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Harvard Kennedy School

Second Time’s the Charm: HKS Selects Student Government Leaders in Second Election Attempt

It took two elections, two debates, and eight days longer than expected, but the Harvard Kennedy School has finally elected a new student government.

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Allston

State Outlines Plans to Improve Herter Park in Allston

Massachusetts state officials outlined plans on Wednesday to revitalize Herter Park in Allston by improving access to the Charles River and narrowing Soldier’s Field Road to create space for “green transportation.”

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College

Does Harvard’s Advising System Work?

Harvard lauds its advising system as “the key" to ensuring students can fully explore the school's curricular and co-curricular opportunities. But some students and advisers are less convinced of its merits.

Ivy League Yield Data Through 2022
Admissions

As American Colleges Struggle to Fill Classes, Ivy League Yield Rates Continue to Rise

Yield rates at the eight Ivy schools have soared over the past 30 years, according to a Crimson analysis — and show no sign of slowing.

Hoffman Laboratory
FAS

Harvard Study Identifies Key Role of Soil Moisture on Crop Yields

A new research study by Harvard faculty is shedding light on the significant influence of water supply on global crop yields and its connection to climate change.

Title IX

By the Numbers: Title IX Complaints at Harvard Since 2015

The number of Title IX disclosures at Harvard fell during the pandemic, only to shoot back up in Fiscal Year 2022. See Title IX disclosure data from the last six years.

Cronkhite Housing
Quad

Students Living in Cronkhite Overflow Housing Sign Petition for a Dining Hall

More than 30 undergraduates living in Cronkhite Center, a former graduate student dormitory currently serving as overflow housing, have signed onto a petition urging administrators to serve hot food within the building’s dining hall.

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Endowment

Harvard Has Reported Positive Endowment Returns for Five Straight Years. That Could Change this Year.

With high inflation and rising interest rates rattling financial markets, the Harvard Management Company, the University’s investment arm, could be on the brink of delivering its first negative annual returns in five years.

Hutchins Center
Race

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Laverne Cox to be Awarded Harvard’s Highest Honor for African and African American Studies

Seven individuals — including basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actress Laverne Cox — will be awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.

University Hall
College

Dean of Students Office Reaffirms Independence of Harvard Undergraduate Association

Representatives from the DSO reaffirmed the independence of the Harvard Undergraduate Association amid controversies surrounding the student government’s early months.

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Student Groups

Display of 1,000 Backpacks in Harvard Yard, Representing Toll of Student Suicide, Seeks to ‘Send Silence Packing’

Roughly 1,000 backpacks symbolizing the annual toll of college student suicide in the United States were spread throughout Harvard Yard on Friday in a display seeking to raise awareness about student mental health.

Joseph Moakley Courthouse
Admissions

Harvard Says Insurance Company Knew of Affirmative Action Lawsuit, Should Cover Legal Fees

Harvard told a federal judge last week that its insurance company was aware of a high-profile lawsuit challenging its race-conscious admissions process, saying the firm, Zurich American Insurance Company, should have to cover the University’s legal fees.

Harvard Yard
College

Queer Students Hold ‘Dissenting’ Display During Harvard College Faith and Action Event

Donning rainbow colors, a group of LGBTQ+ undergraduates attended a Friday evening Harvard College Faith and Action event to counter a message portrayed by the speaker that many of them deemed homophobic.

Winthrop Gates
Student Life

‘Not What I Expected from Harvard’: Summer Research Interns Say Record Heat and Poor Communication Tarnished Experience

Faced with record-breaking heat and no air conditioning, some students on Harvard’s campus for the summer reported adverse living conditions and minimal support from program administrators.

Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Professors Call on Biden to Issue Posthumous Pardon for Reparations Advocate Callie House

Harvard professors and representatives from Black women’s rights organizations unveiled a petition for a posthumous presidential pardon for Callie G. House, who was described as “the foremother” of the slavery reparations movement during a press conference Wednesday.

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