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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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City Politics

City Council Votes to Terminate Contracts With Companies Allegedly Violating Human Rights, Drawing Criticism from Harvard Jewish Leaders

The Cambridge City Council voted to end its contract with companies that “perpetuate violations of International Human Rights Laws” during a Tuesday meeting that followed more than seven hours of public comment the previous day.

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College

‘No Persuasive Evidence’: Harvard Files Brief Opposing Students for Fair Admissions’ Petition to SCOTUS

Harvard filed an opposition brief Monday urging the Supreme Court to reject a petition by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, which in February requested the court review a lower court’s decision to uphold Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices.

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Labor

Harvard Extends Pay for Idled Employees, Flexible Leave Policies

Harvard updated its pandemic workforce policies Thursday, adding paid time off for vaccinations and extending its emergency pay policy for direct hire employees idled by the pandemic through the end of the year.

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FAS

Harvard To Launch Two Programs Aimed at Broadening Humanities Research, Engagement in Fall 2021

Harvard’s Arts and Humanities Division and the Mahindra Humanities Center will launch two new programs in fall 2021 to help promote undergraduate humanities research and collaboration across fields.

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University

Harvard To Require Covid-19 Vaccinations for On-Campus Students This Fall

Harvard University will require that all students receive a Covid-19 vaccine to live on-campus during the fall term, the school announced Wednesday.

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Central Administration

Faculty Discuss Response to Epstein Report, Conflict of Interest Reporting

Harvard administrators outlined responses the University has taken regarding the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein’s ties to Harvard during a monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tuesday.

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Central Administration

Grad Students Report Frustration with University In Union Bargaining Sessions

After attending bargaining sessions with Harvard for the graduate student union’s second contract, rank-and-file union members said the University’s bargaining team was resistant to the union’s proposed changes, especially on the topics of compensation and procedures for handling complaints of identity-based discrimination and sexual harassment.

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Endowment

Harvard Will Draw Further From Endowment in FY2022 Than Planned, Citing Strong Market Returns

The Harvard Corporation voted last week to draw further from the endowment for fiscal year 2022 than initially planned in light of strong stock market returns.

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School of Public Health

HSPH Pilots Hybrid Course for International Students

The Harvard School of Public Health developed and ran a novel hybrid course in which 16 instructors rotated teaching 3-hour lectures for a class of 34 first-year international students this spring.

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UHS

Harvard To Lift Some Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Affiliates on May 15

Fully vaccinated Harvard affiliates will be able to conduct University-related domestic travel and international travel to certain countries beginning on May 15, the school announced Friday.

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Harvard Law School

Set to Graduate Without Having Set Foot on Campus, Harvard Law LL.M. Students Look to the ‘Silver Linings’

Harvard Law School’s LL.M. program is a one-year degree program for individuals hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages — 97 percent of the current cohort is composed of international students. With the pandemic, however, LL.M. students have experienced a one-year education many said they never anticipated.

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University

Harvard and Grad Student Union Settle Grievance Over Union Dues Deductions

Harvard has agreed to pay its graduate student union $60,000 as a settlement for dues it failed to deduct from union members’ paychecks from July to September 2020.

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Crime

Harvard Affiliates Report Being Victims of Anti-Asian Attacks

As violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has spiked since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, two Harvard affiliates said they experienced verbal and physical attacks in Cambridge.

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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.

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