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Rebecca S. Araten

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Why We Stand With Israel

We maintain that Israel, like all countries, has numerous problems. And, like other democracies, it addresses those problems through its legal system, its commitment to open discussion, and with a populace that has always been willing to seek peace and change for the better. We understand that some well-intentioned BDS supporters are frustrated with the conditions in Gaza and what they see as a lack of progress in implementing a two-state solution. However, BDS is no remedy to these problems.

Harvard Square
Cambridge

Leonard Goldstein, Former Owner of Keezer’s Classic Clothing, Dies at 67

Former Keezer's Classic Clothing owner Leonard I. “Len” Goldstein died Oct. 22 at the age of 67, after devoting nearly four decades of his life to offering elegant suits and ties to countless Harvard students and Cambridge residents.

Littauer
Economics

Harvard Economist Martin Weitzman, Known for Climate Change Scholarship, Dies at 77

As awareness about climate change has grown rapidly in recent years and brought about calls for change, Harvard Economics Professor Martin L. Weitzman forged a path of environmental scholarship in the field of economics.

Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Professor Anne Monius, ‘Authentic’ and ‘Incredible’ Mentor and Religious Scholar, Dies at Age 54

Students and colleagues say Monius, who died on Aug. 3 at the age of 54, was an extraordinary teacher who closely mentored her students while conducting groundbreaking research.

College

Samantha Lin ’16, Aspiring Veterinarian and Former Crimson Editor, Dies at 25

Lin, a veterinary student and former Crimson Sports Comp Director, was killed Aug. 5, when two cars hit her as she was crossing the street in Napa, Calif. She was 25 years old.

Harvard Square blueprint graphic
Harvard Square

Denise Jillson Maps Harvard Square’s Future

The executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association works to navigate a challenging commercial landscape.

The Fly Club
Commencement 2019

Votes for Women: The Fly Club and Female Social Spaces

Though Harvard single-gender social organizations currently face penalties should they refuse to go co-ed, the Fly Club once flirted with the possibility of going co-ed on its own volition in September 1993.

Martin Kilson
Af Am Department

Martin Kilson, First Tenured African American Professor at Harvard, Dies at 88

Government Professor Emeritus Martin L. Kilson, Jr., the first African American to receive full tenure at Harvard, died in hospice on April 24 of congestive heart failure at the age of 88.

CGIS
Government

University Professor Emeritus and Former Library Director Sidney Verba Dies at Age 86

Professor Sidney Verba ’53 — an expert in comparative politics, a leader in library organization, and a creator of policy compromises — died on Monday in his Cambridge home at the age of 86.

Roderick MacFarquhar
Government

Roderick MacFarquhar, Prolific Author and Professor of Chinese History, Dies at 88

He was renowned for his close study of Chinese communism, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 at the age of 88. He was one of the leading scholars on the Chinese Cultural Revolution and served in multiple leadership positions at the University.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Educator, Philanthropist, and Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Wick Skinner Dies at Age 94

Skinner’s research and writings focused on business administration, specifically on the management of manufacturing. He was a prolific writer, having authored or co-authored 10 books, contributed to multiple business case books, and published more than 75 articles in the Harvard Business Review.

Nathan Glazer
FAS

Sociology Prof. Emeritus and 'Independent Spirit' Nathan Glazer Dies at Age 95

Sociology Professor Emeritus Nathan Glazer died Saturday at the age of 95 in his home in Cambridge. Glazer studied issues of ethnicity and immigration, often examining them from a global perspective.

Midterm Votes Analysis at Radcliffe
Politics

Radcliffe Institute Panel Unpacks 2018 Midterm Election

Four panelists discussed the role of female candidates in this year’s midterm elections with an audience of Harvard affiliates and Boston area residents Tuesday.

Midterm Votes Analysis at Radcliffe
Politics

Radcliffe Institute Panel Unpacks 2018 Midterm Election

Four panelists discussed the role of female candidates in this year’s midterm elections with an audience of Harvard affiliates and Boston area residents Tuesday.

Environmental Discussion
Student Groups

Students Pack Harvard College Women’s Center for Environmental Justice Discussion

Six different student groups hosted the event, in which participants discussed the challenges facing environmental justice activism on campus.

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