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Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Author Mike Jay Talks Religious and Scientific Perspectives on Psychedelics at Div School Webinar

Author and cultural historian Mike Jay discussed the role of psychedelics as a bridge between science and spirituality at a Monday webinar hosted by the Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions.

Barker Center
Humanities Division

Michael Pollan Talks Future of Psychedelics Research at Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center

Author Michael K. Pollan, a Harvard lecturer in English and professor of the practice in non-fiction, spoke about the future of research into the societal and cultural aspects of psychedelics during a Mahindra Humanities Center talk on Wednesday.

Smoking and Drinking Graphic
College

In Late 90s, Harvard Moved Toward ‘No Tolerance’ Smoking and Drinking Policies

Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 and Dean of Students Archie C. Epps III released a 16-clause statement outlining a strengthened alcohol policy on Oct. 22, 1997, leading to radical changes to Harvard’s alcohol and smoking rules in the late 1990s.

Harvard Law School
Health

Experts Discuss Psychedelics Policy in the Global North at Harvard Law School Webinar

The Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center hosted a virtual panel on psychedelics in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom on Monday.

Harvard Law School
Politics

Legal Experts Discuss Regulation of Cannabis and Psychedelics at Petrie-Flom Center

A panel of legal experts discussed lessons the psychedelics industry can learn from the history of U.S. cannabis policy during a virtual event hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
Crime

Boston Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Fentanyl, Cocaine Delivered to Harvard Biology Lab

A Boston man was sentenced on Oct. 5 to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine — some of which was delivered to a Harvard biology lab.

Mass General Hospital
Research

‘This Is Our Fight Against Cancer’: Researchers Find HIV Drug Promising for Cancer Treatment

Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that lamivudine, a commonly used drug for HIV treatment, showed promise in combating metastatic colorectal cancer.

MGH
Harvard Medical School

Legal and Medical Experts Discuss Alternative Approaches for Aiding Families Struggling With Substance Abuse

Legal and medical experts discussed how to support families struggling with substance abuse in a Tuesday virtual panel jointly hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior and Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

Fahedur Fahed
Scrutiny

Fahedur Fahed

Fahedur Fahed '22 has volunteered at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter for eight years. Fahed carries Narcan with him so that he is prepared to respond to overdoses.

Jim Stewart
Scrutiny

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart, a Divinity School graduate, is the director of First Church Shelter in Cambridge. He would like to see Harvard increase its involvement in responding to the overdose crisis.

Jason B. Silverstein
Scrutiny

Jason B. Silverstein

Jason B. Silverstein is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School who has studied and written about opioid use. He advocates for harm reduction measures such as making Narcan available in public places.

Material Aid and Advocacy Program
Scrutiny

Material Aid and Advocacy Program

A display for the Material Aid and Advocacy Program sits ready to welcome people to the organization's drop-in space. The Material Aid and Advocacy Program, located in Cambridge, supports people living in poverty or experiencing homelessness.

HLS psychedelics panel
Politics

Policymakers Discuss Psychedelics Reform’s Far Out Future in HLS Webinar

Psychedelics reform advocates discussed decriminalizing drugs, reducing stigma, and centering Indigenous voices in a Harvard Law School webinar on Wednesday.

Mass General Hospital MGH
Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital Launches Center to Study Neuroscience of Psychedelics

Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has launched a new center to study the clinical benefits of psychedelics in treating mental illness.

State House
City Politics

Following Local Successes, Cambridge State Rep. Puts Forward Bills on Controlled Substance Reform

Massachusetts State Rep. Michael L. Connolly, a Democrat who represents parts of Cambridge and Somerville, submitted two bills in the Massachusetts House last month aimed at reforming controlled substance laws.

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