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Student Groups

College Sophomores Create New Peer Therapy Group

Two students at the College launched a peer therapy group last semester that employs empirically validated psychotherapy techniques focusing on interpersonal relationships to combat anxiety and depression.

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City Politics

Cambridge to Lift Indoor Mask Mandate in March

Cambridge will lift its indoor mask mandate on March 14, the city announced Wednesday.

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House Life

Harvard Health Services Director Says University is Moving in the Right Direction Post-Omicron Surge

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Friday interview that school officials are discussing newly-relaxed state mask guidelines, but did not specify when — or if — the University will roll back its on-campus public health regulations.

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Religion

Harambee Hosts Sixth Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference at HDS

Harambee, an organization for students of African descent at Harvard Divinity School, hosted the sixth annual Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference last week.

Chan School of Public Health
Health

Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Talks About Health Equity

Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Kevin B. Churchwell discussed equity, diversity, and inclusion in pediatrics at a virtual Q&A hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health Friday.

Updates to Covid Protocols
House Life

Harvard Dining Halls Return to Full Capacity as Omicron Wanes

After making it through two weeks of the semester without a major spike in Covid-19 cases, Harvard loosened some of its public health restrictions last Friday. Undergraduates will now be able to eat in full-capacity dining halls and their testing cadence was reduced to twice per week.

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On Campus

Grab-and-Go Dining Sparks Concerns About Waste

Harvard students raised concerns about the waste produced by grab-and-go meals in the past two weeks, citing the accumulating trash produced by plastic to-go containers.

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UHS

HUHS Director Giang Nguyen Praises Spring Covid-19 Policies

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen praised the University’s spring semester Covid-19 policies — which now require students to isolate in their dorms and conduct their own contact tracing — at a faculty meeting Tuesday.

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On Campus

Harvard Will Distribute High-Quality Masks Upon Request

As part of its new Covid-19 public health measures for the spring semester, Harvard will provide KN95 masks to students upon request.

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College

Students Share Mixed Reactions to New Campus Covid-19 Policies

Harvard’s new set of Covid-19 protocols have garnered mixed reviews among students, who raised concerns about the College’s new isolate-in-place and contact tracing policies.

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Health

Harvard’s Graduate Student Union Files Complaint Over Spring Covid Policies

Harvard’s graduate student union presented University leaders with a list of grievances about the school's updated spring Covid-19 protocols last week, calling for free high-quality masks and expanded testing.

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UHS

Harvard Students Return to Changed Campus Covid Restrictions

Harvard students returned to Cambridge en masse over the last week to significantly-changed campus Covid-19 restrictions.

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College

Harvard Will End Isolation Housing, Stop Conducting Contact Tracing During Spring Semester

Harvard students who test positive for Covid-19 during the spring semester will be required to self-isolate — not move into University-provided isolation housing — and conduct contact tracing themselves, a stark departure from the school’s previous public health policies.

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Central Administration

Harvard Will Reopen Campus Child Care Centers Following Outcry from Parents

Harvard reversed its decision to close campus day care centers during the first three weeks of January on Wednesday after more than 120 families signed onto an open letter calling on the University to continue providing child care services while it moves most operations online.

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House Life

Harvard Campus Covid Cases Surge to Highest-Ever Rate as the Fall Semester Winds Down

Harvard's Covid-19 case count has surged to its highest point since the start of the pandemic over the last week, sending hundreds of affiliates into isolation while students begin to depart for winter break.

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