Balloons and around 100 people filled the student lounge at Harvard Law School to commemorate graduating student activists and a year of continued race-related activism at the school in an informal commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.
A small crowd of students from Harvard Extension School gathered on the steps of University Hall Saturday afternoon to protest the degree name that will appear on each of their diplomas, arguing for a certificate more representative of their experience at the school.
On a day when workers and students took to the streets across the country to rally for minimum wage reform, over 200 Harvard affiliates gathered in front of Massachusetts Hall to push for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard’s dining services employees.
Housing rights advocates interrupted an event featuring Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt at the Law School Monday evening, prematurely ending the event and prompting questions about security protocol at the school.
Jean Fan, a Ph.D. student in Biological & Biomedical Sciences at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, speaks at a protest outside Massachusetts Hall Friday. The protest was in demand that more steps be taken to increase diversity at the school, which had only eight percent underrepresented minorities in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students from the College and Harvard Medical School joined medical students from Tufts University and members of activist groups to stage a die-in Friday in front of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, claiming a recent study from a professor there is biased.
Loretta A. Preska, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Southern New York, said there is widespread "decreasing tolerance for truly free expression and open debate” at institutions of higher education.
Fifty years ago this week, Harvard students were among 11 demonstrators arrested for attempting to stage a sit-in at the now-closed South Boston Army Base.
Food is set out for student activists occupying the Law School’s Caspersen Student Center lounge as part of the Reclaim Harvard Law protests. The activists have now occupied the lounge, which they have dubbed “Belinda Hall”, for three weeks and plan to continue the occupation for the foreseeable future.
Pillows, blankets, and suitcases cover the floor in the Law School’s Caspersen Student Center lounge so student activists can continue to occupy the space as part of the Reclaim Harvard Law protests. The activists have now occupied the lounge, which they have dubbed “Belinda Hall,” for three weeks and plan to continue the occupation for the foreseeable future.