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Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Harvard University: Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 13,100 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning. Its history, influence, wealth, and academic reputation have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It is cited as the world's top university by many publishers.

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Admissions scandal unfolding at Harvard University

The Boston Globe reports a different kind of college recruitment scandal at Harvard University involving one of its fencing coaches. Evan Allen from the Boston Globe joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to..
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The great divide: Trump and the press

The media wars surrounding coverage of President Donald Trump have been getting louder by the day - and Americans have become more polarized than ever. Senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with..
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Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade [Video]Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year's imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags and held up mobile phones..

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Refugee, American War Hero Vindman Smeared By Trump Supporters [Video]Refugee, American War Hero Vindman Smeared By Trump Supporters

Alexander Vindman man is a refugee-turned-American-soldier. He's being deposed in Congressional Democrats' impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Vindman is a decorated lieutenant colonel who..

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The mullet stays because it makes me faster, says NZ's Goodhue [Video]The mullet stays because it makes me faster, says NZ's Goodhue

Relaxed New Zealand team joke about Jack Goodhue's mullet ahead of showdown against Ireland.

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Trump's Top Trade Adviser Cited Made-Up 'Harvard Scholar' In Multiple Books [Video]Trump's Top Trade Adviser Cited Made-Up 'Harvard Scholar' In Multiple Books

President Donald Trump's top trade adviser is Peter Navarro, who's written several books on China and economics. In many of his books, he has cited a supposed Harvard scholar and investor named "Ron..

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Second-ever woman Nobel Econ winner hopes to be role model for others [Video]Second-ever woman Nobel Econ winner hopes to be role model for others

U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring practical..

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The evolution of Dan Brown

The author of the popular "Da Vinci Code" has been vilified by the Catholic Church. Though he claims not to be anti-religion, Dan Brown will surely face more controversy with his latest novel featuring..
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The story of Reconstruction

In the years following the Civil War known as Reconstruction, newly-freed African American men could finally vote, and would be elected to represent Southerners in Congress. But it was a period that..
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Bitcoin entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss

They became famous as the privileged pair of Harvard athletes who believe Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook. Now, entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have shifted their focus from..
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The Eyes Have It

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to take a class at Harvard, you're about to find out, but don't worry -- it's not advanced calculus or Latin. Professor John Stilgoe teaches the power of..
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Switching Teams

Lesley Stahl profiles Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailar, who may be the first openly transgender male athlete to compete in a NCAA Division I men's sport
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The Harvard Lampoon

60 Minutes goes inside the 142-year- old Harvard institution that's produced some of the funniest people in show business. Jon Wertheim reports.
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When the Lampoon pranked the president -- of CNN

An alum of Harvard's parody publication recalls the prank he pulled on Jeff Zucker that landed him in "deep, deep trouble."
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Giannis Antetokounmpo: Decision to stay becomes 'a lot more difficult' if Bucks underperform

Giannis Antetokounmpo won't discuss his contract during the season, but talked to a Harvard researcher in the spring about the Bucks' performance.
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Zuckerberg confirms he recommended Facebook colleagues to Buttigieg

Zuckerberg and Buttigieg attended Harvard at the same time. Buttigieg was one of Facebook's first 300 users
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Trapped in Unemployment, Treating Depression, Mozart of Chess

Scott Pelly reports on a new jobs program that is helping the long term unemployed; Then, a Harvard scientist says the placebo effect, not a drug's active ingredient, is helping people with depression;..
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Nobel in economics awarded to trio for work to alleviate poverty

American Michael Kremer at Harvard and 2 others at MIT honored for pioneering ways to fight global poverty by focusing on small, more manageable issues
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Queen Latifah to be honored with Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

The Cambridge, Massachusetts, school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research will be presenting the medal
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FBI arrests associates of Rudy Giuliani; Atlanta team dominates Harvard debate
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How Harvard's debate tournament helps teens find their voice

Everybody knows teenagers love to talk back. But sometimes, it can get you to Harvard. A Harvard debate coach is introducing black voices to debate, and the world of debate to black voices. Mark..
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Harvard's Dr William Kaelin Jr discusses Nobel win

A Massachusetts researcher says he had " an out-of-body type of experience" when he got a predawn call informing him that he was one of three scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or..
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Anonymous, Inc., Switching Teams

Hidden cameras capture NY lawyers being asked to move highly questionable funds into the U.S.; and, Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailar on coming out as transgender.
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New Harvard student recreates photo she took on campus 15 years ago

When Crystal Wang was 3 years old, she visited Harvard and posed for a photo with a friendly police officer. Fifteen years later, she returned to Harvard – this time as a student – and reconnected..
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Girl recreates photo with Harvard cop 15 years later

In 2004, 3-year-old Crystal Wang posed for a photo on Harvard's campus. Fifteen years later, she returned as a student
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How Elizabeth Warren Responded to Mark Zuckerberg’s Criticism, on Twitter

Wednesday: Mark Zuckerberg rails against Facebook’s critics and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Also: A decision in the Harvard admissions case, and a songstress on the L.A. Metro.
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Federal judge rules in favor of Harvard in discrimination case

A lawsuit challenging Harvard University's applications process may be headed to the Supreme Court. A federal judge rejected claims that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants. Jan..
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Judge: Harvard doesn't discriminate against Asian-Americans

University's admissions policies pass "constitutional muster," a judge ruled in the closely watched trial
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Federal judge upholds Harvard's use of racial preferences in case that could go to Supreme Court

A major challenge to the use of race in college admissions was turned aside by a federal judge who upheld affirmative action at Harvard University.
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U.S. judge says Harvard University admissions program is constitutional

A federal judge ruled that Harvard University's undergraduate admissions program is constitutional, rejecting a challenge accusing the school of discrimination against Asian-American applicants.
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How is binge drinking different for women?

Harvard professor Dr. Shelly Greenfield discusses binge drinking for women, how the gender gap is closing and how binge drinking increases a women's risk of breast cancer.
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Harvard says it accepted gifts from Epstein before 2008 sex-crime conviction

Harvard University expressed remorse on Friday for accepting millions of dollars in gifts from Jeffrey Epstein in the years before his 2008 sex crimes conviction and said it regretted its association..
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Harvard says Epstein's $9M donations came before his 2008 guilty plea on sex charges

Almost all of the $9 million that disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein gave to Harvard was donated before his 2008 guilty plea on sex charges
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Palestinian Harvard freshman kept out of U.S. allowed in, after all

He was denied entry at Boston's Logan Airport but is in U.S. now on student visa; administration staying mum on why he was blocked in first place
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Harvard freshman denied entry to US before fall semester, later cleared

Ismail Ajjawi, 17, said the denial had to do with politically oriented social media posts made by friends.  
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Palestinian Harvard Student Blocked From Coming to U.S. Is Allowed to Enter

Ismail Ajjawi, who was denied entry to the United States, was allowed to enter on Monday and was at Harvard University for the start of classes.
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Harvard freshman rejected by border officers at U.S. airport

The student told the Harvard Crimson newspaper that officials barred him from the country because his friends expressed views on social media that "oppose the U.S."
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Joe Biden is my Harvard, not my 'safety school.' He really is my favorite 2020 Democrat.

Pundits say there's no enthusiasm for Joe Biden. Why is it so hard to believe that many people, including me, like him best of all the 2020 Democrats?
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Millions take aspirin for heart health – but many shouldn't

People who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack​ may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers report
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Millions should stop taking aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks, study says

A Harvard study revealed that some 29 million who don't have heart disease were taking aspirin every day in 2017.
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Tuition-Free College Could Cost Less Than You Think

Making a tuition-free college education available to everyone who wants one is an immensely worthwhile — and realistic — goal, a Harvard economist says.
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He threatened to bomb, shoot Harvard's first black commencement. Now, he gets prison time

Nicholas Zuckerman, 25, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for threatening to bomb Harvard University and shoot its first-ever black commencement.
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Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students gets prison

Man authorities say threatened to bomb Harvard University and shoot people who attended black commencement has been sentenced to prison.  
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Do you run with bent arms?

Harvard researchers studied why humans run with bent arms but walk with mostly straight arms.
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Harvard’s Jeffrey Epstein hypocrisy: Harvard drops #MeToo image when donations are at risk

Harvard talks a big game on #MeToo issues, but the university's plan to keep Jeffrey Epstein's donations prove money is more important.
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Harvard has 'no plans' to return Jeffrey Epstein's $6.5M gift

He's neither an alum of Harvard nor a past faculty member. But Jeffrey Epstein donated generously to the Ivy League school.
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Here’s an example of the perfect resume, according to Harvard career experts

Don't ruin a good job interview with a bad resume.
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