Tag: harvard

Harvard graduate students start petition to ban Trump officials

November 19, 2020
A group of Harvard University students circulated a petition aimed at keeping Trump administration officials from teaching, attending or speaking at the Ivy League school — but not everyone was on board with their “progressive” agenda, according to a report. The petition, drafted last week by students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,

That Recruitment Letter From Harvard Probably Doesn’t Mean Much

November 30, 2019
Especially if you’re African-American, according to a new study.A working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research argues that Harvard intentionally draws applications from African-Americans who effectively have no chance of getting in.Credit...Cody O'Loughlin for The New York TimesNov. 29, 2019The message, emailed to more than 100,000 high school students, was seductive and flattering:…

China, Harvard, Jessye Norman: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

October 30, 2019
Oct. 1, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit...Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times1. The police shot a protester in Hong Kong, resulting in a split-screen contrast with the pageantry of China’s National Day.As Beijing celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party’s rule with…