COVID-19 Leaves Harvard in ‘Grave’ Financial Situation, Experts Say

The COVID-19 pandemic has nearly emptied Harvard’s campus and plunged the world into serious financial crisis — and Harvard's endowment is no exception.

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Sciences Dean Reiterates Remote-Work Policy After Grad Student Reports Coercion to Come into Lab

Dean of Sciences Christopher W. Stubbs reiterated the University’s remote-work policy after a student complained of coercion to report for lab work in person.


Harvard Counts Four Positive COVID-19 Cases As Others Who Report Symptoms Go Untested

Harvard has identified four University affiliates who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Harvard Alters Living, Dining Policies for Few Remaining Undergraduates

A week ago, Harvard College’s houses, dining rooms, and lecture halls were filled with nearly 7,000 chattering students. By Monday evening, though, those spaces nearly emptied amid an unprecedented evacuation order by administrators in response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Student Life

After Spring Season Canceled, NCAA Says Eligibility Relief ‘Appropriate’ for Athletes

Harvard athletes who were sidelined by the Ivy League’s decision to ax the spring athletics season due to coronavirus will likely receive another year of eligibility, according to a statement put out by the National Collegiate Athletic Association last week.

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Departments Accept Pass-Fail Classes to Lift Pandemic Pressure on Concentrators

Several academic departments announced to Harvard undergraduates this week that they are adapting concentration requirements to allow for increased flexibility under the “extraordinary” circumstances wrought by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Mass. Closes Restaurants for Dining In, Bans Gatherings of 25 or More

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 ordered all restaurants and bars to close on-premise consumption beginning Tuesday, marking one of the most drastic measures yet taken by the state to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Second Harvard Affiliate Tests ‘Presumptive Positive’ for COVID-19

A second Harvard affiliate has tested “presumptive positive” for COVID-19, according to an email sent by Harvard University Health Services director Giang T. Nguyen.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical Labs Go Dark Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Research labs at the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Boston Children’s Hospital will be mothballed except for essential functions for between two weeks and two months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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‘I Can’t Go Home’: Harvard Students Grapple With European Travel Ban

In the wake of sweeping federal restrictions on travel across the Atlantic, European Harvard students said they have faced considerable challenges returning home as a coronavirus pandemic spreads.

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Central Administration

First Harvard Affiliate Tests 'Presumptive Positive' for Coronavirus

For the first time since the global coronavirus outbreak began, a Harvard affiliate has tested "presumptive positive" for the disease, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in a campus-wide email Friday evening.

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FAS to Pilot Remote Work for Staff Beginning March 16

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will pilot a remote work system for staff to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, FAS Dean Claudine Gay wrote in an email Thursday.

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Harvard Freshmen Disappointed Over Delay in Housing Assignments

Harvard freshmen expressed disappointment and frustration Thursday after their House assignments were delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Central Administration

FAS, Central Administration to Pilot Remote Work for Staff

Schools and administrative units across the University will pilot a remote work system for staff next week to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Cambridge Public Schools Will Close, All ‘Non-Essential’ Meetings Cancelled

The City of Cambridge announced the cancellation of all “non-essential” city meetings and the closure of all public schools Thursday.