Dean Fitzsimmons

Legacy Admit Rate Five Times That of Non-Legacies, Court Docs Show

Over 33 percent of legacy applicants—Harvard hopefuls with at least one parent who graduated from the College or Radcliffe—gained admission to the Classes of 2014 through 2019.

Barker Center

Student and Alumni Groups Advocate for FAS Dean Who Will Prioritize Ethnic Studies

​Comprised of nearly 50 Harvard student and alumni organizations, the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition signed a letter last week calling on President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow to choose a FAS Dean who will develop a formalized ethnic studies program.

IOP Fellows Race

IOP Fellows Race

Aging Faculty Illustration

No Room For New Blood: Harvard’s Aging Faculty

While older professors bring years of experience to the classroom and are often sought out as mentors, when hiring budgets are tight, they can also preclude younger academics from finding a foothold at the University.

Admissions Lawsuit

An Inflection Point: High Stakes as Harvard Admissions Trial Approaches

Now several years into legal proceedings, much remains at stake as a lawsuit over Harvard's admissions policies advances.

HKS Diversity

A Difficult Dichotomy: Free Speech and Diversity at the Kennedy School

Students want to make the Kennedy School a more welcoming place for minorities—a priority some say gets lost in administrators’ push for ideological diversity.

Four Demands

Revisiting the 'Four Demands,' Fifty Years Later

“Do you mourn Martin Luther King?” the advertisement read. “Harvard can do this.”

Counseling and Mental Health Services
Student Groups

Despite Demand for Counselors of Color, CAMHS Chief Says Agency Unable to Hire More Staff

Students have called on the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services to hire more people of color, but the agency’s budget currently makes hiring more counselors infeasible.

Harvard Medical School

Medical School Holds Dialogues on Diversity

“You walk down the halls of Harvard Medical School, and all of the portraiture is 1700s and 1800s white guys,” HMS Dean George Q. Daley '82 said.

HKS Diversity Pledge

Students Solicit Faculty Support for HKS Diversity Pledge

The pledge, written by Kennedy School students, calls upon faculty members to endorse “all kinds” of diversity at “all levels” of the school.

Marc C. McGovern

Mayor McGovern Questions CPD Actions, Says Some Police Angry With Him

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern questioned Cambridge Police Department officers' use of force during the arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate last month.

HMS Gets Graded

Racial Equality Advocacy Group Gives Harvard Medical School a B-

White Coats for Black Lives, an advocacy group for racial justice, assigned the grade based on 15 metrics including minority representation and anti-racism training.

Michael Brown Panel

Michael Brown’s Mother Declares Interest In Running For Ferguson City Council

Lezley McSpadden said that a run for office would constitute part of her broader advocacy efforts after the 2014 shooting of her son.

Undergraduate Council

At Town Hall, Students Call for Change After Arrest of Black Student

Some at the event sharply criticized Harvard for what they called a lack of institutional support. The arrest of the student has drawn allegations of police brutality.

BSOC Protest One

'Treat Me, Don't Beat Me'

More than 200 Harvard students and affiliates, many with red duct tape over their mouths, protested in Harvard Yard Saturday to demand reform to University policies they say led to the forcible arrest of a black College student April 13.