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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.
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.
Sadé Abraham — senior director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations — is departing Harvard and will become MIT’s inaugural associate dean of advising and student belonging, the College announced last week.
The Harvard Kennedy School received more than $15 million to fund an expansion of the Harvard Project on Indigenous Governance and Development, the school announced in a Tuesday press release.
At Harvard, Muslim students, faculty, and other affiliates are coming together to break the fast at school-sponsored meals at the Student Organization Center at Hilles and student-planned events at undergraduate houses around campus.
Harvard Iranian Student Association Hosts Celebration of Nowruz Dedicated to ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Movement
Students, faculty, and affiliates across Harvard’s campus came together on the first day of spring for Nowruz, a celebration of the beginning of Persian New Year, during an event hosted by Harvard Iranian Student Association March 25.
Harvard students and affiliates chased each other around the Quad Lawn while throwing colored powder and spraying water guns on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors.
Throughout February, Harvard students are commemorating Black History Month with celebrations put on by undergraduate houses and affinity groups.
More than 50 Harvard affiliates gathered on the steps of Memorial Church for a candlelit vigil on Thursday to mourn the victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this month.
Hundreds of Harvard affiliates signed an open letter asking for the University to raise awareness to earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria last week, killing tens of thousands of people in the regions.
Following the Feb. 6 earthquakes across Turkey and Syria, members of the Harvard College Turkish Student Association and Harvard Society of Arab Students organized fundraisers to donate money to victims, amassing more than $30,000 since Monday.
Harvard Peabody Museum to Return a Gitnagun’aks House Post to Gitxaała Nation in Latest Repatriation Effort
Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology signed an agreement last month to return a house post to the Gitxaała Nation, a First Nations government located at Kitkatla, British Columbia, per a Jan. 25 press release from the tribal group.
Harvard Peabody Museum Transfers Ownership of Ancestral Kayak to Alutiiq Museum as Part of Ongoing Repatriation Efforts
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology recently transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.
Hundreds gathered in Sanders Theatre Sunday for the first in-person Ivy League Spring Festival Gala since 2019. The gala is an annual celebration of Lunar New Year hosted by the Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association.