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Harvard Kicks Off Search for Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The search for the next dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has officially kicked off, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to SEAS affiliates Thursday afternoon.

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Research

Harvard Kennedy School Professor’s Research Shows Radio Stations Can Fill Local News Gaps

Radio stations could potentially fill the gap in local news left by the decline of the newspaper — but only if they are given more funding, according to a study by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas E. Patterson published last week.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Will Integrate Climate Change Into M.D. Curriculum

In a meeting early last month, Harvard Medical School’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee voted unanimously to officially add climate change and health as a theme in the HMS M.D. curriculum.

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Harvard Law School

More than 100 Harvard Law School Affiliates Sign Open Letter Criticizing Low Income Protection Plan

More than 100 Harvard Law School alumni and current affiliates have signed an open letter calling for changes to the school’s Low Income Protection Plan, which subsidizes loan repayments for graduates pursuing public interest jobs.

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FAS

Brenda Tindal Appointed Harvard FAS Inaugural Chief Campus Curator

Brenda D. Tindal will serve as the inaugural chief campus curator for Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences starting Feb. 13, FAS Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay wrote in an email Wednesday.

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IOP

Harvard IOP Spring 2023 Resident Fellows Discuss Political Polarization at Inaugural Forum

The newly-announced Harvard Institute of Politics spring 2023 resident fellows discussed the divisiveness in current American politics at their inaugural JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

Gwen Knapp
College

Sports Reporter and Former Harvard Crimson Editor Gwen Knapp ’83 Dies at 61

Mary “Gwen” Knapp ’83 — a sports journalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times — died on Jan. 20 at age 61 after a year-long battle with lymphoma.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Misinformation Expert Joan Donovan Forced to Leave by Kennedy School Dean, Sources Say

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf is forcing out online misinformation expert Joan M. Donovan from her role at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and ending her research project, according to three HKS staff members with knowledge of the situation.

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Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Harvard Peabody Museum Transfers Ownership of Ancestral Kayak to Alutiiq Museum as Part of Ongoing Repatriation Efforts

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology recently transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.

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Harvard Medical School

Christopher Walsh ’65, Renowned Biochemist and Harvard Medical School Professor, Dies at 78

Christopher Walsh ’65, a renowned biochemist and Harvard Medical School professor, died on Jan. 10 at the age of 78. Throughout his career, Walsh made significant contributions in the areas of enzyme function, metabolic pathways, and antibiotic biosynthesis.

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College

‘Not Here as a Receipt Police’: HUA Grant Usage Not Typically Monitored, Officers Say at Weekly Meeting

Harvard Undergraduate Association officers said at their weekly meeting Saturday that the body does not review most receipts for spending from grants and stipends — instead, officers “selectively audit” purchase records.

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Cambridge

Beloved Nightclub ManRay Parties Back Into Cambridge’s Central Square

Beloved Cambridge nightclub ManRay reopened to partygoers last Wednesday, almost 20 years after it shut down.

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Boston

‘The Sky is Crying’: In Boston and Cambridge, Harvard Students Mourn Tyre Nichols

Dozens of Harvard students mourned the death of Tyre D. Nichols — the 29-year-old Black skateboarder and photographer who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers following a traffic stop — in a vigil in front of Memorial Church on a drizzly Sunday evening.

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Cambridge Schools

Demonstrators March to Cambridge Police Station to Demand Accountability for Killing of Sayed Faisal

Hundreds of activists, organizers, and Cambridge residents gathered Sunday for a rally at Somerville High School and a march to the Cambridge Police Department headquarters to protest the police killing of Sayed Faisal earlier this month.

Radcliffe Age of Roe Conference Friday Panelists
Politics

Fifty Years After Roe Decision, Harvard Radcliffe Institute Hosts Conference on Abortion in America

Hundreds gathered at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for a two-day conference about abortion rights and legislation in the United States on Thursday evening and Friday.

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