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Leverett House Diploma Ceremony
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‘Adjust on the Fly’: Harvard Undergrads Receive Diplomas at House Ceremonies Despite Rain and Protest

Whether they chose to participate in a pro-Palestine walkout or remain seated at the University-wide Commencement, undergraduates streamed to their residential Houses Thursday afternoon to officially receive their diplomas.

Dean of Financial Aid and Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons ’67
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Harvard College Yield Rises Even After Tumultuous Year, Admissions Dean Says

Over 84 percent of Harvard College’s admitted Class of 2028 will be enrolling, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 announced in his Class Day address to the Class of 2024.

Graduation Robe and Keffiyeh at HOOP Protest
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Harvard Prepares for Commencement Disruptions, Enlists Tutors as ‘De-Escalators’

The College enlisted a number of residential tutors across the 12 undergraduate Houses to serve as “de-escalators” during this week’s Commencement festivities as Harvard makes contingency plans for handling disruptive protests.

William R. Fitzsimmons '67
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Admissions Dean, Securitas Guard To Address 2024 Grads After Other Speakers Turn Harvard Down

​​The Senior Class Committee wanted Barack Obama or Drake to speak at Class Day this year, but the Harvard Alumni Association said they had Class Day speakers at home.

Administrators Check Student IDs on Sunday
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Harvard Students, Faculty Denounce Suspensions of Pro-Palestine Protesters

Harvard affinity groups and faculty slammed the College’s decision to suspend five students and place more than 20 students on probation for their involvement in the pro-Palestine encampment.

Protesters Play Drums and Band on Buckets in Encampment
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5 Harvard Students Suspended, More Than 20 Face Probation for Encampment Participation

The Harvard College Administrative Board suspended five students and placed more than 20 students on probation Friday evening over their involvement in the 20-day pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard, according to two Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine organizers and a faculty member with knowledge of the situation.

CPD at Johnston Gate Palestine Sit-in
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Police Say Harvard Affiliates Likely Cut Johnston Gate Lock During Saturday Protest

Harvard affiliates used bolt cutters to cut a lock securing Johnston Gate in an attempt to allow roughly 150 protesters access to Harvard Yard for a Saturday afternoon protest, the Harvard University Police Department said Sunday.

Science Center Rally Rafah
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200 Pro-Palestine Protesters Rally For Rafah, Stage Sit-in on Peabody Street

More than 200 pro-Palestine demonstrators rallied against Israel’s offensive in Rafah and condemned the repression of student activism at a heavily policed Saturday afternoon march from the Science Center Plaza through Harvard Square.

Harvard Yard Encampment Leave of Absence Rally
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Protesters Rally Against Involuntary Leave, Rename Harvard Yard Buildings Amid Move-Out

More than 200 Harvard affiliates rallied in Harvard Yard on Friday to protest the University’s decision to place 20 students on involuntary leave for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment.​​​​​​​

Encampment in Front of University Hall
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Harvard Places Encampment Protesters on Involuntary Leaves of Absence

Harvard began placing students on involuntary leaves of absence for their involvement in the ongoing pro-Palestine encampment in the Yard on Friday morning, according to a Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Instagram post.

The Harvard Crimson Building
Student Groups

The Harvard Crimson Raises More Than $15 Million in Historic Capital Campaign

The Harvard Crimson raised more than $15 million through a capital campaign commemorating the campus newspaper’s 150th anniversary, Crimson President J. Sellers Hill ’25 announced in an email to alumni on Monday.

HOOP Rally Down Church Street
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Protesters March To Harvard President Garber’s Home, Demand Start of Negotiations

More than 400 Harvard students and Cambridge residents marched to the private residence of interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 during a pro-Palestine rally Monday evening, after Garber refused to negotiate with protesters amid their ongoing encampment in Harvard Yard.

HOOP Rally Down Church Street
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Protesters Won’t Say if Harvard Encampment Will Continue as Garber Threatens Major Disciplinary Action

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine — the unrecognized student group organizing the Harvard Yard encampment — did not say whether the occupation will continue during a press conference Monday evening.​​​​​​​

The Crimson Building
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Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Boycotts The Crimson Over Allegations of Anti-Palestinian Bias

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Coalition, an unrecognized pro-Palestine student group, accused The Harvard Crimson of anti-Palestinian bias in its coverage and said it would boycott the campus newspaper until May 6.

Encampment
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Encampment Protesters Set Monday Deadline for Harvard to Begin Negotiations

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine — the pro-Palestine student group staging an encampment in Harvard Yard — gave the University a Monday deadline to begin negotiations for their demands that Harvard disclose and divest from investments and companies in Israel and the West Bank.

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