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Metro News

Community Groups Promote Vaccine Awareness Among Cambridge Residents of Color

Cambridge has reported vaccination rates for residents of color that defy national trends: as of Nov. 18, 74 percent of Black residents and 59 percent of Latinx residents are fully vaccinated, while only 33 percent of Black people and 36 percent of Latinx people are fully vaccinated nationwide.

Fall 2021 Move In
Front Photo Feature

Covid-19 on Campus and in Cambridge: Latest Case Count and Updates

The latest information about Covid-19 test results and vaccination rates at Harvard and in Cambridge and statuses of city and campus reopening.

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House Life

Harvard Reports High Vaccination Rates Among Students and Employees Ahead of Full Reopening

Just days ahead of move-in for the fall semester, 93 percent of Harvard employees and 87 percent of students are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, University administrators wrote in an email to affiliates Wednesday.

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Front Feature

Some International Students Left Searching for Vaccine Options to Meet Harvard’s Fall Vaccine Requirement

Some international students, including incoming freshmen, reported navigating hurdles to get vaccinated this summer before in-person life at Harvard resumes in the fall.

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Front Photo Feature

Answering Your Questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine, in Animations

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about Covid-19 vaccinations in Massachusetts, in animated form.

Harvard Medical School
Research

‘Misleading to the Public’: Students, Experts Criticize Harvard Study Suggesting Early Emergence of Covid-19 in Wuhan

A June 2020 research article suggested that the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan earlier than the documented start of the pandemic in December 2019. Upon closer examination, two SEAS graduate students found what they believed to be multiple flaws in the presentation and methods of the study.

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College

Ahead of New Mass. Vaccine Eligibility, Some Undergraduates Already Qualified for Vaccinations

Ahead of Covid-19 vaccine eligibility in Massachusetts opening to all residents 16 years and older on Monday, a number of Harvard students have secured their doses in alternative ways, from qualifying for an earlier phase to getting their hands on a leftover dose.

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UHS

Vaccine Supply at Harvard Will Remain Scarce Until April, Health Services Director Says

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Friday interview he anticipates that state vaccine shipments will remain low through March but is “hopeful” that supplies will increase in April, in time to send students home for the summer vaccinated.

Dean Claudine Gay
On Campus

FAS Dean Gay Says Harvard Planning for ‘Full Return’ in Fall 2021

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in a Friday interview that Harvard is currently planning for fall 2021 with the “overriding goal” of “charting a path to a full return for our students, our faculty, and staff.”

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Department of Athletics

Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Season (Again) Due to Covid-19

The Ivy League will not hold a spring sports season, the Ivy League presidents announced Thursday, nearly one year after the conference first canceled athletics competition as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Phase Yellow
College

Undergraduates ‘Surprised,’ ‘Hopeful,’ As College Advances into Level Three of Campus Reopening

Harvard undergraduates residing on campus said they were surprised and excited after the Dean of Students Office announced the College would move into “Level 3: Yellow” of its campus reopening plan Monday.

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City Politics

Cambridge Vaccine Rollout Limited by Statewide Supply Shortages

Cambridge began vaccinating residents 75 or older at the beginning of February as it entered the next phase of its Covid-19 vaccination program, though statewide and national vaccine shortages continue to hamper its rollout.

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Health

As State Moves to Phase Two, Harvard Health Services Lacks Vaccines for 75 and Older Patients

Harvard University Health Services does not have the vaccine supply to begin vaccinating patients aged 75 and older, even as Massachusetts enters Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan.

Virtual Cultural Organization Programming
College

Harvard Cultural Groups Look to Build On Successes of Virtual Fall Semester

Members of the Class of 2024 had limited social interaction in the fall semester due to most facets of campus life — classes, extracurriculars, socials — being rendered virtual. Still, they said, campus cultural groups played an important role in supporting their transition to college life.

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House Life

The New 'Normal': Students Move Back In to Covid-Modified Dorms For Spring Semester

Students invited to live in residence this semester will encounter a far-from-normal campus experience, which began for many this week with a move-in process modified for the pandemic era.

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