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Graduate Council
Student Life

Harvard Graduate Council Mulls Shopping Week, Graduate Student Strike at Monday Meeting

Harvard Graduate Council members mulled the potential impacts of reinstating shopping week and as well as an imminent three-day strike by the University’s graduate student union during a public meeting Monday.

UC Meeting
College

UC Supports Grad Student Union, Subsidizes Printing and Laundry Costs

The Harvard Undergraduate Council passed legislation to officially stand behind Harvard graduate student workers ahead of a potential strike and to extend funds to support financial aid-eligible students’ printing and laundry costs.

Dean Khurana
College Administration

Dean Khurana

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana in his office in September 2021.

University Hall
Student Life

Faculty Discuss Campus Covid Situation, Potential Graduate Student Strike

An early September Covid-19 surge led to “nail-biting” moments for administrators, but Harvard has dodged “severe” cases of Covid-19 among vaccinated students this semester, University officials said during a faculty meeting Tuesday.

Winthrop Courtyard 2021
College

More than 500 Students Violated Harvard’s Covid-19 Rules Last Year

More than 500 students violated the College’s residential community compact guidelines over the 2020-21 academic year and the summer of 2021, according to an annual report released by the Dean of Students Office Thursday.

Admissions Office
College

HKS Student Spearheads Alumni Donations Boycott Against Legacy Admissions

An organization that advocates for first-generation, low-income students led by a Harvard Kennedy School student launched a campaign to boycott alumni donations until universities to stop considering legacy in admissions.

Large GenEd Course during Shopping Week
College

FAS Committee to Announce Future Course Registration Proposal in December

The Committee on Course Registration announced Wednesday that it will reveal its proposal for the College’s future course registration model in December, which could spell the end of the current shopping week system.

Harvard Hat Tours
House Life

Harvard Tour Groups Continue Modified Operations Under Covid

The Harvard Visitor Center will continue to suspend official in-person tours due to ongoing concerns about Covid-19, though in-person classes have resumed.

Contact Tracing
House Life

Students Report Concerns With Harvard’s Contact Tracing, Isolation Housing

When Harvard brought a limited number of undergraduate students back to campus in fall 2020, it promised a robust, in-house contact tracing system would limit exposures to the coronavirus and that comfortable accommodations would be provided for those who needed to isolate after testing positive.

Freshman Survey 4 Graphic
College

Freshmen Report Social Isolation, Declining Mental Health Amid Pandemic

This final installment of The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2025 examines how freshmen have experienced the coronavirus pandemic, their vaccination trends, and views on coronavirus policy.

September 11th Memorial Service
College

Twenty Years Later, Faculty, Alums Recall Experiencing 9/11 at Harvard

Twenty years after the attacks of Sept. 11, Harvard affiliates recall what campus was like following the news of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the U.S. Pentagon and the hijacking of four planes.

Class of 2025 Convocation Steps
College

College Returns to In-Person Convocation, Invites Freshmen and Sophomores

Sporting dresses, suits, and class pins, hundreds of students processed into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation Tuesday. A few hours later, hundreds more did the same.

Athletics Complex
Student Life

Athletes to Submit Additional Covid Tests Under Policy Allowing Maskless Competition

Harvard will require its student athletes to undergo additional Covid-19 testing as the College resumes athletics competition this fall.

Covid Rules Explainer
House Life

Confused About Harvard’s Covid-19 Guidelines For Fall 2021? Here’s a Guide.

As Harvard embarks on a return to in-person learning and on-campus living, the University has adjusted Covid-19 safety protocols for its vaccinated and larger student population.

Move In Fall 2021 Photo Essay 4
House Life

‘Excited’ and ‘Ecstatic,’ Students Return to Full Capacity Campus

Thousands of undergraduates returned to a full capacity campus between Aug. 20 and Aug. 28 after spending nearly 18 months scattered across the globe.

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