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Join Us for ARTS FIRST May 2-5

April 29, 2019

ARTS FIRST Festival: May 2-5
The most incredible arts weekend of the year!

Dear Students,
 
Welcome to ARTS FIRST – Harvard’s four-day festival with more than 100 events created and produced by your classmates – and many others on campus. Fun and fast-paced, ARTS FIRST takes place in and around Harvard Yard and features every art imaginable: music, dance, visual arts, theater, poetry and so much more. Bring your friends. Bring your blockmates. Come for an hour. Come for the day. All are welcome! Continue reading about Join Us for ARTS FIRST May 2-5

Invitation to take the Student Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct

April 2, 2019

Dear Harvard College Students,

As Dean of the College, nothing is more important to me than ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for each and every one of you. I have seen the impact that sexual assault and harassment has had, and continues to have, on individuals and on the Harvard College community. It is critical that we achieve a better understanding of our environment and how to prevent sexual assault and harassment. Continue reading about Invitation to take the Student Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct

Details for Yardfest 2019

March 25, 2019

Dear Harvard College Students,

We hope that you have all had a restful and restorative Spring recess! 

We are writing today to let you know that this year’s Yardfest event will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 3:30pm. In addition, there are some important details which are outlined below, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with them. Continue reading about Details for Yardfest 2019

Announcing a Winthrop House Climate Review

February 25, 2019

Dear Winthrop House community,

Following the announcement that Faculty Dean Ron Sullivan, Jr. would represent Harvey Weinstein as a member of his legal defense team, the College heard from a significant number of members of the Winthrop House community expressing a wide range of concerns about the impact of this decision on the support that students can expect to receive in the Winthrop community, and concerns about the community’s overall climate.  Continue reading about Announcing a Winthrop House Climate Review

Announcing the Unification of EDI and the Harvard Foundation

February 21, 2019

Dear Harvard College Students,

We are writing with the news that the Harvard Foundation and EDI will be unified into one new office within the Dean of Students Office (DSO). Following the DSO’s announcement in September, a faculty, student and staff working group assessed the current work we are doing in this space and the opportunities for us to strengthen the services. As a result of these discussions, we will unify these two strong and significant components of the College. Continue reading about Announcing the Unification of EDI and the Harvard Foundation

Warm wishes for a restful winter break

December 20, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

As the fall semester ends and winter break begins, I have been reflecting on the last year and thinking about what is to come. Each one of you should take great pride in the impact you have made on this campus through your academic work, your interactions with your friends and professors, and the meaningful change you create for the College and our society. I am grateful for all that you bring to our community. Continue reading about Warm wishes for a restful winter break

On my Thanksgiving Menu: Gratitude

November 20, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

Each year on Thanksgiving, I gather with my family and friends to rest and reflect on the past year, and to give thanks for what we have and for each other. This year, I will be giving thanks for each of you and your unique contributions to our Harvard College community. Each of you inspires me and gives me hope for the future. Continue reading about On my Thanksgiving Menu: Gratitude

A message to our community

November 2, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

Over the past week, our nation has faced the mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pennsylvania, driven by anti-Semitism, the senseless, racially-motivated shooting at a supermarket in Kentucky, and the attempted mail bombings of elected officials and media outlets. We are deeply saddened by these tragedies, and our hearts go out to the victims, their families, friends and loved ones. Continue reading about A message to our community

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