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Students, Alumni, Faculty Gather for Inaugural Harvard College Latinx Convocation

The ceremony, the title of which translates to “My Roots, My Community,” was organized by Latinx student leaders in order to welcome students of Latinx heritage in the Class of 2022.

Defending Diversity
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With Break Dancing and Slam Poetry, Students Host Pro-Affirmative Action Event

The event comes as Harvard’s affirmative action policies are set to face a legal challenge in federal court on Oct. 15.

Harvard Admissions
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Harvard Asks Court to Exclude Evidence of Past Anti-Semitism in Admissions Trial

Students for Fair Admissions, the plaintiff in the ongoing lawsuit, planned to bring at least a dozen exhibits related to anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.

Area of Arrest
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Harvard Committee Reviewing Controversial Arrest of Black Student Misses Deadline to Finish Work

When Faust formed a committee to "review" the forcible arrest of a black Harvard student last spring, she said it should work with "special urgency" to complete its task before the start of the fall semester. That hasn't happened.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Student Groups

25 Student Groups Back Harvard in Admissions Suit

Twenty-five Harvard student and alumni groups argued in court documents Thursday that the University’s race-conscious admissions policies are vital to the school’s educational mission.

Mayor Marc McGovern
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Cambridge City Council to Sponsor Diversity Discussions In Response to Viral Video of Harvard Employee

​The Cambridge City Council plans to sponsor “community conversations” focused on diversity in response to a viral video that depicted a Harvard employee asking a neighbor with a biracial daughter if she lived in affordable housing.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Harvard Employee Who Confronted Neighbor Placed on Leave ‘Effective Immediately’

The Harvard employee who asked a neighbor with a biracial daughter if she lives in “affordable” housing in a video that went viral and drew widespread criticism has been placed on leave.

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Legacy Admit Rate Five Times That of Non-Legacies, Court Docs Show

Over 33 percent of legacy applicants—Harvard hopefuls with at least one parent who graduated from the College or Radcliffe—gained admission to the Classes of 2014 through 2019.

Barker Center
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Student and Alumni Groups Advocate for FAS Dean Who Will Prioritize Ethnic Studies

​Comprised of nearly 50 Harvard student and alumni organizations, the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition signed a letter last week calling on President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow to choose a FAS Dean who will develop a formalized ethnic studies program.

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No Room For New Blood: Harvard’s Aging Faculty

While older professors bring years of experience to the classroom and are often sought out as mentors, when hiring budgets are tight, they can also preclude younger academics from finding a foothold at the University.

Admissions Lawsuit
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An Inflection Point: High Stakes as Harvard Admissions Trial Approaches

Now several years into legal proceedings, much remains at stake as a lawsuit over Harvard's admissions policies advances.

HKS Diversity
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A Difficult Dichotomy: Free Speech and Diversity at the Kennedy School

Students want to make the Kennedy School a more welcoming place for minorities—a priority some say gets lost in administrators’ push for ideological diversity.

Four Demands
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Revisiting the 'Four Demands,' Fifty Years Later

“Do you mourn Martin Luther King?” the advertisement read. “Harvard can do this.”

Counseling and Mental Health Services
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Despite Demand for Counselors of Color, CAMHS Chief Says Agency Unable to Hire More Staff

Students have called on the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services to hire more people of color, but the agency’s budget currently makes hiring more counselors infeasible.

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