‘Complete Switch in Position’: Legal Experts Say Biden Likely to Back Harvard in Race-Conscious Admissions Suit
Many education and legal experts expect President-elect Joe Biden's Justice Department will extend support to universities — including Harvard — currently embroiled in legal challenges from anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design will no longer refer to one of its houses as the Philip Johnson Thesis House in response to an open letter criticizing its namesake’s white supremacist views, Dean Sarah M. Whiting wrote in a letter last month.
Center for Policing Equity Co-Founder Discusses Reimagining Community Safety at Kennedy School Event
Center for Policing Equity co-founder Tracie L. Keesee spoke about using scientific methods to advance police reform at a Kennedy School event Wednesday.
'Final Bow for Yellowface' Project Co-Founders Decry Racist Portrayals of Asians in Classical Ballet
Co-founders of the “Final Bow for Yellowface” project discussed their efforts to confront and remove caricature-like portrayals of Asians in classical ballet at a virtual event hosted by Houghton Library Tuesday.
Rep. Debra A. Haaland (D-N.M.) spoke about her roots in political organizing and the unique set of challenges faced by indigenous communities at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum event Monday.
Harvard dismissed a Title IX complaint from a transgender student this month who alleged comments Anthropology professor Arthur M. Kleinman made during a public confrontation during a General Education class in September constituted sexual misconduct.
Harvard’s Undergraduate Council passed legislation Sunday establishing a feedback system for its members to anonymously report diversity-related issues within their ranks.
Academics discussed the pandemic’s disparate impact on Black and indigenous populations in Brazil and Mexico during a webinar hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Tuesday.
The Harvard Undergraduate Council passed legislation calling for the publication of its UC Student Survey, the formation of a food collection program, and the establishment of a racial inclusivity and advocacy week at its weekly meeting Sunday evening.
University of Washington-Tacoma Professor Michael K. Honey spoke on the intersection of civil rights and labor and recounted his participation in civil rights activism, as part of a speaker series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Wednesday.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study hosted a webinar Tuesday addressing the connections between obesity, COVID-19, and systemic racism.
Howard University professor Ana Lucia Araujo and Carnegie Mellon professor Mame-Fatou Niang discussed the removal of statues that depict slave traders and owners in Europe Wednesday afternoon.
Black student athletes formed a group to create a mutual support system and promote inclusion at the College against a backdrop of a national racial reckoning.
Charleston Outlines Her Approach to Serving as Harvard’s First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Sherri A. Charleston — the University’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer — discussed the importance of “concrete objectives” in improving equity issues at Harvard in an interview.
Author and Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi argued for the importance of anti-racism in research, especially in response to police brutality and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, during a Tuesday webinar hosted by Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of an organization encouraging Black Americans to vote to enact social justice, discussed the dangers and sources of voter suppression at a panel discussion Monday.
Charles A. Murray ’65 spoke to Harvard affiliates at a Friday webinar about his new book, which criticizes the idea that race and gender are social constructs. Faculty in attendance criticized his work, saying it makes unfounded claims and is rooted in flawed methodology.
The Harvard Kennedy School’s annual report on diversity showed little to no change across various demographics in its student, faculty and staff composition. The school remains overwhelmingly white and male.
Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson discussed race, class, and equity in food and art as part of a webinar series hosted by Harvard’s Graduate School of Design Thursday evening.
Harvard Business School Scholars Evaluate Issues of Race and Racism in the Business World in New Speaker Series
The event was the first of the Business School’s “Managing Diversity” speaker series and featured a conversation between Dean Nitin Nohria and Business Administration professor emeritus James I. Cash, the first Black tenured professor at the Business School.
The Women+ of Color Project held a three-day conference beginning Oct. 10 for women from underrepresented backgrounds studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who hope to pursue graduate school.
The Harvard Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children held a virtual panel Tuesday to discuss the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on racial minorities.
Author Ebony O. McGee, an associate professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University, spoke about institutional barriers people of color face in STEM fields during a Gutman Library Book Talk webinar Monday.
The Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies hosted a webinar Friday on integrating critical pedagogies of race into course syllabi as a kick-off for its “Race in Focus” webinar series, which is co-sponsored by Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Harvard Business School Will Rename Building after James Cash, School’s First Tenured Black Professor
Harvard Business School will rename a building after James I. Cash, the school’s first Black tenured professor, according to Business School Dean Nitin Nohria.