Harvard University

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Harvard Students Push for University to Divest From Prisons

The young activists say their school should not invest in companies that profit from mass incarceration.

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UPDATE: After Protests, Rick Snyder, Governor During the Flint Water Poisoning, 'Turns Down' Harvard Fellowship

The former Michigan governor, whose decisions led to the Flint water crisis, was going to teach government at the university.

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Woman Sues Harvard For Photos of Enslaved Ancestors

Tamara Lanier seeks compensation for emotional distress and Harvard University’s acknowledgement that it was “complicit in perpetuating and justifying the institution of slavery.”

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Colin Kaepernick and Bryan Stevenson Honored With Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Medal

The award celebrates contributions to Black culture across various fields.

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LISTEN: Inside Harvard's Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute

NPR’s “The Keepers” series launches with an interview with Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, 9th Wonder and others who are making a home for hip hop history and scholarship.

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5 Key Takeaways From That New Report on the Wealth of Black Men

“Black boys fare worse than White boys in 99 percent of America.”

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Harvard Library Acquires Angela Davis' Archives

The papers and artifacts that Davis sold to the Schlesinger Library include an FBI “Wanted” poster and a diary she kept while on trial. 

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The Department of Justice is Reportedly Investigating Harvard's Affirmative Action Policy

“It speaks volumes that Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department is prioritizing attacking affirmative action at a time when White nationalists are marching openly in the streets.”

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Harvard Students Protest Betsy DeVos With 'White Supremacist' Sign, Raised Fists

Activists demonstrated at the venue where the secretary of education was speaking in response to her policies surrounding school choice, campus sexual assault and transgender students.

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Harvard University Revokes 10 Acceptance Offers Over Discriminatory Memes

One prospective freshman reportedly called the hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.” 

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ICYMI: Viola Davis Named Harvard Foundation's 'Artist of the Year'

The Oscar-winning actress will receive the honor during the annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.

Black Teen Earns Admission at Every Single Ivy League College

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic.