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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Harvard Researchers Discover Wobbling Shadow of Supermassive Black Hole

Harvard astrophysicists have discovered that the crescent-like shadow of the Messier 87 (M87*) black hole appears to be wobbling.

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HSPH Researchers Find Relationship Between Work Travel and COVID-19 Rates in New York City

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that COVID-19 prevalence rates in regions of New York City were associated with work-related commuting.

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Student Life

Dean of Students Office Confronts Zoom Fatigue, Scattered Student Body

Administrators at the Dean of Students Office say they have a difficult task this semester: supporting Harvard undergraduates while only a fraction of them live on campus.


Harvard Business School Will Rename Building after James Cash, School’s First Tenured Black Professor

Harvard Business School will rename a building after James I. Cash, the school’s first Black tenured professor, according to Business School Dean Nitin Nohria.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Holds Special Meeting for Pandemic Updates

The City of Cambridge held a special meeting Tuesday to update residents on its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Central Administration

Harvard and HPDC Attorneys Square Off Over Prison Investments in Lawsuit Oral Arguments

Attorneys and activists squared off in state court on Tuesday over Harvard’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the University by the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign.

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FAS Announces Task Force on Visual Culture and Signage

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences has launched a task force on visual culture and signage, FAS Dean Claudine Gay announced in an email to FAS affiliates Tuesday.

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Harvard Law School

Trump’s Nomination of Coney Barrett to SCOTUS Draws Mixed Reviews from Law School Faculty

Following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy V. Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, constitutional law professors at Harvard Law School are split between supporting Barrett and denouncing the nomination process.

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Reversing 2016 Stance, Harvard Republican Club Endorses Donald Trump for President

The Harvard Republican Club has endorsed incumbent United States President Donald J. Trump in his 2020 re-election race, according to a Tuesday evening press release.

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House Life

Quincy Dining Staff Receive Conflicting Instructions After Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

After a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, Harvard University Dining Services employees and kitchen staff were immediately instructed by a manager to go home when they arrived at the Quincy House dining hall Tuesday morning.

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Central Administration

‘There Could Be Nothing More Democratic,’ Bacow Says In Defense of Overseers Election Process

University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended recent changes to the composition of the Board of Overseers — Harvard’s second-highest governing body — in an interview with The Crimson on Friday.

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Dominguez, Urton, Comaroff Accusers Request Seats on New FAS Title IX Committee

Twelve women who have accused Harvard faculty of sexual harassment or misconduct penned a letter to Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay Friday requesting representation on a new committee being formed to review the FAS’s interim sexual harassment policy.

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Harvard Medical School

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Researchers Publish ‘Promising’ Interim Results

Researchers at Harvard Medical School teaching hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported encouraging interim results Friday from an early clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.

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University Finances

Harvard Endowment Returns 7.3 Percent for Fiscal Year 2020

Harvard Management Company returned 7.3 percent on its investments for FY 2020, bringing the value of Harvard's endowment to the largest sum in its history.


Gov 50 Students React to Allegations Against Instructor with Anger, Surprise

Dozens of students condemn allegations that Government instructor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts endorsing bigotry and white supremacy.