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Nigerian Students Associations Hosts Annual Independence Day Gala

Tickets sold out to the Nigerian Students Association’s 12th annual Nigerian Independence Day Gala last Saturday, hosted in Northwest Labs.

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Chase Bank Branch to Open in Center of Harvard Square in 2022

The business will be housed at 9 JFK St. — across from CVS — and is part of a 60 branch expansion into New England that Chase announced in 2018, per JPMorgan Chase spokesperson Briana Curran. Currently, Chase’s only presence in the Square is an ATM in the Harvard Square MBTA station.

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Harvard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx organizations and House committees are hosting events on campus including movie nights, dance outings, and food tastings to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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After More Than a Year on Zoom, Cultural Groups Cautiously Return to In-Person Programming

Amid Harvard’s revived social scene, cultural groups are exchanging Zoom socials and meetings for in-person gatherings after more than 18 months of creating these spaces virtually.

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As Referendum Opens, Students Rally in Support of Shopping Week

Undergraduates rallied in support of shopping week in Science Center Plaza Tuesday afternoon, waving signs and distributing fliers that read “Save Shopping Week” and “Stop Course Preview Period” to students filing out of their classes.

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New Cultural Organization Creates Home on Campus for Bengali Students

Students from Bangladesh and West Bengal joined together during the Covid-19 pandemic and founded the Bengali Association of Students at Harvard — a new space for Bengali students to connect with their cultural roots.

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After Months Apart, Performing Art Groups Tackle In-Person Programming

Performing arts groups are reimagining ways to safely perform during the pandemic and attract audiences who have not attended in-person student performances in 18 months.

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WiFi Outages Resolved After HUIT Software Fix

The WiFi issues — which began on Tuesday and continued through Thursday — coincided with the start of classes on Wednesday, forcing some students to rely on wireless hotspots to attend virtual courses and submit online assignments.

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Persistent WiFi Outages Disrupt Campus During First Week of Classes

WiFi outages plagued the Harvard campus throughout the first days of classes, causing “frustrating” network interruptions at the start of the school year.

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Harvard Cultural Groups Lend Support to Afghans Following Taliban Takeover

Amid the crisis in Afghanistan, eight Harvard student cultural groups — including the Harvard Islamic Society, the Society of Arab Students, and the South Asian Association — have come together to raise emergency aid for Afghans who may be displaced and in danger.

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Distinguished Harvard Geneticist Richard C. Lewontin ’50, A ‘Fantastic Mentor,’ and ‘Polymath,’ Dies at 92

Richard C. Lewontin ’50, a renowned population geneticist and organismic and evolutionary biology professor at Harvard, died on July 4 at the age of 92. Though he retired in 2003, he remained involved with Harvard until shortly before his death.

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Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Officially Announces 2022 Campaign for Mass. Governor

Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen will officially launch her 2022 campaign for Massachusetts governor as a Democratic candidate on Boston Common Tuesday morning.

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FGLI Students Celebrated in Inaugural First-Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony

Harvard held its inaugural First-Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony on May 23, a special commencement celebration honoring the achievements of graduating students across the University who are first generation, low income, undocumented, DACA or TPS recipients, or mixed-status.

Leslie Jimenez First Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony

Leslie Jimenez First Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony

Leslie Jimenez, a doctoral graduate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education who works on the NextGen Leadership Team, spoke about her experience as a first-generation student during Harvard's inaugural First Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony on May 23.

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‘Disrespected, Devalued, or Dismissed’: University Affiliates Assess Harvard’s Commitment to Black Scholars

Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay acknowledged in a March faculty meeting that, despite the best efforts of University leaders, Black academics at Harvard face “particular challenges” in addition to already-rigorous teaching and research responsibilities.