Race

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.

Annenberg's New Portrait
College

Annenberg's New Portrait

The new portrait of Richard T. Greener is unveiled at a ceremony in Annenberg Hall on Thursday afternoon.The portrait recognizes Greener as the first African American to graduate from Harvard College in 1870.

Raising Voices With Kuumba
Race

Raising Voices With Kuumba

The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College sing in Annenberg Hall at the unveiling ceremony for the portrait of Richard T. Greener, class of 1870.

Annenberg's New Portrait
College

First Black Harvard College Graduate Honored With Portrait

​Amid songs, speeches, and roaring applause, Harvard administrators unveiled a portrait of Richard T. Greener, Class of 1870, the College’s first African American graduate, in Annenberg Hall.

Race

Occidental Students Protest Harvard Law Professor as Commencement Speaker

​Students and faculty at Occidental College are protesting the school’s choice of Harvard Law School professor Randall L. Kennedy as their commencement speaker for his controversial statements on race-related activism and the film “The Hunting Ground.”

College

Yale Decides to Keep Calhoun Name Despite Activism

A wave of student protest failed to persuade Yale University to remove the name of former U.S. Vice President and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a residential college named after him.

Lauding Greener
College

Lauding Greener

Devontae A. Freeland ’19 speaks at the unveiling of a portrait of Richard T. Greener, class of 1870, in Annenberg Hall Thursday afternoon.

A Broken Pipeline: Minority Students and the Pathway to the Ph.D.
Race

A Broken Pipeline: Minority Students and the Pathway to the Ph.D.

While underrepresented minorities represent a small percentage of GSAS—and those who are here often struggle to stay afloat—administrators and individual departments are actively seeking to bolster their numbers and experience at Harvard.

“House Master” Title Change
College

Mather House Examines Namesake's Past

Mather House residents have begun a process to investigate the controversial past of their House’s namesake.

SaNoah Larocque Talks "#LetTheFeathersFly"and Native Student Life at Harvard
Student Life

SaNoah Larocque Talks "#LetTheFeathersFly"and Native Student Life at Harvard

“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.

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Central Administration

Overseers Candidate Donates to ‘Quasi-White Nationalist’ Group

Over the course of his career as a conservative intellectual and political activist, Ron K. Unz ’83—now a candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers and U.S. Senate in the state of California—has donated tens of thousands of dollars to an organization he describes as “quasi-white nationalist.”

Passing in History
Books

Passing in History

Author Allyson Hobbs discusses her new book, A Chosen Exile, which examines black individuals who have passed as racially white throughout history.

College

Gala Honors Black Women Trailblazers

The Harvard Black Men’s Forum celebrated black women making waves nationally and at Harvard during the 22nd annual Celebration of Black Women Friday.

Flint Mayor Karen W. Weaver
College

Flint Mayor Criticizes State For Role in Water Crisis

Flint, Mich. mayor Karen W. Weaver reflected on the city’s unfolding water crisis and emphasized the importance of utilizing existing channels of government to respond to local issues at the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. forum Friday.