As you may have heard, the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies recently decided to inaugurate a $650,000 fund in honor of New Republic editor and former Harvard professor Martin "Marty" Peretz. Unfortunately, Peretz is currently infamous for asserting (in this blog post) that Muslim life is "cheap, most notably to Muslims." Although students and faculty have spoken out against Peretz, the Social Studies department officially announced the acceptance of the fund at its 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, honoring Peretz as planned.
But the fight wasn't over. A group of students protested against Peretz at the event and then made this video. Watch the "Party for Marty," then read more about it in tomorrow's issue of The Crimson.