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  1. interesting times
    Sullivan: Trump Is Begging to Be Impeached. Give Him What He Wants — Right Now!Draw up the articles now. Keep them short and focused on Ukraine and China. Don’t let Trump distract. Don’t let the evidence grow cold.
  2. meritocracy
    Harvard’s Affirmative Action for Rich Whites Exposes Myth of MeritocracyHarvard’s competitive admissions process exists to maintain the prestige of the credentials it sells to the mediocre children of aristocrats.
  3. affirmative action
    The Harvard Affirmative-Action Case Isn’t Really About Undervaluing Asian LaborIt’s about overvaluing whiteness.
  4. power
    The Harvard Professor and the Paternity TrapA law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn’t seem like an obvious mark, would he?
  5. civility
    Rick Snyder’s Harvard Fellowship and the Limits of CivilityThe former Michigan governor presided over the poisoning of Flint. But for Harvard’s Kennedy School, it wasn’t enough to disrupt business as usual.
  6. racism
    What Kyle Kashuv Gets Wrong About Harvard and GrowthKashuv says that Harvard is betraying its commitment to growth by rescinding his admission. Maybe Harvard’s own growth requires it.
  7. college admissions scandal
    Fencing Coach’s Fishy Home Sale Brings Admissions Scandal to HarvardThe Ivy wasn’t involved in the Varsity Blues probe, but a Harvard dad buying a coach’s house at a huge markup is drawing new admissions scrutiny.
  8. Warren Fights Back Against Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ SlurWarren defends her own Native heritage and then goes after Trump for disrespecting Natives in word and deed.
  9. Harvard Revokes Chelsea Manning’s Visiting-Fellow InvitationCIA director Mike Pompeo and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell protested Manning’s fellowship.
  10. legal challenges
    How Jeff Sessions Might Channel the Far-Right Crusade Against Affirmative ActionThe DOJ inserting itself into this debate would represent a dramatic break with history and prior practices.
  11. select all
    Harvard Rescinds 10 Offers to High Schoolers Who Posted Offensive MemesOne of the memes referred to hanging a Mexican child as “piñata time.”
  12. This Groundbreaking ‘Bionic Leaf’ Converts Sunlight and Water Into Liquid FuelSpoiler: It doesn’t really look like a leaf you’d find on the ground.
  13. Researchers at Harvard Created a Robotic Bee That’s Scarily LifelikeIt’s essentially a bee-shaped drone.
  14. select all
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Ghost Haunted the Harvard 2006 ReunionSearching for the second-most-successful person at the Facebook founder’s ten-year reunion.
  15. Stephen Hawking Thinks Black Holes Could Be Portals to Another UniverseIn a talk at Harvard, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking revealed a mind-blowing theory on black holes. 
  16. campus protests
    Harvard Law School Wants to Get Rid of Its Racially Charged EmblemSchool officials have decided that the controversial 80-year-old crest no longer represents the institution’s values.
  17. Conservative Alumni Want to Make Harvard the Cheapest College in the CountryFour conservative Harvard alumni — and Ralph Nader — are pushing to end tuition at Harvard. And affirmative action.
  18. The Brutal Application Process to (Sue) HarvardAn elite class of rejected applicants is suing the school for racial bias. 
  19. jerks
    Harvard Professor Is Now Sorry for Rude EmailsIn which he bullied a Chinese restaurant over four bucks.
  20. Take Away Harvard’s Nonprofit StatusHarvard is a hedge fund, not a researcher in the public good. Let’s tax it as such. 
  21. ink-stained wretches
    Jill Abramson Going From 1 Tattoo to AnotherThe fired Times editor will teach at Harvard.
  22. bloomberg after bloomberg
    Bloomberg Slams Ivy League Censorship at HarvardIt’s “a modern-day form of McCarthyism,” he said.
  23. great moments in fox news
    Bill O’Reilly Denies White Privilege, Of Course“I’m going to have to exempt myself.”
  24. school daze
    Harvard Student Charged With Bomb Hoax to Evade FinalsAnd he would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling technicians!
  25. this is ivy league
    Harvard Students Cheer Canceled Exams Amid Bomb ThreatFour buildings were evacuated on Monday morning.
  26. anti-semitism
    Harvard Christian Journal Apologizes for EssayNot a good look.
  27. school daze
    Harvard Would Like Another $3.7 Billion, PleaseSo they can reach their $6.5 billion fund-raising goal.
  28. this is ivy league
    Harvard Team That Was Actually Supposed to Win CheatedThe university has been stripped of four quiz bowl championships.
  29. bad education
    Harvard Hacks Deans’ E-Mail Accounts, Makes Cheating Scandal Even WorseRather than just talking with their employees.
  30. school daze
    More Than 100 Harvard Kids Thought They Could Cheat on the Same TestThat’s about two percent of the undergraduate student body.
  31. stuck in the mittle
    Mitt Romney Once Again Forgets That He Went to HarvardThis is weird and hilarious and sad.
  32. occupy wall street
    Harvard Kinda Misses the Point of OWSBut reinforces the point of going to Harvard.
  33. made-off
    Bernie Madoff Thought He Was Going to Help Teach Ethics at HarvardJust like Eliot Spitzer.
  34. double trouble
    The Winklevii Will Not Take Larry Summers Sitting DownLiterally, they hate it when he won’t get up.
  35. white house
    Please Describe Your Post–White House Plans Briefly for the YearbookPolitico fuels the dreams of every kid who thinks admission to Harvard merits a national news headline.
  36. ask … tell!
    Harvard Is Bringing Back ROTCIt had been banned since the Vietnam War.
  37. school daze
    Former Harvard Student Pleads Guilty to Lying His Way Into (and Then Through) CollegeAdam Wheeler was honest today, for the first time in years.
  38. fun and games
    Shaq Challenges Harvard Crew Team to a RaceThis makes sense.
  39. client 9
    The Harvard Club of New York Rejects Eliot SpitzerThey don’t want to be associated with philandering politicians.
  40. consequences
    Marty Peretz Uninvited From Speaking at HarvardIt was that whole “Muslim life is cheap” thing, shockingly.
  41. sincerity
    Harvard MBA Larry Estrada Will Do No Harm at Goldman SachsBut he will be AWESOME.
  42. school daze
    What We Can Learn From the Lying Harvard LarcenistRealizing you are about to graduate with a useless English degree can make you do pretty desperate things.
  43. school daze
    ‘If I Have a Choice Between Math and Almost Anything Else, I Choose Math.’That’s what 15-year-old Zachary Young says. He just got into Harvard and MIT.
  44. ivy envy
    You Know What’s More Obnoxious Than Yale Grads in New York Thinking They Are Special?Harvard grads who think people care what they think of Yale grads.
  45. the supremes
    Conservatives Zero in on Elena Kagan E-mailShe once called “don’t ask, don’t tell” “a profound wrong — a moral injustice of the first order.”
  46. the supremes
    CBS News Reprimanded by White House for Suggesting Supreme Court Candidate Elena Kagan Is GayThis seems like a bad move.
  47. bad decisions
    Everyone Who Has Ever Done Anything Cool Has Been Rejected by HarvardIs our country’s highest-rated university actually dumb?
  48. school daze
    Harvard and Stanford Tuitions Break $50,000That Harvard, always on top.
  49. HBS Grad Jamie Dimon Showed His Alma Mater No MercyBusiness is business.
  50. client 9
    Eliot Spitzer to Give Lecture at Harvard Ethics CenterSome people — well, so far just his former madam — think this is too much.
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