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Harvard immigration clinic sues for records on ICE detention

Jan. 18, 2022 15:24 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School clinic has sued federal immigration officials for failing to release records about the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention facilities. The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program said in a lawsuit filed in...

Harvard doesn't have to pay prof's legal fees, court finds

Jan. 10, 2022 14:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University is not required to pay legal defense fees for a professor who was found guilty of hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Monday. In its decision, the Supreme Judicial Court found that Harvard was...

Jennifer Garner named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Jan. 06, 2022 14:40 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jennifer Garner has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, based not just on her career as an actor, but also because of her record as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, the organization said Thursday. Garner, 49,...

Jason Bateman named Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year

Dec. 23, 2021 11:18 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jason Bateman was named the 2022 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday, the first recipient of the award since 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bateman, an actor, producer and director on the Netflix series...

China defends science exchange program following US arrest

Dec. 22, 2021 06:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday defended its international scientific exchange programs in the wake of the conviction of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China manages...

Harvard professor found guilty of hiding ties to China

Dec. 21, 2021 19:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program was found guilty on all counts Tuesday. Charles Lieber, 62, the former chair of Harvard’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, had pleaded not guilty to two...

Harvard will move to remote classes in January

Dec. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University will move to remote learning when classes resume in January, school officials said in a letter to the campus community Saturday. The Cambridge, Massachusetts college said the decision was prompted by the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases and...

Harvard drops standardized test requirement through 2026

Dec. 17, 2021 13:55 PM EST

Students will be able to apply to Harvard University without submitting SAT or ACT scores for at least the next four years, the Ivy League school announced Thursday, extending a policy many colleges have adopted during the pandemic and that a growing number are keeping for years to come. ...

Trial opens for Harvard professor for hiding ties to China

Dec. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program began in earnest Wednesday in Boston federal court. Lawyers delivered opening statements and called their first witnesses in the case against Charles Lieber,...

Harvard professor's trial a test of DOJ's China prosecutions

Dec. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program is the latest bellwether in the U.S. Justice Department's controversial effort to crackdown on economic espionage by China. Opening statements in the trial of...