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Harvard University Names First Black President

Harvard University’s 30th president will be the first Black leader and second woman to hold the position. On Thursday, the university announced Claudine Gay, PhD,...

Select Supreme Court Justices Assert the Diversity Benefits of Affirmative Action

Going into 2023, the use of affirmative action in the college admissions process hangs in the balance, as the U.S. Supreme Court decides to...

Harvard University to Return Native American Hair Samples

The Peabody Museum at Harvard University has announced it will return hundreds of hair samples collected from Native American children who attended U.S. boarding...

Higher Ed Groups Voice Support for Affirmative Action Amid Supreme Court...

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday regarding two cases against the use of race-conscious admissions at the University of North Carolina (UNC)...

Harvard Endowment Loses Money for the First Time Since 2016

Harvard University's endowment fund — the largest of any academic institution — decreased by $2.3 billion in fiscal year 2022, marking the school’s first...

LGBTQ+ Harvard Community Members Receive Threatening, Homophobic Emails

Several LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at Harvard University recently received threatening, homophobic emails from a group calling itself Harvard Straight Pride. The messages included...

Nearly 70 Leading Corporations Back Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill in...

Some of the world’s largest corporations have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court stating their support of affirmative action policies at Harvard...

Descendant of Enslaved People Can Sue Harvard Over Ancestors’ Photos, Massachusetts...

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Appeals Court recently ruled that a woman who claims to be a direct descendant of enslaved people can proceed with...

Lawsuit Alleges Harvard Dismissed Students’ Sexual Harassment Claims

Three Harvard University graduate students filed a federal lawsuit this week claiming the school ignored accusations that anthropology professor John Comaroff allegedly sexually harassed...

Harvard University Latest to Join Fossil Fuel Divestment Cohort

Harvard University announced Thursday it will no longer invest in fossil fuels, making it the most recent of several higher education institutions to divest...

Judge – Once Again – Hears Final Arguments in Harvard Affirmative...

Lawyers for Harvard University and the advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) met in court this week, nearly four months after the conclusion...

Harvard Admissions Dean Faces Three Days of Questioning as Trial Gets...

Harvard University and the anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) met in federal court in Boston this week for the start of...

Justice Department Sides with Plaintiffs in Affirmative Action Lawsuit Against Harvard

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a statement of interest arguing in favor of Students for Fair Admissions, the anti-affirmative action group that...

Harvard Joins Growing List of Universities Hosting Black Commencement Ceremonies

African American students graduating from Harvard University this week have the option to celebrate their accomplishments at a black commencement ceremony, one of a...