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As Rockets Fly in Kyiv, Hundreds Rally for Ukraine in Harvard Yard

Waving Ukrainian flags and carrying anti-war posters, several hundred demonstrators rallied to support Ukraine in Harvard Yard on Saturday, just days after Russia invaded the country in the region’s largest military escalation in years.


Harvard Law Professor Ramseyer Responds to Critics, Sparking More Condemnation

Harvard Law School professor J. Mark Ramseyer published a paper last month rebuking critics of a controversial article he wrote last year that claimed sex slaves taken by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II were actually recruited, contracted sex workers.


Hanif Kara, GSD Professor, Bestowed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Award

Hanif Kara, professor in the practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design, was bestowed the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his work in architecture, engineering, and education last month.


IOP Global News Event

The Institute of Politics hosted a forum on the media Monday evening featuring former New York Times CEO Mark Thompson, Nobel Prize winner and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Google vice president of news Richard Gingras, and former McClatchy Company CEO Craig Forman.


Harvard Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for Data Science Initiative in Africa

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recieved an award from the National Institutes of Health last month for their program focused on improving data science in Africa.


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.


UC Endorses Calls on Harvard to Condemn Alleged Human Rights Violations During Protests in India

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation Sunday endorsing a petition calling on Harvard administrators and the University’s Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute to “denounce the detention and repression” of protesters in India under Prime Minister Narendra D. Modi’s administration.


Government Officials Worldwide Respond to Law Prof. Ramseyer’s ‘Comfort Women’ Paper

Unlike many scholastic disputes, which do not stretch far outside academia, Ramseyer’s article has drawn strong responses from high-ranking government officials of several countries, including the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, and even North Korea.


Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, Recent Kennedy School Graduate, Appointed Mongolian Prime Minister

Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, a recent Kennedy School alum, ascended to the post of Prime Minister of Mongolia on Jan. 27 following his predecessor’s resignation in response to protests over the country’s Covid-19 response.


'Harvard Has Suffered,' Chief Officer for International Affairs Says of Visa Troubles for International Students

Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott denounced a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule that would reduce how much time international students would be able to spend inside the United States in an interview Thursday.


HGSU-UAW Urges Harvard to Oppose Trump Visa Rule Change

Organizers for Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers are circulating a petition that calls on Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott and the Harvard International Office to act in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed visa policy change for international students.


A ‘Huge Opportunity Cost’: International Students Navigate Midnight Classes, Limited Extracurricular Opportunities

Last spring, Amy M. Zhou ’21 went to sleep at 2 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m., went back to sleep at noon, and woke up at 4 p.m. each day. Classes had transitioned online, and Zhou had to accommodate Cambridge timetables from 14 time zones away.


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