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Student Groups

Hundreds of Harvard Law Students Walk Out of Class to Support Kavanaugh Accusers

Many law school students pinned small pink buttons declaring “I Believe Christine Blasey Ford” to their chests.

Capital Campaign Numbers

Harvard’s Capital Campaign Shows Enduring Support for Higher Ed, Growing Financial Gap Between Schools

The University’s record-breaking $9.6 billion capital capital sends a strong signal of faith in Harvard and higher education — but it also highlights ongoing tensions in the industry, experts say.

Three-Headed Monster

Harvard Lights Up Brown in First Ivy League Contest

In the 118th matchup between Harvard and Brown, the Crimson bested its opponent, 31-17, to kick off its Ivy League schedule.

Popular Course Enrollment

Computer Science, Greek Mythology Classes Surpass Intro to Economics in Top Fall Course Enrollment

Computer Science 50 led course enrollment numbers with 724 undergraduates, according to data from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences registrar’s office Thursday.

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Harvard Law School

Ahead of Kavanaugh Hearing, Some Harvard Law Students Stand With His Accuser

Harvard Law School students are organizing to stand in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

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Final Clubs

The Fox Club Changed Its Mind About Going Gender-Neutral — Again

The historically all-male, 120-year-old social group — which earlier this month vowed to go co-ed and in return earned College recognition — is no longer planning to do so, according to administrators.

Undergraduate Council

Almost Half of Harvard's Undergraduate Council Will Not Return to Govern

At least 23 representatives who served during the spring term — of 51 total members — are either declining to run for re-election or have resigned their positions in recent months.

Annabel O'Hagan

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Casts Six Women, Ending Nearly 200 Years of All-Male Performances

Hasty Pudding Theatricals has cast six women to perform in its 2019 show, completing a co-ed shift the group vowed last semester and ending an almost two-century period during which only men could act in Pudding productions.

Long-Legged Lawrence

Shampklin Shines as Harvard Tramples San Diego, 36-14

Sophomore running back Aaron Shampklin scored four touchdowns en route to Harvard's home opening win on Saturday afternoon.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Increasingly Favors Applicants With Real-World Work Experience

If you want to get into Harvard Law School, you should probably spend some time working in the real world before you apply to hit the books in Cambridge, according to the school's chief admissions officer.

Financial Aid

What One Student’s Marked-Up Harvard Application Reveals About the Admissions Process

One student's reviewed application, made public as part of the admissions lawsuit, sheds light on how the College assesses candidates — and on just what it takes to be Harvard material.

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.