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Transfer Students
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Transfer Students Report Feelings of Isolation During Remote Academic Year

Already facing a difficult transition, the coronavirus pandemic and a remote academic year has made it even harder for transfer students to find their footing at Harvard, several such students said.

Virtual Tutor Graphic
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Advising from Afar: Tutors Adapt to a Virtual Year

As the pandemic scattered Harvard students across the world this semester, resident and non-resident tutors alike have endeavored to preserve a sense of community that has long defined Harvard residential life.

March GSC Meeting
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GSAS Student Council Discusses Advising, Union, and Scooter Safety

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Student Council discussed a forthcoming survey to gauge the state of graduate student advising at its Wednesday meeting.

Annenberg Hall
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‘Exploring Fields of Study’ Program Replaces Advising Fortnight

The Advising Programs Office has reimagined its first-year concentration advising this academic year with the launch of the Exploring Fields of Study program, which will replace its predecessor Advising Fortnight.

Lehman Hall
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Lehman Hall

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences launched an advising initiative last week and has invited students to share their experiences with advising.

Lehman Hall
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GSAS Launches Effort to Reform Advising

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Emma Dench announced the launch of the GSAS-wide Advising Project in a Nov. 26 email to GSAS graduate students.

Smith Campus Center
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Smith Campus Center

The Advising Programs Office, which recently announced changes to the freshman advising system, is housed in the Smith Campus Center.

Smith Campus Center
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Peer Advising Fellows Instructed to Limit Academic Advising

Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office has instructed Peer Advising Fellows to not offer directive academic advice to freshmen and to instead refer students to their freshman advisers — a change some veteran PAFs say limits their ability to help freshmen.

Bureau of Study Counsel
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Harvard to Close Bureau of Study Counsel in December, Open New Academic Support Center

The College will open a new center for academic support in August and close the Bureau of Study Counsel in December, Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda Claybaugh announced in an email to students Monday.

SEAS
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Staying ‘InTouch’: SEAS Support Network Provides Peer-to-Peer Help to Graduate Students

Two graduate students at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created a peer-to-peer support network for graduate students, which launched at the beginning of this academic year.

Quincy House
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Quincy Residents Make Up Nearly A Third of Harvard Rhodes and Marshall Winners from Past Decade

Over the past 10 years, 60 Harvard College graduates have received Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Nineteen of those students lived in Quincy House, a number more than double the next highest number of winners from a single house.

UC first meeting Smith Center
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UC, Harvard Grad Council Collaborate on Mentorship Program

The Undergraduate Council and the Harvard Graduate Council plan to create a mentorship program this fall that will pair undergraduate and graduate students according to their interests and career goals.

Harvard Kennedy School
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Harvard Kennedy School Launches Mentorship Program for College Students

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has launched a new mentorship program that will partner undergraduate students interested in public service with graduate students at HKS.

Barker Center
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At Advising Fortnight, Humanities Admins Seek Students Amid Falling Interest

Thirty-one of the 67 events included in this year’s iteration of Advising Fortnight—an annual program—focused on concentrations that fall under the arts and humanities umbrella.

Dean Dench
FAS

GSAS Dean Commits to Focus on Graduate Student Advising

According to a recent student life survey conducted by GSAS, nearly 10 percent of graduate students have concerns about the quality of their relationship with their primary adviser.

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