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Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Discusses Role of Hamas at Harvard Kennedy School Event

Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said the Palestinian Liberation Organization — the coalition internationally recognized as representing the Palestinian people globally — should “include those excluded from it so far, like Hamas, like Islamic Jihadists” at a Harvard Kennedy School event on Tuesday.

Task Forces on Antisemitism, Islamophobia Announce Listening Sessions for Harvard Undergraduates

Harvard’s dual presidential task forces to combat antisemitism and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias will hold a series of listening sessions for undergraduate students over the next two weeks, according to a Friday morning email from the Dean of Students Office.

Lowell Panel on Islamophobia and Antisemitism Canceled After Panelists Withdraw

The organizer of a Lowell House panel on Islamophobia and antisemitism canceled the event Wednesday afternoon after two of the panelists withdrew due to backlash and a lack of institutional support for the event.

Harvard Contract Worker Ordered to Leave Campus After Videotaped Tearing Down Israeli Hostage Posters

A man who was contracted by Harvard to do groundskeeping work was ordered to leave campus and was banned from returning to work for the University after he was videotaped tearing down posters of Israeli hostages from a posting area in Harvard Yard.

Lowell House Deans, Safra Center Denounce Panel on Antisemitism and Islamophobia Following Backlash

The Lowell House Faculty Deans and the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics removed themselves as co-sponsors of an upcoming Thursday panel on Islamophobia and antisemitism, following student complaints and public criticism that the event failed to include Jewish and Zionist voices.

X Suspends Account Belonging to Harvard Islamic Studies Program

The X account belonging to the Harvard Islamic Studies Program was suspended on Feb. 22 for “violating rules against platform manipulation and spam,” according to Harry Bastermajian, the program’s executive director.

Palestinian Prof. Defends Controversial Posts at Harvard Kennedy School Talk on War in Gaza

Dalal Saeb Iriqat, a professor at the Arab American University Palestine, defended her controversial social media posts about the Oct. 7 attack on Israel and the war in Gaza at a Harvard Kennedy School event Thursday moderated by professor Tarek E. Masoud.

Student Protesters Accuse Harvard Administrators of Surveillance at Palestine Vigil

Pro-Palestine student protestors accused Harvard administrators of attempting to surveil and identify students participating in a Friday afternoon vigil for more than 100 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces while awaiting humanitarian aid.

Harvard Student Discusses Antisemitism on College Campuses at Congressional Roundtable

Harvard Divinity School student Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum called Congress the “last hope” for Jewish students at Harvard during a roundtable discussion about antisemitism on university campuses hosted by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday.

Harvard Alumni Sue University, Alleging Devaluation of Degree Over Antisemitism on Campus

Ten Harvard alumni filed a federal lawsuit against the University last Tuesday, alleging that Harvard’s failure to address “rampant” antisemitism on campus has “significantly diminished” the value of their degree.

Sinclair Staff Boycott, Protest Concert by Israeli Artist Ishay Ribo

Staff at The Sinclair, a Cambridge concert venue, boycotted a concert in support of Israel by Israeli artist Ishay Ribo and protested outside the venue Tuesday night, joined by dozens of Boston and Cambridge residents and several Harvard affiliates.

Harvard Plans $1.65 Billion Debt Financing Amid Donor Turmoil

Harvard announced it is exploring a $1.65 billion bonds sale in an attempt to raise capital through debt financing despite poor macroeconomic conditions, a move that comes after the University faced months of donor backlash.

Harvard College Debuts Intellectual Vitality Initiative After 3 Years of Talks

After nearly three years of meeting in quiet, Harvard College’s Intellectual Vitality Initiative has finally gone public. The initiative, spearheaded by Dean Rakesh Khurana and a committee of undergraduates, faculty, and administrators, began student-facing programming early this semester and will launch “phase three” of its plan to improve the free exchange of ideas on campus in the summer.

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