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College

‘Purely About Celebration’: Undergraduates Commemorate Black History Month

Harvard College students are celebrating Black History Month with a series of events thrown by undergraduate houses and affinity groups.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Students Call for a Woman or Person of Color to Serve as Next Dean

As the Harvard Kennedy School searches for a successor to outgoing Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf, some students called on the University to appoint the first woman or person of color to lead the school in its 88-year history.

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Central Administration

Top Harvard Diversity Officer Sherri Charleston Faces Plagiarism Allegations

Harvard’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sherri A. Charleston faced 40 allegations of plagiarism in an anonymous complaint filed with the University on Monday.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools Officials Talk Hiring, Teacher Diversity at School Committee Meeting

As schools prepare to return for a new semester, Cambridge Public Schools officials presented their plans to improve staff recruitment and retention and increase racial diversity among teachers at a Cambridge School Committee meeting Tuesday.

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Race

Harvard Education Press Authors Talk Campus Strategies for Diversity Post-Affirmative Action

Four higher education experts discussed during an online event last Thursday how colleges and universities should reform their admissions processes to maintain a diverse student body, including ending athlete preferences.

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Race

HKS Reports More Than 50 Percent Drop in Black and African American Students Since 2021

The Harvard Kennedy School saw a more than 50 percent drop in enrolled students identifying as Black or African American in 2023 as compared to 2021, according to an annual diversity report released by the school Tuesday morning.

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Museums

Cambridge Residents, Harvard Affiliates Attend Día de los Muertos Celebration at Harvard Peabody Museum

The Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology held an event featuring arts and crafts and Mariachi musical performances to celebrate the Día de los Muertos holiday Thursday.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
Cambridge

Indigenous Translations Will Be Added to Street Signs Around Cambridge

Cambridge will install new street signs with road names translated into the Massachusett language in a multi-year initiative to recognize the city’s historical ties to its Indigenous residents.

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Higher Education

Education Experts Talk Admissions in the Wake of Supreme Court Decision at Harvard Ed School Webinar

Education experts discussed paths forward for colleges and students in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision effectively striking down affirmative action during a webinar hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Wednesday.

Indigenous Peoples Day
College

Harvard Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with Rap, Dance, and Arepas

Harvard affiliates and attendees celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day in front of Matthews Hall, decorated with dozens of colorful, hand-crafted signs calling for Indigenous pride and an end to injustice towards Indigenous populations.

Senior Director of the Harvard Foundation Sadé Abraham
Student Groups

Harvard Foundation Senior Director Sadé Abraham Departs Harvard for MIT

Sadé Abraham — senior director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations — is departing Harvard and will become MIT’s inaugural associate dean of advising and student belonging, the College announced last week.

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College

What Happened to the Push for a Multicultural Center?

Following the onset of the pandemic, some believe students have stopped asking for a multicultural center, even as activism supporting an ethnic studies department and race-conscious admissions has persisted. Activists are now beginning to revive efforts for cultural centers or a multicultural space, though many have different views on what they would look like.

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Race

What Critical Race Theory Was — and is — at Harvard Law School

How has the legal field of critical race theory been shaped by Harvard Law School, and how do its students and scholars view conservative attacks on the field?

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College

Leaving Legacy Behind

With the Supreme Court widely expected to strike down race-conscious admissions this summer, another Harvard College admissions practice — legacy and donor preferences — could be collateral damage.

First Gen Affinity Celebration
Photo Essay

In Photos: Affinity Celebrations for the Class of 2023

Harvard graduates from historically marginalized groups attended affinity celebrations on Monday and Tuesday, prior to Thursday Commencement exercises. At the ceremonies, students received a stole or commemorative gift created for their affinity group.

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