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Harvard Professor’s Paper Claiming ‘Comfort Women’ in Imperial Japan Were Voluntarily Employed Stokes International Controversy
A paper by Harvard Law School Japanese legal studies professor J. Mark Ramseyer that claims sex slaves taken by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II were actually recruited, contracted sex workers generated international controversy, academic criticism, and student petitions at Harvard this week.
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‘The Achilles Heel of Title IX’
Students pursuing complaints of sexual misconduct at institutions other than their own said they faced both logistical and psychological…
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Harvard Dismisses Three Students from Dorms After September Indoor Party
Harvard sent home three freshmen living in Mather House last weekend after finding that they hosted a party in the house with…
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The Crimson's Freshman Survey: Meet the Class of 2024
The Crimson’s survey of more than 76 percent of incoming freshmen in Harvard College’s Class of 2024 asked them about their experiences…
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Student Focus Group Instructed to Assume Harvard Will Bring Up to 40 Percent of Undergraduates Back in the Fall
Undergraduates who return to campus may have to form self-contained social “pods,” submit to regular testing, and face discipline…
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Protected by Decades-Old Power Structures, Three Renowned Harvard Anthropologists Face Allegations of Sexual Harassment
Senior Anthropology professors Theodore C. Bestor, Gary Urton, and John L. Comaroff have weathered allegations of sexual harassment…
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The End of the Harvard Century
For decades, Harvard’s relationship with China has been asymmetrical — China needed the University’s talent and resources more…
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HUPD Officer Involved In February Smith Center Arrest Criticized For Use of Force In Two Prior Incidents
Anthony T. Carvello, a Harvard University police officer who came under scrutiny last month for his use of force in an arrest…
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In Photos: Elizabeth Banks, Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year
Elizabeth Banks rolled down Massachusetts Ave. on Friday afternoon in a Rolls Royce during the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year…
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The Old Boys’ Network: Racism, Sexism, and Alleged Favoritism In Harvard’s Police Department
For the most part, Harvard affiliates know Harvard University police officers as the men and women who patrol campus events, frequent…
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Citing Toxic Culture and Administrator Departures, Harvard School of Public Health Faculty Repeatedly Weighed Voting No Confidence in Dean
On Dec. 20, 2018, around 40 faculty filtered into the Dean’s Conference Room at the Harvard School of Public Health for an unusual…
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Ten Stories That Shaped 2019
Beginning with a dean's decision to represent Harvey Weinstein and ending with a graduate student strike, 2019 was an eventful…
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Ten Stories That Shaped the 2010s
The past decade at Harvard has been anything but boring. The University witnessed a bevy of challenges — cheating scandals and…
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Here’s What Happened During The Grad Union Strike Today
On Dec. 3, Harvard’s graduate student union went on strike. The Crimson is updating this article with a summary of what went down…
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The Crimson's Freshman Survey: Meet the Class of 2023
This year’s Harvard freshmen — like those who came before them — are an exceedingly well-off group relative to the country at…
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The Neighborhood Where Nothing Ever Changes
Should Bill Bartley have to leave the neighborhood, he will take a piece of its history with him. Yet his departure would be but…
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Fifteen Randomly Generated Seniors
From Fifteen Minutes Magazine: We always told ourselves that anyone is “interesting” if you ask the right questions. This year…
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The Fire That Changed The Way We Think About Grief
Hundreds lost loved ones to Boston's 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire, the deadliest nightclub conflagration in U.S. history. The blaze…
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Meet the Five Harvard Students Who Testified in the Admissions Trial
Five Harvard undergraduates stepped up to testify in favor of affirmative action in the admissions trial this week. The Crimson…
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Left Out of the System
At Harvard and at elite Boston public schools, so-called “objective” metrics used in admissions may not deserve the name. The…
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Here’s How the Harvard Admissions Process Really Works
This year’s crop of high school dreamers have an advantage their predecessors did not: an inside understanding of how the College…
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‘Arrogance.’ ‘Small-Town Insecurity.’ Here's Why Harvard Hesitates to Accept Some Applicants
When Megan Turner asked her high school teacher for help applying to Harvard, she hoped for a glowing letter of recommendation…
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‘This Is Not Who I Am’: For Harvard Admissions Dean, The Trial Is Personal
The trial investigating whether the College discriminates against Asian-Americans could decide the fate of affirmative action…
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