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Counseling and Mental Health Services
Student Groups

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.

Harvard Medical School
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Medical School Holds Dialogues on Diversity

“You walk down the halls of Harvard Medical School, and all of the portraiture is 1700s and 1800s white guys,” HMS Dean George Q. Daley '82 said.

HKS Diversity Pledge
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Students Solicit Faculty Support for HKS Diversity Pledge

The pledge, written by Kennedy School students, calls upon faculty members to endorse “all kinds” of diversity at “all levels” of the school.

Marc C. McGovern
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Mayor McGovern Questions CPD Actions, Says Some Police Angry With Him

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern questioned Cambridge Police Department officers' use of force during the arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate last month.

HMS Gets Graded
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Racial Equality Advocacy Group Gives Harvard Medical School a B-

White Coats for Black Lives, an advocacy group for racial justice, assigned the grade based on 15 metrics including minority representation and anti-racism training.

Michael Brown Panel
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Michael Brown’s Mother Declares Interest In Running For Ferguson City Council

Lezley McSpadden said that a run for office would constitute part of her broader advocacy efforts after the 2014 shooting of her son.

Undergraduate Council

At Town Hall, Students Call for Change After Arrest of Black Student

Some at the event sharply criticized Harvard for what they called a lack of institutional support. The arrest of the student has drawn allegations of police brutality.

BSOC Protest One
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'Treat Me, Don't Beat Me'

More than 200 Harvard students and affiliates, many with red duct tape over their mouths, protested in Harvard Yard Saturday to demand reform to University policies they say led to the forcible arrest of a black College student April 13.

Diversity Dean Chapman
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HKS Students, Profs Raise Concerns to New Diversity Dean

The newly hired Kennedy School Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging hosted a town hall in which affiliates expressed concerns about HKS's lack of diversity.

HMS Protest
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Longwood Students Host 'Die-In' to Protest Police Brutality

Students in the Longwood Medical Area held a demonstration against police brutality Tuesday in response to the killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, Calif.

Harvard Kennedy School
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HKS Students Discuss Diversity at New Admits Day

Students who organized, designed, and handed out the sheets said they wanted to educate new students about the work they said still needs to be done.

GSAS's Dudley House
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GSAS Hires First Pair of Diversity Fellows

The 2018 fellows, Ph.D. students Alyssa M. Hernandez and Alfredo M. Valencia, both said they applied for the position as a way to make underrepresented minorities feel more welcome on Harvard’s campus.

Martin Luther King Remembrance
On Campus

Hutchins Center Hosts Symposium Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research held a symposium Friday to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, 50 years after his assassination.

Faust Speaks at Afternoon Exercises
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Diversity Task Force Chooses New Lyrics for Alma Mater

The lyrics, which previously read “till the stock of the Puritans die,” will now read “till the stars in the firmament die.”

University Hall, Fall 2017
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University-Wide Diversity Task Force Releases Final Report

The report, the final product of the 55-member Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, asks Harvard to “become its best self” via eight concrete recommendations.

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