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By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:53 am

Peter Brand, 67, of Cambridge, and Jie "Jack" Zhao, 61, of Potomac, MD, were arrested by federal agents today on a charge of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery over bribes Zhao allegedly paid Brand and charities he controlled to get Zhao's sons accepted to Harvard. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 9:08 pm

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The Crimson reports the presidents of the eight Ivy League schools have called off all winter sporting events due to escalating Covid-19 numbers, that the fall season will not be rescheduled for the spring and that spring events, if they happen at all, will not start until the end of February.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 11:54 am

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled today that Harvard's "race-conscious admissions program" does not violate federal law. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 9:41 am

A federal judge yesterday dismissed Eric Clopper's libel suit against the Harvard Crimson over the way it covered the controversy surrounding his one-day performance at Sanders Theatre over the evils of circumcision. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/20 - 9:48 am

A federal judge ruled yesterday that Harvard University was within its rights to turn up the lights in Sanders Theater and end an employee's performance while he was nude and having intercourse with a sex doll on stage and a video played showing him ejaculating in the doll's mouth, all somehow connected to his argument that Jewish circumcision is evil. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/7/20 - 12:09 pm

Researchers at MIT, Harvard and Mass. General report progress in developing a "universal" flu vaccine that would work by getting the body to recognize a flu protein that rarely mutates but which the human immune system normally does not recognize. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 10:20 am

The Crimson reports the three freshmen were ordered to leave their on-campus dorms after hosting a gathering with three other people despite Harvard rules against such things in an age of pandemic. The move means they're still enrolled, but have to take all their classes remotely.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 12:46 pm

A number of local colleges and universities are posting daily or weekly Covid-19 testing results; to date, the numbers show much lower infection rates among students who have come to Boston even if that means taking classes in their dorm rooms and prohibitions against parties. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 9:55 pm

City Realty, which used to specialize in small apartment buildings, says it will soon file plans for a 16-story, 262-unit residential building on Ashford Street, next to the West Station commuter rail station that state officials once pushed but which more recently have said they would put off until 2040 or so. Read more.

By Quantum Mechanic - 8/7/20 - 9:52 am

Harvard lawprof Bruce Hay (seen at UHub in Is a Harvard Law professor the most gullible man in Cambridge? ) has filed a breach of contract and defamation suit against New York Magazine for allegedly misrepresenting the Shumans as predators and himself as a clueless victim. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:53 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Matthew Haviland, 30, of North Kingstown, RI to 21 months in federal prison for an online hate spree in March, 2019 in which he sent 28 messages to a Harvard professor threatening to rip the professor limb from limb, after first eating his or her eyeballs, because of the professor's support of abortion and opposition to President Trump. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 10:29 am

A now former Harvard employee who rented the university's Sanders Theatre for a play about what he considers the evils of Jewish circumcision is suing the school and the Harvard Crimson for everything from civil-rights violations to libel because of the way a Harvard official stopped the performance. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 9:53 am

A Harvard student who claims to have been wronged by online classes has sued Harvard to get part of her spring tuition back. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 2:25 pm

Deans at Harvard's medical and dental schools told students today that due to Covid-19, the fall semester for incoming students will start with only online classes - a couple weeks after a Harvard University official said that the main Harvard campus would be open to students in September. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 9:13 pm

In a letter to the Harvard community today, university Executive Vice President Kate Lapp said that a university commitment to keep dining, custodial and security workers employed through May 25 has been extended to June 25, but cautioned that with Covid-19-related losses now expected to reach more than $1 billion, the school might have to look at the possibility of "furloughs and layoffs of some members of our workforce." Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 9:39 pm

The disgraced and now dead convicted molester had his own office at Harvard, WBZ reports.

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By adamg - 4/28/20 - 12:00 pm

Starting this week, some people going in for Covid-19 testing in New York City will be asked to have two swabs stuck up their noses, one a traditional plastic stick tipped with cotton or nylon, the other also a plastic stick, but one that ends in a corkscrew design rather than having something absorbent attached to it, and designed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute, based at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 12:25 pm

Harvard President Larry Bacow discusses what surviving Covid-19 was like, starting with the surprise of being diagnosed since he and his wife had basically shut themselves at home and had not seen anybody else for 10 days.

He adds he was tested not because he's president of Harvard but because he has an autoimmune disorder - and he discusses how Harvard began preparing for coronavirus in January.

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