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Ongoing racial tensions in New Haven have brought a different tone to the typically spirited weekend.
Bearing signs with the slogans reading, “we all deserve to be safe” and “our voices are strong and we will be heard,” undergraduates recounted experiences of sexual violence at Harvard.
Viviana I. Maymi ‘16 speaks at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall where more than 80 undergraduates convened to call on the College to commit more resources and attention to preventing sexual assaults on campus.
Students line up to sign a petition in support of demands to overhaul Harvard's sexual assault prevention programs at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.Students said Harvard should require mandatory yearly sexual assault training for undergraduates and additional training for sexual violence response tutors in addition to increasing funding for the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.
Students signed a petition in support of demands to overhaul Harvard's sexual assault prevention programs at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.
The crowd looks silently on as speakers share stories at a rally against sexual assault outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.
Eli K. Rivas '16 speaks during a rally against sexual assault outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.
More than 80 undergraduates convened outside Massachusetts Hall to call on the College to commit more resources and attention to preventing sexual assaults on campus at a rally on Thursday.
Hasani A. Hayden '19 holds up a banner during a rally at the Science Center Wednesday afternoon. Students rallied and marched to Porter Square in support of black student activists at peer schools such as Yale and the University of Missouri.
Undergraduates are planning to rally outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday and demand additional Title IX training, call for more funding toward sexual assault counseling resources, and share personal stories about sexual violence on campus.
Dozens of students and Harvard affiliates gathered in the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday afternoon to rally in support of black student activists on other college campuses, where mass protests against racism have erupted in recent weeks.
In the wake of student demonstrations against racism at Yale and the University of Missouri at Columbia, dozens of Harvard undergraduates have weighed in both on social media and in person.
A new student movement at Harvard Law School is organizing to change the seal at the school, which the students argue represents and endorses a slaveholding legacy.