Last week, Harvard University President Drew G. Faust announced that members of the school’s single-gender clubs, including final clubs and fraternities and sororities, won’t be allowed to hold leadership positions on campus or be nominated for undergraduate scholarships. The decision, geared at eliminating…
In a move that will prompt a lot of anguished howling among people for whom college was the most important time of their lives, Harvard has announced it will place new restrictions on members of the school’s “final clubs.” Those are chummy, very old single-sex organizations where money sloshes merrily in every…
The long-awaited political news of the year is here. Malia Obama, perhaps the coolest Obama, has announced her university pick, that bastion of crimson smugness, Harvard University.
Harvard has installed a plaque honoring four slaves who worked in the households of two university presidents in the 1700s and, more broadly, recognizing the school’s history with slavery.
Nothing pumps up a crowd like a good marching band interlude, and nothing pumps up a marching band like a surreptitious and possibly accidental statement of virility.
After more than a century, one of Harvard’s exclusive, all-male social clubs will begin accepting women as members. Club members have been debating this issue for years, finally coming to a decision this fall.
A three-man debate team at Eastern Correctional Facility, a New York State maximum-security prison formerly known as the “State Institution for Male Defective Delinquents,” beat Harvard University in a competition in September—and is receiving another, well-deserved wave of recognition for this feat.
Shawn Bunn, a computer lab manager at Harvard University and verified adult baby, has been accused of using his University-issued credit card to pay for $80,000 worth of Lego sets and electronics.
Harvard University’s historic all-male drag and burlesque troupe Hasty Pudding Theatricals may begin to accept women after two college seniors decided it was unacceptable for a college theater society to bar females from performing.
Schuyler Bailar, a 19-year-old swimmer recruited by Harvard’s women’s swim team won’t be swimming with the rest of the squad come this fall. Instead, Bailar will compete with the men’s team, becoming the first transgender individual on a collegiate swim team in the history of the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg accepted the Radcliffe Medal from Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Friday, and in her speech, the always-inspiring 82-year-old badass advised her young female listeners to lead by example.
Coined by the late writer Harris Wittels, the word “humblebrag” is used to describe an instance of “false modesty.” People humblebrag when they don’t want to annoy people with an overt brag, but a team of researchers from Harvard have just discovered that those attempts at humility actually do more harm than good.
At the London Review of Books blog, Deborah Friedell brings our attention to the genteel, transactional correspondence between a senior executive and member of an Ivy League college’s development staff, as made public in the Sony hacks:
Before Michelle Obama was the First Lady, a position defined by partnership and parenting, she was a career woman with twenty successful years under her belt before her husband dreamed of running the country. In fact, when Barack pitched her the idea, he had to enlist her family to convince her. Peter Slevin, author…
I graduated from Harvard in 2006, and have spent eight of the last nine years working as an admissions officer for my alma mater. A low-level volunteer, sure, but an official one all the same. I served as one of thousands of alumni volunteers around the world—a Regional Representative for my local Schools Committee,…
Harvard University has put an official ban on romantic and sexual relationships between professors and undergraduates, Bloomberg reports. That means all professors are banned from having sex/dating all undergraduate students. No fucking a student you met at nickel shots night off campus and certainly no fucking anyone…
Chris Pratt was named the Hasty Pudding 2015 Man of the Year, making him the second Parks and Recreation star this year to be honored by the historic comedy group.
This weekend, hundreds of Harvard students and affiliates received a terrifyingly ominous email, threatening to carryout a mass shooting at the Ivy League school and "kill you individually." But now it looks like the sender has backtracked, apologizing for the email and blaming a family member for the email.
It's back-to-school season across America and college students are being reminded, once again, that going to a frat party doesn't mean you get to rape people.
In institutions of higher learning nationwide, college administrations are silencing faculty for speaking out about the campus rape crisis. Faculty members from four colleges and universities spoke exclusively to Jezebel about the professional retaliation they've faced due to their support of survivors of sexual…