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Student Groups

Human Rights Working Group Hosts Event Calling for Action on Uyghur Crisis

Around 80 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Barker Center for the event, officially titled the Uyghur Culture Fest. The evening included catered Uyghur cuisine, dancing, and calligraphy as well as somber testimonials from those missing family members due to the current crisis.

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Central Administration

Harvard’s Culture Lab Taps 14 Projects for Diversity and Inclusion Grants

Harvard’s Culture Lab Innovation Fund awarded grants to 14 teams working on projects to further diversity and inclusion on Harvard’s campus, the University announced last month.

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Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Protests For Divestment in Harvard Yard

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine held a rally in the Yard Monday to call on Harvard to divest from companies tied to Israel’s presence in Palestine.


Harvard Dharma Hosts Annual Diwali Celebration

Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu students’ association, hosted a prayer service and home-cooked dinner on Saturday evening in celebration of Diwali, the five-day festival of lights celebrated throughout South Asia.

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On Campus

Harvard Native American Program Hosts Campus Tour Highlighting Indigenous History

The Harvard University Native American Program hosted a walking tour Thursday to show sites on campus connected to the history of indigenous people at Harvard as part of its observation of Native American Heritage Month.


Chief Diversity Officer Reflects on Work with Office for Equity, Diversity Inclusion and Belonging

Harvard’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sherri A. Charleston reflected on the work of the Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging and her first year in her role in a Thursday interview with The Crimson.

Women in Business
Harvard Square

Female Entrepreneurs in Harvard Square Reflect on Challenges, Opportunities

Every October, National Women’s Small Business Month honors the numerous contributions of female entrepreneurs to local economies. In recognition, The Crimson spoke with some of the women who run popular establishments in Harvard Square.

Nigerian Independence Day Gala

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.

Harvard Yard

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.

Bengali Association

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.

Harvard Islamic Society

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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Harvard Hosts Ceremonies Celebrating Black and Latinx Graduates

Harvard’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging hosted Latinx and Black graduations for students across the University’s schools on Tuesday afternoon.

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Experts Discuss Combatting AAPI Hate in HSPH Panel

The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health co-hosted a virtual panel last Friday to discuss strategies for approaching the rise in racism, violence, and discrimination against Asian Americans in the U.S.