Harvard’s capitulation to the mob

Opinion 06/20/19, 01:56

This week, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University has withdrawn his acceptance to the college. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the then-high school junior became a prominent voice for school safety, ...

Harvard grad student union stages sit-in over labor dispute

U.S. 05/01/19, 10:00

A union for Harvard University graduate students is staging a campus sit-in to pressure the school to meet its labor demands.Roughly 20 students were gathered inside a building in Harvard Yard on Wednesday as others marched outside in support of ...

Parents press Harvard to remove Sackler name from art museum

U.S. 04/12/19, 16:11

Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums.About two dozen parents protested Friday outside ...

Actress Laverne Cox to discuss gender equity at Harvard

Entertainment 04/02/19, 05:05

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox will be visiting Harvard University to talk about gender equity and stereotyping.The "Orange is the New Black" star is scheduled to headline a campus discussion Tuesday alongside fashion designer Christian Siriano and other panelists.It's ...

Update: Harvard suit aims to spark national reckoning

Sports 03/20/19, 14:42

The Latest on a lawsuit over images held by Harvard University of slaves (all times local):3:40 p.m.A woman suing Harvard University over portraits of two slaves says she hopes her lawsuit sparks a national reckoning with its history of racism.Tamara ...

Lawsuit: Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

U.S. 03/20/19, 09:08

Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League ...

Judge to hear last round of arguments in Harvard bias suit

U.S. 02/13/19, 01:39

A federal judge is scheduled to hear a final round of arguments in a lawsuit that says Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans.Lawyers from both sides are expected to round up their cases Wednesday at Boston's federal courthouse.The group Students for ...

Bryce Dallas Howard roasted by Harvard theater troupe

Entertainment 01/31/19, 17:27

Bryce Dallas Howard has been roasted by a venerable Harvard theater troupe as it unveiled its first performance with female cast members.The "Jurassic World" star was honored Thursday as Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.Cast members ...

Milo Ventimiglia named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Entertainment 01/30/19, 11:53

Milo Ventimiglia, who stars in the award-winning hit television drama "This is Us, has been named 2019 Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.The oldest theatrical organization in the U.S. announced Wednesday that Ventimiglia was selected because ...

Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

Entertainment 01/29/19, 12:25

Actor, producer and director Bryce Dallas Howard has been named 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.The nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization says in Tuesday's announcement that Howard is being honored because she is "an accomplished ...

Parkland survivor David Hogg is going to Harvard University

U.S. 12/22/18, 16:50

Florida school shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg is going to Harvard University.Hogg announced his acceptance to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, university on Twitter Saturday. He said he plans to major in political science.Hogg has been one of the ...

Angela Merkel named commencement speaker at Harvard

Europe 12/07/18, 09:14

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been chosen to give Harvard University's commencement speech May 30.Harvard officials announced the selection Friday, calling Merkel "one of the world's most influential leaders" since she was elected her country's first female chancellor in 2005.Merkel ...

Malala Yousafzai receives Harvard award for activism

Asia & Pacific 12/06/18, 21:44

Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) was honored Thursday by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. 2014 Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai holds up the 2018 Gleitsman Activist Award while being honored prior to an address at the Kennedy ...

Rhodes scholar class features plenty of women, immigrants

U.S. 11/18/18, 16:36

The latest crop of U.S. Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class, and almost half of this year's recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in England are either immigrants or first-generation Americans, the Rhodes Trust ...

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