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Ruth A. Hailu

Staff writer Ruth A. Hailu can be reached at ruth.hailu@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @ruthahailu.

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Student Life

Hurricane Florence Hits Close to Home for Harvard Students

Since Florence made landfall, there have been at least 43 confirmed deaths, flooding as high as 30 inches, and possible contamination of rivers due to flood damage to a dam in North Carolina.

DACA Protest
Student Life

Harvard Affiliates Will Huddle With Bacow to Strategize About Trump, DACA

A group of faculty, students, and staff will meet with President Bacow to discuss the Trump administration’s controversial policies on immigration.

FYRE 2018
College

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.

HKS Diversity
Race

A Difficult Dichotomy: Free Speech and Diversity at the Kennedy School

Students want to make the Kennedy School a more welcoming place for minorities—a priority some say gets lost in administrators’ push for ideological diversity.

Four Demands
Race

Revisiting the 'Four Demands,' Fifty Years Later

“Do you mourn Martin Luther King?” the advertisement read. “Harvard can do this.”

Dean Dingman
Freshmen

Freshmen, Proctors Say They Feel Uncertain for Future After Arrest

Freshmen and proctors said they feel uncertain for the future at a meeting with administrators to address Friday's arrest of a black College student.

Memorial Hall (2013)
Student Life

First Generation Student Union Moves Away From ‘First-Gen’ Label

​The First Generation Student Union plans to change its name by early fall, following recent board elections that resulted in an almost full turnover of power.

Harvard Admissions
Student Groups

Student Groups Host Discussion on Admissions Lawsuit

Students gathered Saturday to discuss the effects of the ongoing lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.

Sexual Assault

Italian Filmmaker and Weinstein Accuser Asia Argento Discusses Sexual Assault

Harvard affiliates gathered Friday to listen to a talk given by Asia Argento, an Italian filmmaker and one of the first women to accuse film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

Diversity Task Force Report Timeline
University

The Diversity Task Force Report, Analyzed

A University-wide diversity task force at Harvard released their final report to the public in late March. Here, The Crimson annotates the report's key recommendations.

Lin Manuel Miranda
On Campus

Lin-Manuel Miranda Urges Students Not to Throw Away Their Shot

Actor, composer, and activist Lin-Manuel Miranda took to the stage at the Kennedy School Thursday at the kickoff event for the “America Adelante” conference.

University Hall, Fall 2017
Race

University-Wide Diversity Task Force Releases Final Report

The report, the final product of the 55-member Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, asks Harvard to “become its best self” via eight concrete recommendations.

President Faust's Office
Crime

Faculty, Students Hold Prison Education Reform Event

Attendees demanded Harvard implement a degree-granting program for incarcerated people and lower barriers to the admission of individuals with criminal records.

Solange Knowles
Student Groups

Harvard Foundation Honors Solange as Artist of the Year

​The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations awarded Solange Knowles their artist of the year award in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday evening.

Multicultural Center Town Hall Meeting
College

UC Puts Forth Multicultural Center Proposal

​The Undergraduate Council approved a proposal of action for a multicultural center on campus at its Sunday meeting.

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