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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez Comes to Harvard

November 17, 2015

Cambridge, Mass.—Nov. 12, 2015—The Harvard Foundation Presents A conversation with baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and Harvard Professor Michael Sandel, Tues., Nov. 17, 5 pm, Sever Hall 113.

“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to host baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and Professor Michael Sandel in a lively discussion about the career of one of baseball’s greatest pitchers and the lessons we can learn from it,” said Dr. S. Allen Counter, Director of the Harvard Foundation. “It is a rare opportunity for our students to

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Being colorblind to race is not the answer

Being colorblind to race is not the answer

November 3, 2015

Seeing differences is OK, contend Diversity Dialogue duo

“Everyone is at least a little bit racist. It’s OK to see difference, " Tufts Associate Professor Keith Maddox (red shirt) told his Harvard audience. "While social categorizations simplify our world, they also create inaccuracies in our perceptions,” added Tufts Associate Professor Sam Sommers (blue shirt), during the FAS Diversity Dialogue on Thursday.
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Celebrating 50 years of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

October 5, 2015

On Sept. 24, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246, making the Labor Department the enforcer of provisions prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment based on race, color, creed or national origin.  This was the beginning of what has become the federal government’s preeminent employment rights agency, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which was established 50 years ago during a critical period that challenged our country to ensure that the promise of justice and freedom extended to all Americans -

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White House Initiative Appoints AFP HoChing Young Leader Ambassador

September 25, 2015

Meagan Moana Palelei HoChing, a member of the Harvard Administrative Fellows
Program class of 2016, has been appointed an E3! Ambassador by the White House
Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  E3! Ambassadors “is a youth
engagement program that aims to educate, engage, and empower young leaders in
the AAPI community,” according to the White House announcement.
There are 23 E3! Ambassadors from across the country in the 2015 – 2016
class.  HoChing and two other leaders represent the New England region.   As an
Ambassador, she

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How racial issues can be fairly framed

How racial issues can be fairly framed

August 31, 2015

Media experts tackle bigger picture in reporting recent news events

Photo by Mona Tousian

“There is no such thing as telling the whole story,” said Carole Bell (center), assistant professor of communications studies at Northeastern University, during a panel discussion on “Race and the Media.” WGBH-TV and radio host Callie Crossley (left) moderated the talk, which

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