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Q Guide
College

Who Is the Q Guide For?

The Q Guide — a database including nearly 1,000 courses — is a critical resource for students selecting classes. But, for graduate students, the Q system can impact an academic career.

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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.

IOP
IOP

IOP Launches New Conferences Committee Pilot Program

The IOP will pilot the Conferences Committee, a new program co-chaired by Desiree A. Rickett ’24 and Aristotle M. Vainikos ’23 to centralize planning for some of the IOP’s major events.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Clinic Sues Immigration Authorities Over Public Records Requests

A Harvard Law School clinic filed a federal lawsuit against United States immigration authorities last month over the government’s refusal to provide records about the use of solitary confinement in immigrant detention centers.

Supreme Court
Race

‘Bad News for Harvard’: Future of Affirmative Action in Doubt as Conservative Court Takes Up Admissions Cases

After the Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up a lawsuit against race-conscious admissions processes at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, legal experts say the case could spell the end of affirmative action in higher education.

Supreme Court
Admissions

‘Hurt and Disappointed’: Student Leaders Decry Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Affirmative Action Case

Student leaders of Harvard cultural groups expressed disappointment — and cautious optimism — following the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to hear a set of lawsuits challenging race-conscious admissions practices.

SCOTUS Takes Up Admissions Case
College

Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Affirmative Action at Harvard, UNC

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a pair of lawsuits challenging race-conscious admissions processes at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, setting the stage for a high-stakes decision that could determine the future of affirmative action in higher education.

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Harvard Law School

Lani Guinier, 'A Monumental Presence' at Harvard Law School, Dies at 71

Lani C. Guinier '71, the first tenured woman of color at Harvard Law School, died last Friday at age 71 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her law career, she was widely regarded for her trailblazing scholarship in voting rights and racial equity.

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College

Harvard Will End Isolation Housing, Stop Conducting Contact Tracing During Spring Semester

Harvard students who test positive for Covid-19 during the spring semester will be required to self-isolate — not move into University-provided isolation housing — and conduct contact tracing themselves, a stark departure from the school’s previous public health policies.

DAY 3
FAS

Harvard Not Required To Pay Charles Lieber’s Legal Fees, Court Rules

Harvard is not obligated to pay the legal fees of convicted Chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber, Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday.

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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.

DAY 5
FAS

In Day 5 of Trial, Investigators Say Lieber’s Alleged False Statements Impeded Federal Inquiries

Federal officials testified in court Monday that alleged false statements made by Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber prevented government authorities from fully exploring his ties to China.

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FAS

Lieber Told FBI He ‘Wasn’t Completely Transparent’ in Prior Interview with Federal Investigators

Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber told the FBI in January 2020 that he “wasn’t completely transparent” in a separate interview with federal investigators two years prior, according to video of an interrogation presented in court by government prosecutors on Friday.

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