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Where young adults moved to based on race and ethnicity

Jul. 25, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

It turns out millennials haven’t strayed very far from the areas where they grew up. A study released Monday by Harvard University and U.S. Census Bureau researchers found that by age 26, more than two-thirds of millennials lived in the same area where they grew up, 80% had moved...

Study: Millennials didn't stray far from where they grew up

Jul. 25, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

Growing up in mid-sized Virginia Beach, Andrew Waldholtz wanted to live in a big city so he moved to the District of Columbia for college. After four years in the comparatively expensive city, he realized he wanted a place to live that was more affordable. Waldholtz, 35, eventually...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...

Harvard returns Standing Bear's tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

Jun. 23, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A tomahawk once owned by Chief Standing Bear, a pioneering Native American civil rights leader, has been returned to his tribe after being housed for decades in a museum at Harvard University. Members of the Ponca tribes in Nebraska and Oklahoma visited the...

Court: Harvard can be sued for distress over slave photos

Jun. 23, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who says she's descended from slaves who are portrayed in widely published, historical photos owned by Harvard University can sue the school for emotional distress, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court...

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to step down next year

Jun. 08, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow, who guided the Ivy League school through the coronavirus pandemic and put together a panel to examine the university's deep ties to slavery, announced Wednesday that he plans to step down next year. “There is...

Garland issues call to public service in wake of shootings

May. 29, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland told Harvard graduates Sunday that their generation has been asked to show “an impossible kind of resilience” after yet another mass shooting at another school. “As we gather today to celebrate this milestone in your...

New Zealand PM warns of disinformation during Harvard speech

May. 26, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The flood of disinformation that is spread and amplified on social media represents a threat to fragile democracies, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said during the keynote speech at Harvard University's commencement on Thursday, exhorting graduates to do their...

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

May. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian heritage, according to legal filings. Harvard Law School’s Immigration and...

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

May. 13, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University. Ardern on Saturday posted a photo of...