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Kestenbaum Endorses Trump Plan to Deport Foreign Pro-Palestine Protesters in RNC Speech

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, denounced “antisemitic bigotry” at Harvard and endorsed former President Donald Trump’s plan to deport foreign college students who participate in pro-Palestine protests during a speech at the RNC Wednesday night.


After Criticism, Harvard Will Standardize Fact-Finding Process for Disciplinary Cases

Harvard will standardize fact-finding procedures for disciplinary cases across the University after facing fierce blowback when students who participated in the pro-Palestine encampment faced different disciplinary charges depending on which school they attended.​​​​​​


28 House Republicans Slam Harvard’s Antisemitism Task Force Preliminary Report in Letter

Rep. Elise M. Stefanik ’06 (R-N.Y.), the foremost critic of Harvard in Congress, criticized the preliminary recommendations released by the University’s presidential task force on antisemitism in a letter signed by 27 other House Republicans.


Student Who Sued Harvard Over Antisemitism to Speak at Republican National Convention

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, a recent Harvard Divinity School graduate who emerged as one of the University’s most fervent critics after he sued the school for its alleged failure to combat campus antisemitism, will speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.


House Committee on China to Probe Harvard’s Handling of Anti-CCP Protest at HKS

The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party launched a probe on Monday into Harvard's handling of an anti-CCP protest during a speech by Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng at the Harvard Kennedy School in April.


Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Distances Herself from Social Science Dean’s Calls for Faculty Speech Limits

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said on Monday that she would not sanction faculty members who criticize Harvard’s administration, forcefully distancing herself from an op-ed written by one of her own top deans.


Executive Director of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Initiative Suddenly Resigns

Roeshana Moore-Evans, the executive director of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery initiative, suddenly announced her resignation on Friday, becoming the third member of leadership to cut ties with the effort in less than one month.


Harvard Task Forces Release First Recommendations on Antisemitism, Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Bias

Harvard’s presidential task forces to combat antisemitism and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias released their first recommendations on Wednesday, urging the University to fund a visiting professorship in Palestinian studies for next spring and tackle a culture of exclusion and discrimination against both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel students.


Faculty Form AAUP Chapter, Decry ‘Structural Problems’ in Harvard’s Governance

A group of Harvard faculty formed a chapter of the American Association of University Professors on Wednesday, the latest move by professors to organize in support of shared goals following a year of heightened faculty activism at the University.


Harvard Faculty Slam Social Science Dean’s Proposal to Limit Faculty Speech

Several Harvard faculty members blasted Dean of Social Science Lawrence D. Bobo for suggesting certain faculty speech should face “sanctionable limits” and argued that Bobo’s proposals would restrict academic freedom.


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