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Family Appeals Dismissal in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Harvard Student Suicide

The family of Luke Z. Tang ’18, a Harvard undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015, has appealed the December dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit which alleges the University and two residential deans were negligent in their care of Tang.


Judge Dismisses Claims Against Harvard in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Student Suicide

A Middlesex County Superior Court judge last month dismissed claims against Harvard and two residential deans in a wrongful death lawsuit which alleges the defendants were negligent in the care of Luke Z. Tang ’18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015.


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.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.


Following Six-Year High in Academic Integrity Cases, Khurana Discusses Honor Council’s Goals

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana discussed the Honor Council’s goals in a Monday interview following the release of new data indicating an uptick in academic integrity cases referred to the body during the 2020-2021 school year.


Some Yale Students Left Ticketless to Harvard-Yale Game After Link Leak

Yale junior Matthew J. Pollack was sitting in a morning lecture on Nov. 1 when he noticed something strange: His classmates were trying to buy tickets to the Harvard-Yale football game from a link Yale’s administration had never announced.


Harvard Argues for Ruling Without Trial in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Student Suicide

Attorneys for Harvard and the estate of Luke Z. Tang ’18, who died by suicide on campus in 2015, presented arguments for and against motions for the court to rule without a trial in a wrongful death lawsuit at a Tuesday hearing.


Khurana Acknowledges ‘Unevenness’ in Undergraduate Advising

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview last week that while Harvard’s undergraduate advising system has its strengths, there is room for improved consistency and continuity in the advising experience.


Does Harvard’s Advising System Work?

Harvard lauds its advising system as “the key" to ensuring students can fully explore the school's curricular and co-curricular opportunities. But some students and advisers are less convinced of its merits.


Khurana Maintains Importance of College’s House System Amid Leverett Deans’ Early Departure

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana declined to comment on the early exit of Leverett House’s former faculty deans but affirmed the importance of Harvard’s house system in a Monday interview.


Khurana Praises Bacow’s Time as Harvard President

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana praised the tenure of University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who is set to step down in June, and called Bacow a “great friend of Harvard College."


‘Long Overdue’: Leverett Affiliates Say Former Faculty Deans’ Early Departure is Years in the Making

In June, Leverett House’s faculty deans stepped down from their posts — a year before the end of their term. For some affiliates who allege a pattern of mismanagement and a loss of house culture, their departure is "long overdue."


Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation

Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.


Titus Adeleke

University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Assistant Dean of Students Titus Adeleke will join Harvard as the new Assistant Dean of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct and Secretary of the Ad Board on August 1.


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