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Olivia C. Scott

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University Hall
Central Administration

Senior Adviser to Bacow Details Plan for Implementation of Diversity Task Force Recommendations

Wilson said he and his teams are planning for the release of a University-wide survey intended to gather data about inclusion and belonging.

FYRE 2018

Freshmen Praise New Pre-Orientation Program for Under-Resourced Students

Ninety-five incoming Harvard first-years arrived on campus early to participate in the new pre-orientation program.

Imprisoned in a Box
Student Groups

Students Hold 24-Hour Protest Against Solitary Confinement

During each hour of the “7x9” protest, a volunteer sat inside a 7-foot by 9-foot box made of tape, providing a visual representation of the small area allotted to prisoners placed in solitary confinement.

Diversity Task Force Report Timeline
Student Life

Diversity Task Force Report Reflects Feedback, Students Say

Some students praised the final report released by a University-wide task force on inclusion and belonging last week, noting the report's authors clearly took campus feedback on an earlier draft into account.

Student Life

Students React Positively to Inclusion and Belonging Task Force Report

​Many students reacted with optimism to the final report released by a University-wide task force on inclusion and belonging last week.

Faust Speaks at Afternoon Exercises

Diversity Task Force Chooses New Lyrics for Alma Mater

The lyrics, which previously read “till the stock of the Puritans die,” will now read “till the stars in the firmament die.”

Student Life

The March 5 DACA Deadline, Explained

The March 5 deadline has served as a call to Congress to pass protections for undocumented individuals in the United States—but it is now essentially irrelevant. If you're wondering what that means, read this.

Student Groups

Solange Named Harvard Foundation’s 2018 Artist of the Year

The acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter will come to Cambridge to receive the award on March 3.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Undergraduate Council

The Half-Century Fight for a Multicultural Center

For almost half a century, students have been calling for the University to build and fund a multicultural center. For nearly half a century, Harvard has said no.

The New President
Front Feature

Bacow Disappoints Diversity Advocates’ Pres. Hopes

Some Harvard students critiqued the committee’s choice, noting they felt frustrated by a pick they said too closely resembles presidents past.

Student Life

Students, Staff Concerned over Fate of DACA

​The eyes of Harvard’s undocumented students are turned to Washington as lawmakers negotiate a deal to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

The Whiz Kids

When high school junior Annamira O’Toole was in fourth grade, she said she grew tired of “learning long division for the fourteenth time.”

Net Neutrality

Some Professors Caution Against Net Neutrality Rule Change

As the FCC prepares to vote on a proposal to dismantle current net neutrality rules, some Harvard professors at cautioned against several aspects of the proposal.


Students, Veterans, and Administrators Celebrate Veterans Day

Harvard commemorated its military service members, both living and deceased, with a Veterans Day Ceremony held in Memorial Church on Saturday morning.

Apley Court
On Campus

Headphones, White Noise Machines Dull Construction Clamor in Apley Court

The 30 freshmen living in Apley Court do not have to worry about the honking and clanging emanating from the Smith Campus Center construction site anymore.