Diversity


The Crimson Faces Backlash Over Editorial Endorsing BDS Movement

The Harvard Crimson is facing backlash from campus Jewish groups, along with some high-profile Harvard faculty and alumni, after the newspaper’s Editorial Board last month endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which calls on Western institutions to cut ties with Israel.


Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Discusses Affirmative Action Lawsuit at EDIB Forum

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 discussed the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies during an event at the University’s first-ever Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum on Wednesday.


SEAS Dean Hopes to Hire New Diversity and Inclusion Head Within Weeks

Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III said last week he hopes the school will name a new head for its Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the coming weeks.


SEAS Looks Toward Future Improvements in Diversity and Inclusion

As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enters the third year of its five-year Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan and undergoes multiple leadership transitions, students and faculty look towards future progress.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2021

At Harvard, 2021 was a year marked by change. The school’s long-awaited return to in-person operations injected new life into a campus that had been left dormant for over a year by Covid-19. And in an unexpected shift, the University announced its intention to divest its endowment from fossil fuels after a decade of public pressure. Separately, faculty controversies — including a federal conviction and a high-profile departure — ignited debates that rippled across academia. Below, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped the last year at Harvard.


HBS Students Praise Datar’s Diversity Efforts, Call for Greater Engagement in Second Year

One year after Srikant M. Datar was named as Harvard Business School’s 11th dean, Harvard Business School students praised his efforts towards diversity and inclusion, but said they were disappointed with his engagement with second-year students and student organizations.


Harvard Native American Program Hosts Campus Tour Highlighting Indigenous History

The Harvard University Native American Program hosted a walking tour Thursday to show sites on campus connected to the history of indigenous people at Harvard as part of its observation of Native American Heritage Month.


Student Advocates Disappointed by HKS Equity Efforts Following Diversity Report

Student advocates at the Harvard Kennedy School reacted with disappointment to demographic numbers released in the school’s annual diversity report, which revealed that the HKS student body and faculty remain mostly white.


Experts Talk the Economics of Diversity at Kennedy School Conference

Economists and race relations experts convened to discuss the economic repercussions of structural racism in America and the need for continued workplace diversity Friday at the Kennedy School’s Ash Center.


Kennedy School Expands Mandatory Race and Public Policy Courses to Full Semester

First-year students beginning the Public Policy Master’s Program at the Harvard Kennedy School this month became the inaugural class to participate in two half-semester race and racism classes, after the school moved to expand the mandatory courses from two weeks to an entire semester.


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