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Harvard Square

Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

Lanier Appeal Hearing
Museums

Mass. Supreme Court Allows Emotional Distress Claim Against Harvard to Proceed in Suit Over Photos of Enslaved People

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court overturned a lower court’s dismissal of Tamara K. Lanier’s emotional distress claim against Harvard, according to a decision released Thursday morning, allowing Lanier to continue to seek damages from the University.

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Year in Review 2022

Harvard was home to a long-awaited return to campus, a reckoning over sexual harassment in academia, and a changing of its leadership guard this academic year. Read more in The Crimson's Year in Review.

Cannes Film Festival 2022 Poster

Cannes Film Festival 2022

The Harvard Crimson sends two writers — Jaden S. Thompson ‘23 and Harper R. Oreck ‘23 — to France to cover the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Priya Parkash Duke Commencement Address
Student Life

Duke Senior’s Commencement Speech Appears to Plagiarize 2014 Address by Harvard Student

Duke University’s 2022 undergraduate commencement speaker, Priya Parkash, appears to have plagiarized a 2014 student commencement address at Harvard given by Sarah F. Abushaar ’14.

Dean Claudine Gay
FAS

FAS Dean Gay ‘Satisfied’ with Vote to End Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview Wednesday she is “satisfied” with the faculty’s vote to approve of a new previous-term course registration system that will do away with shopping week, adding that she is “confident” the FAS can still provide a “transformative Harvard College experience.”

The Harvard Crimson
Student Groups

The Crimson Faces Backlash Over Editorial Endorsing BDS Movement

The Harvard Crimson is facing backlash from campus Jewish groups, along with some high-profile Harvard faculty and alumni, after the newspaper’s Editorial Board last month endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which calls on Western institutions to cut ties with Israel.

Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf
IOP

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Apologizes to Students Negatively Affected By Enrollment Services Overhaul

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf apologized to students who have been negatively affected by an overhaul of the school’s admissions and financial aid departments in an interview Wednesday, but said the school “will be better off in the future” because of the change.

Harvard Legacy of Slavery Memorialization
College

Where Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Lives Today

Here are the houses, dormitories, professorships, streets, and towns that memorialize Harvard affiliates responsible for enslaving people and promoting racial discrimination.

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24 - Widener
College

Estabine and Johnson Elected as First Co-Presidents of the Harvard Undergraduate Association

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24 will serve as the first co-presidents of the newly-formed Harvard Undergraduate Association, the body’s election commission announced Saturday.

University Hall
FAS

FAS Launches Three-Year Strategic Planning Initiative Across Academics, Tech, and Budgeting at Harvard

Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences launched a three-year strategic planning initiative in the fall to identify resources needed for “long-term excellence” in graduate education, faculty support and development, and academic divisions.

HUA Meet and Greet
College

In Virtual Debate, Co-Presidential Candidates Outline Visions for HUA’s Inaugural Year

On the eve of the Harvard Undergraduate Association’s inaugural officer elections, six co-presidential tickets outlined their visions for the new student government in a virtual debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union Tuesday.

Visitas
Student Life

‘The Deciding Factor’: Admitted Students Swarm Campus for First In-Person Visitas Since 2019

Prospective freshmen clad in Harvard merch and red lanyards swarmed campus this weekend for the College’s first in-person Visitas since 2019.

IOP with Guest Speaker Peter Hessler
College

Journalist Peter Hessler Discusses China’s Rise at IOP Forum

Author and journalist Peter B. Hessler spoke about his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in China while delivering the 2022 S.T. Lee Lecture at the Harvard Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.

Marathon Monday
Breaking Sports

‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience’: Students Run the 2022 Boston Marathon

More than a dozen Harvard affiliates ran the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday, joining the 30,000 other athletes who raced the city’s iconic 26.2-mile course.

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