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Harvard in the City

Behind Six-Year Harvard Alumni Push, Every Voice Bill Passes to Boost Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

A bill spearheaded by student organizers, including Harvard alumni, to establish protections for survivors of sexual harassment at colleges and universities in Massachusetts beyond existing provisions in Title IX was signed into law by Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 last month.

Protesting DeVos
Student Life

Biden Administration Expected to Reverse DeVos’s Title IX Regulations, Legal Experts Say

In early May 2020, former Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos released a controversial Title IX rule that drummed up controversy, criticism, and confusion at Harvard and beyond. How will the incoming Biden administration deal with the rule?

Indigenous Peoples' Day #2
Student Groups

Students Honor Native American Heritage Month

Student organizations hosted virtual panels and discussion groups to honor Native American Heritage Month throughout November.

Radcliffe Yard
Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Institute Hosts Virtual Panel on Inequalities of Higher Education during COVID-19

The Radcliffe Institute hosted a virtual panel focused on how COVID-19 has exacerbated racial and economic inequalities in higher education Thursday.

Gund Hall Voting Booths

Biden Victory Elicits Relief and Reservations Among Student Advocates

Following President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s election, many of Harvard’s student affinity and advocacy groups expressed both relief and reservations about the incoming administration.

Dems Lobbying Day 2018
Student Groups

College Democrats Continue Canvassing Votes in Lead-up to Election Day

The Harvard College Democrats have adapted their campaign strategies to pandemic conditions, replacing door-to-door canvassing with phone banking competitions and virtual events as they seek to reach voters before the upcoming election.

Harvard Yard
Student Groups

Student Groups Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

From group discussions with guest politicians to relaxed virtual gatherings, student organizations celebrated Latinx Heritage Month between September 15 and October 15 by discussing Latinx perspectives, highlighting underrepresented voices, and facilitating community building,

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones Discusses 1619 Project at Radcliffe Institute Event

More than 3,600 attendees tuned into “Perfecters of This Democracy,” an hour-long webinar featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole S. Hannah-Jones, Tuesday evening.

Barker Center

Dozens of Fall Courses Address Race, Inequality in America

A host of Harvard departments are offering courses this semester that aim to engage with the racial injustice in America after a summer of protests over anti-Black racism.

Peabody Museum
Central Administration

Panelists Discuss Lawsuit Over Harvard's Possession of Images of Slaves at Event

The Harvard Generational African American Students Association and Harvard Coalition to Free Renty hosted a webinar on Harvard’s possession of slave photos.

JPW Ethnic Studies Protest

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Holds Ethnic Studies Discussion with Overseer Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard hosted an online panel for Harvard alumni last Wednesday to advocate for the immediate establishment of an Ethnic Studies department at Harvard.

Widener Library

Amid Protests and Pandemic, Harvard Libraries Collect Materials on ‘Black America and COVID-19’

The Harvard Libraries published a new library guide Monday that collects open-access materials documenting the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Black Americans.

Smith Campus Center

Undergraduate Council Petition for Multicultural Center Gains Hundreds of Signatures

The Undergraduate Council circulated a petition on June 15 urging Harvard administrators to build a new multicultural center to house the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Announces 2020 Culture Lab Innovation Fund Winners

The Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging recently announced the winners of the 2020 Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund, a grant launched by the Office of the President and the University’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging last fall.

Greater Boston Legal Services
Commencement 2020

As COVID-19 Affects Low-Income Communities, Greater Boston Legal Services Aids Those Hardest Hit

Amid rising numbers of unemployment and eviction cases, Greater Boston Legal Services has helped to fill resource gaps and provide legal aid to those most negatively impacted.