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Cambridge City Hall
Race

Cambridge Moves Toward Creating Committees Focused on Racial Equity

The Cambridge City Council discussed plans to create a pair of committees seeking to address issues affecting the city’s Black residents during a Thursday meeting.

Harvard Kennedy School - HKS
Harvard Kennedy School

Second Time’s the Charm: HKS Selects Student Government Leaders in Second Election Attempt

It took two elections, two debates, and eight days longer than expected, but the Harvard Kennedy School has finally elected a new student government.

Bok portrait cover photo
Scrutiny

The Last Harvard Giant

As the University's 25th president, Derek C. Bok shaped the ideal of Harvard in ways that echo to this day. It, in turn, would shape him.

HUHS guidance
UHS

Harvard College Democrats Call for Expanded Abortion Access Under Student Health Fee

The Harvard College Democrats published an open letter to Harvard University Health Services on Sunday asking for increased abortion access for students. HUHS does cover obstetrics and gynecology services for students who opt into the Student Health Insurance Plan, which costs over $4,000 per year. But many students choose to waive SHIP and only pay the $1,300 Student Health Fee, which does not cover gynecological services.

Graduate School of Education
Grad School of Education

Harvard Ed. School Professor Testifies on Learning Loss in Latin America

Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Fernando M. Reimers told a Congressional subcommittee last week that Covid-19 has “exacerbated inequalities” in Latin America by reversing decades of improvements in public education.

Title IX

By the Numbers: Title IX Complaints at Harvard Since 2015

The number of Title IX disclosures at Harvard fell during the pandemic, only to shoot back up in Fiscal Year 2022. See Title IX disclosure data from the last six years.

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Harvard Square

Video: Telling Stories in Harvard Square

Odds M. Bodkin is one of Harvard Square's most interesting storytellers. His art has taken him to the White House and Lincoln Center — and it has led him to form a special relationship with Grendel’s Den, the Square staple that has served as a venue for many of his performances.

Hutchins Center
Race

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Laverne Cox to be Awarded Harvard’s Highest Honor for African and African American Studies

Seven individuals — including basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actress Laverne Cox — will be awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.

ART
Allston

Harvard Proposes New Site for the American Repertory Theater in Allston

Harvard proposed a new site for its American Repertory Theater in Allston on Thursday, asking members of the Harvard Allston Task Force to weigh in on a prospective location near its athletic complex.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Student Government Election was Plagued by Apathy and Tensions. Then it was Suspended.

The Kennedy School’s student government race had all the makings of a real-world election: tension, apathy, frustration, and IT issues.

Harvard Yard
College

Queer Students Hold ‘Dissenting’ Display During Harvard College Faith and Action Event

Donning rainbow colors, a group of LGBTQ+ undergraduates attended a Friday evening Harvard College Faith and Action event to counter a message portrayed by the speaker that many of them deemed homophobic.

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Scrutiny

‘The Hardest Summer You’ll Ever Love’: Inside PBHA’s Summer Urban Program

In recruitment materials, PBHA describes a summer spent staffing its Summer Urban Program as “the hardest summer you’ll ever love.” But some counselors felt unprepared for just how hard it would be, and left the program disillusioned with public service at PBHA, wondering if doing social good must necessarily come at the cost of their own well-being.

Simmons University
Faculty

Simmons University Cancels Class Led by Controversial Former Harvard Preceptor David Kane

Less than two weeks after former Harvard instructor David D. Kane began teaching at Simmons University, the school announced Kane’s class would be canceled and his contract would not be renewed.

Stephen G. Breyer
Harvard Law School

At Harvard Law School Forum, Former Justice Stephen Breyer Reflects on SCOTUS Career

Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer reflected on his 42-year career as a federal judge at a Harvard Law School forum on Monday afternoon alongside Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

HUA Meet and Greet
Student Groups

Voting Opens for Harvard College Students on HUA Fall Referendum Items

College students will weigh in on a number of questions put forth by the Harvard Undergraduate Association this week — ranging from the expansion of hot breakfast options to a College-wide holiday for Election Day.

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