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Committee Rolls Back Suggestion to Ban Harvard Social Clubs

The experimental petri dish that is Harvard’s social scene is being tinkered with again. The committee that recommended a ban on the school’s final clubs, […]

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Protesters Confront Betsy DeVos at the Harvard Kennedy School

Protesters, some standing with their fists in the air and waving signs that included the words “white supremacist,” swarmed to greet Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday […]

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Wellesley Welcomes Its First Trans Students

For most students settling into campus life this fall, their biggest hurdle involved cramming for the SATs. But for Ninotska Love, that path was a […]

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Harvard, Under Pressure, Reverses on Making Chelsea Manning a Fellow

After a series of button-pushing, polarizing selections for the Kennedy School’s Visiting Fellows program this year, Harvard appears to have found the point at which a […]

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The Interview: Rafael Reif

The MIT president wants to take Donald Trump back to science class.

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Slave Money Built Harvard Law. A New Monument Recognizes That.

At a time of reflection on the dark history of American wealth, monuments, and institutions, Harvard has just made a small, but important gesture recognizing an […]

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Corey Lewandowski Is Coming to Harvard

Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager and current reliably pro-Trump talking head, will be spending a semester at Harvard. The political operative and Lowell native, who […]

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Noam Chomsky Is Leaving MIT for the University of Arizona

Big news in the world of highbrow academia: Noam Chomsky is leaving MIT. The linguistics professor has announced plans to depart Cambridge in favor of, […]

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Standardized Testing 2.0: MCAS vs. PARCC

Which is better: a) the MCAS or b) PARCC?

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How to Cure the College-Essay Blues

No need to agonize over the dreaded application essay. Just follow these tips.

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How to Bulk Up That College Resume

Four simple activities that’ll wow college admissions officers.

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How a New Boston Program Is Helping Students with College Loan Debt

How one program is taking a bite out of college loans—one gratis class at a time.

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How to Get Your Undergrad’s Mood in Check

Four ways for parents to smooth the transition to the (semi)autonomous world.

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What Are Those Pricey Degrees Really Worth?

We asked four recent grads about the blood, sweat, and cold hard cash it took to earn their ticket to the real world.

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The Interview: Harvey Mansfield

Warning: This interview may offend you. And Harvey Mansfield, Harvard’s most controversial conservative professor, couldn’t care less.