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HARVARD UNIVERSITY NEWS

Harvard gets its first Black, elected student body president

November 25, 2020 5:42 pm

Noah Harris, of Hattiesburg, was elected president of Harvard’s Undergraduate Council on Nov. 12. He is a junior who is majoring in government and co-chairs the Undergraduate Council’s Black caucus.

Harvard, MIT sue US govt depts over new immigration rule for foreign students

July 10, 2020 2:42 pm

A little over 46,000 F-visas (which include students’ family members) were issued to Indians in 2019, roughly 11% of the total 3.9 lakh such visas issued that year, records of the US State Department show.

Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, Harvard Prof Raj Chetty among Carnegie Corporation's '2020 Great Immigrants'

July 02, 2020 2:31 pm

Born in New Delhi, Mukherjee is a noted biologist, oncologist and the author of several acclaimed books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer'.

Harvard University offers free courses online

April 15, 2020 1:18 pm

From game development to studying and understanding religious content to Shakespeare's plays and data science and visualisation, a wide variety of courses are available at the website online-learning.harvard.edu.

Palestinian Harvard student blocked from coming to US is allowed to enter

September 04, 2019 1:37 pm

Ajjawi’s parents issued a statement expressing relief that their son was able to begin studies at Harvard with his class, and thanking those who fought for the reinstatement of his visa. They asked for privacy for their son, who did not comment directly.

Questions after US turns away Palestinian Harvard freshman

August 29, 2019 7:34 am

Ismail Ajjawi, who had been living in Lebanon, was refused entry into the US after landing Friday at Logan International Airport in Boston, university and federal officials confirmed this week.

US: Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students faces sentencing

July 17, 2019 5:37 pm

Federal prosecutors in Boston plan to seek an 18-month prison term for Nicholas Zuckerman, 25, who pleaded guilty in February to charges related to comments he posted on Harvard's Instagram account in May 2017.

Harvard rescinds admission for Parkland student over offensive comments

June 18, 2019 7:32 am

“Hopefully people have the goodness in their hearts to forgive me,” Kashuv said in a telephone interview. “I really hope that. What I said two years ago isn’t indicative of who I am.”

Harvard University sued for allegedly profiting from photos of slaves

March 21, 2019 8:48 am

The case renews focus on the role that the country’s oldest universities played in slavery, and also comes amid a growing debate over whether the descendants of the enslaved are entitled to reparations.

Once secret, Harvard’s admissions process is unveiled in federal court

October 20, 2018 8:27 am

A federal trial that began this week accusing Harvard of stacking the deck against Asian-American applicants is providing a rare glimpse into the secretive selection process at one of the country’s most elite universities.