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Environmental Group at Harvard Promises ‘Escalation’ if Their Demands Aren’t Met

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00am 2/21/2020 at 10:00am

This sounds a bit like a threat, doesn’t it? Will the Harvard administration respond?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard environmental group promises ‘escalation’ if demands not met

An environmental group at Harvard University has promised an “escalation”...

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Harvard Prof Cornel West Calls Trump a ‘Neo-Fascist Gangster’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:30am 2/16/2020 at 11:30am

Sounds like someone might have a case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard prof calls Trump a ‘neo-fascist gangster’

Harvard philosophy professor Cornel West referred to President Donald Trump as a “neo-fascist gangster” at a campaign rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday night in New Hampshire.

The professor who has publicly endorsed Sanders...

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Protesters from ‘Divest Harvard’ Occupy University Hall

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:30pm 2/15/2020 at 1:30pm

This is the group that has been trying to get Harvard to divest from fossil fuels.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Divest Harvard Protesters Occupy University Hall

Protesters from Divest Harvard occupied University Hall Thursday afternoon as part of a rally held in celebration of the National Day of Divestment.

Protesters remained in the building for...

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Harvard and Yale Under Investigation for Failing to Report Foreign Gifts Worth Millions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 2/13/2020 at 12:00pm

This is a big deal. The investigation is being done by the Department of Education.

FOX News reports:

Harvard, Yale under investigation over foreign gifts totaling hundreds of millions of dollars

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced an investigation into Harvard and Yale on Wednesday and accused both universities of failing to report...

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Jewish Member of Harvard Club Claims Prof Assaulted Her at Pro-Palestinian Lecture

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:00am 2/10/2020 at 8:00am

She has since filed a lawsuit. Good for her.

The New York Post reports:

Jewish Harvard Club member assaulted during pro-Palestinian lecture, lawsuit says

A Jewish member of the Harvard Club claims she was assaulted by a professor during a pro-Palestinian lecture at the swanky venue — and then was booted by the Ivy...

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Student Protesters Who Blocked Field at Harvard Yale Football Game Get Records Expunged

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 31, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/31/2020 at 12:00pm

So these protesters won’t get any real punishment and their records will be clean? Must be nice.

The College Fix reports:

Ivy League privilege: Climate change protesters get records expunged for shutting down football game

Going to an Ivy League school is great. Not only are you practically guaranteed a lucrative job and enriching...

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Harvard Hires ‘Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging’ After Long Search

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:30am 1/19/2020 at 9:30am

Is any one else amused by the creativity involved in making up these diversity administration job titles?

The College Fix reports:

After over a year, Harvard hires new ‘Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging’

After sixteen months, Harvard has finally filled its Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging position, a role that oversees numerous...

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Americans Believe an Internship at Google is More Valuable Than a Degree From Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00am 1/10/2020 at 8:00am

This is probably true. Even if you don’t end up working at Google, just having it on your resume would open a lot of doors.

The College Fix reports:

Americans believe a Google internship is more valuable than a Harvard degree

Once you get into Harvard University, do you actually learn anything that is...

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Harvard Prof Developing Lab-Grown Meat for Human Consumption

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/4/2020 at 1:30pm

Something about the very concept of this just seems gross. I’m not sure I would even try it.

WGBH reports:

Slaughter-Free Steak Served Up At Harvard Laboratory

Kit Parker, bioengineering and applied physics professor at Harvard University, joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday to speak about the meat he’s developing at an on-campus lab...

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Harvard Graduate Students Ending Strike Without a Contract

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 11:00am 1/1/2020 at 11:00am

The school is bringing in federal mediators next week to help resolve the issue.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Without a Contract, Harvard Graduate Student Union to End Strike Jan. 1

Harvard’s graduate student union will end its strike Dec. 31 and return to work in the new year without a contract, the union’s bargaining...

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Harvard Billed $185,000 by Cambridge Police for Security at Grad Student Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/26/2019 at 1:00pm

The $185,000 was just for the first two weeks of the strike. It sounds like a lot, but it is Harvard we’re talking about here.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Cambridge Police Billed Harvard $185,000 for Security During First Two Weeks of Grad Union Strike

The Cambridge Police Department billed Harvard around $185,000 in security...

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Harvard Calls for Federal Mediator to Help Settle Ongoing Grad Student Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 23, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/23/2019 at 1:00pm

All the brilliant minds at Harvard can’t settle a student strike without a federal mediator? Really?

The Boston Globe reports:

Harvard calls for federal mediator in...

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Harvard Students Occupy Building Demanding Creation of ‘Ethnic Studies’ Department

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 9:30am 12/15/2019 at 9:30am

Students at Harvard have every advantage in the world. They have access to pretty much anything they want to study and faculty members to go with it. This protest is ridiculous.

The College Fix reports:

In ongoing Ethnic Studies controversy, Harvard students occupy building for second time in two weeks

Students at Harvard University...

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Graduate Students at Harvard Launching Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/3/2019 at 12:00pm

This was always the goal of introducing unions into higher education.

WBUR reports:

Harvard Grad Students Are Set To Strike Tuesday. Here’s Why

Harvard University and more than 4,000 graduate student workers failed to reach agreement on a labor contract during negotiations Monday, setting the stage for an indefinite strike to begin Tuesday at...

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Climate change activists storm football field, delay Harvard-Yale game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mQxnClWcdo
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:30pm 11/23/2019 at 9:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mQxnClWcdo

It would be hard to imagine climate change hijinks more hilarious than the protest at Saturday’s Harvard vs Yale football game.

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Harvard Divestment Activists Pour Molasses on Themselves to Symbolize an Oil Spill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:00am 11/19/2019 at 10:00am

This is one of those instances where the protest is really performance art and the spectacle matters more than the issue.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard fossil fuel divestment group stages mock oil spill on campus

In a bid to convince the university to divest its holdings in fossil fuels, activists at Harvard on...

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Harvard Student Council Sides With Activists Against Student Paper Over ICE Flap

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00am 11/12/2019 at 10:00am

Last month the student paper, the Harvard Crimson, did a report on anti-ICE protests and asked ICE for comment. This simple act of journalism set off a firestorm against the paper.

Now the student council has sided with the activists.

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