Ethnic or Cultural Groups

UC General Meeting
College

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.

College

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
College

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
IOP

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

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

College

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
College

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.

College

Ethnic Studies Advocates Call for a Department, Research Center

A group of undergraduates and graduate students are circulating a petition among students, staff, and alumni that calls for the formation of an ethnic studies department and research center.

From All Walks
Central Administration

From All Walks

As hundreds collected outside of Widener Library, undocumented Harvard students took turns encouraging the university to protect its diverse community following the election of Donald Trump.

Villegas's Address
Central Administration

Villegas's Address

Bruno Villegas '19 relates some of the challenges he and his family have overcome as undocumented immigrants.

Defenders of the Undocumented
Race

Defenders of the Undocumented

More than 100 supporters gather on the steps of Widener Library to advocate for the defense of undocumented students at Harvard.