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Leah J. Teichholtz

Leah J. Teichholtz is the Associate Managing Editor of The Crimson's 150th Guard. She can be reached at leah.teichholtz@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @LeahTeichholtz.

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Overseer Candidates 2023

Middlesex County Superior Court
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Middlesex County Superior Court

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College

In Age of Advanced AI, Harvard College Dean Khurana Calls on Students to Avoid ‘Shortcuts’

With the use of sophisticated artificial intelligence bots potentially enabling academic integrity violations, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana called on undergraduates to hold onto the value of learning in an interview last month.

Peter Brand
Admissions

Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach ‘Made the Difference’ in Admissions Outcomes of Zhao Brothers, Witness Says

A former Harvard admissions officer told a federal jury on Friday that the school’s ex-fencing coach, Peter Brand, “made the difference” in the admissions outcomes of a wealthy Maryland businessman’s two sons.

College

Harvard Student Sergio Diaz ’23 Dies While Home in Florida

Mather House senior Sergio A. Diaz ’23 died at his home on Tuesday, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana announced to students on Wednesday.

Jie “Jack” Zhao
Fencing

‘Middleman’ in Harvard Fencing Coach Bribery Scandal Details Alleged Payment Schemes at Day 2 of Trial

A key government witness in the federal bribery trial of former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand laid out new details on Tuesday about how he helped a wealthy Maryland businessman funnel money via nonprofits to the coach in exchange for recruiting spots for his sons.

Alexandre Ryjik
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Alexandre Ryjik

Alexandre Ryjik, left, coached Jie “Jack” Zhao's sons at a Virginia-based fencing academy he founded. Ryjik admitted during the first day of trial to being the “middleman” in an alleged bribery scheme between Brand and Zhao.

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Peter Brand

Former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand stands outside the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on Tuesday.

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House Life

Pfarewell Pforzheimer: Faculty Deans Harrington and Durant to Step Down in 2023 After 10-Year Tenure

Pforzheimer House Faculty Deans Anne Harrington ’82 and John R. Durant will step down at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year after a 10-year tenure, the pair announced in an email to house residents Monday.

Jie “Jack” Zhao
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Jie “Jack” Zhao

Jie “Jack” Zhao, left, leaves the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse alongside his attorney, Michael Packard '02.

Midyear Graduation Ceremony 2022
College

Off-Cycle Harvard Seniors Honored at College’s Midyear Graduation Ceremony

Harvard College held its annual Midyear Graduates Celebration Friday afternoon, honoring more than 170 seniors who are graduating off-cycle.

Taiwan Protest
Student Groups

Protestors March Through Harvard Square, Hold Vigil for Victims of Urumqi Fire

More than 80 demonstrators marched through Harvard Square on Saturday to protest the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs and other populations living in occupied territories.

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College

Taiwan Protest

Leverett House McKinlock Hall
College

Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans Deschler and Reynolds Appointed to Permanent Role

Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans Daniel G. Deschler and Eileen E. Reynolds ’86 will be appointed permanent deans of the house, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced Thursday.

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