Protests


Harvard Affiliates Protest Appeals Court Decision Eliminating Humanitarian Protections for Some Immigrants

Close to 75 people, including multiple Harvard affiliates, gathered in front of Government Center in Boston on Tuesday to protest a court ruling that allowed the Trump administration to end protections for approximately 300,000 immigrants shielded from deportation under the Temporary Protected Status program.


Harvard Coalition Pens Letter to President Bacow Calling for Racial Justice

The Harvard Coalition for Black Lives, a group spanning multiple schools and student organizations, penned a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Friday asking the University to take a number of actions to promote racial justice.


Presence of Harvard Police at Police Brutality Protest Reignites Student Calls for Abolition of HUPD

Students renewed their calls for the abolition of the Harvard University Police Department after HUPD officers were seen monitoring a demonstration held in Boston on Tuesday over the murder of George Floyd, a black man, by Minneapolis police.


University President Bacow, Other Harvard Administrators Respond to George Floyd’s Murder and Growing Protests

In the wake of the murder of a black man, George Floyd, by Minneapolis police on May 25, University President Lawrence S. Bacow sent an email to Harvard affiliates Saturday evening listing his “beliefs” in America, the legal system, and knowledge.


Former Harvard Men’s Basketball Player Seth Towns ’20 Detained at George Floyd Protest

Recent Harvard College graduate and former Harvard men’s basketball player Seth E. Towns ’20 was detained by local police in Columbus, Ohio Friday at a rally protesting the recent murder of George Floyd, a black man, by Minneapolis police.


Christine Blasey Ford Buttons

Many protestors at the anti-Kavanaugh walkout donned pink “I Believe Christine Blasey Ford” buttons to demonstrate their support for Ford and Ramirez and to protest Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the U.S. Supreme Court.


Ethnic Studies Rally

Advocates for a formalized Ethnic Studies program at Harvard rallied in front of Widener Library in early December after the University’s decision to deny tenure to Romance Languages and Literatures associate professor Lorgia García Peña.


PPP Organizers at Kavanaugh Protest

Harvard Law School students and members of the anti-harassment student advocacy group The People’s Parity Project organized a walkout protesting the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he faced allegations of sexual assault.


Ethnic Studies protest

Students protesting on the steps of Widener Library demand that Harvard creates an Ethnic Studies department and multicultural center. A series of organized protests occurred throughout Junior Family Weekend.


Divest Harvard Protesters Occupy University Hall

Protesters from Divest Harvard occupied University Hall Thursday afternoon as part of a rally held in celebration of the National Day of Divestment.


Dominguez Accusers Criticize Harvard’s External Review During Panel

Four women who have accused former Government professor Jorge I. Domínguez of sexual misconduct criticized Harvard’s external review of the circumstances that enabled that misconduct during a panel Monday.


Harvard Affiliates Stage 24-Hour Protest Against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

Under a blue tarp hung between four light poles bedecked with Indian flags, a group of Harvard graduate students and local activists staged a 24-hour protest in Harvard Square on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s constitution and decry India’s Citizenship Amendment Act.


Protesters Call for Wheelchair Accessibility in Harvard IT Building

A small group of protestors gathered in Harvard Square Friday afternoon to advocate for wheelchair accessibility for a Harvard University Information Technology building.


Harvard Law School Students Campaign for Law Firm Paul Weiss to Drop Representation of ExxonMobil

Dozens of Harvard Law School students disrupted a first-year student recruitment event held by corporate law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Wednesday night, calling on the firm to stop representing the oil and gas company ExxonMobil in ongoing climate change litigation.


Calls for Ethnic Studies Ramp Up

Amid the departure of multiple tenure-track professors this year, student and alumni activists intensified calls for the University to create a formal ethnic studies program at Harvard, marking the latest campaign in a nearly five-decade push.


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