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.

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Carpe Diem, Harvard

March 30, 2018

Students must take advantage of new resources to effectively advance inclusion and belonging

By The Crimson Editorial Board

On March 27, a University-wide task force on Inclusion and Belonging announced its recommendations, calling on all of Harvard’s schools to step up efforts to better include those marginalized along racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, and ideological lines. Among the recommendations released were a series of concrete administrative...

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University-Wide Diversity Task Force Releases Final Report

March 27, 2018
By Kristine E. Guillaume and Ruth A. Hailu, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS

A University-wide task force on diversity and inclusion released its final report Tuesday, calling on central administrators to coordinate efforts across Harvard’s schools to “fully integrate all members of the University into academic, professional, and social contexts.”

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A Harvard to make Du Bois nod yes

March 27, 2018

Adviser Wilson reflects on goals of new inclusion and belonging report, and why they matter

By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer

Harvard President Drew Faust announced today that she has appointed John Silvanus Wilson as senior adviser and strategist on diversity, belonging, and inclusion, as the University moves forward in implementing the recommendations of the new Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging.

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Report issued on inclusion, belonging

March 27, 2018

Task force outlines recommendations, goals, and tools, while Faust announces initiative to advance efforts

By Tania deLuzuriaga

Harvard’s Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging issued its final report today, a compilation of eight recommendations and a framework of “four goals and four tools” meant to serve as a blueprint for advancing Harvard’s practices and culture of inclusion and belonging. In response, Harvard President Drew Faust announced a series of initiatives to advance...

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President Faust's Response to the Report of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging

March 27, 2018

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

Harvard’s commitment to excellence in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge rests upon the foundation of the remarkable people who make up this community. We understand it is essential to open our doors widely to talent from all parts of society, including those that have historically been underrepresented on our campus. Bringing together in one place the broadest range of views, experiences, backgrounds, and beliefs offers the greatest promise of advancing the frontiers of knowledge and understanding.