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Olivia C. Scott

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Fencing Scandal Coach Training

Harvard Will Train Athletics Coaches in Conflict of Interest Policy Following Investigation Into Fencing Coach

Harvard will train its athletics coaching staff on its conflict of interest policy in the wake of an investigation into head fencing coach Peter Brand for engaging in a real estate transaction with the parent of a current and then-prospective fencer.

Murr Center

'Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program' Offers Mental Health Support to Student-Athletes

Starting at the beginning of this academic year, student-athletes have had an additional resource at their disposal as they navigate both Harvard classes and Division I athletics: The Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergrads Form First Campus Group for All Mixed-Race Students

The Undergrad Union of Mixed Students received official recognition from the UC earlier this month as the first group on campus for all mixed race students.

DACA Protest

As Harvard Responds to Immigration Policy Changes, Faculty Want a Bigger Role

Harvard faculty say they hope they can use their platform and expertise to support staff and students directly affected by immigration issues.

University Hall
Central Administration

Senior Adviser to Bacow Details Plan for Implementation of Diversity Task Force Recommendations

Wilson said he and his teams are planning for the release of a University-wide survey intended to gather data about inclusion and belonging.

FYRE 2018

Freshmen Praise New Pre-Orientation Program for Under-Resourced Students

Ninety-five incoming Harvard first-years arrived on campus early to participate in the new pre-orientation program.

Imprisoned in a Box
Student Groups

Students Hold 24-Hour Protest Against Solitary Confinement

During each hour of the “7x9” protest, a volunteer sat inside a 7-foot by 9-foot box made of tape, providing a visual representation of the small area allotted to prisoners placed in solitary confinement.

Diversity Task Force Report Timeline
Student Life

Diversity Task Force Report Reflects Feedback, Students Say

Some students praised the final report released by a University-wide task force on inclusion and belonging last week, noting the report's authors clearly took campus feedback on an earlier draft into account.

Student Life

Students React Positively to Inclusion and Belonging Task Force Report

​Many students reacted with optimism to the final report released by a University-wide task force on inclusion and belonging last week.

Faust Speaks at Afternoon Exercises

Diversity Task Force Chooses New Lyrics for Alma Mater

The lyrics, which previously read “till the stock of the Puritans die,” will now read “till the stars in the firmament die.”

Student Life

The March 5 DACA Deadline, Explained

The March 5 deadline has served as a call to Congress to pass protections for undocumented individuals in the United States—but it is now essentially irrelevant. If you're wondering what that means, read this.

Student Groups

Solange Named Harvard Foundation’s 2018 Artist of the Year

The acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter will come to Cambridge to receive the award on March 3.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Undergraduate Council

The Half-Century Fight for a Multicultural Center

For almost half a century, students have been calling for the University to build and fund a multicultural center. For nearly half a century, Harvard has said no.

The New President
Front Feature

Bacow Disappoints Diversity Advocates’ Pres. Hopes

Some Harvard students critiqued the committee’s choice, noting they felt frustrated by a pick they said too closely resembles presidents past.

Student Life

Students, Staff Concerned over Fate of DACA

​The eyes of Harvard’s undocumented students are turned to Washington as lawmakers negotiate a deal to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.