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Harvard Kennedy School

‘We Want to Clear Rodrigo’s Name’: Mother of Harvard Student who Died in Bali Says He was Beaten by Police

Ana Ventosilla, mother of HKS student Rodrigo Ventocilla who died after being arrested in Indonesia, said in an interview with The Crimson on Monday that her son was beaten by police and received inadequate medical attention.

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Student Groups

Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation

Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Graduate Student Rodrigo Ventocilla Dies After Alleged Police Mistreatment in Indonesia

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a 32-year-old Harvard Kennedy School student from Peru, died on Aug. 11 while in police custody at a hospital in Denpasar, Indonesia. His family alleges he was mistreated and discriminated against by police.

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LGBTQ+ Harvard Affiliates Receive Homophobic Emails Threatening Violence

A targeted number of LGBTQ+ Harvard affiliates received violent threats via email from an anonymous sender, according to a statement released Tuesday by University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

Covid-19 Testing Bins

Harvard to Stop Offering PCR Covid-19 Tests by Sept. 16; Masking to Remain Optional in Fall

Masking and Covid-19 testing will remain optional on Harvard’s campus going into the 2022 fall semester and the school will stop providing free PCR tests to affiliates three weeks into the term, the University announced Wednesday.

Harvard IOP Fall 2022 Fellows

Former Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to Join Harvard’s Institute of Politics as Fall 2022 Resident Fellow

Former Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who led his country for seven years before resigning in 2021, will headline a cohort of seven resident fellows joining the Harvard Institute of Politics for the Fall 2022 term.

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Top Corporations, Universities Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Affirmative Action in Harvard Case

Hundreds of top American corporations and universities including Apple, Google, and seven Ivy League schools asked the Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action in amicus briefs filed this week as justices prepare to hear lawsuits challenging race-conscious admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

Nancy Pelosi Comes to Harvard

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.

Supreme Court

Harvard Asks Justices to Uphold Affirmative Action in Supreme Court Brief

Harvard offered a full-throated defense of the Supreme Court’s past rulings upholding affirmative action in a brief submitted to the court on Monday, asking justices to reject a lawsuit that seeks to ban race-conscious admissions.

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The Harvard Crimson to Shift to Weekly Print Publication Starting This Fall

The Harvard Crimson will shift to publishing a weekly print edition this fall in a historic move toward a “digital-first” future, the newspaper announced Thursday.

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Harvard in the City

Harvard Reaches Agreement on First Stage of Allston Development, Clearing Path for Approval

Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.

Loeb House

Harvard Unveils Search Committee to Select 30th President

Twelve members of the Harvard Corporation and three members of the school’s Board of Overseers will make up the committee tasked with finding Harvard’s 30th president in a search process that publicly kicked off Thursday.

Admissions Numbers Drop Analysis

83 Percent of Admitted Students to Join Harvard College Class of 2026

More than 83 percent of students admitted to Harvard College’s Class of 2026 will matriculate this fall, the College announced Wednesday. The class will include record-high proportions of women, Asian Americans, first generation college students, and Native Americans and Hawaiians.

Ethnic Studies Candidate

Erika Lee to Join Harvard as Second Professor in Ethnic Studies Cluster Hire

Erika Lee will join Harvard’s faculty as the second ethnic studies professor to be hired as part of a cluster hire initiative by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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Pride Month Issue 2022

With the end of Pride Month and the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, The Crimson explored BGLTQ stories, on- and off-campus, those of others and their own. Here’s a collection of those investigations, opinions, and perspectives. Crimson News writer and Associate Magazine Editor Meimei Xu ’24 spearheaded the production of this special issue.