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Tarah D. Gilles

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Race

Harvard Pledges to Return Hundreds of Native American Hair Samples Housed at Peabody Museum

Harvard’s Peabody Museum on Thursday pledged to return hundreds of hair samples taken from Native American children who were enrolled in government-run schools in the 1930s and apologized for keeping the clippings in its collections.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Museums

Descendants Call for Immediate Return of Human Remains in Harvard Museum Collections, Criticize University Report

Harvard agreed to return the remains of 19 likely enslaved individuals to their descendants in a report published last week. But some descendants of enslaved individuals and Native American scholars voiced concerns about Harvard’s lack of specificity on repatriation timelines.

Peabody
Museums

Harvard Pledges to Return Human Remains of Enslaved People to Descendents

Harvard University agreed on Thursday to return the human remains of 19 individuals who were likely enslaved to their descendants, accepting recommendations from a committee tasked with examining how the school should treat human remains in its museum collections.

Mass General Hospital
Health

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover Link Between Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A recent study published by Harvard affiliated-researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found infertility in women to be linked with a 16 percent increase in risk of heart failure.

IOP Forum
IOP

Authors Call for the U.S. to Implement Universal Voting at Harvard IOP Forum

Political columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. ’73 and former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles S. Rapoport ’71 laid out the case for universal voting at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.

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Health

Legal Experts Discuss Health Care Inequity in Latin America at Harvard Law School Panel

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School hosted a virtual panel Tuesday discussing the impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in addressing health challenges in Latin America.

IOP Forum: America's Youngest Elected Officials
IOP

Young Elected Officials From Across the Country Speak at IOP Forum

Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics hosted a panel featuring some of the nation’s youngest elected officials Thursday evening.

Gen Z at IOP
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Gen Z at IOP

A panel of youth activists discussed Gen Z's influence on politics at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday evening. From left, Alicia J. Menendez ’05, David M. Hogg ’23, Orion M. Jean, and John Della Volpe.

Gen Z at IOP
IOP

Youth Activists Discuss Generation Z’s Role in U.S. Politics at IOP Forum

A panel of youth activists discussed the role young people play in American politics at a forum hosted Tuesday evening at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

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