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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

Kansas teen will receive high school, Harvard diplomas in same month

A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma – and a few days later he’ll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor’s degree.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Laura Ingraham taunted David Hogg over college rejections. He just said he got into Harvard.

In mid-December, Harvard’s early-entry candidates began logging on to the application status portal to learn whether they’d been accepted to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. But for one …

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

A federal trial alleging bias against Harvard University underscored a cold truth of the school’s admissions process on Wednesday: that money and pedigree can open doors that academics alone might …

As Harvard’s admissions policy goes on trial, alleged victims of racial bias remain anonymous

Harvard University’s secretive admissions process will undergo a rare public dissection in a trial starting this week of allegations that the Ivy League school discriminates against Asian-Americans.

Stale cockpit air may be dulling your airline pilots performance

Airliner cockpits can also have levels of carbon dioxide elevated enough that in simulations it causes pilots to fail test maneuvers at higher rates than normal, a new Harvard University …

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Gonzaga alum, Harvard professor wins ‘Nobel Prize of the Environment’

Jim McCarthy is a celebrated Gonzaga University alumnus, a Harvard professor and a biological oceanographer who has contributed to some of the largest and most significant studies on the global …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:32 a.m.

Paul Rudd to be roasted as Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Actor and screenwriter Paul Rudd will be subjected to a comedic roast as he picks up his 2018 Man of the Year award from the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization …

DeVos met by protesters at Harvard speech on school choice

Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions

A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost diversity levels to new …

Newspaper: Harvard pulls student offers over online comments

Harvard University’s student newspaper says the school has revoked admission offers to at least 10 prospective freshmen over offensive online messages.

Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

BOSTON – Harvard University researchers say they’ve discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence. The Boston Globe reported Friday researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen found the …

Bright like a diamond: Harvard honors Rihanna’s philanthropy

Harvard University thinks Rihanna shines bright like a diamond when it comes to philanthropy.

Harvard looking into lewd document by cross country team

Harvard University is investigating a report that the men’s cross country team created sexually explicit documents about the women’s cross country team.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visits Harvard, tells players to stay in school

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar didn’t mention either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton by name, but the presidential election was on his mind when he came to Harvard on Saturday to talk to …

Harvard, MIT professors win Nobel in economics for research on contract theory

Harvard’s Oliver Hart and MIT’s Bengt Holmstrom were awarded the 2016 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for their work on contract theory, the study of how people …

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi gets humanitarian award

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored as the 2016 humanitarian of the year by students and faculty at the Harvard Foundation.

Yale coach says committee will decide outcome of regatta

Yale’s rowing coach says a committee will determine whether the Bulldogs won the 151st regatta with archrival Harvard, or if it will go down in the books as a no …

Yale misses chance

Gabas Maldunas banked in a layup in the final second and Dartmouth rallied past Yale 59-58, spoiling the Bulldogs’ hopes of clinching the Ivy League title outright in the regular-season …

Spartan way

Survive and advance, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo calls it. His Spartans have been there, done that for decades, which perhaps helped them do it again Saturday night at the …

Spartans turn back Harvard rally

After losing all of a double-digit lead and even briefly falling behind late in the game, Michigan State held off Harvard 80-73 in an epic East subregional game Saturday night …

NCAA Arena notebook: Harvard players made smart decision

The Harvard players admitted as much Friday. The biggest recruiting draw was the school’s academic reputation. “Academically, Harvard is second to none, and that was a big reason why I …

Harvard upsets Cincinnati 61-57 despite near self-destruction at the Arena

Harvard had every reason to be a casualty in the NCAA tournament at the Arena on Thursday afternoon. Facing fourth-seeded and 15th-ranked Cincinnati, the Crimson couldn’t make a free throw …

Harvard riding wave of success

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jeremy Lin’s jersey hangs in the lounge overlooking the Lavietes Pavilion, and dangling above Harvard’s home court are the banners for the 2011 and ’12 Ivy League …

EWU to offer Harvard MBA class

Eastern Washington University will offer a Harvard-developed MBA class this spring that’s being taught at just six other institutions nationwide. The course, developed by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness …

Facebook creator has emerged as cultural superstar

The Harvard dormitory where Facebook was born is a red brick and ivy-draped campus castle that, beyond just being a place to sleep and study, has long prided itself as …