Ethnic or Cultural Groups

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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.

Senior Director of the Harvard Foundation Sadé Abraham
Student Groups

Harvard Foundation Senior Director Sadé Abraham Departs Harvard for MIT

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.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Receives $15M for Indigenous Governance and Development Program

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.

Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the SOCH
Student Groups

‘A Very Communal Time’: Muslim Harvard Students Gather for Ramadan Celebrations Across Campus

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.

Lehman Hall

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.

Holi 2023

‘Colorful,’ ‘Vibrant’: Harvard Students and Affiliates Celebrate Holi

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.

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House Life

‘A Celebration of Black Harvard’: Undergraduates Partake in Black History Month Events

Throughout February, Harvard students are commemorating Black History Month with celebrations put on by undergraduate houses and affinity groups.

Vigil for Victims of Turkey, Syria Earthquake
Student Groups

Harvard Affiliates Gather at Vigil to Mourn Victims of Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

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.

Harvard Alumni Association Office
Student Groups

Hundreds of Affiliates Call on Harvard to Respond to Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria in Open Letter

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.

Earthquake Relief for Syria Poster
Student Groups

Campus Affinity Groups Raise More Than $30,000 for Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief

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.

Alutiiq Museum Kayak
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

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.

Alutiiq Museum Kayak

Alutiiq Museum Kayak

Harvard's Peabody Museum has transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.

Spring Gala
Student Groups

Ivy League Spring Festival Gala Returns to Harvard After Four Years

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.