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Adams Drag Night

Adams House Committee Discusses Future of Drag Night

The annual event has its roots in a gesture of solidarity with a gay member of Adams House who was harassed by another student at the College.

Walk Out for Christine Ford and Deborah Ramirez
Student Groups

Hundreds of Harvard Law Students Walk Out of Class to Support Kavanaugh Accusers

Many law school students pinned small pink buttons declaring “I Believe Christine Blasey Ford” to their chests.

Callbacks SnoweDin

Musical Groups Say Search for Talent Drives Decision to Go Co-Ed — Or Not

Some musical groups say that the makeup of their membership — and possible shifts toward co-ed status — are driven by auditionees’ abilities, not their gender.

Annabel O'Hagan
Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Students Praise Pudding’s Mixed-Gender Cast as 'Move in the Right Direction'

After Hasty Pudding Theatricals cast women for its show for the first time in its nearly 200-year history, some students said they were excited by the change.

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Casts Six Women, Ending Nearly 200 Years of All-Male Performances

Hasty Pudding Theatricals has cast six women to perform in its 2019 show, completing a co-ed shift the group vowed last semester and ending an almost two-century period during which only men could act in Pudding productions.


Penalties Now Apply: The Class of 2021 Navigates the Sanctions

The first class of students affected by this policy has reacted to the sanctions in a variety of ways.

Student Life

Class Action Visits Harvard for Workshop on Class Divides

Class Action, a national non-profit focused on educating people about classism, hosted a workshop for undergraduates Wednesday evening upon invitation from students.

David Rubenstein at HBS
Harvard Business School

Rubenstein Discusses Philanthropy, Failure at Business School

​David M. Rubenstein, a member of the Harvard Corporation, discussed his non-linear path to private equity, outlined his philanthropic vision, and ruminated on past failures at a Harvard Business School event Monday.


Students Travel to Puerto Rico on PBHA Spring Break Service Trip

PBHA’s Puerto Rico program was one of four service trips run by the organization from March 11 to 18 and was the latest effort on behalf of Harvard students to support people affected by the storm.

The Past, Present, and Future of Violence
Student Groups

Steven Pinker Receives Humanist Award

Psychology professor Steven A. Pinker received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism at a ceremony Sunday afternoon.

First Year Mixer at Harvard College Women's Center
Gender and Sexuality

Women’s Center, Student Groups Host Twelfth Annual Women’s Week

The twelfth annual Women’s Week including events ranging from “Unlearning the Language of Misogyny” to “Making Gender and Music."

GSD Monuments Talk
Visual Arts

Faust, Professors Discuss Monuments’ Role in Bridging Past and Present

University President Drew G. Faust and several prominent humanities professors spoke at an event Tuesday discussing the politics of monuments.

Junior Family Weekend

Parents Hit Classes—and the Gym—for Junior Family Weekend

On a grey weekend with only a few hints of sun, Class of 2019 parents descended on Harvard Yard for Junior Family Weekend to see their children.

David Miliband at the IOP

Former Diplomats Discuss Global Refugee Crisis

​David W. Miliband, former U.K. foreign secretary, discussed the global refugee crisis with Kennedy School Professor R. Nicholas Burns Thursday evening.