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‘An Inflection Point’: Speakers Commend Encampment Protesters at Celebration for Arab Harvard Grads

Harvard affiliates honored Arab graduates — as well as 13 seniors who may not graduate at Commencement for their participation in the encampment of Harvard Yard — at a University-wide celebration on Monday afternoon.

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‘Untraditional Ideas’: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Explores Caste and Loss in Film ‘Origin’ at Harvard IOP Forum

Screenwriter Ava DuVernay spoke about her latest film “Origin,” which is based on the life of Isabel Wilkerson as she wrote her award-winning book “Caste,” at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Forum event on Wednesday evening.

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‘A Joke’: Nikole Hannah-Jones Says Harvard Should Spend More on Legacy of Slavery Initiative

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and creator of the 1619 Project, slammed Harvard’s $100 million commitment to its Legacy of Slavery initiative as “a joke” during her keynote talk at a University symposium on Tuesday evening.

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‘Mourning into a Movement’: Family Members of George Floyd, Eric Garner Discuss Grief and Activism at IOP Forum

Family members of George Floyd and Eric Garner, who were killed by police, spoke about grief, loss, and activism at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics event on Thursday evening.

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Hoekstra Addresses Plagiarism Allegations Against Black Harvard Scholars, Condemns Attacks on Identity

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra “unequivocally” condemned “attacks targeting a person’s identity” in a Wednesday interview.

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Amid Ongoing Dean Search, Harvard Kennedy School Affiliates Say Diverse Faculty Should Be Top Priority

As the Harvard Kennedy School searches for its next dean, some affiliates believe increasing gender, racial, and international representation among faculty should be a top priority for the school’s next leader.

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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.

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Black Alumni Group Demands Harvard Reaffirm Support for DEI Efforts in Letter to Garber

A group of Black Harvard alumni demanded that the University clarify and reaffirm its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus in a letter to interim President Alan M. Garber ’76 and Harvard’s governing boards.

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HKS Professors Discuss Academic Freedom, Issues Facing Black Americans at IOP

Three Harvard Kennedy School professors discussed issues affecting Black Americans and  attacks on academic freedom at an Institute of Politics forum on Thursday.

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‘Purely About Celebration’: Undergraduates Commemorate Black History Month

Harvard College students are celebrating Black History Month with a series of events thrown by undergraduate houses and affinity groups.

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One Month Later, Black Harvard Affiliates Reflect on Gay’s Resignation

Nearly one month after the resignation of former President Claudine Gay, Black Harvard affiliates said they were disappointed but not surprised at her decision to step down on Jan. 2.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2023

In 2023, Harvard had a tumultuous year. Claudine Gay’s first semester ended amid a leadership crisis as she came under fire for her response to tensions on a campus divided by the Israel-Hamas war and faced allegations of plagiarism. Harvard’s legacy and donor preferences in admissions also faced national scrutiny following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling striking down the University’s affirmative action policy. Across campus, scandal after scandal hit parts of the University. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2023 at Harvard.

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‘Politically Motivated’: Experts Weigh in on Harvard Decision to Not Report Racial Composition of Early Action Admits

Harvard did not report the racial and ethnic composition of students admitted in the early application cycle for the Class of 2028, a move seen by experts as an attempt by the University to avoid potential litigation from anti-affirmative action groups.

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Panelists Discuss Future of Black Land Ownership in the U.S. at Harvard IOP Forum

Panelists discussed the ongoing challenges and goals of Black land ownership in the United States at a forum co-hosted by the Harvard Institute of Politics and the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project Wednesday evening.

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine Affiliates Discuss Disparities in Oral Health Care at Webinar

Experts in oral health policy from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine discussed barriers to equitable health care in a webinar hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Wednesday evening.