Harvard to Offer Tagalog Language Course for First Time in University History
Harvard University’s Department of South Asian Studies will hire a preceptor to teach Tagalog, marking the first time the University will offer courses in the language.
Outgoing Harvard SEAS Dean Talks School’s Future, Says He’ll ‘Watch With Envy’ From Post at Brown
Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III reflected on his tenure and his transition to Brown University amid the search for his successor in a Wednesday interview.
Harvard West Stacks Reading Room Reopened with Artwork to Celebrate Diversity and Intersectionality
Harvard Library hosted an event celebrating the reopening of Widener Library’s West Stacks Reading Room as a space with new artwork devoted to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and antiracism on Tuesday morning.
Silent on Allegations Against Harvard Hockey Coach, Athletic Director Shares Inclusion and Feedback Plans
Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott declined to comment on recent allegations of emotional abuse levied by women’s ice hockey athletes against head coach Katey Stone but affirmed the importance of the department’s ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives in an interview Friday.
‘Better and Stronger’: Harvard Hosts Second Annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum
Harvard students and affiliates participated in the University’s second annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum last week under the theme “Reckoning and Transformation,” gathering for keynote speakers, mixers, and performances.
Martin Luther King III Discusses Legacy of Civil Rights Movement at FAS Diversity Event
Martin Luther King III — a civil rights advocate and the oldest son of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King — discussed the importance of love in fostering a “beloved community” during a Thursday event.
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ’81 To Deliver MLK Lecture at Harvard in October
Former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch ’81 will return to Harvard to deliver the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture in October, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Monday.
HKS Saw Drop in Percent of Black, Latinx Students from the U.S. in 2022, Report Finds
The proportion of American Harvard Kennedy School students identifying as Black, African American, Hispanic, or Latinx declined in 2022, as the school’s student body and faculty remain overwhelmingly white, according to an annual diversity report released by the school Thursday afternoon.
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.
‘If These Bricks Could Speak’: Harvard Yard Art Installation Displays Student-Carved Bricks
Throughout the month of April, student-carved bricks will sit in Harvard Yard as part of an art installation aiming to represent the role students play in shaping the University,
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.
Harvard Undergraduates Revive Colombian Student Association
Harvard’s Colombian Student Association gathered to share in traditional food and good company last week for the first time since the club’s reestablishment.
Harvard Law School Names Stephen L. Ball New Dean of Students
Harvard Law School tapped Stephen L. Ball, a senior vice president at Wells Fargo, as its new Dean of Students in February. Ball is the first Black male to hold the title at HLS.
Law School Names Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging
Harvard Law School appointed Monica E. Monroe as its new Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging last month.
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.
Harvard Police Investigating Racist Signs Posted on Undergraduate Council President’s Door
The Harvard University Police Department is investigating the racist attack levied against Undergraduate Council President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 earlier this month.
Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Urges Undergrads to Boycott Israel Trek
Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine hung flyers across campus last week urging undergraduates to boycott Harvard Israel Trek, an annual subsidized spring break trip to Israel and the West Bank.
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.
Harvard’s Culture Lab Taps 14 Projects for Diversity and Inclusion Grants
Harvard’s Culture Lab Innovation Fund awarded grants to 14 teams working on projects to further diversity and inclusion on Harvard’s campus, the University announced last month.
IOP Elects First Palestinian-American President and All Women of Color Executive Board
The IOP will be led by its first Palestinian-American President and first all women of color executive board.
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.
FAS Dean Gay Outlines Plan for Diversifying Faculty, Supporting Junior Faculty
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay outlined her vision for recruiting new and more diverse faculty in an interview Thursday.