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Central Administration

House Committee on China to Probe Harvard’s Handling of Anti-CCP Protest at HKS

The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party launched a probe on Monday into Harvard's handling of an anti-CCP protest during a speech by Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng at the Harvard Kennedy School in April.

Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at 2007 Class Day Ceremony
Politics

‘Tabloid Interest’: The Class of 1999 Looks Back on The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

A President was getting impeached for the first time in 130 years, but Harvard students were more focused on finals.

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Central Administration

Harvard’s Next Presidential Search Will Face New Challenges Amid Attacks on DEI

Like it or not, the selection of Harvard’s 31st president will inevitably be viewed by key stakeholders through the prism of identity politics — and it’s like that more people will be disappointed than pleased.

Holi Celebration on March 24
College

‘Pure Joy’: Dharma Holi Celebrations Usher in Spring

Harvard students and affiliates transformed the Malkin Athletic Center lawn into a colorful battleground on Sunday to celebrate Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors marking the arrival of spring.

Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the SOCH
College

Students Express Disappointment to Shortened Ramadan Meal Programming

Harvard’s decision to shorten the College’s Ramadan meal programming from one month to one week this spring was met with disappointment by many undergraduate students.

Nowruz at Lowell House
College

Harvard Affiliates Celebrate Nowruz at Lowell House Event

Approximately 260 Harvard students and local residents gathered in Lowell House Saturday night to celebrate Nowruz, the first day of the Iranian New Year.

Harvard Alumni Association Office
Central Administration

Black Alumni Group Demands Harvard Reaffirm Support for DEI Efforts in Letter to Garber

A group of Black Harvard alumni demanded that the University clarify and reaffirm its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus in a letter to interim President Alan M. Garber ’76 and Harvard’s governing boards.

Katalin Karikó Receives Honorary Doctorate of Science
Science

Nobel Prize Winners Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman Talk Vaccines at Pre-Health Event

Nobel Prize winners Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman discussed their medical research and approach to anti-science sentiments at an event hosted by the IvyLeague+ Pre-Health Society on Tuesday night.

Dunster Lunar New Year Decorations
College

Harvard Students Celebrate Lunar New Year on Campus

Nearly 200 Harvard students and affiliates gathered in Quincy on Friday for food and festivities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
Visual Arts

Harvard Launches Black Film Project With 2 Prizes To Support Independent Filmmakers

Harvard announced the launch of the Black Film Project on Thursday, a new initiative established within the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research to support filmmakers with a focus on Black history and culture.

Claudine Gay
College

One Month Later, Black Harvard Affiliates Reflect on Gay’s Resignation

Nearly one month after the resignation of former President Claudine Gay, Black Harvard affiliates said they were disappointed but not surprised at her decision to step down on Jan. 2.

Phillips Brooks House Association
College

Evan Mandery ’89 Says Elite Colleges Increase Social Inequality at Harvard PBHA Talk

Evan J. Mandery ’89, a professor at the City University of New York, said that elite colleges and universities exacerbate social inequality in the United States during a talk on Monday at the Phillips Brooks House Association.

Chan School of Public Health
Health

Former Canadian Health Minister Talks Health Care Reform at Harvard School of Public Health

Former Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott discussed obstacles for reform to the U.S. and Canadian health care systems during a Monday talk at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Environment

Stanford Woods Institute Director Discusses Western Wildfire Risks and Impacts at Harvard Forest Talk

Chris B. Field ’75, the director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, discussed changes in wildfire risk on the West Coast at a Friday lecture.

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