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Ruth A. Hailu

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John Pomeroy
House Life

Beloved Dunster Security Guard John Pomeroy Dies at Age 74

Throughout his 14 years at Dunster, John Pomeroy was a fixture of the House. He was a jokester, a storyteller, and a true friend to all who stepped into his office.

DACA Protest

As Harvard Responds to Immigration Policy Changes, Faculty Want a Bigger Role

Harvard faculty say they hope they can use their platform and expertise to support staff and students directly affected by immigration issues.

Kavanaugh Rally

Harvard Students Vow Continued Activism After Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

A number of students expressed frustration and disappointment at Kavanaugh’s confirmation, while several stated the news was a “shock but not a surprise.”

Bacow 1
Student Groups

Advocates for Undocumented Harvard Affiliates Meet with Bacow to Discuss Goals

A coalition of faculty, staff, and students aiming to protect Harvard’s undocumented population met with University President Lawrence S. Bacow Wednesday to discuss their goals with the new president.

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

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

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

Revisiting the 'Four Demands,' Fifty Years Later

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

Dean Dingman

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

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.