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Dean Khurana Describes Charles Murray’s Work as ‘Discredited’ After Controversial Webinar

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana dismissed the work of Charles A. Murray ’65 as “discredited” in a Tuesday interview — a few days after Murray spoke at a controversial webinar for Harvard affiliates.

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DSO Administrators Outline Plans for “Contactless” Student Move-Out

The Dean of Students Office released move-out plans to students living on campus in an email Friday, an endeavor the administration is hoping will be much smoother and well-planned than the hectic send-off students faced in the spring.

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Experts Say Common App Change Promotes Racial Equity in College Admissions

The Common Application announced plans Sept. 30 to remove a question asking college applicants to self-report disciplinary actions taken against them in high school, a move that experts on higher education say will make the college admissions process more equitable.

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Dean of Students Office Helps Extracurricular Groups Manage ‘Minutiae’ of Virtual Transition

Harvard College’s Dean of Students Office has focused on helping student groups plan small, virtual gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic and a scattered student body renders their marquee events impossible.

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Undergraduate Council Endorses 'Student-Friendly' Opt-In Pass-Fail Grading System

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council passed legislation calling for “student-friendly” grading policies that would extend the add-drop and pass-fail deadline and allow courses taken as pass-fail to count for concentration and general education credit in a meeting Sunday.

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College Confident in Students’ Ability to Stay Safe for Fall Term, O’Dair Says

Administrators in the Dean of Students Office are optimistic that undergraduates living on campus will finish the semester safely, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said in an interview Wednesday.

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Dean of Students Office Confronts Zoom Fatigue, Scattered Student Body

Administrators at the Dean of Students Office say they have a difficult task this semester: supporting Harvard undergraduates while only a fraction of them live on campus.

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Khurana Defends Principles Behind Defunct Social Group Sanctions

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana defended the principle behind Harvard’s sanctions targeting single gender social organizations in a Friday interview.

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Under Social Distancing Compact, Students Confront Dual Roles — Peer and Potential Informant

As the COVID-19 pandemic transforms on campus living, Harvard students are confronting a novel ethical dilemma: whether and how to inform on peers who violate public health guidelines.

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Proportional Discipline, Student Privacy Guide Harvard’s Pandemic Discipline, Khurana Says

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that taking proportional disciplinary action and protecting student privacy were among the principles that informed the College’s process for adjudicating pandemic protocol violations.

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Harvard’s Social Distancing Disciplinary Process, Explained

Harvard College released a form for reporting social distancing violations — complete with space for photos and videos — as part of a rollout of its disciplinary process for students in residence. The procedures outlined offer insight into the community council’s structure and inner workings — from a report to review to potential removal from campus. Here’s a primer on the process.

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5,382 Undergraduates Enrolled at Harvard This Semester, Slightly Exceeding August Estimate

The number of undergraduates enrolled at Harvard this fall semester slightly topped the College’s enrollment projections in early August.

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Harvard Administrators Praise Initial Success of Coronavirus Rules

Harvard College’s social distancing guidelines have proved an initial success, administrators say, after returning students completed a rigorous testing process and two-staged quarantine last week.

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Over 20 Percent of Harvard Undergrads Do Not Intend to Enroll in Fall 2020

More than 20 percent of Harvard College students do not intend to enroll this fall, according to data provided in a Thursday email from Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay to faculty and staff.

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Harvard to Track Affiliates’ Wi-Fi Signals as Part of Contact Tracing Pilot

Harvard began piloting Tracefi — a Wi-Fi-based contact tracing system — in Adams House this past Friday in preparation for freshmen and a select group of upperclassmen students’ return to campus later this month.

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