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Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

Technology
A Harvard University professor accused of concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research remains in federal custody after a brief court appearanceBy ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressJanuary 28, 2020, 9:44 PM4 min readBOSTON -- A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber was arrested early Tuesday at his office at the Ivy League university, officials said. H...
Harvard freshmen's ouster over posts draws broad response

Harvard freshmen's ouster over posts draws broad response

Technology
Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but it happened at one of the world's most elite institutions and for a reason that has, until recently, hardly registered in the university admissions process: social media. Harvard University's decision to rescind admission offers to 10 incoming freshmen because of offensive Facebook posts comes at a time of heightened attention to free speech and student conduct on U.S. college campuses, and has stirred debate far beyond the halls of the Ivy League school. Other schools say it's an eye-opener for those involved in the admissions process. "We're going to continue to watch how this unfolds and, with other higher ed institutions, learn from it," said Janet Bonkowski, spokeswoman for the Univers...