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Video Shows Moment Zuckerberg Got Into Harvard

'Yay, I got accepted'

(Newser) - While at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg created what would become the world's most popular social network. But before that, he was just an excited kid getting his acceptance letter. In a #tbt Facebook post , Zuckerberg—who will give the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree at Harvard next week,... More »

Earliest JFK Recording Hints at What Was to Come

Harvard releases short speech from a class in 1937

(Newser) - John F. Kennedy the president may have had a Boston accent, but John F. Kennedy the student had an even thicker one. Harvard has a released a 1937 recording of Kennedy as a 20-year-old in a public-speaking class, and the 90-second clip is believed to be the earliest recording of... More »

Teen's Prom Date? Her Harvard Acceptance Letter

Twitter goes nuts

(Newser) - Sometimes a sense of humor goes a long way. When Minnesota high school senior Priscilla Samey found herself without a prom date, she decided that instead of sulking she would just take her Harvard acceptance letter to the dance. The daughter of Togolese immigrants says she got the idea from... More »

Top Universities Accept All 4 Ohio Quadruplets

Harvard, Yale both want the 'Fantastic Four'

(Newser) - Quadruplet brothers in Ohio have all been accepted at some of the nation's top universities, including both Yale and Harvard. The Wade brothers of the northern Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township say they have been notified in recent days of acceptances from a number of notable schools. Lakota East... More »

Every Single School in the Ivy League Wants This Girl

Ifeoma White-Thorpe wants to study biology, but says her poetry got her in

(Newser) - Ifeoma White-Thorpe is going places. Two years ago, the New Jersey teen won the grand prize in the National Liberty Museum Selma Speech and Essay Contest (watch her recite it on YouTube ), she's aced all of her AP classes, she's president of her high school's student... More »

Zuck Giving Commencement Speech at University He Dropped Out Of

Mark Zuckerberg will speak at Harvard in May

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg is headed back to Harvard, but this time he'll be giving the commencement speech, the AP reports. The Ivy League school announced Tuesday that the Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout was chosen to address students at a May 25 graduation ceremony on the Cambridge campus. Harvard President... More »

Humanitarian of the Year: Rihanna

At least according to Harvard

(Newser) - Rihanna is more than just a musician: She's Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year for 2017. In announcing the honor, the university noted Rihanna's charitable projects, including a breast cancer screening and treatment center she helped build in Barbados and a scholarship program she created for students... More »

Judge Allows Shkreli to Speak at Harvard

Protesters plan to rally against 'pharma bro'

(Newser) - Student protesters at Harvard have been clearing their Wednesday schedules in preparation for the arrival of "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli. After the Harvard Financial Analysts Club invited the former CEO to speak, a judge granted Shkreli permission to travel to Massachusetts, which he needs because he is out on... More »

Meeting of Clinton, Trump Aides Turned Nasty Fast

'You guys are bitter'

(Newser) - The post-election forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government has traditionally been a respectful meeting of rival campaign strategists. This year, it's a miracle they didn't start throwing chairs. The forum turned into a shouting match as six Hillary Clinton aides and six Donald Trump aides... More »

Yale Students Strip Down During Win Over Harvard

'Behold, the bare asses of the brightest young minds in America'

(Newser) - The Yale football team beat Harvard for the first time in a decade Saturday, leading to a display of naked emotion by Bulldog fans—emphasis on naked. With Yale leading 14-7 in the second half, a section of fans stripped completely nude and mooned the field. "Behold, the bare... More »

Another Men's Sports Team in Hot Water at Harvard

This time, the cross-country team ranked female athletes, sometimes lewdly

(Newser) - When Harvard suspended its men's soccer team last week for the rest of the season due to an "appalling" system of ranking female players, one of the reasons the school gave for its harsh punishment was the fact that team members weren't exactly communicative and cooperative at... More »

Harvard Men's Soccer Team Suspended Over Lewd 'Reports'

Team had ranking system for female players

(Newser) - What could have been a season for the record books has ended in disgrace for Harvard's men's soccer team. The team, ranked first in the Ivy League, was suspended for the rest of the season after the discovery of what the university calls an "appalling" ranking system... More »

Striking Harvard Dining Hall Workers Arrested

9 women charged with disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Nine striking dining hall workers at the world's richest university were arrested Friday after holding a sit-in to demand better wages and health benefits. The workers—who are among 750 food service workers on strike at Harvard—were arrested alongside two union officials after blocking the streets of Harvard... More »

Harvard Students Hoard Food as Dining Hall Strike Looms

'Finish off by stuffing your backpack with 30 apples'

(Newser) - "Worst case scenario: cannibalism," a Harvard freshman tells the Washington Post . A strike of Harvard dining hall workers could start as soon as Wednesday, leaving students at America's most prestigious university (sorry, Yale) without access to quality on-campus sustenance. "I'm worrying about midterms right now,... More »

The World's 10 Best Universities

Oxford overtakes Cal Tech

(Newser) - The world has a new top university. Oxford has pushed the California Institute of Technology—which held the top spot for the past five years—to second place in the 2016 World University Rankings , based on research impact, reputation, and global scholarship. This marks the first time in the list'... More »

New College Rankings Are Out

Princeton is at the top again

(Newser) - US News and World Report is out with its annual rankings of the nation's colleges, and Princeton reigns supreme for the sixth straight year. For that matter, Williams College is tops in the liberal arts category for the 14th straight year, and Berkeley among public universities for the... More »

Next for Malia Obama: Gap Year, Then Harvard

She'll be part of the class of 2021

(Newser) - Malia Obama is Harvard-bound, but not immediately upon graduation from the Sidwell Friends School. As the statement released by the East Wing on Sunday puts it, "The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member... More »

Harvard Club Breaks 225-Year Silence, Defends All-Male Policy

Admitting women would make problems worse, says member

(Newser) - The Porcellian Club speaks after two centuries of silence—and it's not happy. The group is an all-male social club, or "final club," at Harvard, and one of its members has written to the Harvard Crimson to protest an administrative push to force such groups to go... More »

Slavery Connection Likely Dooms Harvard Law's Shield

Commission says it doesn't 'represent the values' of the school

(Newser) - In all likelihood, Harvard Law School's 80-year-old crest will soon be history due to its connection to a slaveholding family. The Guardian reports a 12-member commission of faculty and students officially recommending doing away with the shield on Friday. “We believe that if the law school is to... More »

Harvard Students Won't Call Faculty 'Master' Anymore

Association with slavery leads faculty to seek a new name for the '21st century'

(Newser) - House "masters"—the faculty member attached to each of Harvard's undergrad residences—will soon be no more after a unanimous vote by the 12 people who currently hold the title, the Harvard Crimson reports. Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana made the announcement at Tuesday's monthly meeting... More »

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