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What's in a name?

Contentious debate about the history of slavery on college campuses erupted during the past year, provoking universities across the world to examine themselves and the people they honor. At Harvard, those debates have focused on symbols and titles associated, to some degree, with slavery.

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Khurana Appoints Sweeney and Barrett Currier Faculty Deans

Latanya A. Sweeney, a professor of government and technology in residence, and Sylvia I. Barrett, a lawyer, will take over as Currier’s two new Faculty Deans beginning next academic year.

Class Day Orators
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Class Day Orators

From left to right, Ivy orators Aaron I. Hendricks ‘16 and Christina M. Teodorescu ‘16 and Harvard orators Mariam H. Jalloul ‘16 and Min-Woo S. Park ‘16 pose for a photo before the steps of Tercentary Theater. The four were chosen to speak on this year’s Class Day, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.

Class Day Orators
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Senior Class Committee Names 2016 Class Day Student Speakers

​Four seniors have been selected to speak at the Class of 2016’s Class Day festivities this year, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.

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Humanists Honor Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher

Storm Troopers, Wookies, and Star Wars fans gathered to watch actress Carrie Fisher receive the Humanist Hub's Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism on Monday.

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Powered by Cheers, Students Run the 120th Boston Marathon

Surrounded by cheering supporters, handmade signs, and countless bottles of Gatorade, Harvard students—and at least one dean—took to the streets for the 120th annual Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Global Media Jumps on Porcellian Club Controversy

​When a leader from Harvard’s most reclusive final club spoke out publicly for the first time in decades, reporters across the globe jumped on the story.

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Campus Assassins Game Targets Malaria

Across the College, 400 students have signed up to play Assassins—a live action game in which players receive human targets and attempt to eliminate them—with a particular focus on malaria prevention and awareness.

Cabot Library Construction
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Cabot Library Construction

A student exits Cabot Library, which will be undergoing renovations. Due to these renovations, nearby Greenhouse Cafe will close after this year.

Harvard Yard During Visitas
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Harvard Yard During Visitas

Students accepted into the Class of 2020 explore Harvard Yard during Visitas this weekend.

Work Hard, Break Easy
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Work Hard, Break Easy

Peter W. Chang ‘18 dances in the Science Center Plaza for potential students to attract them to join Harvard Breakers.

Politics of Film
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Politics of Film

Academy Award-winning director and producer Irwin Winkler spoke with moderator Brandon Terry about politics of film Friday at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

Thropstock
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Thropstock

Zachary Gardner ’18 and Dylan R. McDonough ’18 compete in inflatable jousting at Thropstock, a cookout with lawn games and music in Winthrop’s Gore Courtyard on Sunday.

Drone Fair
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Drone Fair

Francisco Rivera ’19 releases a drone for flight as a group of students and visiting admitted students watch at the Drone Fair during Visitas this weekend.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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April 15 Final Club Deadline Passes With Little Activity

Several final club leaders submitted largely non-committal responses to administrators Friday on whether they plan to adopt gender-neutral membership policies, citing a lack of clear answers to questions they had posed.