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Student Groups

Health Care Conference Addresses the Legacy of Racism in Black Health

Activists and scholars across a breadth of disciplines gathered virtually for the fifth annual student-run Black Health Matters conference this weekend to discuss the effects of systemic racism on Black health.

Sherri Charleston HAA Webinar

Sherri Charleston HAA Webinar

Harvard Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer spoke at an webinar Tuesday afternoon as part of the Harvard Alumni Association’s Unity Webinars series.

Sherri Charleston HAA Webinar
Central Administration

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Charleston Lays Out Steps Toward ‘Inclusive Excellence’ at Alumni Webinar

Sherri A. Charleston, Harvard’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, outlined her approach to creating an environment of “inclusive excellence” during a Tuesday webinar co-sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association and the Asian American, Black, Latino, and Native American alumni groups.

Student Groups

‘Othered’ and ‘Excluded’: Asian American Students React to Increase in Hate Crimes Across the U.S.

Leaders of Asian American groups at the College said they have reacted to the spike in anti-Asian violence and racism since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with frustration and sadness, but not surprise.

A Circle of Notable Native American Scholars event

A Circle of Notable Native American Scholars event

The Harvard University Native American Program, along with the Stanford American Indian Organization and Stanford Native American Cultural Center, co-hosted a panel discussion Thursday night to commemorate the 50th anniversary of both of the schools' Native community programs.

A Circle of Notable Native American Scholars event
Higher Education

Harvard and Stanford Native American Programs Host 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion

The Harvard University Native American Program, Stanford’s Native American Studies Program, and Stanford’s Native American Cultural Center jointly hosted prominent Indigenous scholars at a panel discussion in celebration of their programs’ 50th anniversaries on Thursday.

DACA Protest

Harvard Students Help Immigrants File Applications Through Nonprofit

A non-profit website, run in part by Harvard College students and incubated in the University’s iLab, is pushing forward in its mission to provide free aid to those working through immigration applications.

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Student Groups

Black Student Organizations Adapt Black History Month Programming to Virtual Setting

Many Black cultural organizations are finding ways to adapt staples of their Black History Month programming to a virtual setting.

Law School Langdell Library

Legal Experts Discuss Rights and Racial Justice in Harvard Law School Panel

Legal scholars and experts discussed mobilizing and advocating for human rights and racial justice in a virtual panel at Harvard Law School on Thursday.

Virtual Cultural Organization Programming

Harvard Cultural Groups Look to Build On Successes of Virtual Fall Semester

Members of the Class of 2024 had limited social interaction in the fall semester due to most facets of campus life — classes, extracurriculars, socials — being rendered virtual. Still, they said, campus cultural groups played an important role in supporting their transition to college life.

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Front Middle Feature

Here are the 63 Biden Administration Officials with Harvard Ties

The Biden administration is set to include at least 63 Harvard-connected individuals as nominees or appointees, including 10 Cabinet-level officials.

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On Campus

Graduate School of Design Strips Architect's Name from House in Response to Open Letter

The Harvard Graduate School of Design will no longer refer to one of its houses as the Philip Johnson Thesis House in response to an open letter criticizing its namesake’s white supremacist views, Dean Sarah M. Whiting wrote in a letter last month.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harvard Researchers Link Arm Bones and Evolutionary Timelines

A team of researchers from Harvard and the University of Cambridge used novel techniques to examine how and when early tetrapods — four-limbed animals — transitioned from living in marine environments to terrestrial ones.

Housing Day

After Virtual Semester, Freshmen Navigate the Pressures of Blocking

For members of the Class of 2024, the infamously stressful blocking process may be extra fraught due to pandemic-era social restrictions.

Malkin Athletic Center

A Month After Reopening, MAC Feels ‘Safe’ But Poses Some Logistical Challenges, Students Say

More than a month after the Malkin Athletic Center reopened to those living on Harvard’s campus, students and staff say the pandemic-era gym largely feels safe, though its new systems and safety protocols pose some challenges.