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Students Launch Diversity Demands Petition at Harvard Kennedy School

As part of ongoing efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusivity at the Harvard Kennedy School, student activists recently launched a petition demanding more faculty of color and more attention to issues of race and racism in curriculum.

Mental Health and Students of Color Event
Student Life

Mental Health and Students of Color Event

Harvard University Provost Alan M. Garber '76 delivers the welcome speech at Young, Gifted & Well — a day-long conference at the Student Organization Center at Hilles held to discuss mental health and emotional wellness for students of color at Harvard.

Bacow Inauguration
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Harvard Has 'The Law on Our Side' in Lawsuit Over Photos of Slaves, Bacow Says

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Friday that he is confident Harvard is on the right side of the law in a suit alleging that Harvard unlawfully possesses and profits off two photographs of American slaves that are believed to be the oldest of their kind in existence.

Underrepresented Minority Faculty in the Sciences
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‘Alarmingly Low’: FAS Sciences Struggles to Increase Proportion of Underrepresented Minority Faculty

Though much of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has seen recent increases in the proportion of underrepresented minority tenure and tenure-track faculty, the Sciences division continues to lag behind.

Massachusetts Hall
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Across Harvard’s Schools, Percentage of Female and Underrepresented Minority Faculty Remains Stagnant

The percentage of female and underrepresented minority faculty at Harvard has remained largely stagnant over the past year, according to the University’s annual Faculty Diversity and Development report released Wednesday.

University Hall
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Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey Firm Paid $1.5 Million in 2014 Employment Discrimination Settlement

The Association of American Universities released its second national sexual misconduct survey April 2 in collaboration with Westat — a research firm that faced employment discrimination charges in 2014.

Jonathan L. Walton Inauguration
College

Emerald Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner, and Etan Thomas Speak on Police Brutality, Social Injustice

The event, titled “No More Names: A Conversation about Community Activism and Criminal Justice,” featured Garner and former NBA player Etan Thomas in a panel moderated by Reverend Jonathan L. Walton, a professor at the Divinity School.

Harvard Deepam
College

Janet Mock Honored in Harvard's Annual Cultural Rhythms Show

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations held its annual Cultural Rhythms Show honoring Janet Mock, an acclaimed writer, producer, director, and transgender rights advocate, in Sanders Theater Saturday.

Harvard Business School
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Harvard Business School Plans New Position Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard Business School is planning to hire its first-ever Associate Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, according to Ellen Mahoney, chief human resources officer at HBS.

University Hall
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Harvard Launches Pilot Pulse Survey Following Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The Office of Institutional Research is administering a pilot Pulse Survey for approximately 50,000 Harvard affiliates — the first-ever University-wide survey of its kind.

Act On A Dream’s ISSA Open Mic Night
Student Groups

Students Gather for Open Mic Night Featuring Songs, Poems on Migration and Blackness

The event, titled “Issa Open Mic Night,” was organized in the wake of rapper 21 Savage’s U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement detainment, the impending revocation of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants, and the conclusion of Black History Month.

Askwith Forum
On Campus

Askwith Forum

Danielle S. Allen remarked on ways to improve social inequality through a focus on civic education Wednesday evening during a Harvard Graduate School of Education's Askwith Forum event. The panel was a conversation about poverty, inequality, and racial injustice in the U.S.

Askwith Forum
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Askwith Panelists Discuss Racial Inequality in 21st Century Education

Five professors from across the Northeast gathered at a forum at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Wednesday to discuss the causes of racial inequality in the United States education system. They also brainstormed solutions for bridging gaps between white children and children of color.

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
Central Administration

Former Employee Sues Harvard For Racial Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate Her Disability, and Retaliation

Former employee Melissa Defay filed a lawsuit against Harvard Wednesday alleging the University racially discriminated against her, failed to accommodate her disability, and retaliated against her when she raised these concerns.

University Hall
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Harvard College Unveils Working Group to Implement Inclusion and Belonging Report

Harvard College announced the creation of a new working group charged with examining how spaces and symbols on campus impact the student body and exploring new avenues for diversity-related programming Tuesday morning.

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