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Harvard reviewing nearly $9M in donations from Epstein

Sep. 12, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University says it's reviewing donations from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and will donate all unspent funding to victims of sexual crimes. University President Lawrence Bacow announced the review Thursday but says he ordered it two weeks ago. He said Epstein's...

MIT scandal highlights thorny ethics of university donations

Sep. 9, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While MIT grapples with new allegations about its financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, other universities that accepted donations from the disgraced financier say they have no plans to return the money. The turmoil at MIT has sent shockwaves through the world of education and highlights the...

Harvard student denied US entry arrives in time for classes

Sep. 3, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Palestinian student who was denied entry to the United States just days before he was scheduled to start classes at Harvard University has been admitted to the country. Ismail Ajjawi was on campus as classes began Tuesday, the university confirmed. "The last ten days have been difficult and...

Questions after US turns away Palestinian Harvard freshman

Aug. 28, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Palestinian student trying to start classes at Harvard University was denied entry to the U.S. in a case that critics of the Trump administration call emblematic of overly invasive screening at border checkpoints. Ismail Ajjawi, who had been living in Lebanon, was refused entry into the...

Police capture homicide suspect near Harvard University

Aug. 6, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Philadelphia man suspected of killing his father has been captured near Harvard University in Massachusetts. The Ivy League school on Tuesday warned of a "potentially armed assailant" and issued a shelter-in-place advisory for the area near the John F. Kennedy School of Government...

Weaker home sales expected to be drag on remodeling market

Jul. 29, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Weaker home sales trends are expected to contribute to a sharp slowing in the home remodeling market. That's the conclusion of a report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. The quarterly report forecasts that spending by homeowners for renovations, expansions and...

Student group says Harvard failed to address racist messages

Jul. 27, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An association of black students at Harvard Law School says the university "woefully failed to act" after four students received offensive emails and text messages from an anonymous sender. The Harvard Black Law Students Association issued a statement on Friday criticizing the...