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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

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:30pm 11/23/2019 at 9:30pm
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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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Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Demands Harvard Pay Slavery Reparations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00am 11/8/2019 at 8:00am

This case would set quite a precedent if Harvard were to follow through. Can you even imagine what would come next?

The College Fix reports:

Foreign prime minister demands slavery reparations from Harvard

The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda recently sent a letter to the president of Harvard University demanding that the Ivy...

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Scientists at Harvard Achieve ‘Breakthrough’ in Production of Fake Meat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/30/2019 at 12:00pm

Does anyone else find the notion or ‘fake meat’ a little gross?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard scientists achieve ‘breakthrough’ in manufacturing fake meat

The Harvard Crimson reports that scientists at the Ivy League university have achieved a “breakthrough” in the production of lab-grown fake meat, reportedly creating a mock meat substance with a...

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Union for Harvard Graduate Students Votes to Authorize Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 9:30am 10/27/2019 at 9:30am

They’re demanding more money and better benefits. Here’s hoping Harvard enjoys lying in the bed they made.

WBUR reports:

Harvard Graduate Students Union Votes To Authorize Strike Against University

Graduate students at Harvard University have voted to authorize a strike, but no date has been set for any walkout.

The Harvard Graduate Students Union represents...

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Harvard Crimson Faces Campus Backlash for Asking ICE to Comment on a Story

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:00am 10/24/2019 at 11:00am
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In September, students at Harvard held a protest against ICE. The student newspaper The Harvard Crimson covered the protest and as part of their story, asked ICE for comment.

Now the campus left has focused their outrage on the paper.

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Harvard Business Group Cancels Event With Tech Company Over Ties to ICE

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/18/2019 at 12:00pm
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The constant demonizing of ICE on college campuses is purely political and unfair to the hardworking Americans who make up the agency.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard business group spikes event with ICE contractor after student outcry

Harvard’s Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society (HUBBS) recently canceled a sponsorship from Palantir Technologies because its products are used...

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Science! Harvard Disputes the Idea That Testosterone and Masculinity are Connected

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8:00am 10/17/2019 at 8:00am

When stories like this come up, don’t you think someone at Harvard Medical School should be asked to go on record with a response?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard says masculinity and testosterone are not ‘connected’

Last week we learned that the University of California instructs staff in the Office of the President that...

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