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Introducing ‘Heard at Harvard’

“Heard at Harvard” is a new podcast series from the Harvard Gazette featuring lively, timely conversations with leading scholars on topics in art, culture, science, politics, and more. 76 more words

Arts & Culture

Probing how colleges benefited from slavery

Hundreds of listeners from Harvard and beyond packed a Radcliffe auditorium on Friday for a series of wrenching discussions about the historical role of universities in the propagation of slavery. 1,685 more words

Campus & Community

Understanding Harvard’s ties to slavery

Last spring, Harvard President Drew Faust joined with Civil Rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis to affix a plaque on Harvard’s Wadsworth House in honor of Titus, Venus, Bilhah, and Juba, who lived and worked there as enslaved persons during the presidencies of Benjamin Wadsworth and Edward Holyoke in the 1700s. 1,873 more words

Campus & Community

Education is pivotal, Faust tells Miami students

MIAMI — Shaunte Butler’s mother never missed an opportunity to remind her daughter of the pivotal importance of a strong education.

“She always told us, me and my brother, that college was the key to success and a better life,” said Butler, who took that sage advice and ran with it. 1,052 more words

Campus & Community

Nelly Furtado releases toe-tapping comeback tune 'Cold Hard Truth'

Say it right: Nelly Furtado is back with a new single.

Nearly five years after the release of her 2012 LP The Spirit Indestructible, the 38-year-old singer-songwriter is teasing a fresh sound for her upcoming sixth studio venture, … 240 more words


One stage, many stories

In his 2015 Golden Globe acceptance speech for his role as a transgender father in the hit Amazon show “Transparent,” Jeffrey Tambor dedicated his win to the transgender community. 639 more words

Arts & Culture

On 22nd new year.

2016 and its sad and unfortunate events.

Close the book.

Let the universe heal your wound.

I’d like to end 2016 and start 2017 with this question: 258 more words

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