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Makanaka Nyandoro

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Graduate Student and Teaching Fellow Union Strike 1973

‘You Can’t Eat Prestige’: Graduate Students and Teaching Fellows Strike Over Financial Aid Cuts

In March 1973, about 700 members of Harvard’s Graduate Students and Teaching Fellow Union braved four days of sub-zero temperatures to protest the newly introduced Kraus Plan, which ultimately reduced financial aid for graduate students.

Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the SOCH

After Ramadan’s Conclusion, Harvard Muslim Students Criticize Religious Accommodations Policy

After Ramadan came to a close Friday, many of Harvard’s Muslim students criticized the College’s religious accommodations policy, citing challenges including a lack of adequate prayer facilities, poor accessibility, and insufficient dining options.

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Harvard College Social Prescribing Group Launches National Campaign

A group of Harvard College students kicked off a nationwide movement advocating for social prescribing — a practice allowing physicians to prescribe non-medical interventions — in a webinar Monday.

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Undergraduates Ramp Up Harvard AI Safety Team Amid Concerns Over Increasingly Powerful AI Models

Undergraduates in the Harvard AI Safety Team have ramped up activity amid heightened public concern over artificial intelligence’s rapid development and lack of regulation.

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Student Groups

Linda Sarsour Appearance at Harvard Arab Conference Sparks Hillel, McKinsey Criticism

Consulting firm McKinsey & Company and Harvard Hillel’s executive director criticized the Arab Conference at Harvard’s decision to invite Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian rights activist and an activist for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, which advocates for institutions globally to sever ties with Israel.

Harvard Computer Society

Harvard Computer Society to Retire Mailing List Offering Due to Aging Infrastructure

The Harvard Computer Society announced in January it will retire its mailing list services — used by student organizations, faculty, and House Committees to communicate with their members for the past 30 years.

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‘Better and Stronger’: Harvard Hosts Second Annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum

Harvard students and affiliates participated in the University’s second annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum last week under the theme “Reckoning and Transformation,” gathering for keynote speakers, mixers, and performances.

Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) Courtyard

Renewed Restrictions on Harvard Branding Guidelines to Affect Some Prominent Clubs

A renewed effort by the Harvard College Dean of Students Office to restrict the use of Harvard branding by student organizations could alter the branding of multiple student groups.

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Harvard Yard

Vigil at John Harvard Statue

Harvard affiliates gathered in front of University Hall Thursday evening for a vigil to honor the victims of three shootings in California in the last week.

Vigil at John Harvard Statue
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Harvard Affiliates Hold Vigil for Victims of Lunar New Year Weekend Mass Shootings

Harvard students, staff, and faculty gathered on the steps of University Hall Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims — who were predominantly Asian and Asian American — of three shootings in California in the last week.

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Student Groups

‘We Just Have to Get Better at Taking Care of Each Other’: Comedian Jon Stewart Talks Veteran Issues at Harvard IOP Forum

Jon Stewart, a comedian and former longtime host of “The Daily Show,” advocated for increased support for veterans and first responders at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday afternoon.

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
Harvard Kennedy School

Scripps Research Director Eric Topol Discusses Covid Vaccination and Misinformation at Belfer Center

Cardiologist Eric J. Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, discussed Covid-19 vaccination as part of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Diversity in STEM series on Wednesday in conversation with Belfer Fellow and epidemiologist Syra Madad.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Discuss Ethics of Biotechnology at Science, Technology, and Society Symposium

Medical and legal authorities spoke about the ethics and future of biotechnology at a Friday panel hosted by the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Senator Markey Discusses the Future of American Democracy at IOP Forum

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called for young voters to participate in the upcoming midterm elections in a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday, saying that “democracy is on the ballot in 2022.”

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Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center Fellow Discusses Political Influence of U.S. War Department

Belfer Center Fellow Grant H. Golub discussed the World War II-era expansion of the now-defunct U.S. Department of War during a virtual seminar on Thursday.