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‘Celebrations Come to Life’ for Harvard Students Celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

Students sporting suits, ties, and dresses gathered in the lofty Wasserstein Hall at Harvard Law School on Yom Kippur Monday night to break their fast with bagels and lox.

Harvard's Ramadan Celebrations
Student Groups

Harvard's Ramadan Celebrations

Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the SOCH
Student Groups

‘A Very Communal Time’: Muslim Harvard Students Gather for Ramadan Celebrations Across Campus

At Harvard, Muslim students, faculty, and other affiliates are coming together to break the fast at school-sponsored meals at the Student Organization Center at Hilles and student-planned events at undergraduate houses around campus.

Apartheid Week BDS Wall Front Side
College Life

Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee Hosts Annual Israeli Apartheid Week

The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee kicked off its annual Israeli Apartheid Week on Sunday, which includes a slate of events around Palestine and an art installation that received criticism from some Jewish campus organizations.

Harvard Hillel Entrance
Student Groups

Harvard Hillel Executive Director Jonah Steinberg to Step Down After 12 Years

Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg will step down as executive director of Harvard Hillel, the University’s Jewish center, at the end of this academic year after 12 years in the role.

Umrah Courtesy Photo

‘Spiritually Stimulating’: Harvard Students Embark on First Umrah Trip in Four Years

Thirty-two Muslim Harvard undergraduates embarked on the University’s second Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, over winter break — one of two religious pilgrimages within the Muslim faith.

University Hall

Dean of Students Office Reaffirms Independence of Harvard Undergraduate Association

Representatives from the DSO reaffirmed the independence of the Harvard Undergraduate Association amid controversies surrounding the student government’s early months.

Harvard Yard

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.

Memorial Church

Faith and Life Forum Returns at Harvard’s Memorial Church

At Memorial Church’s first Faith and Life Forum of the semester on Sunday, Minister Matthew I. Potts commemorated the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Lowell House

Harvard Student Body President Draws Criticism for Defending Previously Sanctioned Campus Christian Group

Harvard Undergraduate Association co-president LyLena D. Estabine ’24 has drawn criticism from some students for her public defense of Harvard College Faith and Action, a Christian campus group that was previously sanctioned for pushing out a leader who was in a same-sex relationship.

Matthew Ichihashi Potts Memorial Church Minister
On Campus

Pusey Minister Matthew Potts Reflects on Past Year and Looks Forward to New Initiatives

As his first year as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church draws to a close, Matthew Ichihashi Potts — who also serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School — reflected on his time as minister in an interview with The Crimson last week.

Harvard Catholic Student Center
Student Life

‘A Great Time to Reflect’: Back In Person, Students Observe Lent at Harvard

Lent observances are underway on campus, and students are making the most of being back in person.

Memorial Church

Campus Faith Groups Adapt Programming Amid Another Pandemic-Era Semester

Student leaders of campus faith groups said they have faced difficulty adapting to the whims of a pandemic over the past two years, but expressed hope for the prospects of a return to normalcy.

Quincy Kosher Lunch
House Life

HUDS Pilots Hot Kosher Lunch Options in Quincy House

Harvard University Dining Services will offer a hot kosher lunch option upon request in Quincy House, starting Wednesday.

Greg Epstien

Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein Elected President of University Chaplains’ Organization

Humanist Chaplain Greg M. Epstein will serve as the president of the Organization of Harvard University Chaplains after being selected by more than 30 other chaplains of different faiths.