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Jessica Min

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Common App To Increase Gender-Identity Options

​High school applicants to Harvard will have more options to indicate their gender identity through the Common Application starting this summer.


Diversity Offices Seek Greater Cross-Collaboration

Following a College-wide report released last fall that called for greater administrative integration across diversity offices, the College is rolling out a series of initiatives—including a new student advisory council and diversity peer educators—to promote collaboration.

House Life

Students Push for Freshman Gender Neutral Housing

While incoming freshmen can indicate sleeping schedules, rooming-size preferences and music tastes on housing applications, the ability to preference gender-neutral housing remains to be seen, causing some students to voice concern over the lack of an option.

Eliot House All-Gender Bathroom Defaced

Broken Gender-Neutral Bathroom Sign Raises Concerns

Eliot House residents who were dismayed by a broken gender-neutral bathroom sign in the House on Wednesday characterized the act as sexist and offensive to students who identify as transgender.

Free Cupcakes for Feminists
Student Groups

Students Participate In Feminist Coming Out Day

​More than 100 students of all genders, sexualities and beliefs “came out” as feminists at the seventh annual Feminist Coming Out Day on Tuesday at the Barker Center Cafe

Morning Prayers during the Queer Divine Week
Student Life

Divinity Students Share BGLTQ Experiences at Memorial Church

Titled “The Queer Divine: Perspectives and Theologies from LGBTQ Lived Experiences,” the series of services examines the intersections between queer identity and religion.

WECode Conference
Student Life

WECode Draws Women Engineers From Across Nation

For the more than 400 women who attended WECode, the largest student-run conference focused on women in computer science, it may have been easy to forget the stark gender imbalance that exists in the field.

Women in CS Tea Party

Decoding Harvard’s Computer Science Gender Gap

Harvard's Computer Science Department, outside organizations, and recruiters at top tech companies are all making conscious efforts to hire more women and decrease the gender imbalance in the field.

Mardi Bras

Mardi Gras Drive Seeks Female Hygiene Products for Homeless Shelters

A non-profit led by an undergraduate is holding a two-day donation drive in the Science Center plaza for feminine hygiene products.


Students, Faculty Call for Asian and Pacific American Studies Program

Ethnicity and Migration Rights program coordinator Tessa Lowinske Desmond urged attendees to appeal to the Harvard administration to create a formal academic program in Asian and Pacific American studies.


Professors Support Resolution To Boycott Israeli Institutions

Twenty-one Harvard faculty and graduate students have voted or signed a petition to place a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions on the American Anthropological Association’s spring ballot.


At the Margin: Harvard Economics’ Precarious Spot on Top

The Economics department has recently lost several faculty members to other schools, highlighting the rise of rival programs and the relatively lower facilities at Harvard.

Professor Mark A. Kishlansky

History Prof Kishlansky Remembered as Enthusiastic Storyteller

Attended by family, friends, and colleagues, the service was a nod to Mark Kishlansky’s lasting legacy as both a dedicated educator and vivid storyteller.

Faculty Senate

Faculty Call for Increased U.S. Aid in Refugee Crisis

Several Harvard faculty members say the situation is not simply an EU responsibility and called for the United States to increase its humanitarian refugee uptake.

Constanza M. Vidal Bustamante

International UWC Schools Provide a Unifying Experience

Graduates of United World Colleges, a group of 14 boarding schools across five continents, credit their international education with providing a formative experience for college.