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Ivy League Spring Festival Gala Returns to Harvard After Four Years

Hundreds gathered in Sanders Theatre Sunday for the first in-person Ivy League Spring Festival Gala since 2019. The gala is an annual celebration of Lunar New Year hosted by the Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association.


Alutiiq Museum Kayak

Harvard's Peabody Museum has transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.


Harvard Affiliates Hold Vigil for Victims of Lunar New Year Weekend Mass Shootings

Harvard students, staff, and faculty gathered on the steps of University Hall Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims — who were predominantly Asian and Asian American — of three shootings in California in the last week.


Three Years After Harvard Tenure Denial, Lorgia García Peña Accepts Professorship at Princeton

Three years after Lorgia García Peña was denied tenure at Harvard — a decision that sparked backlash against the University’s tenure review process — the ethnic studies scholar has accepted a full professorship at Princeton University.


Harvard Pakistani Students Association Raises Funds for Flood Relief

The Harvard College Pakistani Students Association has taken to dining halls and public gathering areas in recent days to raise awareness and funds for flood victims in the wake of devastating natural disasters that have ravaged the country.


Women’s Center Kicks Off Annual Women’s Week, Themed ‘On the Horizon’

The Harvard College Women’s Center kicked off its annual Women’s Week on Tuesday with a presentation entitled “Female Solo Travel” in the first of seven events aimed at recognizing women’s achievements and struggles.


Students Found Tibetan Cultural Association to Celebrate and Educate About Tibetan Culture

A group of students founded the Harvard Undergraduate Tibetan Cultural Association to promote Tibetan culture and awareness this month.


Human Rights Working Group Hosts Event Calling for Action on Uyghur Crisis

Around 80 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Barker Center for the event, officially titled the Uyghur Culture Fest. The evening included catered Uyghur cuisine, dancing, and calligraphy as well as somber testimonials from those missing family members due to the current crisis.


Uyghur culture fest

Local Uyghur activist Shayida Ali, shared her family's experience at the Uyghur Culture Fest hosted by the Harvard Human Rights Working Group on Monday.


Harvard Cultural Groups Lend Support to Afghans Following Taliban Takeover

Amid the crisis in Afghanistan, eight Harvard student cultural groups — including the Harvard Islamic Society, the Society of Arab Students, and the South Asian Association — have come together to raise emergency aid for Afghans who may be displaced and in danger.


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