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Dual Message of Slavery Probe: Harvard's Ties Inseparable from Rise, and Now University Must Act

April 26, 2022

A new report shows that Harvard’s ties to slavery were transformative in the University’s rise to global prominence, and included enslaved individuals on campus, funding from donors engaged in the slave trade, and intellectual leadership that obstructed efforts to achieve racial equality.

The report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, released Tuesday, describes a history that began with a Colonial-era embrace of slavery...

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Demystifying Harvard's Admissions Process

April 14, 2022

Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/FmN7ZjRPR8o

With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to hear the ongoing legal challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies this fall, lead trial counsel William F. Lee ’72 sat down with Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sherri Ann Charleston Wednesday to discuss what’s at stake in the case and to demystify the admissions process as part of a forum hosted by the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB).

Activist Edward Blum and his organization, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), filed a lawsuit in...

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Taeku Lee joins Faculty of Arts and Sciences

April 4, 2022

Pioneering scholar on racial, ethnic politics, Asian American identity is first ethnicity, indigeneity, and migration hire

Nearly three years after announcing an effort to accelerate teaching and scholarship in ethnicity, indigeneity, and migration by prioritizing and investing in a cluster of senior faculty, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announces its first, much-anticipated hire: Taeku Lee.

A leading scholar on racial and ethnic politics, identity formation, and inequality, Lee’s appointment as the inaugural Bae Family Professor of...

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