Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Andrew Crespo Latinx Affinity Graduation

‘Connection You Can Cling To’: Harvard Celebrates Latinx Graduates at Affinity Event

Harvard Law School Professor Andrew M. Crespo ’05, the first tenured Latino faculty member at HLS, urged graduates to remember the contributions of their families during a Latinx affinity graduation celebration Tuesday morning.

Auds Hope Jenkins AAPI Affinity Ceremony

‘Really Powerful’: Harvard Hosts Third Annual AAPI Graduation Ceremony

Harvard held an affinity celebration for Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American graduating students on Monday that honored APIDA graduates and featured speeches which discussed APIDA issues and referenced pro-Palestine protests at Harvard and the ongoing war in Gaza.

Hillel Interior

Jewish Leaders at Harvard Diverge Widely in Responses to Ongoing Pro-Palestine Encampment

As the pro-Palestine encampment enters its sixth day, the leadership of the University’s two Jewish centers varied widely in their responses to the ongoing occupation.

Holi Celebration on March 24

‘Pure Joy’: Dharma Holi Celebrations Usher in Spring

Harvard students and affiliates transformed the Malkin Athletic Center lawn into a colorful battleground on Sunday to celebrate Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors marking the arrival of spring.

Contestants sing along a cover of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
Student Groups

‘Are You a Ginseng Root?’: Mr. Asian-Sensation Pageant Returns for the First Time In 14 Years

The Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association hosted “Mr. Asian Sensation,” a male cultural pageant, on Saturday for the first time since 2009. Matthew M. Vu ’27 took home the title of 2024 Mr. Asian Sensation.

Pakistan Trek

Harvard Affiliates Embark on ‘Pakistan Trek’ Over Spring Break

A group of 27 Harvard affiliates traveled to Pakistan during spring break for “Pakistan Trek,” a weeklong trip touring the country, attending sporting events and performances, and meeting prominent current and former government officials.

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Student Groups

Habiba Braimah Appointed as Senior Director of Harvard Foundation

Habiba T. Braimah began her tenure as the new senior director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations late last month and will oversee the 38th annual Cultural Rhythms festival that kicks off Monday.

Hillel Interior

Harvard College Israel Trek Will Not Take Place Amid War in Gaza, Campus Strife

Harvard College Israel Trek, an annual subsidized trip to Israel and the West Bank held over spring break, will not be taking place this year, according to Hillel President Nathan B. Gershengorn ’26.

Harvard Square T Stop

Harvard Affiliates Hold Vigil for Victims of 228 Massacre in Taiwan

More than twenty Harvard affiliates gathered in the Science Center Plaza on Saturday evening to honor the victims of the 1947 “228” massacre in Taiwan.

Nowruz at Lowell House

Harvard Affiliates Celebrate Nowruz at Lowell House Event

Approximately 260 Harvard students and local residents gathered in Lowell House Saturday night to celebrate Nowruz, the first day of the Iranian New Year.

Dunster Lunar New Year Decorations

Harvard Students Celebrate Lunar New Year on Campus

Nearly 200 Harvard students and affiliates gathered in Quincy on Friday for food and festivities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Peabody Museum North America Collection

Harvard Peabody Museum Removes Nearly 40 Native American Objects From Display

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology removed nearly 40 Native American and Indigenous cultural objects from their displays to comply with new regulations from the Department of the Interior.

Harvard Undergraduate Association Conference Room

Harvard Undergraduate Association Passes 5 Proposals to Start Spring Term

The Harvard Undergraduate Association passed five proposals at its first general meeting of the spring term on Monday evening.

Harvard Mariachi Veritas

Harvard Student Groups Celebrate ‘Unique’ and ‘Unified’ Cultures During Hispanic Heritage Month

Harvard students and affiliates hosted cultural celebrations with musical performances and food in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and seeks to recognize the histories and cultures of Latinx Americans.

Ethnic Studies Demonstrators on Steps of University Hall
Student Groups

Harvard Affiliates Attend Ethnic Studies Organizing Summit, Hoping to Energize Advocacy

More than 50 Harvard students and affiliates gathered in Boylston Hall on Saturday for an inaugural organizing summit on ethnic studies, hosted by members of the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition.