Now several years into legal proceedings, much remains at stake as a lawsuit over Harvard's admissions policies advances.
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.
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.
The pledge, written by Kennedy School students, calls upon faculty members to endorse “all kinds” of diversity at “all levels” of the school.
Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern questioned Cambridge Police Department officers' use of force during the arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate last month.
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.
Lezley McSpadden said that a run for office would constitute part of her broader advocacy efforts after the 2014 shooting of her son.
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.
The newly hired Kennedy School Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging hosted a town hall in which affiliates expressed concerns about HKS's lack of diversity.
Students in the Longwood Medical Area held a demonstration against police brutality Tuesday in response to the killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, Calif.