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Harvard Kennedy School

Slavery Reparations Advocacy Group Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Harvard

The co-founders of the American Descendants of Slavery Advocacy Foundation, a slavery reparations advocacy group, filed a defamation lawsuit against Harvard University last month over a retracted research article that was published by a journal affiliated with the school.

Nancy Pelosi Comes to Harvard
IOP

Mark Gearan ’78 to Step Down as Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics

Harvard Institute of Politics Director Mark D. Gearan ’78 is set to step down after serving over four years in the role, the Harvard Kennedy School’s dean announced Tuesday.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

Why Did Trump Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6? Because of Trump, New Harvard Study Finds

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud and enthusiasm for his re-election drove supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a study from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.

Larry Summers in 2014
Harvard Kennedy School

Watchdog Group Urges Harvard, Media Organizations to Publicly Disclose Larry Summers’ Financial Interests

The Revolving Door Project, a left-leaning public interest watchdog group, called on Harvard University to disclose any corporate funding received by University professor Lawrence H. Summers in an open letter published July 11.

Rita Hester mural
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Rita Hester mural

The City of Boston unveiled a mural last week depicting Rita Hester, a transgender woman whose murder in Allston in November 1998 sparked the creation of Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Rita Hester mural
City Politics

‘These Are Our Stories’: New Allston Mural Honors Rita Hester, Whose Life and Murder Inspired Transgender Day of Remembrance

Last week, the City of Boston unveiled a mural depicting Rita Hester, a transgender woman whose murder in Allston in November 1998 sparked the creation of Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Taiyaki NYC Soft Serve
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Taiyaki NYC Soft Serve

Taiyaki NYC’s cones are an adaptation of an eponymous traditional Japanese treat.

Taiyaki NYC
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Taiyaki NYC

Taiyaki NYC will open its second Massachusetts location on Church St. in Harvard Square.

Taiyaki NYC Soft Serve
Harvard Square

Fishy Business: Ice Cream Store Taiyaki NYC to Open Harvard Square Location in July

Soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC will open a Harvard Square location in July, joining a growing number of chains setting up shop in the area.

Pit-A-Palooza
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Pit-A-Palooza

Crowds gathered by the Harvard Square T station on Saturday to bid farewell to the Pit, a popular gathering spot in the '80s and '90s.

Pit Palooza Players
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Pit Palooza Players

Pit-A-Palooza attendees celebrated the history of the Harvard Square Pit with live music on Saturday.

Pit Protester
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Pit Protester

Harvard Square's Pit is scheduled for demolition in July.

Pit-A-Palooza
Harvard Square

Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

Looking Forward
Men's Swimming

Conservative Lawmakers Say Banning Trans Youth From Sports Will Keep the Competition Fair. Some Harvard D1 Athletes Disagree.

In 2022, the number of states banning transgender athletes from school sports doubled. Some current and former Division I athletes at Harvard criticized the legislation being passed around the country and said it does not target athletes competing in elite-level sports.

Boston Roe Overturned Protest
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Boston Roe Overturned Protest

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, Harvard affiliates joined thousands across the nation in protests against the decision.

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