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Tyre Nichols Protest State House
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Tyre Nichols Protest State House

Protesters hold up signs protesting the police's murder of Tyre Nichols in front of the Massachusetts State House. Nichols' murder by the Memphis police earlier this month has sparked nationwide protests on police brutality and racial injustice.

Tyre Nichols Protest State House
Boston

‘The Sky is Crying’: In Boston and Cambridge, Harvard Students Mourn Tyre Nichols

Dozens of Harvard students mourned the death of Tyre D. Nichols — the 29-year-old Black skateboarder and photographer who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers following a traffic stop — in a vigil in front of Memorial Church on a drizzly Sunday evening.

John Harvard Statue Comaroff Posters
FAS

Following Walkout, Hundreds Email Harvard to Fire Harvard Professor Comaroff Over Harassment Allegations

More than 240 people have emailed top Harvard administrators to demand that the University fire John L. Comaroff — the embattled Harvard professor who returned to teaching this academic year after the school placed him on leave for violating its sexual harassment and professional conduct policies.

Syd D. Sanders ’24 Leads Comaroff Walk Out
FAS

More than 100 Students Walk Out of Embattled Harvard Professor Comaroff’s First Class of Semester

More than 100 students walked out of embattled Harvard professor John L. Comaroff’s class Tuesday afternoon, protesting his continued presence on campus after he was placed on leave last year for violating the University’s sexual harassment policy.

Stanford University
Central Administration

Ex-Provost, Harvard Corporation Member Will Investigate Stanford President’s Scientific Misconduct Allegations

A Harvard Corporation member and a former Harvard provost will help investigate Stanford’s president for potential academic misconduct in journal articles he co-authored, a Stanford special committee announced last week.

Weather Memorial hall
Government

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ’81 To Deliver MLK Lecture at Harvard in October

Former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch ’81 will return to Harvard to deliver the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture in October, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Monday.

Maura Healey Inauguration Courtesy Photo
Politics

‘The Honor of My Life’: Healey ’92 Sworn In As First Female Mass. Governor

Maura T. Healey ’92 was sworn in as Massachusetts’ 73rd governor on Thursday, becoming the first woman elected governor to take office in the state’s history.

HUIT
Government

Harvard Chief Technology Officer to Step Down for Healey Administration Post

Harvard Chief Technology Officer Jason Snyder will lead the Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 announced Wednesday.

Claudine Gay Remarks
FAS

Who is Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President?

Before Claudine Gay was tapped as Harvard’s first president of color Thursday, she already made her mark as a scholar and the leader of Harvard's flagship faculty.

Jie "Jack" Zhao & Michael T. Packard '02
Admissions

Former Harvard Fencing Captain Says Zhao Brothers Were Qualified to Be On Team

The former captain of Harvard’s fencing team told a federal jury on Tuesday that the sons of Jie “Jack” Zhao, who is accused of paying bribes to get his children into the College as fencing recruits, were talented athletes who were qualified to be on the team.

Jie "Jack" Zhao & Michael T. Packard '02
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Jie "Jack" Zhao & Michael T. Packard '02

Jie "Jack" Zhao, left, exits the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston alongside his attorney, Michael T. C. Packard ’02.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Three Months In, Cambridge City Manager Huang Reaffirms Commitment to Transparency

Cambridge’s new City Manager, Yi-An Huang ’05, began his term in September pledging to improve the working relationship between his office and the Cambridge City Council. Three months in, he knows the city has a ways to go.

Brand Trial
Admissions

Brand Trial

Jie "Jack" Zhao, center, and his attorneys, William D. Wenreb, left, and Michael T. C. Packard '02, right, exit the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston.

Peter Brand
Admissions

In Opening Day of Trial, Prosecutors Say Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach Traded Recruiting Spots for Payments as Part of a ‘Stream of Bribes’

Federal prosecutors on Monday told a jury that Harvard’s former longtime fencing coach, Peter Brand, leveraged his team’s recruiting spots for more than $1.5 million in bribes from a wealthy Maryland businessman who was desperate to get his sons admitted to the College.

Athletics Complex
Fencing

Admissions Bribery Trial of Former Harvard Fencing Coach Set to Begin Monday

Former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand and ex-Harvard College parent Jie “Jack” Zhao are set to go on trial in federal court Monday, more than two years after they were first arrested on bribery charges.

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