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Portuguese Foreign Minister event
College

Portuguese Foreign Minister Tells Harvard Students to ‘Dream Big’ at Center for European Studies Talk

Portuguese Foreign Minister João Gomes Cravinho discussed the European Union’s defense strategies during an event at Harvard’s Center for European Studies on Tuesday.

Harvard Yard University Hall
Religion

Amid Pressure and Ardent Support, Penslar Mulled Stepping Down from Harvard Antisemitism Task Force

History professor Derek J. Penslar considered stepping down as co-chair of the presidential task force on antisemitism following backlash from high-profile critics as faculty and students rallied to his defense.

Jane Kamensky
FAS

Harvard History Professor Jane Kamensky Appointed New President of Monticello

Jane Kamensky, a Harvard History professor and director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, will be the new president of Monticello, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Oct. 17.

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
Harvard Law School

Five Harvard Experts Weigh in on War in Israel and Gaza

As the war in Israel and Gaza continues, five Harvard faculty and affiliates with expertise in the region spoke with The Crimson about their views on the future of the conflict.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Radcliffe Institute

Harvard Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Theory of ‘Abolition Forgery’ in Webinar

Radcliffe fellow Ndubueze L. Mbah, an associate professor of history and global gender studies at the University at Buffalo, discussed the theory and implications of “abolition forgery” in a seminar hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Wednesday.

Carter G. Woodson
History

Carter G. Woodson

Association of African and Afro-American Students at SDS Strike
History

In Photos: Black History at Harvard

The Crimson looks back at photos of important moments in Black history at Harvard, from its founding to today.

Drag Exhibit
Visual Arts

Houghton Library Opens Exhibition on Drag in America

Houghton Library opened on Tuesday an exhibition on the history of drag in America, organized by Matthew Wittmann, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection.

Massachusetts Hall
History

Here are Five Key Findings From Harvard’s Long-Awaited Report on its Ties to Slavery

Harvard University released a landmark report on Tuesday that detailed the school’s extensive ties to slavery. Here are five key takeaways from the long-awaited report.

Peabody
Visual Arts

After Agreeing to Repatriate Ponca Tomahawk, Peabody Museum Awaits Visit from Tribal Leaders

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology removed a pipe tomahawk that once belonged to Ponca chief Standing Bear from its collections last September, after calls for the museum to return the tomahawk to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma garnered international attention.

William Monroe Trotter, Class of 1895
Harvard Kennedy School

150 Years Later, Harvard Graduate William Monroe Trotter’s Legacy ‘Can Be Seen in the Present’

The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at the Kennedy School launched a two-day celebration of Trotter’s life on Thursday, his 150th birthday.

Maya Jasanoff
History

Maya Jasanoff

Secret Court scrut
College

‘We’ll Keep Telling the Truth’: A Century Later, Harvard Affiliates Continue Pushing Harvard to Address 1920 Secret Court

In 1920, administrators at Harvard convened a Secret Court to convict 14 individuals "guilty" of involvement or ties to "any homosexual act." A century later — but just two decades after the Court was first exposed — affiliates continue efforts to address the little-known history.

Pitman Model of Harvard as It Was in 1775
On Campus

Pitman Model of Harvard as It Was in 1775

This 1947 photo shows the Pitman diorama of Harvard in 1775 looking down Cambridge Common. The year before campus became quarters for American militiamen amid the Revolution, Harvard Yard had only a dotting of colonial buildings.

Kent Garrett Yearbook
Scrutiny

Kent Garrett Yearbook

Kent A. Garrett Jr.’s ’63 headshot in the Harvard Yearbook. Garrett was one of a handful of Black students that attended Harvard at the time.

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