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Annual Kennedy School Diversity Report Shows Little Change from 2018

The Harvard Kennedy School has seen little or no change across various demographics in its student, faculty, and staff population, according to the school’s annual diversity report released Thursday.

Union, Harvard Reach New Agreements as Strike Authorization Vote Continues

Harvard and its graduate student union tentatively agreed on two new contract provisions Thursday in the first bargaining session since union members began voting on whether to authorize a strike over a lack of progress in negotiations.

OTTO Pizza Reopens Harvard Square Location After Minor Fire

OTTO Pizza reopened in Harvard Square this past Friday after a hood-vent fire over the summer forced the restaurant to close temporarily.

Harvard Administrators Discuss Sexual Misconduct Survey Results at Town Hall

More than 50 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Science Center Thursday evening at a town hall to discuss the results of a campus-wide sexual misconduct climate survey that found incidences of sexual misconduct have remained largely unchanged over the past four years.

Longtime Harvard Athletics Director Scalise To Retire at End of Academic Year

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise will retire in June 2020, after more than 50 years at Harvard serving in a variety of roles including coach and Business School associate dean.

Harvard Band Members Walk Out of Centennial Banquet After Alumni Comments on Sexual Harassment Policy

More than 70 members of the Harvard Band walked out of a banquet celebrating the group’s centennial Saturday after an alumnus joked about the group’s decision to implement a sexual harassment policy.

Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Publishes Report, Renews Demands

The Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign released a report Wednesday that estimated the University has at least $3 million invested in companies tied to the prison industry and urged administrators to divest all their endowment holdings in such prison-related companies.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Discusses International Cooperation at IOP

As part of the annual Albert H. Gordon Lecture series — which focuses on international finance — the event addressed multilateral responses to potential international crises, such as climate change and financial recessions.

University

Student Workers Cast Ballots on First Day of Union Strike Authorization Vote

Student workers cast the first ballots Tuesday in a historic vote to decide whether HGSU's bargaining committee could call for a strike if it sees fit. Polls for the multi-day strike authorization vote will be open at least until Friday.

Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Affiliates Discuss Inclusion In Wake of ‘Hateful’ Message Sent to Faculty Member

Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey held a town hall Tuesday to discuss inclusion and belonging, and update division affiliates on the investigation into a “hateful” message delivered to a Harvard faculty member last month.

IOP

Former Nigerian Finance Minister Discusses How to 'Change the Face of Poverty’ at IOP Talk

Former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spoke about solutions to global poverty at the Harvard Institute of Politics Tuesday.

Economics

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Harvard Professor Michael Kremer

Economics Professor Michael Kremer ’85 won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with two MIT professors for their work on developing an experimental methodology for alleviating poverty around the world.

University

Prevalence of Sexual Misconduct at Harvard Remains Unchanged From Four Years Ago, AAU Survey Finds

Roughly 33 percent of undergraduate women surveyed this year reported that they had experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact. In 2015, 31 percent of senior undergraduate women reported experiencing some form of sexual assault.

College

Native Americans at Harvard College Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day

FAS

Harvard Receives $20 Million Gift to Fund Autism Research Center

Harvard Square

Journalist Naomi Klein Calls for New Approach to Climate Change at Harvard Square Book Talk

Museums

Barbara Schaal Discusses Artificial Selection at Harvard Museum of Natural History

IOP

U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy Discusses Senate Candidacy at Harvard Forum

Higher Education

Graduate School of Education Hosts Leadership for Student Success Panel

Post-secondary education leaders emphasized the need for universities to adopt student-centered decision making during a panel at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Friday evening.

College

UC Supports Grad Union Strike Authorization Vote

The Undergraduate Council endorsed the graduate student union’s strike authorization vote and other initiatives at its Monday afternoon meeting.

House Life

National Coming Out Day Features Spoken Word, House Parties

Student organizations, College offices, and House staff organized several events around campus this weekend to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Friday.

College

‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend’ Creator Rachel Bloom Performs as IGP’s 2019 Player of the Year

Emmy Award-winning actor and creator of the television show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Rachel L. Bloom performed with the Immediate Gratification Players Friday night in their 2019 Player of the Year show.

GSAS

Harvard Grad Students to Begin Voting on Strike Authorization

Graduate students across the University will begin voting Tuesday whether to authorize a student worker strike, marking an escalation in the negotiation process that began exactly one year ago.

Food and Drink

Veggie Grill Sprouts in Harvard Square

College

Bacow Says He Will Respond to Sen. Grassley’s Letter on Sullivan and Academic Freedom

Student Groups

Seniors Create Club to Combat 'Underrepresentation' of Women in Harvard Athletics

Student Groups

Harvard Law School Student Leaders Call for Release of 2017 Mental Health Survey Data

Religion

Paulsell Announces ‘Pilgrimage’ Theme for Memorial Church

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