Over the past decade, Harvard University has become a bastion of social justice insanity — and 2018 was no different. Here are the top 5 craziest stories from Harvard University in 2018:1. Harvard faces lawsuit over alleged Asian-American admissions discrimination. Harvard University faced a high-profile lawsuit over their alleged discrimination against Asian-American students during the admissions process. A trial, which took place over the month of October, concluded in early November. Judge Allison Burroughs is set to release her verdict in summer 2019. Certain facts from the trial revealed undeniable discrimination. Documents released during the trial specified the score that would be required before a student would be invited to apply to the university. Harvard would send an application invitation to any white student who scored 1310 on the PSAT or higher. They would send an invite to any Asian female who score 1350 or higher. And they would only send an invite to Asian … [Read more...] about Five Craziest Harvard Stories of 2018
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByKatie Rogers May 6, 2018 WASHINGTON — In legal circles, George T. Conway III is perhaps best known as the lawyer who argued a securities case before the Supreme Court and won with an 8-to-0 vote, or for his behind-the-scenes work that ultimately hastened the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. In Washington, Mr. Conway, 54, a corporate litigator, is known as the high-powered other half of a conservative power couple: His wife, Kellyanne Conway, is counselor to the president. But on the fleeting battleground that is Twitter, Mr. Conway is known as a political spouse who has for months seemed to publicly question decisions made by a turbulent administration in which his wife holds a central role. Examples abound: Mr. Conway made headlines in June when he took President Trump to task for complaining in a tweet that … [Read more...] about George Conway, Spouse of Top Trump Counselor, Takes White House to Task on Twitter.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments Post Nation by Eli Rosenberg by Eli Rosenberg Email the author May 1 at 10:12 PM Email the author Darren Martin moved to New York City this winter after years working for the Obama White House in Washington to take a job as an aide in the city’s government. After a couple of months crashing with friends and family, he finally found his own place on the Upper West Side. The studio, on 106th Street near Columbus Avenue, fit … [Read more...] about A black former White House staffer was moving into a new apartment. Someone reported a burglary.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Maddie Kilgannon Globe Correspondent May 01, 2018 President Eric Holder? The former US attorney general thinks it has a nice ring, telling Harvard students Monday that he’s contemplating a run for the White House.“I’m thinking about it,” mused Holder, who served as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer in the Obama administration.But pressed by Archon Fung, the academic dean at the Harvard Kennedy School, Holder wouldn’t commit to seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020. Advertisement “Just thinking about it,” he stressed, adding that he’ll make up his mind “sometime next year.” Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Holder, whose memoir, … [Read more...] about At Harvard, Eric Holder says he may throw his hat into the ring
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Katie Johnston Globe Staff April 20, 2018 Harvard University graduate students have voted to join the United Auto Workers, part of a wave of teaching and research assistants on private college campuses embracing the labor movement. In a National Labor Relations Board-sanctioned election held Wednesday and Thursday, the vote was 1,931 to 1,523, creating a bargaining unit of nearly 5,000 students, including several hundred undergraduates in teaching positions, the UAW and Harvard said Friday. The union said Harvard is committed to bargaining on a contract, but the university said it has not yet decided.Those backing the union said they are looking for stability in their wages (the usual 3 percent annual raise was cut in half this school year), more robust health care, and a better process for resolving grievances. But above all, they are seeking bargaining power, said … [Read more...] about Harvard grad students vote to unionize