Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery
Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle

Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University publicly acknowledged its deep ties to colonial-era slavery on Friday, casting a light on parts of its history that long remained in the shadows. At a conference that Harvard organized to explore the relationship between colleges and slavery, university President Drew Faust said the school must confront the grimmer … Continue reading

Pam Grier, Jessye Norman win Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois medals
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Pam Grier, Jessye Norman win Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois medals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture. Grier and Norman will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 6. … Continue reading

No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research
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No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to use for pregnancy — but altering early embryos as part of careful laboratory research should be allowed as scientists and society continue to grapple with the ethical questions surrounding this revolutionary technology, organizers of an international summit concluded Thursday. “It would … Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon honored by Harvard Lampoon
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Jimmy Fallon honored by Harvard Lampoon

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jimmy Fallon got the royal treatment at Harvard. The “Tonight Show” host and “Saturday Night Live” alum was honored Saturday by the Harvard Lampoon, the country’s oldest continuously published humor magazine. The magazine awarded Fallon its Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor. The comedian was crowned “Emperor of Comedy” and paraded … Continue reading