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.

Khurana Praises, Defends Diversity Task Force Report

November 1, 2017
By Kristine E. Guillaume, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER

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.

Ethnic Studies Advocates Criticize Diversity Task Force Proposals

October 26, 2017
By Kristine E. Guillaume, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER

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.

Till the Song of the Puritans Dies

October 6, 2017

 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.