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Madeleine A. Hung

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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.

Dean Khurana Speaks at Harvard College Class Day 2024

‘Unconventional’ Harvard 2024 Class Day Speakers Promote Optimism, Kindness

Thousands of Harvard College graduates and their families flocked to Harvard Yard to celebrate Class Day 2024 on Wednesday.

Ian I. Irungu Speaks at Black Affinity Celebration

‘Our Forever President’: Black Harvard Graduates Celebrate Claudine Gay at Affinity Ceremony

Two Harvard graduates presented an award for faculty who show “a strong commitment to social justice” to former Harvard President Claudine Gay during the University-wide celebration of Black graduates on Tuesday evening in Sanders Theatre.

Harvard Yard Encampment Leave of Absence Rally
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Protesters Rally Against Involuntary Leave, Rename Harvard Yard Buildings Amid Move-Out

More than 200 Harvard affiliates rallied in Harvard Yard on Friday to protest the University’s decision to place 20 students on involuntary leave for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment.​​​​​​​

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Harvard To Install 3-Foot Barriers During Freshmen Move Out as Yard Remains Occupied

Harvard Campus Services will install three-foot orange barriers in certain locations around the pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard as part of a plan to ensure safety during freshmen move out.

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Freshmen Say Noise From Harvard Yard Encampment Not Disruptive, Despite DSO Email

Despite administrators saying that noise from the pro-Palestine encampment has “disrupted” freshmen living spaces, many students who live in adjacent dorm buildings said the weeklong protest has not been a disturbance.

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‘Not Going Down Without a Fight’: Harvard Students Decry Queen’s Head Closure

More than 1,600 people signed a petition objecting to the permanent closure of the Harvard-run Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub, as staff members said they were “heartbroken” by the sudden Tuesday announcement.

Queen's Head Pub

Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub Permanently Closed by Harvard College

The Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub, a Harvard-run undergraduate pub, will permanently close at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, the College announced Tuesday.

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Mayor Wu Says She Respects Decision of Student Groups to Withdraw Support From Harvard Talk

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 spoke out about a canceled Harvard talk scheduled for Tuesday after 11 student groups withdrew from sponsoring the event over her decision to use police to clear a pro-Palestine encampment at Emerson College

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu '07 at 2022 Class Day

Mayor Wu Cancels Harvard Event After Affinity Groups Withdraw Over Emerson Encampment Police Response

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 canceled an April 30 event at Harvard after at least 11 student organizations withdrew from co-sponsoring an event over her decision to send police to break up a pro-Palestine student encampment at Emerson College.

Palestinian Flags Fly Above University Hall
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Encampment Protesters Briefly Raise 3 Palestinian Flags Over Harvard Yard

Pro-Palestine student protesters at the Harvard Yard encampment flew three Palestinian flags from University Hall on Saturday evening.

Harvard Yard Encampment Expands on Afternoon of Day Two

Harvard Yard Encampment Not Affiliated with PSC, Organizers Say

The organizers behind a pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard insisted that the demonstration was not organized by the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a clarification that protesters made amid heightened concerns about the potential for disciplinary action against the PSC and its individual members.

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Judge Rules Against Theo Harper ’25 in Harvard IRC Lawsuit Following Removal Over ‘Stress Test’

The Cambridge District Court ruled against Theo J. Harper ’25 in a small claims lawsuit against the Harvard International Relations Council on April 10.

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‘Loses the Magic’: Cabot Students Frustrated at Decrease in N+1 Housing

Cabot House students expressed frustration at this year’s upperclassmen housing lottery after extra beds were added to suites due to limited capacity.

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‘A Party for 26 Miles’: Harvard Students Run 2024 Boston Marathon

Tens of thousands of spectators cheered, played music, and held handmade signs at the 128th Boston Marathon on Monday. In 70 degree heat, runners — among them several Harvard College students and recent alumni — traversed a hilly 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the Copley Square finish line.