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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 6,800 undergraduate students and about 14,000 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.


Octopus-inspired robot can grab almost any object [Video]

Octopus-inspired robot can grab almost any object

What do robots and octopuses have in common? The answer is a lot, if Harvard scientists have their way. They have taken inspiration from under the sea and designed a robotic arm based on octopus..

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Harvard Transitions to Online Classes in Response to Coronavirus Concerns [Video]

Harvard Transitions to Online Classes in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

Harvard University recently announced their decision to move undergraduate and graduate classes online. The decision is due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the United States.

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Sanders, Biden cancel OH events due to coronavirus concerns [Video]

Sanders, Biden cancel OH events due to coronavirus concerns

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden canceled rallies set for Tuesday night in Cleveland over concerns about holding large public gatherings during the coronavirus..

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Crew on quarantined cruise ship at greater risk of infection [Video]

Crew on quarantined cruise ship at greater risk of infection

As quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship continues, crews may be facing a greater risk of coronavirus infection.

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The Origins of Black History Month in the US [Video]

The Origins of Black History Month in the US

In 1915, Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH).

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Lady Gaga makes new romance instagram official [Video]

Lady Gaga makes new romance instagram official

Lady Gaga has confirmed reports she is dating Parker Group CEO and Harvard University graduate Michael Polansky by making her latest not-so-bad romance Instagram official.

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Chinese students flock home as coronavirus shuts Western campuses

Packed onto a plane full of fellow Chinese students heading home from the United States, 20-year-old Harvard University undergraduate Roger Zhang wore goggles to ward off the coronavirus for hours..
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Students at Harvard vacating campus amid virus

Foreign students are reeling after Harvard University abruptly ordered undergraduates to leave campus by Sunday and stay home until the end of the semester as cases of coronavirus continue on the rise..
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Harvard to move to virtual classes amid coronavirus outbreak

Harvard University asked its students on Tuesday not to return to campus after Spring Break and said it would begin moving to virtual instruction for graduate and undergraduate classes amid the..
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Gender Pronouns Can Be Tricky on Campus. Harvard Is Making Them Stick.

The push for personal pronouns like “they/them” and “ze/hir” can ignite a power struggle in college classrooms. The Kennedy School of Government’s solution? Stickers.
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Affirmative Action Opponents Renew Their Battle Against Harvard

A group representing Asian-American students appealed a judge’s ruling that Harvard had not explicitly discriminated against them by boosting other racial and ethnic groups.
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Harvard and Yale universities investigated for possible non-disclosure of foreign money

The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it has opened an investigation into whether the universities of Harvard and Yale failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and..
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Harvard and Yale Ensnared in Education Dept. Crackdown on Foreign Funding

The department told the Ivy League universities to hand over records on millions of dollars in gifts, grants and contracts from foreign countries, including China, Iran and Russia.
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U.S. charges target alleged Chinese spying at Harvard, Boston institutions

A Harvard University department chair and two Chinese nationals who were researchers at Boston University and a Boston hospital were charged on Tuesday with lying about their alleged links to the..
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U.S. charges three, including Harvard researcher, with lying about China ties

A Harvard University department chair and two Chinese nationals who were researchers at Boston University and a Boston hospital were charged on Tuesday for lying about their links to the Chinese..
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U.S. charges Harvard, Boston University officials over dealings with China

The U.S. government on Tuesday charged a Harvard University department chair and a Boston University employee with failing to disclose their dealings with Chinese research agencies while receiving..
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U.S. Accuses Harvard Scientist of Concealing Funds From China

Prosecutors say Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, lied about contacts with China’s Thousand Talents Program, a state-run initiative that seeks to draw foreign-educated..
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U.S. charges Harvard professor with lying about role in Chinese research

The U.S. government on Tuesday charged a Harvard University department chair with lying about his dealings with Chinese research agencies while receiving federal research funding.
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Dershowitz makes the case that charges against Trump are too vague.

Mr. Dershowitz, a Harvard University law professor, said he now believes that impeachable conduct must be criminal in nature.
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Harvard professor Lessig sues NY Times for 'clickbait defamation' over Jeffrey Epstein story

A prominent Harvard Law School professor sued The New York Times on Monday, claiming it engaged in "clickbait defamation" by falsely suggesting he once approved of accepting donations from the late..
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Graduate school workers at Harvard end strike. Whether it worked remains to be seen

Harvard grad students returned to work Jan. 1, ending a strike that began Dec. 3. But they still haven't gotten a contract for the raises they want.
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Denying a Professor Tenure, Harvard Sparks a Debate Over Ethnic Studies

Some students of color say that even as the university defends its use of race in admissions, it devalues their experiences and fails to retain professors who support them.
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This Harvard grad has made millions on U.S. college admissions for international students

Jamie Beaton, 24, has made a name and millions by selling himself as an expert in U.S. college admissions. It's unclear his guidance is helpful.
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EPA ignores health benefits of coal rule it plans to weaken: economists

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken a rule on coal plant pollution fails to consider billions of dollars in health benefits for Americans, economists from universities including..
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Harvard grad student workers go on strike, seeking $25 minimum wage, other demands

Harvard graduate student workers went on strike Tuesday, becoming the first Harvard academic employees to launch a work stoppage in decades.
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That Recruitment Letter From Harvard Probably Doesn’t Mean Much

Especially if you’re African-American, according to a new study.
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42 charged after protest delays Harvard-Yale game

Officials say 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a Saturday football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. (Nov. 25)
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Harvard and Yale football game interrupted by fossil fuel protest

Protesters disrupted the annual Harvard and Yale football game in New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday. Some 150 students from both schools stormed the field at halftime. They demanded the universities..
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News or ‘Trauma Porn’? Student Journalists Face Blowback on Campus

Incidents at Northwestern and Harvard reveal a growing tension between traditional journalistic practices and the demands of student activists.
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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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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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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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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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