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Harvard Kennedy School

Disability Rights Activist Brooke Ellison Remembered as a Friend and Leader

Ellison, a disability rights activist and one of the first quadriplegic persons to attend Harvard, died on Feb. 4 in Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. She was 45. Ellison’s family announced her death and honored her “extraordinary life” in a Feb. 4 Facebook post.

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Student Groups

Harvard Undergraduate Association Passes Proposal for Free Food on Valentine’s Day

The Harvard Undergraduate Association passed three proposals at its second general meeting of the term Monday evening.

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Craft or Commodity? The ‘Paradox’ of High School Creative Writing Competitions

Creative writing contests aim to promote self expression and foster a new generation of artists. But does turning creative writing into a competition for admissions erode its artistic purpose?

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Harvard Undergraduate Association Passes 5 Proposals to Start Spring Term

The Harvard Undergraduate Association passed five proposals at its first general meeting of the spring term on Monday evening.

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Public Health Professor Kari Nadeau Discusses Wildfire Research at Climate Health Event

Kari C. Nadeau, professor of climate and population studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, discussed the increasing severity of wildfires and their detrimental effects on human health at a virtual presentation Thursday evening.

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Get to Know ‘Brave Woman’ Kylie Hunts-in-Winter ’25, a Martial Arts World Title Holder and MMIW Advocate

As Hunts-in-Winter sees it, martial arts and MMIW advocacy concern the same fundamental principle. “They’re both about women empowerment. They’re both about the voices that aren’t heard,” she says.

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Former White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Talks Challenges of Governance at Harvard IOP Forum

Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney spoke about the challenges of governing and his own leadership experiences at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Tuesday evening.

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Social Sciences Division

Experts Talk Impact of Crime on Latin American Elections and Democracy at Harvard Rockefeller Center Panel

Three experts discussed how crime affects elections in Latin American countries during a virtual panel hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Tuesday afternoon.

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HKS Postdoc Christine Gschwendtner Talks Electrical Vehicle Charging Research at Harvard-China Project Presentation

Christine Gschwendtner, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke about strategies to handle strain on electrical grids from increased electric vehicle use in a presentation at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Wednesday afternoon.

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Harvard Law School

Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court D.Y. Chandrachud Discusses Role of the Judiciary and Indian Court System at HLS Talk

Days after the Supreme Court of India’s landmark refusal to legalize same-sex marriages, Chief Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud sat down with Harvard Law Professor David B. Wilkins to discuss the role of the judiciary in modern society at a Harvard Law School event.

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A FunGi Among Us: Meet Lawrence Millman, the Square’s Expert Mycologist

Millman’s passion for discovering drives him still. Whether it’s encountering a fungal species that had not been seen since 1909 or learning about the traditions of the cultures he encounters from the Arctic to the archipelagos, the unpredictability of his work never ceases to impress him.