Protests

Belinda Hall Awards
Race

Closing a Year of Activism, Law Students Hold Informal Commencement

​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.

Extension School Protest
Extension School

Extension School Students Rally for Degree Name Change

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.

Year in Photos: ROTC
Central Administration

Harvard to Officially Recognize Air Force ROTC

​Harvard will formally recognize the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program Friday, renewing relations decades after the University expelled the program during Vietnam War-era protest.

“Reclaim Harvard Law” Poster
Race

Law School Activists Demand End to Tuition

​In the most recent wave of activism at the Law School, some students are calling on the school to eliminate tuition completely as part of their new campaign for financial justice.

Picketing The Prices
Labor

Picketing The Prices

Over 200 Harvard affiliates gather to protest for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard University Dining Services Workers. The rally is the latest in a series of events SLAM has hosted since launching their “One Harvard” campaign.

Picketing The Prices
Student Life

Over 200 Rally Outside Mass. Hall to Support HUDS Workers

​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.

Harvard Law School

Protesters Disrupt Law School Event, Raising Security Concerns

​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.

GSAS Students Protest Outside Massachusetts Hall
Student Groups

GSAS Students Protest Outside Massachusetts Hall

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.

GSAS Students Protest About the “Leaky Pipeline”
Student Groups

GSAS Students Protest About the “Leaky Pipeline”

Students from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, along with supporters, gather for a protest outside Massachusetts Hall Friday evening. The protest was in demand that more steps be taken to increase diversity at the school.

Harvard Law School admitted students weekend
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School admitted students weekend

Students mingle in the Caspersen Student Center during Harvard Law School’s admitted students weekend. Signs welcoming the new students hung alongside those advocating for change in race related policy at the law school.

Research

Harvard Affiliates Protest at Tufts for ‘Pharma Fools Day’

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.

Harvard Law School

Federal Judge Concerned Over Campus Free Speech Restrictions

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.

From the Archives: Harvard Students Protest the Vietnam War
City Politics

From the Archives: Harvard Students Protest the Vietnam War

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.

Belinda Hall
Harvard Law School

Belinda Hall

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.

Belinda Hall Occupation
Harvard Law School

Belinda Hall Occupation

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.