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City Council Votes to Pause Hiring of Vacant Jobs in Cambridge Police Department

The Cambridge City Council voted Monday to temporarily pause the hiring of vacant positions in the Cambridge Police Department and begin filling positions in the Housing Liaison Office, Community Development Department, and Central Square Library.


Business School Dean Nitin Nohria Announces New Anti-Racist Efforts After Criticism

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced the creation of an “enduring entity” to anchor anti-racist efforts at the school and committed to sharing a full anti-racist action plan by the start of the fall semester in an email to affiliates Monday.


Faculty and Admins Plan New D&I Initiatives Following ShutDownSTEM Meetings

Harvard faculty and administrators working in STEM fields say they are planning new initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity in their fields after participating in ShutDownSTEM, a nationwide campaign dedicated to combating systemic racism in academia.


Harvard Announces 2020 Culture Lab Innovation Fund Winners

The Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging recently announced the winners of the 2020 Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund, a grant launched by the Office of the President and the University’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging last fall.


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.


After Series of Murders Nationwide, Undergraduate Groups Mobilize to Condemn Anti-Black Racism and Police Brutality

Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, Harvard College students have mobilized to condemn anti-black police brutality and call for racial justice.


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.


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.


District Judge Allows Student Suit to Go Forward on Basis of Racial Discrimination, Dismisses Gender Bias Claim

The United States District Court of Massachusetts permitted a lawsuit against Harvard by a former student disciplined by the College for sexual assault to move forward Thursday on grounds of racial discrimination but dismissed his claims of gender bias.


Faculty Voice Concerns Over Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders During Pandemic

Faculty in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations say they are concerned about increased discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders  in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Harvard Law School Clinic Calls for Equity in State Pandemic Response

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts called on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure equity and personal privacy in its response to the coronavirus pandemic in a letter late last week.


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