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Paula M. Barberi

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Female Representation in Economics Dept

In Short Supply: Women in the Economics Department

Many graduate students and faculty applaud these efforts for adding needed diversity to the department and improving departmental climate, some female department affiliates say it remains a challenge to constitute a minority in their field.

Chagall Returns to Venice Beach
Visual Arts

Christina Schlesinger '68: An 'Original Bosslady'

Schlesinger’s art, known for its unapologetic depictions of sexuality with painting collections titled “Dildos” and “Lesbian Sex,” is nothing like what she painted during her time at Radcliffe.

Michael Brown Panel

Michael Brown’s Mother Declares Interest In Running For Ferguson City Council

Lezley McSpadden said that a run for office would constitute part of her broader advocacy efforts after the 2014 shooting of her son.

Memorial Hall (2013)
Student Life

First Generation Student Union Moves Away From ‘First-Gen’ Label

​The First Generation Student Union plans to change its name by early fall, following recent board elections that resulted in an almost full turnover of power.

Sexual Assault

Italian Filmmaker and Weinstein Accuser Asia Argento Discusses Sexual Assault

Harvard affiliates gathered Friday to listen to a talk given by Asia Argento, an Italian filmmaker and one of the first women to accuse film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally for Massachusetts Sexual Assault Bills

The rally—organized by the student-led Every Voice Coalition—supported two bills currently in House committees.

Pre-O Program

Students Release Name, Details of New Summer Program for Under-Resourced Freshmen

This August, freshman will have a new pre-orientation program option—the First-Year Retreat and Experience, or FYRE, developed for “under-resourced students.”

Lin Manuel Miranda
On Campus

Lin-Manuel Miranda Urges Students Not to Throw Away Their Shot

Actor, composer, and activist Lin-Manuel Miranda took to the stage at the Kennedy School Thursday at the kickoff event for the “America Adelante” conference.

Schuyler Bailar QUADS
Student Groups

Students Form Support Group for BGLTQ Athletes

​Two Harvard students have founded a support group for BGLTQ-identifying student-athletes—dubbed Queer Undergraduate Athletes That Do Sports, or QUADS—which held its first meeting in mid-February.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Admins Updating Q Guide to Add Question About TF, Prof Misbehavior

Administrators are working to update the Q guide so undergraduates can use the platform to report inappropriate behavior by teaching staff.

Casper Student Center

Annual BGLTQ Conference Centers on Resilience, Intersectionality

The conference—titled “Resilience Through Love and Resistance”—drew students from across the College and Harvard’s graduate schools.

Solange Knowles
Student Groups

Harvard Foundation Honors Solange as Artist of the Year

​The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations awarded Solange Knowles their artist of the year award in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday evening.

Radcliffe Institute

Women’s Week Panel Talks Harvard’s Past with Sexual Violence

Panelists explored sexual violence at Harvard at an event Tuesday afternoon co-hosted by Our Harvard Can Do Better and the Radcliffe Union of Students.

Rainbow Flag

'Ex-Gay' Speaker Invited by HCFA Draws Protest

Some students criticized religious group Harvard College Faith and Action for inviting Hill-Perry to campus, calling her homophobic and arguing she condones conversion therapy.

Drew Faust
Drew Faust

Deans’ Council Meets To Discuss #MeToo In Academia

More broadly, Faust said the council will seek to prioritize addressing sexual assault at the University going forward.