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Harvard is penalizing single-gender social clubs, but sororities plan to recruit anyway

Harvard has long debated cracking down on its single-gender social clubs, and university officials recently announced that by the start of next semester, the college will finalize a plan to penalize members of such organizations. Though the school has stepped back from its suggestion to completely...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:37pm

Two-thirds of young Americans are fearful about country's future: Poll

Are you concerned about the future of our country? If so, you’re not alone. More than two-thirds of young adults in the United States say that they are more fearful than they are hopeful about America’s future, according to a new poll out of Harvard University. The Harvard Kennedy...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:14pm

Researchers create robotic muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight

Robots are about to get a whole lot stronger. Researchers at MIT and Harvard have developed new “artificial muscles” that can turn soft robots into super lifters. The robotic muscles can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight, which experts say will lead to endless possibilities for...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:22pm

Portal allows Boston-area residents to 'FaceTime' with refugees around the world

On Harvard’s campus, there’s a portal to another world — literally. Inside an unassuming shipping container that sits on the grass at Harvard Divinity School, students, staff and other visitors can come face-to-face with refugees around the world. The portal is part of a project...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:25pm

Elton John to receive Harvard Humanitarian Award

Elton John will receive the Harvard Foundation’s 2017 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on Nov. 6. The legendary musician is being recognized for his philanthropic work toward HIV/AIDS research, through his foundation, The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). “Accepting an...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:05pm

Barack Obama cried after dropping Malia off at Harvard

Parents tend to get teary-eyed when they send their kids off to college, and President Barack Obama is no exception. The former commander-in-chief recently dropped his daughter Malia off in Cambridge to start her journey at Harvard University, which turned out to be quite the emotional...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:27pm

Harvard students speak out after school rescinds Chelsea Manning's fellowship

After Harvard’s Kennedy School rescinded its invitation to bring on Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics, students at the elite university say they feel the school isn’t listening to their wants, so they’re speaking out. The school’s change of...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:11pm

Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning coming to Harvard as visting fellows

What do Sean Spicer and Chelsea Manning have in common? The two have just been announced as visiting fellows at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The former press secretary to President Donald Trump and the former U.S. Army analyst who leaked secret military documents will join two other...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:59pm

31 arrested in Harvard Square DACA protest

Thirty one people were arrested for blocking traffic in Harvard Square on Thursday during a protest, organized by local university professors, of the Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. College students, staff and faculty...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 9:48am

Exxon Mobil 'misled' the public on climate change for over 40 years

Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest oil companies, made “explicit factual misrepresentations” about the dangers of climate change for 40 years, while simultaneously acknowledging the risks behind closed doors, a new Harvard University study finds. Two Harvard researchers...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:29pm

Robot developed at Harvard will help kids learn to code

Want your kid to get into coding? There will soon be a new wall-climbing robot on the market, developed at Harvard University, to help you do just that. Root is an educational robot developed by faculty at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Three Wyss employees...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:02am

Harvard proposes banning all frats, sororities and final clubs

Harvard’s predominantly all-male social clubs have been a point of contention in the college’s past, and now a faculty committee has proposed that the college forbid all fraternities, sororities and single-gender clubs starting in fall 2018. The recommendation was outlined in a 22-page...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:23am

Harvard social club rescinds membership for 9 women

An elite Harvard University social club has reportedly rescinded the memberships of nine women, thus reverting back to the club’s traditional male-only membership status. The Fox Club began accepting women into its fold for the first time about two years ago, according to the Harvard Crimson...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:56am

Drew Faust, Harvard's first female president, to step down next year

Harvard University President Drew Faust, the first woman to serve in that post in the elite Ivy League school's 380-year history, plans to step down from her role at the end of the next academic year, she said on Wednesday. Faust, a historian, has run Harvard since 2007. Her leadership helped...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:06pm

Harvard students who lost acceptance due to offensive memes part of common problem

A handful of prospective freshman had their Harvard dreams dashed recently when the school withdrew their offers of admission, following news that the potential students had posted racist and sexist memes in a private Facebook chat. Though the move may have been unexpected for the students...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

Harvard rescinds some admission offers after students share offensive memes

Memes are an internet sensation, but they can also have real-world consequences. At least 10 students accepted to Harvard College have had their admissions rescinded after sharing racist and “sexually explicit” memes in a Facebook group titled “Harvard memes for horny...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:51am

Joe Biden dons aviators, tells students they can change the country in Harvard Class Day speech

Before Harvard grads get to hear Mark Zuckerberg share his wisdom at the university’s commencement, they heard from former vice president Joe Biden at the school’s annual Class Day celebration. Biden, affectionately nicknamed “Uncle Joe” and the subject of many a meme,...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:27am

How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard commencement speech

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg heads back to Harvard to finally get his (honorary) degree and to give the speech at the university's 366th commencement.  The CEO and co-founder of Facebook took to his own platform to give a little preview of his address.  "At tomorrow's...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:14am

Chocolate may lower risk for common heart condition: Harvard study

Chocolate may not have to be such a guilty pleasure anymore. It turns out, indulging in moderate amounts of the treat is associated with a lower risk of a common type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to dangerous conditions, according to a new study. The study was led by researchers...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:25pm

Harvard is updating a home from the 1920s to be 'ultra' energy efficient

Imagine a comfortable, livable home where you don’t have to turn on any electric lights during the day, where no heating or air conditioning system is required — yes, even in New England — and that it can do all that without producing any carbon emissions. This house will soon be...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:06am