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The Broad Institute
Sciences Division

Harvard, MIT Win Major Victory in CRISPR Patent Dispute

A federal appeals court ruled that the Broad Institute holds patent rights to the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9.


Fox, Delphic-Bee Clubs Among 15 Social Groups to Promise Co-Ed Status, Escaping Sanctions

The historically all-male Fox Club and the Delphic-Bee Club are the only unexpected names on a list of recognized social groups that administrators posted Friday.

Remembering Courtney Blair

Students Remember Harvard Senior Blair for Her Humor, Friendship at Memorial Service

Pictures of Courtney S. Blair '19 lined the walls. Flowers and candles lay scattered around the room. Students snacked on Fruit Gushers — one of Blair’s favorite foods, according to a close friend.

Class of 2022 Freshman Survey

The Crimson's Freshman Survey: Meet the Class of 2022

More than 50 percent of survey respondents are non-white, a first in The Crimson’s half-decade of canvassing incoming freshmen. Nearly half are “not at all interested” in campus social groups, the highest level of apathy in Crimson history. And — for the sixth year in a row — the majority of surveyed freshmen are virgins. Get to know the Class of 2022.

Acceptance Letters

DOJ Broadside Against Harvard Admissions Hints at Federal Intent to Sue, Experts Say

“It paves the way for the Justice Department to directly intervene in the suit, join the suit,” said Savannah Law School professor Vinay Harpalani.

Sorority Rush Numbers

Delta Gamma Becomes First Social Group to Close in Response to Sanctions

Harvard’s chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority is closing its doors — making it the first single-gender group to shut down in response to the College’s social group penalties.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard Rejects Allegations of Discrimination in New Court Filings

SFFA’s filings were “a 45-page press release, devoted to presenting a misleading narrative that is manifestly subject to genuine dispute,” Harvard attorneys wrote.

Lawrence S. Bacow

During First Washington Trip as President, Bacow Pledges to Champion Higher Education

University President Lawrence S. Bacow spoke to lawmakers and Harvard affiliates on both sides of the political aisle during his first trip to Washington as Harvard’s president last week.

Cool "Kiting" Thetas

Kappa Alpha Theta to Go Gender-Neutral in Fall 2018

Harvard’s chapter of the all-female sorority will become the gender-neutral social group “Theta Zeta Xi” and will disaffiliate from its national organization, the club announced Monday.

Sackler Protest

Demonstrators Hold 'Die-In' To Protest Sackler Family’s Ties to Harvard Art Museums

More than 30 protesters held a “die-in” in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum Friday to protest its connections to a family they said contributed to the opioid crisis.

Dean Fitzsimmons

Confidentiality of Some Admissions Files Remains in Dispute in Suit Against Harvard

These currently sealed documents include the depositions and emails of several Harvard officials, including Director of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 and Director of Admissions Marlyn E. McGrath ’70.

Drew Faust
Drew Faust

Faust to Join Getty Trust Board of Trustees

Former University President Drew G. Faust will add to her growing list of board memberships this fall when she will join the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Drew Faust at IOP
Drew Faust

Faust Joins Goldman Sachs Board of Directors Days After Exiting Presidency

Faust had refused to specifically detail her post-presidency plans, noting she wanted to spend time in Cape Cod reacquainting herself with historical literature. Her new position likely comes with significant financial perks.

Department of Justice

Amid Trump Admin. Reversal, Harvard Defends Race-Conscious Admissions Process

Harvard will continue to consider the race of applicants in its admissions process, despite the Trump administration’s Tuesday withdrawal of Obama-era recommendations encouraging affirmative action, University officials said.

All Lined Up

Filings Show Athletes With High Academic Scores Have 83 Percent Acceptance Rate

Documents also showed recruited athletes of low academic standing had an acceptance rate nearly a thousand times greater than that for non-athletes of the same standing.