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Carolina I. Portela-Blanco

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Law Students for Justice
On Campus

Law Students Organize Vigil Commemorating Freddie Gray

The vigil consisted of two speakers and spanned from 9:45 to 10 p.m. in order to coincide with Baltimore's 10 p.m. curfew announced by the city's mayor.

College

Students Prepare To Launch Advocacy Magazine

A group of Harvard students have joined to launch an arts and advocacy magazine to focus on issues of diversity and identity among students of color at Harvard, called Renegade, which will debut online on Friday.

Student Groups

Officials Talk Economic Relationships at US-China Forum

Keynote speakers at the Harvard US-China Economic Forum stressed the importance of building economic relationships abroad, as well as fostering connections among domestic groups, on Saturday.

50 Years After Selma
College

Students Discuss Legacy of Selma Marches

Students discussed current and past social justice movements, Ferguson, and racism at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery.

North Korean Defectors speak to Students at HRiNK Event
Politics

North Korean Defectors Recall Living Conditions at Event

Defectors Eunju Kim, Gwang Seong Jung, and Se Jun Park discuss the intellectual and economic poverty in North Korea and their experiences in escaping the country.

Cultural Rhythms Talent
College

Harvard Foundation Honors Eva Longoria at Cultural Rhythms

Longoria, who was recognized as the 2015 Harvard University Artist of the Year, spoke Saturday about her experience identifying as both a Mexican and an American.

Wesley Lowery - Ferguson Reporting
Harvard Kennedy School

Washington Post Reporter Discusses Unrest in Ferguson

Wesley Lowery, who was named the 2014 Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, moved to Ferguson in August to cover the events that unfolded in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown.

College

Harvard Foundation Names Eva Longoria Artist of the Year

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations announced Friday that it would honor Eva Longoria as the 2015 Artist of the Year.

Alex Jones on Media and Democracy
Journalism

Shorenstein Director Discusses the Future of Journalism

The director of Harvard's Shorenstein Center discussed the role of the media in democracy Wednesday night.

Conversations with Melody
College

Brooks, Yearwood Featured at 'Conversations with Harvard'

This first-ever Conversations with Harvard evolved from Conversations with Kirkland, a speaker series launched by former Kirkland resident scholar Peter V. Emerson in 2002.

Michael J. Davidson
Harvard Medical School

Davidson, Trailblazing Surgeon, Remembered for Compassion

Michael J. Davidson, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s director of endovascular cardiac surgery, died Tuesday after being shot at the Brigham.

History of Science

Professor Wins History of Science Award

The Sarton Medal is awarded every year to a scholar from the international community and is considered one of the highest honors in the history of science field.

Economics

Head Ec10 TF To Depart Harvard After Spring Term

David W. Johnson and his wife, Anne Pringle, an associate professor in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department, will be moving to Wisconsin at the end of the academic year.

Libraries

Robinson Library Restricts Entrance to Grad Students

The library of the History Department’s Robinson Hall was recently closed off to undergraduate students, when a sign reading “this lounge is reserved for graduate students only” was placed in the library entrance Tuesday.

Harvard Business School

Report Finds 'Troubling Divergences' in U.S. Economy

Harvard Business School alumni are still pessimistic about the American economy, according to a new report titled “An Economy Doing Half Its Job.”

Santa Lucía
Highlight

Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter

Adulthood Is Relative
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Adulthood Is Relative

A Taste of Italy 2
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A Taste of Italy: On Milan, Siena, and Studying Abroad

Le Quatorze Juillet
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Le Quatorze Juillet