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Harvard Kennedy School

A School for Government?

The Kennedy School aims to actively advance the "public interest." But after graduation, many alums turn to the private sector.

Copley Protest

Muslim at Harvard in the Age of Trump

After the election, Muslim students at Harvard are grappling with their place in the country and on campus.

Harvard Medical School
Student Life

Medical School Takes Steps to Clarify Mental Health Policies

A survey of Medical School students found that one in five students screened positive for depression, and only one in five of those students reported that they had been treated.

George Church: Wild Biotech
Student Life

Harvard Affiliates Slated to Speak at Boston March for Science

Five Harvard affiliates are slated to speak at a “March for Science” in Boston Common on April 22.

Professor wins "genius" grant

Sociology Professor Among Several Harvard Affiliates to Win Pulitzer Prize

Sociology professor Matthew S. Desmond was one of several Harvard affiliates to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, taking top honors in the “general nonfiction” category.

New Class Schedule

Students Lament Loss of 'Harvard Time'

“I think seven minutes is a good window of time. So I don’t really see a reason to mess with the system,” Allison S. Chang ’19 said.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Med School Professors Worried About Federal Budget

As Congress begins formulating a new budget, some professors and researchers at Harvard Medical School are concerned about potential cuts in federal funding.


Economics Department Looks to Hire Faculty, Increase Department's Diversity

The Economics department has been working with Psychology professor Mahzarin R. Banaji to recruit female faculty and faculty of color.


Gov Department to Lose a Second Female Professor

The Government department will lose its second female professor in a single year—a trend department administrators hope to combat with future hires.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Harvard Medical School

Med School Diversity Task Force Will Formulate Recommendations

​A task force at Harvard Medical School will meet over the next few months to formulate recommendations about how to make the school more inclusive.

HMS Protest
Harvard Medical School

Trump Makes Surprise Appearance at Dana-Farber Fundraiser

President Donald Trump’s attendance at a Medical School-affiliated event drew particular attention and fanned the flames of an ongoing controversy over Dana-Farber’s choice of venue.

Harvard Medical School

After Protests, Dana-Farber to Avoid ‘Controversial’ Fundraising Venues

Following protests led by HMS students, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will not relocate a fundraiser planned for Mar-a-Lago, but vowed to avoid "controversial" venues in the future.

WGS Department
FAS Administration

WGS Hires First Full-Time Professor

Durba Mitra, a scholar of sexuality in South Asian history, will join WGS as its first full-time faculty member in fall 2017.

Harvard Medical School

Medical School Students Petition to Relocate Fundraiser From Trump Resort

Hundreds of Harvard Medical School have signed a petition calling on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute​ to relocate a Feb. 18 fundraiser away from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.


Explosions Could Provide Clues About First Stars, Fellow Says

A set of explosions that happened thousands of years ago could provide clues about the formation of the earliest stars, according to Robert A. Simcoe, a research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.