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COVID-19 Accommodations in Classes
Student Life

With Return to In-Person Instruction, Courses Adapt to Accommodate Quarantining Students

Bereft of in-person instruction for 18 months, students eagerly returned to class. Yet, for those with symptoms or diagnoses of Covid-19, online learning is not just a remnant of the past.

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FAS

Anthropology Department Committee Formed Following Sexual Harassment Allegations Issues Final Report

A committee examining the climate within Harvard’s Anthropology department recommended in a final report this month that the department establish a code of conduct, allow access to third-party arbitration in misconduct investigations, and conduct an external review when “powerful” figures in the department commit sexual misconduct.

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FAS

Psychology Professor James Sidanius, Leading Scholar and ‘Renaissance Man,’ Dies at 75

Harvard Psychology and African and African American Studies professor James H. Sidanius died on June 29 at age 75.

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FAS

Anthropology Professor Ted Bestor Dies at 69

Harvard Anthropology professor Theodore C. “Ted” Bestor died July 1 at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

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FAS

Lieber Case Moves Closer to Trial

Former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber on Friday moved one step closer to a trial on federal charges as his attorneys and prosecutors confirmed they have completed discovery and agreed to meet for a pretrial status conference.

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Politics

Launching Gubernatorial Bid, Harvard Prof. Danielle Allen Pledges To ‘Reimagine’ the Commonwealth

With the Massachusetts State House behind her, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen officially launched her 2022 campaign for Massachusetts governor as a Democratic candidate at an event on Boston Common Tuesday morning.

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FAS

Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Officially Announces 2022 Campaign for Mass. Governor

Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen will officially launch her 2022 campaign for Massachusetts governor as a Democratic candidate on Boston Common Tuesday morning.

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FAS

Anthropology Prof. Urton Stripped of Emeritus Status, Barred From Campus Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay stripped former Anthropology professor Gary Urton of his emeritus status and barred him from campus following an investigation that confirmed he violated sexual misconduct policies, she wrote in an email to Anthropology department affiliates Thursday.

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Student Groups

800 Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Rebuking ‘Anti-Israel Sentiment’ on Campus

More than 800 University affiliates signed a Harvard Israel Initiative letter supporting “the right of the Jewish people to self-determination” and Israel’s “right to self-defense” against rocket attacks by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Researchers and Clinicians Battle 'Silent Pandemic' of Mental Health Issues

Researchers, clinical psychologists, and practicing psychiatrists at Harvard-affiliated hospitals have attempted to quantify and respond to the unprecedented national anguish while addressing persistent inequities in access to mental health care.

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Student Groups

Palestine Student Groups, Faculty Denounce Israeli Government’s Use of Force Against Palestinians

Eighty-nine Harvard student groups and nearly 900 students signed a statement condemning Israel’s use of force against Palestinians and calling on the University to “end its complicity with Israeli apartheid policies” by publicly rebuking Israel’s “excessive use of force against civilians” and removing the endowment’s investments in companies supporting the “Israeli settlement enterprise.”

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Mathematics

Harvard Professor Melanie Wood Becomes First Woman to Win Waterman Award in Mathematics

The National Science Foundation named Harvard Mathematics professor Melanie M. Wood one of two recipients of the 2021 Alan T. Waterman Award earlier this month, making her the first woman to win the award in mathematics.

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Faculty

Bacow Confident in Harvard’s ‘Process Improvements’ Following Domínguez Report

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said Harvard has been  “putting processes in place” to improve its procedures for vetting University leadership candidates after an external review found a Government professor was repeatedly promoted despite a record of sexual harassment.

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FAS

Economics Professor Isaiah Andrews Awarded Clark Medal

Professor of Economics Isaiah S. Andrews won the John Bates Clark Medal earlier this month for his contributions to the field of econometrics.

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Faculty

Graduate School of Education Increases Focus on Diversity and Inclusion, Admin Says

HGSE will expand its work on diversity and inclusion through intentional hiring and planning in its summer programming, HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Director Tracie D. Jones said.

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