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Harvard Revokes Du Bois Medal Awarded to Harvey Weinstein

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:02:06 -0500

The Ivy League university was the latest institution to distance itself from the Hollywood mogul following allegations of sexual assaults and harassment of women.

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:03 -0500

As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at Harvard. Then, suddenly, the rules changed.

Good Vegan, Bad Vegan

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:01 -0500

A vegan who consumes no animal products can be just as unhealthy as an omnivore who dines on burgers and chicken nuggets.

Obama Says Leaving Malia at College Was ‘Like Open-Heart Surgery’

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:41:18 -0500

Former President Barack Obama cried after he dropped his older daughter, Malia, off at Harvard last month — but not in front of her, he said.

Harvard Endowment Reports ‘Disappointing’ 8.1 Percent Return

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:40:31 -0500

The endowment’s new chief, N.P. Narvekar, said the university’s $37.1 billion fund had problems that would “require time to overcome.”

With Chelsea Manning Invitation, Harvard Got a Discussion It Didn’t Want

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:51:53 -0500

After the university’s Kennedy School gave Manning a visiting fellowship, backlash led to a reversal and criticism from across the political spectrum.

Chelsea Manning Has a Lot to Teach. Harvard Doesn’t Agree.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:36:51 -0500

Her whistle-blowing was a powerful contribution to the debate over national security. But the university would rather listen to the C.I.A. than to her.

Harvard’s Rejection of Michelle Jones, an Ex-Inmate

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:32:06 -0500

Three Harvard grad students harshly condemn the university, while another writer praises it and objects to the “glorification” of a murderer.

Readers React: Redemption, Then Rejection From Harvard

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:43:49 -0500

Times readers debated Harvard’s decision to withdraw an offer to a woman who had been imprisoned for the murder of her young son.

A Prison Sentence Ends. But the Stigma Doesn’t.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:18:11 -0500

Harvard’s rejection of Michelle Jones, a former convict, reveals the lie we are telling ourselves about the possibility of redemption.