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Using local accommodations and assisting commercial tenants

9.24.20

Group of people attending a virtual meeting

Attendees of the Cross-Cultrual Voting Kickoff smile as Trisha Prabhu ’22 takes a screenshot. 

Screenshot captured by Trisha Prabhu ’22.

A cross-cultural effort fosters civic engagement in activists’ own communities.

9.21.20

hotograph of demonstrators in front of the federal courthouse in Boston where the SFFA v. Harvard trial took place, with signs reading "Harvard No More Racial Stereotyping" and "My Race Should Not Hurt Me In Admissions.

In October 2018, supporters of Students for Fair Admissions hold signs in front of the federal courthouse where the admissions trial took place.

Photograph by Alamy Images

Appellate arguments are heard in a closely watched admissions case. 

9.16.20

Loeb House, where the University’s governing boards convene
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Limits on election of petition candidates and other measures are adopted.

9.15.20

According to the data set assembled by Harvard Law School scholars, black and Latinx people are overrepresented in Massachusetts criminal caseload compared to their population in the state. White people make up 74.3 percent of the state’s population and are defendants in in 58.7 percent of cases. Black people make up 6.5 percent of the population and are defendants in 17.1 percent of cases. Latinx people make up 8.7 percent of the population, and are defendants in in 18.3 percent of cases. Click on image to view full graphic

Source: Massachusetts Racial Disparity Report

Harvard Law School researchers identify the mechanisms that lead to longer sentences for nonwhite defendants.

9.9.20

A portrait of Eileen Connor and Toby Merrill of the Harvard Law School's Project on Predatory Student Lending

Eileen Connor (left) and Toby Merrill of the Harvard Law School's Project on Predatory Student Lending
Photograph courtesy of the Project on Predatory Student Lending

A Harvard Law School clinic tackles the for-profit college industry

9.8.20

Lawrence S. Bacow

President Lawrence S. Bacow

President Bacow’s somber opening message for a challenging academic year—updated to include his Morning Prayers remarks

9.2.20

Photo of Harvard College dean Rakesh Khurana in shirtsleeves

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana
Screenshot captured by Harvard Magazine

A virtual Convocation for the College class of 2024

9.1.20

Sheree Ohen

Sheree Ohen

Sheree Ohen appointed as inaugural associate dean

8.24.20