Crimson staff writer

Kristine E. Guillaume

Latest Content

Professor Danielle Allen

Petition for Race and Ethnicity Research Center Draws Support

A petition for a University-wide research center for race and ethnicity has garnered over 500 votes on an online forum for Harvard affiliates over the last week.

Dean Khurana

Khurana Praises, Defends Diversity Task Force Report

Khurana defended the report against critics who charge that the task force’s work did not specifically address some student and faculty concerns.

Professor Danielle Allen

Ethnic Studies Advocates Criticize Diversity Task Force Proposals

Some ethnic studies advocates have raised concerns that specific mentions of race and ethnicity were left out of a University-wide report on diversity.

Harvard to the Hill

John Harvard Goes to Washington

Come June, Faust's successor will need to continue to advocate for American higher education on a national stage.

Girma’s Serenade

Diversity Task Force Announces 'Fair Harvard' Lyric Semifinalists

Entries on the longlist include “For each creature of land, sea, or sky,” “Lest the hope of the Puritans die,” and “Veritas be Thy Destiny’s guide.”

University Hall

Diversity Task Force Releases Draft Report

​A University-wide task force recommended schools and administrators devise plans to ensure historically marginalized groups experience “full membership in the Harvard community.”

Student Groups

Act on a Dream Ramps Up During Trump Presidency

Act on a Dream—a student group that advocates for immigration rights—has lately grown in size and scope amid an outpouring of support.

Student Groups

Hundreds Protest End of DACA

Hours after the Trump administration announced it would rescind protections for undocumented young people, including dozens of Harvard students, hundreds rallied in front of Memorial Church to push back.

Massachusetts Hall
Drew Faust

Inclusion Task Force to Release Recommendations Earlier than Anticipated

Task force members said Drew Faust’s decision to step down in June precipitated the change in schedule.

Memorial Church: A Retrospection

BSA Hosts First-Ever Black Convocation

“I know that my presence on this campus and your presence on this campus is not a mistake. It is a victory," one student speaker said.

Barker Center
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

The Four-Decade Road to Ethnic Studies

At Harvard, real pressures—both financial and ideological—loom along the road to a comprehensive ethnic studies program.

Faust Pop Art
Drew Faust

Ten Years of Faust

On June 14, 2017, University President Drew G. Faust announced she would step down at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year. Here is our retrospective from last month on her ten years in office and the events that shaped them.

Jeffries Protest

Igniting Tensions: Racial Discord Rocked Campus

With students from minority backgrounds comprising about 35 percent of the undergraduate student body in 1992, some said they felt underrepresented and out of place.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016

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.

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.