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Coronavirus

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College

After Virtual Semester, Freshmen Navigate the Pressures of Blocking

For members of the Class of 2024, the infamously stressful blocking process may be extra fraught due to pandemic-era social restrictions.

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College

Office of Career Services Evolves to Support Students Navigating A Tumultuous Job Market

After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Harvard’s Office of Career Services had to abruptly adapt its resources to an online format, trading pizza events and lively career fairs for virtual advising and webinars.

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College

‘A Huge Disruption’: Students Testing Positive for COVID-19 Report Confusing HUHS Communication

Nearly a dozen students interviewed by The Crimson said they often felt puzzled by the University’s testing and tracing infrastructure. Some said they did not know how to interpret contradictory test results; others were unsure whether and for how long they should isolate.

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Politics

COVID Collaborative Launches Vaccine Education Campaign

The COVID Collaborative — a coalition of experts in health, education, and the economy — launched a $50 million vaccine education campaign with nonprofit advertising group the Ad Council on Nov. 23. The effort aims to inform Americans about COVID-19 vaccines and their benefits.

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College

As Students Vacate Campus Before Thanksgiving, Quarantines Keep Some Behind

The majority of students living in residence this fall departed Harvard’s campus by the College’s fall move-out date on Sunday. Left behind, though, are a number of undergraduates who are quarantining and isolating on the empty campus into the holiday break.

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Research

Rapid At-Home Tests Could Curb Virus Spread, Harvard and University of Colorado Researchers Find

Frequent administration of rapid-turnaround tests could substantially reduce COVID-19 infectiousness and curb the virus’s spread, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Colorado at Boulder found in a new published study.

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Flyby Blog

Flyby’s Guide to Thanksgiving

While this year’s Thanksgiving probably looks quite different from the last, Thanksgiving cravings still remain. We’ve got you covered with some tips and tricks for satisfying your tastebuds with some classic Thanksgiving delicacies to (hopefully!) bring us back some sense of normalcy. Whatever you have planned, we’re here to make sure that your COVID-friendly Thanksgiving is fun, safe (yes, that includes if you're doing Friendsgiving!), and especially yummy.

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College

Unable to Return Home, Harvard Students Brace for Winter on Campus

While most Harvard students who spent the semester on campus have now departed for the year, those remaining in the dorms are bracing to spend Thanksgiving mostly alone, with some even preparing to ride out the winter in Cambridge.

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College

UC Passes Legislation to Increase Transparency of Community Council, HUPD

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council passed legislation Sunday afternoon dedicated towards increasing accountability of the Community Council and the Harvard University Police Department.

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College

As Virtual Semester Closes, College Appraises Remote Programming Performance

As the fall semester wanes, Harvard administrators and faculty took stock of the promise and pitfalls of Harvard College Everywhere, a project the College launched to spur student engagement during the remote semester.

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Research

As Pandemic Wears On, Massachusetts Residents Have Increased Risky Behaviors, Survey Finds

Over the past seven months, Massachusetts residents have relaxed their adherence to COVID-19 prevention guidelines, according to a new survey.

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UHS

Harvard Counts More Than 100 November COVID-19 Cases As State Rate Climbs

As of Tuesday, more than 100 new COVID-19 cases had been reported among Harvard affiliates this month as positivity rates continue to climb in Massachusetts.

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College

Harvard Athletes Meet Ivy League Decision to Cancel Winter Season With Disappointment

Several athletes on Harvard’s varsity winter sports teams said they were disappointed — if somewhat unsurprised — at the Ivy League’s decision to cancel the winter athletics season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Health

Cambridge Tests Sewage to Track Coronavirus Infections

As COVID-19 cases increase across the state, the Cambridge Public Health Department announced a partnership with Biobot Analytics, Inc. Thursday to test local wastewater for viral RNA particles.

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Politics

Political Scientists Discuss the Role of Federalism in Combating Coronavirus at DRCLAS Webinar

Political science professors analyzed how countries with federalist systems — those that combine national and regional governance — responded to the coronavirus pandemic at an online event hosted Tuesday by Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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