Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Ethnic Studies Proposals

Barker Center
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

The Four-Decade Road to Ethnic Studies

At Harvard, real pressures—both financial and ideological—loom along the road to a comprehensive ethnic studies program.

Barker Center

Hist & Lit to Offer Ethnic Studies

Undergraduates concentrating in History and Literature will now be able to specialize in an ethnic studies field.

Khurana at the UC Meeting
Undergraduate Council

UC Leaders Announce Plan to Fund Opening Days Programming

The leaders of the Undergraduate Council have announced plans to fund additional programming for freshmen during Opening Days.

UC General Meeting

New UC Identity Coalition Discusses Q Guide for Comps

UC representatives and Harvard Foundation interns discussed a potential Q guide for comps at the first meeting of an "identity coalition" between the groups.


Professors on Committee Examining Slavery Plan Conference

“We need to engage this, not just to be better historians,” Beckert said of Harvard's ties to slavery. “We need to acknowledge this history as a way to be able to move forward.”

The Banneker Institute
Sciences Division

Harvard Astronomer, Institute Offer Support for Students of Color in Sciences

Astronomy Professor John A. Johnson tells his students almost every lecture that there is no such thing as a natural astrophysicist.

Ghungroo 2017
Student Groups

Ghungroo 2017

Students perform a classical dance during the opening performance of the yearly Ghungroo cultural show.

Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Rihanna Will ‘Take a Bow’ as Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna will come to campus on Feb. 28 to receive the Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year award.

Lucy Liu at Kirkland

Viola Davis Selected as Harvard Foundation's Artist of the Year

Viola Davis, a two-time Emmy and Tony-winning actress, was named the 2017 Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations on Friday afternoon.

Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, Father of Fallen Soldier, Denounces Trump at IOP

“We are faced right now with an administration without moral compass,” Khan said.


Arab Students Association Hosts ‘Teach-In’ With Legal Experts

On Feb. 8, the Harvard Arab Students Association hosted a "teach-in" with legal analysts in response to President Trump's travel ban.

Defenders of the Undocumented

Undocumented Students Criticize President Trump’s Executive Orders

As Harvard administrators spoke out against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive orders, the University’s undocumented students say they are pleased with Harvard’s actions—like creating a website and appointing an immigration attorney—that aim to support them.

Social Sciences Division

Ethnic Studies Proponents Plan Advocacy Efforts

Students and alumni emphasized the need to recruit new ethnic studies advocates, as many of the movement’s organizers will soon graduate.

Students Rally for Harvard Sanctuary Status
On Campus

Students Rally for Harvard Sanctuary Status

Anwar Omeish ‘19, the Director of External Relations of the Harvard Islamic Society, speaks to the crowd rallying in support of Harvard being a sanctuary campus in the Science Center Plaza. This motion was advanced by History professor Walter Johnson, who also spoke at the rally.