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Harvard Graduates Walk Out of Commencement 2024
College

Harvard Corporation Releases Diplomas to 11 Students Who Participated in Encampment

Harvard conferred diplomas to the 11 of the 13 seniors who initially had their degrees withheld in May as they faced disciplinary action for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard, a University spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

Shabbos Kestenbaum Counterprotest 05/10
Politics

Kestenbaum Endorses Trump Plan to Deport Students ‘Who Violate Our Laws’ in RNC Speech

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, denounced “antisemitic bigotry” at Harvard during a speech at the RNC Wednesday night.

Shabbos Kestenbaum Counterprotest 05/10
Politics

Student Who Sued Harvard Over Antisemitism to Speak at Republican National Convention

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, a recent Harvard Divinity School graduate who emerged as one of the University’s most fervent critics after he sued the school for its alleged failure to combat campus antisemitism, will speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

Sunset Over Harvard Yard Encampment on May 7
College

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.

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.

Sun Rises Over Harvard Yard Encampment Thursday Morning
College

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.

House Randomization Graphic Reunion
College

‘A Guinea Pig’: Looking Back on Randomized Housing for the Class of 1999

For more than two decades, Harvard students were able to rank where they wanted to live for three years of college. But in 1995, Harvard’s administration decided it was time for a change.

Walter Isaacson
Reunions

‘It Was Never a Game Plan’: Walter Isaacson ’74 Looks Back on Storied Career

Walter S. Isaacson ’74 is a people person.

Peoples Commencement 2024
Commencement

HOOP Hosts ‘People’s Commencement’ to Honor 13 Harvard Seniors Denied Degrees

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine hosted an mock graduation ceremony to honor the 13 seniors whose degrees were withheld for their involvement in the encampment.

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College

‘An Inflection Point’: Speakers Commend Encampment Protesters at Celebration for Arab Harvard Grads

Harvard affiliates honored Arab graduates — as well as 13 seniors who may not graduate at Commencement for their participation in the encampment of Harvard Yard — at a University-wide celebration on Monday afternoon.

Ian I. Irungu Speaks at Black Affinity Celebration
College

‘Our Forever President’: Black Harvard Graduates Celebrate Claudine Gay at Affinity Ceremony

Two Harvard graduates presented an award for faculty who show “a strong commitment to social justice” to former Harvard President Claudine Gay during the University-wide celebration of Black graduates on Tuesday evening in Sanders Theatre.

Dean Khurana Speaks at Harvard College Class Day 2024
College

‘Unconventional’ Harvard 2024 Class Day Speakers Promote Optimism, Kindness

Thousands of Harvard College graduates and their families flocked to Harvard Yard to celebrate Class Day 2024 on Wednesday.

HUCTW and HOOP Encampment Members Protest Sanctions Against Pro-Palestine Harvard Staff
Central Administration

HUCTW, HOOP Protest Sanctions Against Pro-Palestine Harvard Staff at Tuesday Rally

Nearly 100 Harvard workers and Cambridge residents held a pro-Palestine rally in front of Smith Campus Center on Tuesday to condemn the University’s disciplinary action against union members involved in the 20-day encampment in Harvard Yard.

Club Conferences Feature Graphic
College

‘Bought Me In’: How Student-Run International Conferences Rake in Cash, Fund Free Vacations

As Harvard clubs have grown into full-fledged companies with six-figure budgets, some of them have come to rely on international conferences as a significant source of revenue.

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College

‘How Far Is Too Far?’: Pro-Palestine Activism Under the Garber Presidency

Alan Garber has largely drawn praise for his measured response to controversy and his ability to assuage a divided campus. But some students and faculty have condemned Garber’s approach to protests for being unusually repressive and forceful, drawing new, unprecedented lines around campus speech and protest.

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