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Theresa Lund, Harvard researcher dubbed Sidewalk Susie, placed on leave after viral video

Update, 7/20/18: Theresa Lund has been placed on leave by the Harvard Humanitatian Initiative, where she was the executive director, in the wake of a video in which Lund asks a neighbor who was with her biracial daugther if they live in the "affordable units" around Harvard University....

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:43am

Harvard researchers say these 5 healthy habits could add 10 years to your life

What’s the secret to living a long, healthy life? While there’s no magic potion, there are a few healthy habits that can keep you fit while adding 10 years or more to your life expectancy, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a report released this week,...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:27am

Harvard Law School profs will represent student arrested by Cambridge police

Two professors from the Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute will represent Selorm Ohene, the 21-year-old Harvard student arrested by Cambridge police Friday night. Ohene’s arrest has garnered attention and sparked controversy due to the use of force by officers in...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:36pm

Larry Nassar abuse survivor to speak at Harvard about justice, forgiveness

Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, will speak at Harvard University this week about justice and forgiveness. The event, called “Can we reconcile justice and forgiveness?” is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at the...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:51pm

Harvard takes steps to become a more inclusive campus

Harvard University is making some changes in an effort to be more inclusive. The school’s Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging released its final report this week, which includes recommendations, goals and tools to make the Ivy League campus a culture of belonging. The task...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:52am

Researchers issue call to arms to combat fake news

There’s a revolution brewing to fight fake news — the only problem is, experts still don’t know much about it. Yes, there have been some studies on the topic, but there’s still a lot more work to be done. That’s why researchers from Harvard, MIT, Yale, Columbia...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:26pm

Harvard professor put on leave following sexual harassment allegations

A Harvard University professor has been placed on leave following sexual misconduct allegations by more than a dozen women. Jorge Domínguez, a Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) government professor, was put on administrative leave on Sunday, the Harvard Crimson reported. The move comes...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:35pm

Thomas Lennon on the legacy of National Lampoon

Few publications have left as big of an impact on the comedy landscape as National Lampoon. A spinoff of the storied Harvard Lampoon, the famed magazine became a cult hit in the late '70s for its subversive and often shocking style of humor. While National Lampoon helped launch the careers of...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:33am

Activist Angela Davis donates her archives to Harvard

Angela Davis is an icon of the 1960s, known for her political activism, academic achievements and overall radicalism. Now, Davis’s life, through her writings and photos, will live on at Harvard. Harvard University announced Tuesday that Davis is donating her archives to the Schlesinger...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:44pm

Mila Kunis helps Harvard's Hasty Pudding usher in changes

Between the annual roast and parade around Cambridge, the Woman of the Year ceremony is usually a light-hearted affair for Harvard's Hasty Pudding. However, this year's festivities honoring Mila Kunis ended up taking a backseat to controversies surrounding the theatrical group's long-...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:16am

#HearHerHarvard: Women across country show support for Harvard sororities

With a strict crackdown on single-gender social clubs imminent at Harvard University, women across the country are showing support on social media for Harvard sororities Using the hashtags #WithoutMySorority and #HearHerHarvard, women across the country who are members of different sororities are...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:26pm

Obama struggled with emotions, desk lamp during Malia's Harvard drop off

Barack Obama had a rough time sending Malia off at Harvard this past fall. On the first episode of David Letterman's new Netflix show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," the former president revealed to the ex-"Late Show" host that he was pretty much a "useless,...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:43am

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