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Nadia L. Farjood

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911 Ten Years Later

Who I Was

Following the attacks, a mosque across the street from his school was vandalized. A throng of protesters encircled the place of worship and defaced its exterior.

Student Groups

As Ramadan Ends, Muslim Students Reflect on Religion

During the holy month of Ramadan, which ends today, Muslim Harvard students are showing their devotion to their faith all over the world.


(Not) Eating at Harvard

While Harvard offers a number of resources for students with eating disorders, eating disorders are often stigmatized and can slip under the radar.

Student Life

College Announces New BGLTQ Resources

Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds announced at a community meeting Wednesday night the development of new resources for BGLTQ students at Harvard, including the establishment of a full-time staff person and campus space dedicated to the BGLTQ community.

Women's Leadership Awards
Gender and Sexuality

College Commends Women Leaders

Madeleine E. Ballard ’11, a director of the Peer Health Exchange and Radcliffe rugby player, was honored as the award recipient.

Harvard in the World

Gillis Still Hostage in Libya

Gillis was detained outside the city of Brega, where a car carrying Gillis and three other journalists was taken over by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

Student Groups

Filmmaker Traces Evolution of ‘Intersex’

The Women’s Center handed the microphone at an event Friday to documentary filmmaker Robin Honan and intersex historian Elizabeth Reis to vocalize the crossroads of medical and social thought on intersex bodies.

On Campus

Feminist Bloggers Convene at Harvard

Eight writers for feminist publications gathered in Ticknor Lounge yesterday to discuss feminist activism in the blogosphere as part of Feminist Coming Out Day, a campaign started by Harvard’s queer and feminist student groups in 2010 to raise awareness about diversity among supporters of gender equality.


Film Explores Sex Changes in Iran

Iran is one of eight countries where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death—but also a country in which sex-change operations are legal, said Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration founder Neil Grungras in a discussion last night about LGBT rights in the Middle East.


Students React to Defense of Marriage Act Change

On the heels of a decision by the Obama administration to stop defending a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, members of the Harvard community expressed excitement over the decision as an advance for gay rights.


'Tiger Mom' Defends Herself

At an appearance at the Harvard Book Store yesterday, Amy L. Chua ’84 said that while her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” has garnered significant criticism, she wrote the work propelled by a desire to share the story of her relationship with her two daughters.

ROTC Discussion

Harvard Political Union Debates ROTC

The debate over whether the ROTC should return to Harvard continued last night with an HPU sponsored student debate.

On Campus

Crenshaw Talks Identity

UCLA and Columbia Law School Professor Kimberlé W. Crenshaw delivered the second of a three-part lecture series on race.


Harvard Grad Facing Deportation Granted Deferral

After facing imminent deportation, Mark J. Farrales ’01 has been granted a one-year deferral, which has released him from federal detention.

Radcliffe Institute

Roe v. Wade Roots Explored

Former New York Times reporter Linda J. Greenhouse ’68 and Yale Law professor Reva Siegel narrated the story of abortion from the period before the landmark Supreme Court case yesterday evening in the Radcliffe Gymnasium.