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Harvard graduate students authorize a strike; no date set

Oct. 26, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Graduate students at Harvard University have voted to authorize a strike, but no date has been set for any walkout. The union represents close to 5,000 teaching and research assistants. It says it is at an impasse with the school on issues including pay, benefits and protections...

Harvard paper blasted for seeking immigration agency comment

Oct. 23, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

For student and professional journalists alike, it's a matter of ethical standards: The Harvard Crimson student newspaper, in its coverage of a campus protest against a federal immigration agency, reached out to the agency to ask for comment. To student activists, the request showed a disregard for students...

Queen Latifah receives Harvard black culture award

Oct. 22, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Tuesday, according to the Cambridge,...

Realism of Harvard's Glass Flowers still dazzles

Oct. 22, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Tucked inside a museum on the Harvard University campus is a gallery teeming with plants so lifelike in appearance you'd be forgiven for swearing they're real. But this foliage is glass — really old glass. There's a red maple branch, for instance, that looks plucked from a...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Oct. 13, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, according to the...

Affirmative action foes appeal Harvard admissions ruling

Oct. 4, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group that opposes affirmative action is appealing a federal judge's ruling that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian American applicants. Students for Fair Admissions filed a notice Friday with the 1st U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston. The group says it will appeal all the...

Federal judge upholds affirmative action at Harvard

Oct. 1, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action in college admissions across the U.S. In a closely watched lawsuit that had raised fears about the future of...

Federal judge clears Harvard University in lawsuit alleging racial bias against Asian American applicants

Oct. 1, 2019 3:39 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Federal judge clears Harvard University in lawsuit alleging racial bias against Asian American applicants.

Harvard president sorry 13th Amendment comment offended some

Sep. 28, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow is saying he regrets the controversial comments he made invoking the 13th Amendment in referring to the university's relationship with wealthy donors. The Boston Globe reports Bacow was speaking Tuesday to Harvard alumni relations and...