Israel Palestine

Sunset Over Harvard Yard Encampment on May 7

Harvard Reverses Decision to Suspend 5 Pro-Palestine Protesters Following Faculty Council Appeal

The Harvard College Administrative Board reversed its decision to suspend five students for their participation in the pro-Palestine encampment after the Faculty Council weighed in on the disciplinary cases.

Democracy Center Protest 07/03

Democracy Center Protesters Stage ‘Emergency Rally’ with Pro-Palestine Activists Amid Occupation

More than 60 activists protested outside of the Democracy Center Wednesday in an “emergency rally” to prevent what they called an “expected police raid” as an occupation of the building continued into its third day.

Elbit Systems Protest

Protesters Rally Outside Home of Intercontinental Real Estate CEO Peter Palandjian ’87

Pro-Palestine protesters rallied outside the home of Intercontinental Real Estate CEO Peter Palandjian ’87 to denounce his company’s leasing agreement with Elbit Systems of America.

Garber Gestures During Baccalaureate Speech
Student Life

Harvard Task Forces Release First Recommendations on Antisemitism, Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Bias

Harvard’s presidential task forces to combat antisemitism and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias released their first recommendations on Wednesday, urging the University to fund a visiting professorship in Palestinian studies for next spring and tackle a culture of exclusion and discrimination against both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel students.

Protesters Pack Up Encampment
FAS Administration

Harvard Places 10 Graduate Students on Probation for Encampment Participation

The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences placed 10 graduate students on probation for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment earlier this year.

Democracy Center
City Politics

‘This Is What Democracy Looks Like’: Democracy Center Affiliates Rally to Protest Closing

Nearly 100 organizers, affiliates, and Cambridge residents gathered on Mount Auburn St. Sunday afternoon to protest the July 1 closing of the Democracy Center, a meeting place for activists and nonprofit organizations.

Harvard Yard Closed to Public

Harvard Yard Reopened to the Public for First Time in 6 Weeks

Harvard Yard reopened Wednesday for the first time in six weeks since it was first closed to the public in April for a pro-Palestine encampment that occupied the campus for 20 days.

Sun Rises Over Harvard Yard Encampment Thursday Morning

Mass. ACLU Requests Transparency for Encampment Protesters in Letter to Harvard Admin

The Massachusetts ACLU demanded “more transparency and clarity” from top Harvard administrators after the University withheld degrees from 13 seniors over their participation in the pro-Palestine encampment.

Capitol Building in Washington DC
Central Administration

6 House Committees Will Probe Harvard’s Federal Funding in Antisemitism Investigation

Six congressional committees will investigate Harvard’s federal funding as part of their House-wide probe into campus antisemitism, committee chairs wrote in a letter to Harvard leadership. ​​​​​​

Dean Andrea Baccarelli at Chan School of Public Health Convocation
School of Public Health

HSPH Students Call on Harvard to Divest From Israel in Referendum Marked by Low Turnout

More than 80 percent of Harvard School of Public Health students who participated in a referendum marked by low voter turnout supported a motion to call on the University to disclose and divest from Israel.

CAFH Undergrads Harvard Yard

Brandeis Center Accuses Harvard of ‘Deliberately’ Ignoring Antisemitism in Lawsuit

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and Jewish Americans for Fairness in Education accused Harvard of “deliberately” ignoring antisemitism on campus and creating “an unbearable educational environment” for Jewish students in a lawsuit filed last week.

Garber Commencement
Central Administration

Harvard Will Refrain From Controversial Statements About Public Policy Issues

After months of grappling with a campus fractured by a polarizing debate over the Israel-Hamas war, Harvard announced on Tuesday that the University and its leadership will refrain from taking official positions on controversial public policy issues.

Peoples Commencement 2024
Student Groups

Church Says It Did Not Authorize ‘People’s Commencement’ Protest After Harvard Graduation Walkout

The leadership of Harvard-Epworth Church said they were angered and dismayed that the church became the site of a large-scale pro-Palestine protest.

Palestinian Flag at Commencement

In Photos: Harvard’s 373rd Commencement Exercises

Thousands of graduates, Harvard faculty, friends, and family crowded into Harvard Yard on Thursday for the University’s 373rd Commencement Exercises. But the usual pomp and circumstance of the ceremony were overshadowed by mass discontent over the decision to bar 13 pro-Palestine College student protesters from graduating.

Chabad Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi Walks Out of Commencement 2024

Rabbi Zarchi Confronted Maria Ressa, Walked Off Stage Over Her Harvard Commencement Speech

Harvard Chabad Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi confronted Maria Ressa on stage at Commencement after he took issue with a remark in her speech that he considered to be antisemitic.