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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Students and Alumni Ask for Continued Loan Repayment Support Amid Coronavirus

Harvard Law School students and alumni wrote a letter on Saturday asking the Law School’s Low Income Protection Plan to maintain current levels of financial aid if the federal government approves student debt relief amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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College

In Reversal, Harvard’s Undergraduate Council Endorses Universal Pass System

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council tentatively voted to endorse an universal pass grading model in response to changes prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, after reversing its position on a “Double A” grading model at a rollicking emergency session over Zoom Wednesday night.

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Faculty

Non-Tenure-Track Harvard Faculty Call For Appointment Extensions Due to COVID-19

After Harvard offered many of its tenure-track faculty one-year contract extensions last week due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, several non-tenure-track faculty members argued the University should also extend the time caps on their appointments.

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IOP

IOP Forums Transition to Live-Streamed ‘Fast Forums’

The Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics launched new virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. forums and introduced “Flashback Forums” Wednesday following the shuttering of on-campus life due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Health

‘No Shortcuts’: Coronavirus Vaccine Developed by Cambridge-Based Company Begins Phase One of Testing

Moderna, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, is among several companies currently working to develop a potential vaccine against COVID-19.

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GSAS

GSAS to Compensate Graduate Student Employees for Spring 2020, With Lingering Summer Funding Question

Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences announced last week that graduate student employees will receive compensation for the spring 2020 semester even if the University’s new policies to combat the spread of COVID-19 leave them unable to continue working.

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Cambridge

Cambridge First Responders Distribute 50,000 Donated Masks to Local Hospitals For Coronavirus

Cambridge police officers and firefighters delivered approximately 50,000 donated masks to Mount Auburn Hospital and Cambridge Hospital Tuesday.

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Harvard Square

‘The Great Unknown’: Cambridge Non-Essential Businesses Forced to Close

As restaurants, grocery stores, and other essential establishments continue to operate around Harvard Square, salons and other non-essential businesses have shuttered, provoking deep uncertainty for store owners who face the possibility of months without revenue.

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College

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Closes for the Season

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter announced it was closing for the rest of the season on Sunday morning, stopping daily lotteries for beds and halting in-person services amid challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Health

Harvard Prof. Co-Authors Study Investigating COVID-19 Outbreak and Control Methods in Wuhan, China

A new study co-authored by Harvard School of Public Health biostatistics professor Xihong Lin elucidates how coronavirus spread in Wuhan, China and analyzes the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions — such as isolation and social distancing — in containing the outbreak.

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Student Life

Quiz: What (Remote) Snackpass Deal Are You?

Sure, we might not be on campus right now, but imagine all the great ways we can use Snackpass once we’re back to perusing the Square! Take this quiz to figure out which deal you should take advantage of next semester.

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College

‘As Chaotic as Ever’: Student Groups Adjust to Extracurricular Life Off-Campus

With the transition to online instruction already underway, leaders of the College’s nearly 600 extracurricular offerings are also making the switch to virtual platforms to connect with their members and continue operations.

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Student Life

Dispersed by Coronavirus, Harvard Students Innovate Ways to Connect

When Harvard mandated that students vacate campus two weeks ago to prevent the spread of coronavirus, undergraduates were forced to bid hasty, uncertain, and often tearful goodbyes to their friends, fellow club members, and significant others.

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Student Groups

City of Cambridge, Local Businesses Launch Programs to Feed Seniors and the Homeless Amid Pandemic

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale announced a pair of initiatives this weekend to support the city’s vulnerable homeless and senior populations.

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College

First Day of (Online) Classes: College Students Attend Class Virtually Following Spring Recess

The transition comes a week after students were asked to move off-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This marked the first day students and professors made the shift to remote learning — and the first day back after spring recess.

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