Photos of Black Harvard Law Professors Defaced

Jordan Sargent · 11/19/15 04:05PM

Outside a room in Wasserstein Hall on the campus of Harvard hang framed photographs of every tenured law professor in the school’s 198-year history. When students and faculty walked by those photos this morning, they that tape had been placed on each photo of a black professor, obscuring their faces.

Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper

Anonymous · 03/18/15 01:25PM

I graduated from Harvard in 2006, and have spent eight of the last nine years working as an admissions officer for my alma mater. A low-level volunteer, sure, but an official one all the same. I served as one of thousands of alumni volunteers around the world—a Regional Representative for my local Schools Committee, if you want to get technical. And, as a Regional Rep, my duties fell somewhere between Harvard recruiter and Harvard gatekeeper.

Have You Hooked Up With Your College Professor?

J.K. Trotter · 02/05/15 01:15PM

You may have heard that Harvard University banned sex between professors and enrolled students. Which made us curious: How many of you have actually slept with your college professor(s)? And what exactly happened?

Harvard Professors Now Officially Prohibited from Banging Undergrads

Jay Hathaway · 02/05/15 11:05AM

Harvard professors are no longer allowed to engage in "sexual or romantic relationships" with undergraduates or with grad students under their direct supervision, Bloomberg reports. Previously, student-teacher relationships were frowned upon, but only officially prohibited when the student was in the professor's class.

Rich Colleges Get Richer and Richer

Hamilton Nolan · 01/28/15 11:52AM

The 1%-vs-99% inequality dynamic that plagues America's economy as a whole extends to the world of higher education. And the richest universities in America had a great year last year.

Hamilton Nolan · 01/05/15 03:47PM

Everybody likes to troll Harvard, even the New York Times.

Miserly Harvard Professor Harasses Chinese Restaurant Over $4

Taylor Berman · 12/09/14 05:20PM

If a restaurant overcharges you by $4, there are two reasonable options: You could 1) not worry about it—it's only four dollars, after all, or 2) politely ask for your money back. If you're a huge asshole, there's a third option: You could write five emails—totaling hundreds of words—over three days demanding a refund of $12, a price increase you calculated using your dick-ish understanding of obscure Massachusetts law.

Hamilton Nolan · 11/20/14 02:19PM

Seven student activists are suing Harvard University to try to force the school to divest from fossil fuels, citing among other things the risk of "future damage to the university's physical campus as a result of sea level rise."

Hamilton Nolan · 09/24/14 10:09AM

Harvard's endowment grew 15.4% last year and now stands at $36.4 billion. Harvard remains very rich. If you give money to Harvard rather than to a better charity, you are an asshole.

A Case Study in How the "Brand" Concept Makes Case Studies Stupid

Tom Scocca · 07/07/14 04:15PM

The New Yorker website, not to be confused with the New Yorker print magazine, is thinking about status today. In an item on its "Currency" vertical, the online New Yorker introduces us to researchers who have gained fascinating insights into how people police the abstract status identities they've constructed around their preferred "brands"—or else (maybe?) how people who have attained the factual condition of attending Harvard or of running long-distance obstacle courses disdain people who claim to have done those things without having done those things:

Hamilton Nolan · 06/18/14 04:28PM

After posting "years of subpar results," three of Harvard University's top money managers are leaving. Despite "years of subpar results" from top money managers, Harvard University is still rich as hell.