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Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Step Down in June 2023

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow will step down in June 2023 after just five years in office, ending a pandemic-stricken tenure in which he oversaw a radical transformation of the University’s operations due to Covid-19 and steered the school through the political turmoil of the end of the Trump era.

UC President Edited Proposed Constitution After Voting Closed in Referendum

Less than two hours after voting closed on a referendum in which students voted to dissolve Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, a public document containing the text of a proposed new student government constitution was edited by UC President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 to grant him additional authority during the transition to the alternative system.

Harvard Students Vote Overwhelmingly to Dissolve Undergraduate Council in Favor of New Student Government

Harvard College students voted overwhelmingly to dissolve their student government in favor of an alternative structure this week in a controversy-ridden referendum that appears to spell the end of the school’s 40-year-old Undergraduate Council.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Speak at Harvard Class of ’22 Commencement

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will speak at Harvard’s 369th Commencement ceremony this spring. She is set to address Harvard’s Class of 2022 at the first of two Commencement ceremonies the school will hold in May.

Rail Service Halted at Harvard T Station Due to 'Person Under Train'

Rail service along the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s Red Line was suspended for over five hours Sunday following a “medical emergency” at the Harvard T station involving “a person under a train,” the MBTA said.

Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Affirmative Action at Harvard, UNC

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a pair of lawsuits challenging race-conscious admissions processes at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, setting the stage for a high-stakes decision that could determine the future of affirmative action in higher education.

Harvard Anthropology Prof. John Comaroff Placed on Leave Following Sexual Harassment, Professional Misconduct Inquiries

Harvard Anthropology and African and African-American Studies professor John L. Comaroff was placed on unpaid administrative leave Thursday after University investigations found that he violated the school’s sexual harassment and professional conduct policies.

‘We Are a Complete Outlier’: HBS Moves Some Classes Online Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

In an email to all MBA students on Thursday, four HBS administrators wrote that the school has counted 121 cases among MBA students since July 1, with close to 60 students in isolation that day. First-year students made up roughly 75 percent of those positive cases.

NCAA Players Profit

After Tuesday's unanimous vote by the NCAA Board of Governors, student athletes will now be eligible to make money using their name as long as it is in line with their university's guidelines. Before this policy can be utilized, each university must submit a set of rules to the NCAA on monetary endorsements.

"We Can See Your Greedy Side"

HUDS workers and student supporters chant "Hey Harvard you can't hide; we can see your greedy side," as they march through Harvard Square. The HUDS strike began at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Issuing Second Apology, Porcellian Graduate President Resigns

Charlie M. Storey ’82, president of Harpoon Brewery, announced his resignation as graduate president of the Porcellian Club and further apologized for comments he made last week about sexual assault and all-male final clubs at Harvard.

Tilghman, Former Princeton President, To Join Corporation

Former president of Princeton University Shirley M. Tilghman will serve as the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing board.

Unconfirmed Bomb Threat

A member of the Harvard University Police Department directs people away from Harvard Yard and the Science Center after students were sent an alert of an unconfirmed bomb threat.

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