Events

On Campus

Harvard Kicks Off First-Ever Black Playwrights Festival

Harvard’s first-ever Black Playwrights Festival kicked off Thursday with a reading of an original student play and a conversation on intimacy and authenticity in black theater.

A Calmes Conversation
Politics

LA Times Editor Warns of Conservative Media ‘Closed Loop’

The “closed loop” of conservative media has pushed the Republican Party farther to the right, argued Jackie K. Calmes, the White House editor for the Los Angeles Times.

Lisa Borders
IOP

WNBA President Urges Students to Rebound from Failures

Borders, who has led the WNBA since 2016,​ shared anecdotes during a conversation at the Kennedy School Tuesday about her life and career in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.

Protesting DeVos
IOP

At Harvard, Free Speech Likely Costs Thousands

As controversial speakers draw vigorous on-campus protest, Harvard has shelled out upwards of $10,000 per event in security fees.

Oktoberfest
Music

Harvard Square Businesses and Performers Celebrate Oktoberfest

One group performing at Oktoberfest sported signs and instruments emblazoned with slogans like “Black Lives Matter” and “End White Supremacy.”

Annenberg Hall
College

CEB Withdraws Funding for Campus-Wide Halloween Party

The College Events Board discontinued its sponsorship of a campus-wide “Haunted Hall” Halloween party this year, returning the tradition to its status as a freshman-only social gathering.

IOP

World Bank CEO Talks Global Poverty Reduction at IOP

Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank Kristalina I. Georgieva outlined the causes of rising poverty in some areas of the world.

Events

Panelists Share Perspectives on Social Media’s Impact

As social media becomes increasingly integral to everyday life, four Harvard professors discussed its impact on individuals’ identities and relationships at a panel on Monday.

Berkeley E. Brown '18
College

Fourteen Senior Class Marshals Selected for Class of 2018

After a two rounds of voting, the class of 2018 has elected eight senior class marshals. The group will join six appointed gift marshals to lead the Senior Class Committee.

 Houghton Library’s ‘Altered States’ Exhibition
Libraries

Houghton Library’s ‘Altered States’ Exhibition

Houghton Library is featuring an exhibition titled Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence from Sept. 5 to Dec. 17.

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony
Race

LL Cool J, Ava DuVernay to Receive Du Bois Medal

Harvard will honor rapper and actor LL Cool J, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and several others with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal next month.

Artificial intelligence panel at the IOP
IOP

Panelists Strike an Optimistic Tone on Artificial Intelligence

“You invent new technologies, those new technologies create new kinds of jobs, but they also make us richer," said Jason Furman, the former chair of the CEA.

SEAS

Harvard Kicks Off Data Science Initiative With Seminar

Harvard marked the official launch of a new Data Science Initiative Monday afternoon, kicking off a multi-year plan aimed at bringing the University to the forefront of the field.

iop
IOP

Experts Discuss Future of Cyber Threats in Politics

Campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney lamented cyber attacks on their respective campaigns at the IOP Monday.

IOP

IOP Fellows Clash Over DACA

Former Republican U.S. Representative Jason E. Chaffetz and former Obama aide Yohannes Abraham clashed over President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program protecting undocumented young people.