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Labor

Harvard Security Guards Strike Down ‘Insulting’ Securitas Contract Offer

Harvard security guards overwhelmingly voted down a union contract offer from Securitas on Monday, sending the two sides back to the bargaining table after nearly four months of negotiations.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Former Mass. Governor Deval Patrick to Co-Lead Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 will join the Harvard Kennedy School next week as a professor and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership, the school announced Tuesday.

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University

Harvard Will Move Ahead with In-Person Spring Semester Despite Rising Covid Cases

Harvard will move forward with an in-person spring semester even as Covid-19 cases soar around the United States.

Ten Stories that Shaped 2021

Ten Stories That Shaped 2021

At Harvard, 2021 was a year marked by change. The school’s long-awaited return to in-person operations injected new life into a campus that had been left dormant for over a year by Covid-19. And in an unexpected shift, the University announced its intention to divest its endowment from fossil fuels after a decade of public pressure. Separately, faculty controversies — including a federal conviction and a high-profile departure — ignited debates that rippled across academia. Below, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped the last year at Harvard.

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Harvard Business School

Students, Faculty Reflect on 100 Years of Harvard Business School’s Case Method

One hundred years since its inception, the case method has evolved into a cornerstone of Harvard Business School.

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Faculty

Charles Lieber’s Trial Begins Tuesday: Here’s What You Need to Know

Former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber is set to stand trial Tuesday on six federal charges related to his ties to the Chinese government, nearly two years after his initial arrest.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

Kennedy School Students Pen Dueling Letters to Visa on Payment Policies to Adult Websites

More than 500 Harvard affiliates signed on to an open letter to Visa CEO Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., urging the company to adopt policies they argue will curb the spread of illegal pornographic materials.

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Crime

Experts Say Lieber Trial Could Decide Fate of DOJ’s China Initiative

As former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber goes on trial on federal charges beginning Tuesday, law and trade experts speculated that his case’s outcome could decide the fate of the Department of Justice’s China Initiative.

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House Life

Committee Sets Framework for Renaming Controversial Harvard Buildings, Titles

The committee charged with determining when Harvard should remove the names or representations of individuals from its buildings, programs, and professorships released a final report Thursday recommending a “careful, painstaking, and laborious” process for making denaming decisions.

Bridget Terry Long
Academics

HGSE Launches Online Education Leadership Master’s Program Targeting Mid-Career Professionals

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is launching a new fully-online master’s program in Education Leadership, part of its efforts to increase access for mid-career professionals, HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long said in an interview Wednesday.

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Extension School

DCE Uses Portable Technology to Support Students Learning Remotely

Instructors at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education can now accomodate teaching students learning both in person and remotely in nearly every classroom thanks to the portable technology software HELIX.

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Research

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $500 Million for AI Institute at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan ’07 pledged $500 million over the next 15 years to found the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced Tuesday.

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IOP

Kennedy School Directs Budget Surplus Toward Diversity and Equity Initiatives

HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in an interview Tuesday that because of the surplus, HKS broke even over the past two years — an outcome he said was “much better” than the school had feared.

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Labor

Custodians Reach Tentative Contract Agreement with Harvard

The union representing Harvard’s custodial workers reached a four-year tentative agreement for a contract with the University Friday, securing wage increases.

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Commencement

Unconcerned by Crowds, Bacow Says He Hopes Commencement Will Help Local Businesses

As Harvard prepares to host two Commencement ceremonies in four days this spring, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he is unconcerned about the hordes of people who will be traveling to campus for the events.

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