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Lady Gaga Visit Prompts Harvard To Confront History Of Secret Court

Lady Gaga poses with fans at Harvard University on Wednesday ahead of the launch of her "Born this Way" foundation. (AP)

Lady Gaga poses with fans at Harvard University on Wednesday ahead of the launch of her "Born this Way" foundation. (AP)

Lady Gaga visited Harvard University on Wednesday to launch the Born This Way Foundation, a new anti-bullying initiative in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Outside of the Gaga event, student protesters were holding a vigil in honor of nine students they say were bullied right out of the university by Harvard itself. In 1920, the university convened a secret court that expelled those students for homosexuality. Now, the “Their Time in the Yard” group is demanding Harvard make amends.

Guest:

  • Kaia Stern, spokesperson for “Their Day In The Yard;” director of the prison project at Harvard University and visiting faculty member at Harvard’s College of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Divinity School.

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