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Neil H. Shah

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The Age of the Internet: A New Generation of Harvard Students Plugs In

In 1995, a Harvard faculty committee called on all staff and faculty members to obtain personal computers and internet access by the summer of 1996. Since then, the internet has played an instrumental role in shaping the student experiences and future careers of Harvard undergraduates.

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On Campus

‘Capable of Change and Evolution’: The Debut of Harvard’s Undergraduate Science Center

Today, having a class in the Science Center is a staple of the Harvard College experience. But when the Class of 1973 arrived at Harvard, construction had not even begun on what is now an iconic feature of the University.

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The Nuclear Option: Why Harvard Tenured Professors Are Almost Never Fired

Technically, it is possible for a tenured professor to be fired. In practice, however, this power has rarely — if ever — been exercised. Every tenured Harvard professor embroiled in a recent controversy either chose to retire or remained a member of the faculty.

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What Critical Race Theory Was — and is — at Harvard Law School

How has the legal field of critical race theory been shaped by Harvard Law School, and how do its students and scholars view conservative attacks on the field?

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Student Life

Ahead of Harvard Commencement, Graduating Students Celebrate Accomplishments with Affinity Ceremonies

Harvard student groups hosted affinity celebrations for graduating students across the University on Monday and Tuesday, bringing together students of shared identity as part of this year’s Commencement festivities.

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‘How to Survive the Fall in Three Easy Steps’: Michelle Yeoh Addresses the Harvard Law School Class of 2023

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh addressed Harvard Law School’s Class of 2023 during the school’s Class Day ceremony at Holmes Field Wednesday afternoon, sharing advice for graduates as they embark on the next stage of their legal careers.

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South Korean President Yoon Talks Nuclear Threats From North Korea at Harvard IOP Forum

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol discussed growing nuclear threats from North Korea at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday evening, capping off his six-day visit to the United States.

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Expelled and Reinstated Tenn. State Rep. Pearson Condemns ‘Silencing’ of Legislators at Harvard IOP Forum

Tennessee State Rep. Justin J. Pearson and March For Our Lives co-founder David M. Hogg ’23 discussed the dynamics of state politics, gun reform, and right-wing criticism at a Wednesday evening Harvard Institute of Politics forum.

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Harvard Law School

Inside the Harvard Law School Clinic Advocating for Animal Rights

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic will enter a new chapter after the departure of its director at the end of this semester.

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The Career of a Hapless Assassin

The animals around Harvard play Assassins. Who will come out on top?

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Student Groups

Harvard Affiliates Rally in Copley Square Against Al-Aqsa Mosque Raids in Israel

Harvard College and Harvard Law School activists joined Boston-area students and organizers for a rally in Copley Square Sunday in response to police violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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PSC Protest Sign

Harvard affiliates joined Boston-area organizers for a rally in Copley Square protesting police violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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Harvard Law School

Census Bureau Will Release Files Sought by Harvard Law Clinic

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to release documents for academics to use to assess potential racial bias in redistricting, after the Harvard Law School’s Election Law Clinic requested the materials through the Freedom of Information Act, the agency announced March 27.

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Harvard Law School

District Court Judge Rules in Favor of HLS Animal Law Clinic in Suit Against USDA

Maryland District Court Judge Julie R. Rubin ruled in favor of the Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Clinic in a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture in a March 23 decision.

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Michelle Yeoh and Sanjay Gupta to Headline Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School Class Days

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh will serve as Harvard Law School’s 2023 Class Day speaker, the school announced Wednesday. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will speak at Harvard Medical School’s festivities.