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Harvard Adds ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day to Columbus Day on School Calendar

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:30am 10/8/2017 at 11:30am
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It’s now a dual holiday. How long do you think it’ll take them to drop Columbus?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard adds ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ to school calendar

Harvard has added a new holiday to its calendar, one that seeks to recognize “...

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Harvard Inclusion Task Force Recommends Avoiding “Indicators of Excellence”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30am 9/28/2017 at 7:30am
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If we don’t point out that some people are better at certain things than others, we’ll all be equal. Right?

The Daily Caller reports:

Harvard Inclusion Report Wants To Avoid Certain ‘Indicators Of Excellence’

Harvard University’s Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging advised the university to avoid “over-reliance on indicators of excellence that systematically...

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Harvard Rescinds Fellowship Offered to Chelsea Manning

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/15/2017 at 1:00pm

Earlier this week, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government offered fellowships to former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and convicted spy, Chelsea Manning.

To Harvard’s shock, the blowback for offering a spy and traitor a fellowship was swift and intense. Douglas W. Elmendorf, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, issued a statement...

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Harvard Paying Students to Educate Others on Diversity and Inclusion

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:30am 9/14/2017 at 7:30am
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This is a new trend. A similar thing is happening at Bryn Mawr College.

The Daily Caller reports:

Harvard To Pay Students To Educate Others About Diversity

Harvard University will pay students $11 dollars an hour to educate their peers about diversity and inclusion this fall.

Wednesday is the last day students can apply to...

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Charles Murray Speaks at Harvard Without Incident

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:30am 9/8/2017 at 10:30am
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This is newsworthy because of the hostility that Murray was met with at Middlebury College earlier this year.

Murray described the scene at Harvard in an article at the Weekly Standard:

Harvard Shows How It Should Be Done

I was apprehensive as I flew to Boston on Wednesday. Protests were being organized for the...

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Surprisingly High Percentage of Harvard Freshmen Identify as Bisexual

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00am 9/2/2017 at 11:00am
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Compared to the population of the United States, the numbers are stunningly high.

The Daily Caller reported:

Bisexuals 400% More Prevalent In Harvard Freshmen Than General Population

Bisexuals are at least 400 percent more prevalent in Harvard University’s incoming class of freshmen than they are in the...

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Women’s Groups at Harvard Frustrated by Same Sex Clubs Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 31, 2017 at 7:30am 7/31/2017 at 7:30am
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This is rich in irony because the ban on same sex clubs was largely done with equality for women in mind.

The Boston Globe reports:

Harvard women’s groups frustrated by efforts to ban them

Just blocks from the multimillion-dollar brick mansions owned by Harvard University’s legendary all-male final clubs is a separate world.

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Harvard Alums Angry About Proposed Ban on Social Clubs

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:36pm 7/23/2017 at 2:36pm
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Alums are the key to successful fundraising. Could this hurt Harvard’s bottom line?

The New York Post reports:

Harvard alums furious over proposal to ban elite social clubs

Harvard is about to get a lot less exclusive.

Earlier this month, a faculty committee recommended that the university ban what it called “pernicious” social clubs —...

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American Enterprise Institute Scholars Suggest Ben Sasse for New Harvard President

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:30am 7/21/2017 at 10:30am

Senator Sasse would probably be an outstanding choice to lead Harvard but this will probably never happen.

Campus Reform reports:

Scholars suggest Sasse take over as Harvard prez

Harvard University President Drew Faust is stepping down next June, and two American Enterprise Institute scholars think Senator Ben Sasse would be the perfect replacement.

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Faculty Committee at Harvard Proposes Ban on Frats and Sororities

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/13/2017 at 1:30pm
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Why do these folks want to curtail the freedom of students to associate as they see fit?

CBS News reports:

Harvard committee proposes ban on fraternities and sororities

A Harvard University faculty committee is proposing a ban on all student fraternities, sororities and single-gender clubs.

The proposal would apply to incoming freshmen in the fall...

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All Male Club at Harvard Rethinks Gender Neutrality and Expels Female Members

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/5/2017 at 1:30pm
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Less than a decade ago this would have been no big deal but watch this blow up into a national news story.

Heat Street reports:

Harvard University All-Male Club Defies Faculty, Expels ‘Provisional’ Female Members

One of Harvard University’s best known clubs has effectively expelled nine women, ending a two-year experiment ultimately prompted by...

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Can You Guess Who the Boston Globe Wants as Harvard’s Next President?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:30am 6/16/2017 at 10:30am

Harvard president Drew Faust has announced that she’s going to step down. The liberal Boston Globe already has an idea for her replacement.

The Hill reports:

Boston Globe floats Obama as possible Harvard president

The Boston Globe is floating former President Obama as a potential president of Harvard University.

The Globe on Thursday published a...

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Harvard Rescinds Acceptance for Students Who Posted Offensive Memes on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:30am 6/6/2017 at 10:30am
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Social media has to be used carefully. Schools actively check the accounts of applicants now and there are real consequences for abuses.

Heat Street reports:

Harvard Revokes Acceptances for 10 Students Who Posted Provocative Images, Memes on Facebook

Harvard University has reversed its decision to offer places at the college for at least 10...

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Harvard Student Gets an A on Thesis Submitted as Rap Album

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:30am 5/21/2017 at 8:30am
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Maybe getting a degree from Harvard isn’t as difficult as people imagine it to be.

WSBTV News reported:

Harvard senior from Ga. submits rap album as thesis, gets an A

While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

Shaw is the first student in Harvard’s...

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Black Students at Harvard Are Holding a Separate Graduation Ceremony

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/9/2017 at 1:30pm
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Supporters say this is about community but it’s nearly impossible to get past the optics. Should every group of students start holding separate ceremonies?

BET News reports:

Here’s Why Black Harvard Students Are Holding Their Own Graduation Ceremony

Getting a diploma from Harvard is one of the biggest accomplishments a person can achieve, but...

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Harvard Poll Suggests Millennials Like Many of Trump’s Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30am 4/27/2017 at 10:30am

They don’t like the man himself but it’s a different story on policy.

The College Fix reports:

Millennials dislike Trump, but like a lot of his policies: Harvard poll

On its face, a new poll indicates millennials deeply disapprove of President Donald Trump. However, further analysis of the survey shows there’s more common ground...

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Students at Harvard Told That Gender Can Change ‘Day by Day’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/21/2017 at 1:30pm

Do you think the senior staff at Harvard Medical School would agree with this?

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard tells students gender can ‘change from day to day’

The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”

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