In Fall 2016 President Faust created a University-wide task force composed of faculty, students, and staff to consider a set of important and interrelated questions designed to advance us on the path from diversity to belonging.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said last week that a preliminary set of recommendations from a University-wide diversity task force has prompted him to attempt to make it easier for undergraduates to cross-register at other Harvard schools.
After a University-wide task force released its preliminary set of recommendations for improving diversity at Harvard in September, some ethnic studies advocates have raised concerns that specific mentions of race and ethnicity were left out.
The Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging has announced a long-list of 20 semi-finalists in the competition to revise the final line of Harvard’s alma mater. These text entries were selected out of a pool of 168 entries by a subcommittee of the Task Force, with input from the Task Force generally. There were no submissions of musical variants for the alma mater.
We support the democratic process of reforming Harvard's alma mater.
By The Crimson Editorial Board
The release of the 20-verse “longlist” of potential final lines for the lyrics of “Fair Harvard” has brought with it unique and exciting ways students can help change one of our school’s historic traditions. Whatever we may think about the substance of the change, it is good that students can help guide a change that will impact the next generation of Harvard affiliates.