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With the threat of the death penalty looming over him, John W. Perdew ’64 found himself sitting in a jail cell in Americus, Georgia the summer after his junior year at the College.
Harvard students rallied behind movements demanding change on campus, sparking a wave of dialogue and discussion over the treatment of minorities and women at the College.
The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.
Kennedy School students are calling for the creation of a mandatory orientation program to help incoming students and faculty better recognize and address race and gender in the classroom.
In efforts to raise awareness about campus issues, representatives from The Diversity Report and Our Harvard Can Do Better staged demonstrations for admitted students.
Legal defense fund Project on Fair Representation launched a site earlier this month to seek students who claimed they were not admitted to Harvard because of their race, for a possible lawsuit against the University.
Pro Bowlers Arian Foster, Richard Sherman, and Larry Fitzgerald informally talked about the NCAA, philanthropy, and the ability of high-achieving African-Americans to inspire young people.
At an open forum sponsored by the Undergraduate Council Thursday, University President Drew G. Faust announced that Harvard had submitted in recent weeks a revised sexual assault policy.
The move comes just days after student leaders from the black and Latino communities came together to host a town hall to discuss race relations at Harvard.
Following independent efforts to stimulate discussion, students of color gathered for a town hall Thursday to discuss race relations and issues of institutional support.
Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665. His portrait hangs in Annenberg Hall.
When David L. Evans began working in the Admissions Office in 1970, fifteen times more African-American undergraduates matriculated at Harvard than in the previous 334 years. He was awarded the FAS Administrative Prize in 2002. His portrait hangs in Lamont Library.
Harold Amos served as the first Medical School department chair beginning in 1968. His portrait hangs at the Harvard Medical School.
As a Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard, Annemarie Schimmel was one of the earliest tenured female professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her portrait hangs in Eliot House.