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#crimsonrespect

March 6, 2015

Dear Harvard College Students,

Last night, I received an image of an invitation for a party hosted by an all-male unrecognized student group. The invitation included a link to an accompanying video, which has since been deactivated. The invitation and the video are offensive, crude, and sexist. Continue reading about #crimsonrespect

Standing Together

December 8, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

As I write this letter, I know that my words cannot begin to express the emotions or claim the lived experiences that so many of us are feeling in the wake of the events in Ferguson and Staten Island. But there are moments when we cannot stay silent. So with great humility, I share these few thoughts. Continue reading about Standing Together

Message from Emelyn dela Peña: Update on Email Threat and Bias Reporting

December 5, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

As your Assistant Dean of Student Life for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, I write to you with an update on the investigation of the threatening emails that were sent to several members of our community since October, and the steps we have taken to help protect our students, staff, and faculty. Continue reading about Message from Emelyn dela Peña: Update on Email Threat and Bias Reporting

Thankful

November 23, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

On my daily walk from Cabot House to the Yard, I see the leaves changing color and falling from the trees. I am reminded of how the transition from autumn to winter gradually reveals a different landscape and allows me to appreciate parts of our campus that I did not notice before. Continue reading about Thankful

Update for the College community

October 31, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

I write to you with an update on the investigation of the threatening emails sent earlier this month to many members of our community, which targeted, particularly, women of Asian descent, and to speak about how the College can better respond to such situations in the future. UPDATED (11/4/14): If you are still receiving contact please email deankhurana@fas.harvard.edu or let HUPD know immediately by calling 617-495-1212. Continue reading about Update for the College community

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