvard Yard amid the University’s Class Day celebrations.

University Hall
Central Administration

The FAS Undermined the Ad Board. Now, the Harvard Corporation Must Take a Side.

The notion that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is Harvard’s most powerful faculty is something of a cliché. But the FAS put any lingering doubts to rest on Monday.

University Hall
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Harvard Faculty Overwhelmingly Vote to Allow Seniors Disciplined Over Encampment to Graduate

Members of the FAS overwhelmingly voted to add 13 students back to the list of degrees recommended for conferral after they were initially barred from graduating over their participation in the pro-Palestine encampment.

University Hall
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Nearly 500 Harvard Faculty, Staff Blast Sanctions Against Pro-Palestine Protesters in Open Letter

Nearly 500 Harvard faculty and staff members signed an open letter Monday condemning the “unprecedented, disproportionate, and arbitrary” level of sanctions against pro-Palestine demonstrators who camped in Harvard Yard.

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine March to Garber's House
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HOOP Warns Harvard of Commencement Disruptions, Denounces Suspensions During Rally at Garber’s House

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine warned University administrators to prepare for disruptions to Commencement ceremonies during an emergency rally on Sunday.

Dean Khurana Watches Protesters at Encampment Friday Morning
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Harvard College’s Disciplinary Proceedings, Explained

The Harvard College Administrative Board is under scrutiny for suspending five student protesters and placing more than 20 others on probation. Here is how Harvard’s opaque disciplinary process works.

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