Race


Harvard Pledges to Return Hundreds of Native American Hair Samples Housed at Peabody Museum

Harvard’s Peabody Museum on Thursday pledged to return hundreds of hair samples taken from Native American children who were enrolled in government-run schools in the 1930s and apologized for keeping the clippings in its collections.


Rep. Barbara Lee Makes Case for Reparations at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Barbara J. Lee (D-Calif.) called for the federal government to establish a “commission on truth, racial healing, and transformation” during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday.


Embattled Former Gov Preceptor David Kane Teaching at Simmons

After accusations of racist blog posts, David Kane’s contract with Harvard as a Government preceptor ended in June 2021. But this fall, he will be back in a classroom — teaching a section of Statistics 118: “Introductory Statistics” at Simmons University.


Cambridge City Council Calls On Harvard to Return Human Remains of Enslaved People, Native Americans

Following reports last week that Harvard University holds the human remains of at least 19 individuals who were likely enslaved and nearly 7,000 Native Americans, the Cambridge City Council adopted a policy order urging the University to relinquish the remains to their descendants during a Monday meeting.


At Radcliffe Conference, Bacow Pledges to Dedicate Resources to ‘Repair the Damage’ of Harvard’s Slavery Ties

In light of the release of a long-awaited report that detailed the “integral” role slavery played in shaping Harvard, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study held a conference Friday to discuss how the school can address its history.


Landmark University Report Details How Slavery ‘Powerfully Shaped Harvard’

Harvard University faculty, staff, and leaders enslaved more than 70 Black and Indigenous people over about 150 years, including some who lived on campus, according to a long-awaited University report released Tuesday that detailed and acknowledged the “integral” role slavery played in shaping the school.


U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Discusses the Legacy of Reparations at HKS

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) discussed the future of reparations and the importance of learning from the legacy of Black women in leadership at a Monday talk hosted by the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.


Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Discusses Affirmative Action Lawsuit at EDIB Forum

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 discussed the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies during an event at the University’s first-ever Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum on Wednesday.


Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Discusses Racism in the U.S. at IOP Forum

Princeton University professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. discussed the dynamics of race and racism in the United States during a virtual event hosted jointly by the Institute of Politics and the Ash Center's Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project on Wednesday.


Students Say Required Harvard Kennedy School Class on Race and Racism Left Without Adequate Resources

Students say the Kennedy School has failed to provide enough institutional support for one of the race and racism requirement’s two flagship courses, “Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Power,” taught by Professor Khalil G. Muhammad.


Harvard Divinity School Prof. Discusses Black Church Arson at Virtual Lecture

Todne Thomas, an associate professor at the Harvard Divinity School, examined the 2015 burning of a predominantly African American church as part of a wider discussion about the phenomenon of Black church arson at a virtual lecture Friday.


SEAS Looks Toward Future Improvements in Diversity and Inclusion

As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enters the third year of its five-year Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan and undergoes multiple leadership transitions, students and faculty look towards future progress.


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