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Jeremy Lin ‘Deeply Honored’ to Be Selected as Harvard’s 2021 Class Day Speaker

NBA icon Jeremy Lin was announced as Harvard’s Class of 2021 virtual Class Day Speaker on Monday. 

Before becoming a professional basketball player, Lin graduated from Harvard in 2010 with an economics degree. Since his time at Harvard, he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, became the first Asian American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA as well as the first Asian American to win an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors.

Harvard Professor Sparks Outrage for Claiming Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Were Willingly Employed in Japan

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A Harvard Law School professor has stoked controversy over claims that Imperial Japan had employed “comfort women” under contracts during World War II.

J. Mark Ramseyer, who teaches Japanese legal studies, argued that those women — most of whom were Korean — were recruited and not taken by force to become sex slaves, contrary to previous reports on the subject.

Maryland Businessman Accused of Paying $1.5 MILLION in Bribes to Get His Sons Into Harvard

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A Maryland businessman and an ex-Harvard fencing coach were arrested and charged with conspiring to secure the admission of the former’s two sons to the Ivy League university in exchange for bribes.

Jie “Jack” Zhao, 61, allegedly paid Peter Brand, 67, more than $1.5 million over the course of several years, which came in the form of money, a house, a car and college tuition payments for his child.

Harvard, MIT Sue U.S. for Seeking to Deport Foreign Students Enrolled Only in Online Classes

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a new visa policy that will deport foreign students who are enrolled only in online classes for the upcoming fall semester.

Harvard, which has 5,000 international students, plans to teach entirely online for the next school year, while MIT, which has 4,000 international students, plans to teach most classes in the same format.

Two Malaysian Students Beat Out 38,000 People to Get into Harvard

Two Malaysians were accepted into the undergraduate class of 2024 at the prestigious Harvard University after being chosen from an applicant pool of more than  38,000 people. 

Aqil Azmi from Shah Alam city and Zad Chin Qi Qi from Ipoh city, Malaysia have secured their spots at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, according to the press release the Harvard Club of Malaysia posted online by member Nadiah Wan on May 20 via Malay Mail.

Harvard Law School Came After Me for Speaking Up About My Sexual Assault

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely of the author.

Recently, my alma mater Harvard Law School wrote to me asking for a donation for my 15th reunion, a class I’ll always share with the guy who sexually assaulted me when I was a teenager and completely got away with it. It’s a part of my life that I wanted to keep buried forever because it filled me with such shame, not just the fact that I was sexually assaulted, but the fact that the faculty of Harvard Law School actually voted on whether to take away my degree for speaking up about it.

43% of White Harvard Students Got Accepted Because of Privileged Loopholes, Study Says

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As it turns out, the multicultural images plastered in pamphlets, ads, and social media accounts from Harvard University are all but a facade as majority of its population is still, as it has always been, wealthy, white, and straight. Most of them hailing from the country’s coasts.

Also, many of them got there not because of merit but of nepotism, according to a study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Family Sues Harvard for $20 Million After Son Co‌m‌mi‌ts S‌u‌i‌ci‌d‌e

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The family of Luke Z. Tang, a 18-year-old Harvard student who com‌mi‌tte‌d sui‌‌cid‌e, is now suing Harvard University and its employees for negligence and carelessness in failing to follow s‌ui‌ci‌d‌e prevention protocols.

On September 11, just a day before the third year anniversary of his son’s d‌e‌at‌h, Wendell W. Tang filed a lawsuit in the Middlesex County Superior Court. He named the Harvard Corporation, residential dean Catherine R. Shapiro, Lowell House Resident Dean Caitlin Casey, Harvard University Health Services mental health counselor Melanie G. Northrop, and HUHS psychiatrist David W. Abramson as defendants, according to the complaint The Harvard Crimson reported.