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Hundreds Sign Letter Condemning Asian Groups for Failing to Co-Sponsor DACA Walk-Out

Roughly 400 people across the country have signed an open letter dated Nov. 11 condemning Asian American organizations at the College for failing to co-sponsor a walk-out in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status earlier this week.

Houghton Library Construction Sign

FAS Report Finds Harvard Police Did Not Have 'Malicious Intent’ During Interaction with Students of Color

An FAS report found there was no evidence of “malicious intent” during an Oct. 24 interaction between Harvard police and students of color attempting to install a class art exhibition in the Yard.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah, Rita Dove, and Robert Smith Receive Annual W. E. B. Du Bois Medal

In addition to Latifah, Dove, and Smith this year’s recipients include co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila C. Johnson; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander; artist Kerry James Marshall; and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III.

Harvard Kennedy School

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.

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Harvard Launches Culture Lab Innovation Fund Initiative

The Office of the President and the University’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging officially launched a joint initiative called the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund, the University announced in an email Wednesday.

Hutchins Center

Harvard Awards W. E. B. Du Bois Medals to Queen Latifah, Rita Dove

The W. E. B. Du Bois medal recognizes individuals who have made “significant contributions” to African and African American history and culture, according to a press release. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22 in Sanders Theatre.

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Attorneys Discuss Admissions Lawsuit Ruling with Harvard Cultural Affinity Groups

Michaele N. Turnage Young, senior counsel at the NAACP LDF, answered students’ questions about the forthcoming appeals process. SFFA filed its notice of appeal on Friday — a move experts say could extend litigation for several years.

Adam K. Mortara

Lead Trial Lawyer for SFFA Criticizes Ruling in Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

Students for Fair Admissions’s lead trial lawyer Adam K. Mortara denounced the recent ruling in the Harvard admissions lawsuit, arguing at a Harvard Law School event Tuesday that the judge had misinterpreted the case’s facts and legal precedents.

First Day of Shopping Week

Harvard Physics, Women+ of Color Project Collaborate on Graduate School Workshop

The Harvard Physics department, in collaboration with the Women+ of Color Project, hosted a Graduate School 101 Workshop Weekend from Friday to Sunday for women who come from backgrounds underrepresented in physics.

Diversity and Tech Panel at the IOP

Panelists Discuss Technology and Race at Harvard IOP Event

The panelists at the event — dubbed “The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion” — discussed a variety of topics, ranging from targeted advertising in social media to video game “culture wars.”

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Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Prof. Believed to Be Affiliated With Harvard

The man — 29-year-old Matthew Haviland of North Kingston, R.I. — also sent threats to a school in Massachusetts reported to be one of Harvard’s professional schools.


Harvard SEAS Releases Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategic Plan

Harvard’s SEAS released a five year strategic plan to address diversity, inclusion, and belonging in school in an email to faculty, staff, and students earlier this week.

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White Coats for Black Lives Group Gives Harvard Medical School C+ for Diversity and Inclusion

Harvard Medical School received a “C+” on a report issued Monday by advocacy group White Coats for Black Lives evaluating diversity, inclusion, and integration of minorities at 17 medical institutions across the country.

Harvard Law Review

Lawsuit Alleging Harvard Law Review Discriminates in Member Selection Process Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that was brought against the Harvard Law Review in October alleging the legal journal violates federal anti-discrimination laws in its member and article selection policies.

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Harvard Law School Students Say School Improperly Addressed Racist, Sexist Texts

Four Harvard Law School students contend that the school did not take meaningful action to address a series of racist and sexist messages sent anonymously to the students after an investigation failed to determine the messages’ origins.