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The Harvard Crimson
Student Groups

The Crimson Faces Backlash Over Editorial Endorsing BDS Movement

The Harvard Crimson is facing backlash from campus Jewish groups, along with some high-profile Harvard faculty and alumni, after the newspaper’s Editorial Board last month endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which calls on Western institutions to cut ties with Israel.

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College

‘If These Bricks Could Speak’: Harvard Yard Art Installation Displays Student-Carved Bricks

Throughout the month of April, student-carved bricks will sit in Harvard Yard as part of an art installation aiming to represent the role students play in shaping the University,

William F. Lee
Race

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Discusses Affirmative Action Lawsuit at EDIB Forum

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 discussed the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies during an event at the University’s first-ever Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum on Wednesday.

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Student Life

Harvard Undergraduates Revive Colombian Student Association

Harvard’s Colombian Student Association gathered to share in traditional food and good company last week for the first time since the club’s reestablishment.

Stephen L. Ball - HLS Dean of Students
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Names Stephen L. Ball New Dean of Students

Harvard Law School tapped Stephen L. Ball, a senior vice president at Wells Fargo, as its new Dean of Students in February. Ball is the first Black male to hold the title at HLS.

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Harvard Law School

Law School Names Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging

Harvard Law School appointed Monica E. Monroe as its new Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging last month.

SEAS Dean Doyle
SEAS

SEAS Dean Hopes to Hire New Diversity and Inclusion Head Within Weeks

Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III said last week he hopes the school will name a new head for its Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the coming weeks.

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Crime

Harvard Police Investigating Racist Signs Posted on Undergraduate Council President’s Door

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating the racist attack levied against Undergraduate Council President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 earlier this month.

Israel Trek Boycott
College Life

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Urges Undergrads to Boycott Israel Trek

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine hung flyers across campus last week urging undergraduates to boycott Harvard Israel Trek, an annual subsidized spring break trip to Israel and the West Bank.

SEAS
Race

SEAS Looks Toward Future Improvements in Diversity and Inclusion

As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enters the third year of its five-year Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan and undergoes multiple leadership transitions, students and faculty look towards future progress.

Ten Stories that Shaped 2021

Ten Stories That Shaped 2021

At Harvard, 2021 was a year marked by change. The school’s long-awaited return to in-person operations injected new life into a campus that had been left dormant for over a year by Covid-19. And in an unexpected shift, the University announced its intention to divest its endowment from fossil fuels after a decade of public pressure. Separately, faculty controversies — including a federal conviction and a high-profile departure — ignited debates that rippled across academia. Below, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped the last year at Harvard.

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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.

IOP President and Vice President
IOP

IOP Elects First Palestinian-American President and All Women of Color Executive Board

The IOP will be led by its first Palestinian-American President and first all women of color executive board.

Dean Srikant Datar
Race

HBS Students Praise Datar’s Diversity Efforts, Call for Greater Engagement in Second Year

One year after Srikant M. Datar was named as Harvard Business School’s 11th dean, Harvard Business School students praised his efforts towards diversity and inclusion, but said they were disappointed with his engagement with second-year students and student organizations.

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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.

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