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Court Rejects Harvard's Dismissal of Admissions Lawsuit

A federal court rejected Harvard’s motion to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit accusing the College of race-based discrimination against Asian Americans in its admissions practices.

Jeffries Front Page
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Jeffries Front Page

Students from on-campus groups such as Harvard Hillel, the Harvard College Democrats, and the Catholic Students Association, to name a few, expressed their discontent by planning to hold a rally in front of Emerson Hall during Leonard Jeffries' speech.

HBS Tata Hall
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New Black Entrepreneurship Course Draws Strong Interest

​A new course at the Business School focuses on case studies featuring black protagonists in an effort to address a “blatant absence of inclusion” in the school’s curriculum.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016
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Graduate Students To Hold First-Ever Black Commencement

Students across the University will hold the first-ever commencement ceremony for black students on May 23 in an effort to bring black students across schools together.

Cheery Misty
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Cheery Misty

Misty Copeland stopped by Lowell Lecture Hall Monday afternoon to deliver a talk moderated by Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. and Dean Stephanie Robinson, who are the first African-American faculty deans of the College.

Student Groups

Seniors Honored at Gala Celebrating Black Women

The Black Men’s Forum honored four Harvard seniors and one professor for their leadership and mentorship on campus at the 23rd annual Celebration of Black Women gala.

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Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

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College

Diversity Director Loc Truong to Leave Harvard for MIT

​Loc Truong, the College’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, is stepping down from the role for a job at MIT after 13 years at Harvard.

University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

Faust Says ‘Fair Harvard’ Change is Warranted Reexamination

University President Drew G. Faust said Friday she views the change as important to the University’s reexamination of its history.

Boston Latin School
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Boston Latin School Subpoenaed in Admissions Lawsuit

Boston Latin School requested to stay out of the lawsuit, which accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans in its admissions process.

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Fake ‘Investigation Unit’ Notice Sparks Controversy, Apologies

​Mock notices from a purported “Harvard Special Investigations Unit" sparked outrage from several students, who called the false flyers disturbing, and prompted the involved students groups to apologize.

Students Discuss Diversity and Inclusion
College Administration

Six Months After Departure, College Still Without Dean for Diversity

The College will interview three finalists to replace the position left vacant when Emelyn A. dela Peña left Harvard six months ago.

House Masters Linger
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A Year Later, 'House Master' Title and Royall Seal Linger

The words “House Master” still adorn the doors of some Faculty Deans’ residences, parking signs for their cars, and emails sent by at least one Faculty Dean.

Conor Healy
College

With Provocative Speakers, New Group Aims to ‘Test’ Free Speech Values

A new undergraduate group has vowed to “test” the limits of free speech at Harvard and invite what some say are hateful speakers to campus.

Girma’s Serenade
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Girma’s Serenade

Eden H. Girma ‘18 performs an original composition at the Afternoon of Engagement on Inclusion and Belonging on Wednesday. The Harvard University Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging orchestrated this event.