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Appeals Court Upholds Harvard’s Affirmative Action Practices

An Appeals Court panel upheld Harvard University’s controversial affirmative action policy this week. The policy had previously been challenged by a group called Students for Fair Admissions, which alleged that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants during its admissions process. Some analysts believe that the case will be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Harvard Will Consider Renaming Every Building on Campus

A recent letter penned by Harvard University President Larry Bacow details the university’s plan to potentially rename dozens of campus buildings. The plan was conceived after some members of the Harvard community expressed concerns that some buildings are named after historical figures with questionable pasts.

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Students Sue Harvard over Campus Shutdown

Harvard University is facing a $5 million class-action lawsuit over its ongoing campus shutdown, which began in March due to the Chinese virus pandemic. Students claim that they are entitled to refunds for the decline in the quality of their education this semester.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - DECEMBER 16: A gate sits locked on Quincy Street at Harvard University during a bomb scare December 16, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Police were alerted at roughly nine thirty this morning of possible bombs at four different buildings on the Harvard campus. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Harvard Announces Salary and Hiring Freeze

Harvard University announced this week that it is placing a freeze on salaries and hiring in response to the Chinese virus pandemic. Some have criticized the decision and encouraged the university to use its $40.9 billion endowment to support itself during this period.

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Harvard Cancels Graduation, Will Host Online Ceremony

Harvard University announced this week that it is canceling its annual spring commencement ceremony as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Instead, the university will stream several virtual graduation ceremonies on May 28.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - DECEMBER 16: A gate sits locked on Quincy Street at Harvard University during a bomb scare December 16, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Police were alerted at roughly nine thirty this morning of possible bombs at four different buildings on the Harvard campus. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Five Times Elizabeth Warren Was Exposed for False Claims

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has — again — fallen under public scrutiny for allegedly spreading falsehoods. Here are five instances involving Warren being called out for making false claims — most of which resulted in the senator eventually having admitted wrongdoing.

DETROIT, MI - JULY 24: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) participates in a Presidential Candidates Forum at the NAACP 110th National Convention on July 24, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this years Convention is, When We Fight, We Win. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)