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Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow said Thursday that the university will move to end its investments in fossil fuel companies, though stopped short of using the word "divest." Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Cornel West, here at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in 2016, suggests in his resignation letter that politics were a factor in Harvard University's decision not to extend tenure to him. Zach Gibson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of John Harvard, namesake of the university, overlooks the campus earlier this year. Harvard University joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in suing the federal government over its policies on international students Wednesday. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Harkness Tower on Yale University's campus in 2016. The Department of Education said Yale failed to disclosed a total of $375 million in foreign money. Beth Harpaz/AP hide caption

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Dan Gilbert says we're not great at predicting how much we will enjoy an experience in part because we fail to consider all of the details. We think a visit to the dentist will be terrible, but we're forgetting about the free toothbrush, the nice chat with the dental hygienist and the magazines in the waiting room. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Producer 9th Wonder speaks with student staff members at The HipHop Archive & Research Institute in Jan. 2018. Harold Shawn/Courtesy of The Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at Harvard hide caption

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Keepers Of The Underground: The Hiphop Archive At Harvard

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Bystander video captured an incident in which police in Cambridge, Mass., are seen punching a black Harvard student who was naked in the median. Screengrab by NPR/Cambridge Police Department/YouTube hide caption

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Harvard University's nation-leading $35.7 billion endowment suffered a 2 percent loss on its investments in fiscal 2016. Katarzyna Baumann#125911/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Instead of just "he" and "she," Harvard and other colleges are introducing gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" into their registrars. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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More Universities Move To Include Gender-Neutral Pronouns

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Pump jacks and wells work in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation in California. Economist Michael Porter says that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a "game changer" for the U.S. economy. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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America's Next Economic Boom Could Be Lying Underground

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Students walk through a gate on the Harvard University campus. In a recent complaint, dozens of groups have alleged that the school's admissions process holds Asian-American applicants to an unfairly high standard. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1

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A group of professors at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., has slammed the school's new sexual assault policy, saying it gives victims an unfair advantage. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

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Harvard Square, a large triangular area located in the heart of Cambridge and adjacent to Harvard University and near MIT University — two of the world's top-ranked institutions of higher learning. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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