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CAFH Undergrads Harvard Yard
University

Brandeis Center Accuses Harvard of ‘Deliberately’ Ignoring Antisemitism in Lawsuit

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and Jewish Americans for Fairness in Education accused Harvard of “deliberately” ignoring antisemitism on campus and creating “an unbearable educational environment” for Jewish students in a lawsuit filed last week.

Massachusetts Hall
Alumni

Harvard Motions To Dismiss Alumni Lawsuit Alleging Devaluation of Degrees Due to Antisemitism

Harvard asked a federal judge in Boston to dismiss a lawsuit by alumni alleging that antisemitism on campus has “significantly diminished” the value of their degrees in a Monday afternoon filing.

Middlesex County Superior Court
College

Jury Finds CAMHS Employee Melanie Northrop Not Negligent in 2015 Student Suicide

Melanie G. Northrop, a Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services employee who served as the case manager for Luke Z. Tang ’18, was found not culpable of “negligence and carelessness” in her care for Tang, a student who died by suicide in 2015.

Luke Tang Trial
College

Attorneys Present Closing Arguments in Wrongful Death Trial Against CAMHS Employee

Attorneys for Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services employee Melanie G. Northrop said Luke Z. Tang ’18 chose not to pursue treatment prior to his death during closing arguments on the final day of the wrongful death trial on Monday.

Luke Tang Trial
College

Expert Witness Says Northrop’s Lack of Summer Contact Was ‘Typical’ for University Case Workers

Carrie E. Landa, Boston University’s executive director for student wellbeing, testified on Thursday that Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services employee Melanie G. Northrop’s lack of contact with Luke Z. Tang ’18 over the summer was “typical” for university case workers.

Middlesex County Superior Court
College

Luke Tang’s Case Manager Did Not Tell Lowell Staff About His Medical History Before Suicide

Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services employee Melanie G. Northrop said that when Luke Z. Tang ’18 returned to campus following the summer she did not ask her CAMHS colleagues about Tang or communicate his medical history to Lowell House staff.

Middlesex County Superior Court
College

CAMHS Employee, Facing Wrongful Death Suit, Testifies She Followed ‘Standard Procedure’

Harvard Counseling And Mental Health Services employee and defendant Melanie G. Northrop testified that she complied with “standard procedure” in providing for Luke Z. Tang ’18.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

‘A Mess’: Harvard Med School Professor Plagiarized in Expert Report, Judge Says

Harvard Medical School assistant professor Dipak Panigrahy plagiarized large portions of an expert report on possibly carcinogenic chemicals, a federal judge wrote last month.

Moakley Courthouse
Central Administration

Harvard Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging ‘Pervasive’ Antisemitism on Campus

Harvard filed a motion in federal court on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by six Jewish students that alleged the University failed to address “severe and pervasive” antisemitism on campus.

Luke Tang Trial Day Three
College

CAMHS Employee Said Not Consulted for ‘Care Contract’ in Wrongful Death Trial Over 2015 Student Suicide

A Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services employee said that despite being listed on a “care contract” with Luke Z. Tang ’18, he was never consulted about Tang’s wellbeing.

Middlesex County Superior Court
College

Expert Witness Said Northrop Did Not Meet Standard of Care in Wrongful Death Trial Over 2015 Student Suicide

An expert witness said Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Service employee Melanie G. Northrop did not meet the standard of care required of a licensed social work case manager during a wrongful death trial over the 2015 suicide of undergraduate student Luke Z. Tang ’18.

Francesca Gino Courtesy
Research

Harvard Business School Prof. Gino Accused of Plagiarism Following Data Fraud Allegations

HBS professor Francesca Gino was accused of multiple counts of plagiarism in an analysis published in Science Magazine on Tuesday, claims that compound existing allegations of data misconduct.

Superior Court Judge John P. Pappas at Luke Tang Trial
College

Lawyers Present Opening Arguments in Wrongful Death Trial Over 2015 Student Suicide

Attorneys representing the estate of Luke Z. Tang ’18, a sophomore student who died by suicide on Harvard’s campus in 2015, told a jury on Tuesday that Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Service employee Melanie G. Northrop was negligent in her care for Tang.

Middlesex County Superior Court
College

Wrongful Death Trial Against CAMHS Employee Over 2015 Student Suicide To Begin Tuesday

A trial over a wrongful death lawsuit accusing Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Service employee Melanie G. Northrop of negligence in her care of Luke Z. Tang ’18, a undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015, is set to begin Tuesday.

Manatee Lawsuit Harvard Law School
Student Groups

HLS Animal Law Clinic Announces Intent to Sue Over Manatee Protection

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic announced their intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s failure to respond to a previous petition filed for increased protection of West Indian manatees.

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