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During Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises, former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 told graduates that he wanted them to feel “uneasy” about problems facing society, such as income inequality and climate change.
As Harvard faces increased regulatory pressure, the influence of its internal legal apparatus grows.
Above, James Bevel (left, in skullcap) and James Forman (center) attempted to calm people sitting in a street in Montgomery, AL. Motorcycle policemen listen in background. At left, sheriff’s possemen use horses to interfere in a picket of the Capitol building.
The Crimson printed this photograph by Glen J. Pearcy in a March 24, 1965 issue of the paper.
In Montgomery, Alabama, sheriffs on horseback trampled voting rights marchers near the state Capitol on March 16, 1965. Crimson photographer Glen J. Pearcy photographed the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in the spring of 1965.
Montgomery police waited for demonstrators on March 17 and 18, 1965 during the voting rights march from Montgomery to Selma. This photograph appeared in The Crimson later that month.
Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint against Harvard calling for an investigation into what they charge is the College’s “unlawful use of race” in its admissions process.
Avik Chatterjee, a BGLTS, race relations, and pre-med tutor in Dunster House, poses before attending the Dunster Senior Dinner on Thursday.
Fatima Abo Alasrar, Edward S. Mason Fellow and Yemeni citizen, emphasized the gravity of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen during a luncheon panel at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The panel, according to Kennedy School Professor Michael C. Hudson, was assembled with initiative from current Yemeni students pursuing advanced degrees at the Kennedy School.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is making efforts to recruit more minority faculty members.
While Harvard has institutionalized a hiring process designed to draw in more a racially and ethnically diverse faculty, some professors say there is more work to do to improve the work environment for those faculty after they enter Harvard’s gates.
The motion, dated April 29, cites as its movants nine prospective students intending to apply to Harvard and five current students at the College.
The lawsuit alleges that Harvard sets “target percentages” for underrepresented minorities and illegal quotas on students of Asian descent in its undergraduate admissions processes.