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Politics

As Election Looms, Experts Say Stakes Are High for Harvard and Higher Ed

With just three weeks before Election Day, experts say much is at stake for Harvard in the outcome of the contest between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Race

McGee Speaks on Marginalization of Racial Minorities in STEM Fields

Author Ebony O. McGee, an associate professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University, spoke about institutional barriers people of color face in STEM fields during a Gutman Library Book Talk webinar Monday.

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Higher Education

Susan Dynarski to Join Harvard Ed School Faculty

University of Michigan professor Susan M. Dynarski ’86 will join the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a tenured professor of education on July 1, 2021, the Graduate School of Education announced Thursday.

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Ed School

Graduate School of Education Will Pause Doctoral Admissions for Fall 2021, Citing Financial Strain

The Harvard Graduate School of Education plans to pause its doctoral admissions for Fall 2021 due to the financial strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the school, according to its website.

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Higher Education

Harvard Affiliates, Other Colleges and Universities File Amicus Briefs In Support of ICE Lawsuit

Ahead of a Tuesday hearing, supporters within and outside Harvard have begun to prepare and file amicus briefs in the University’s lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

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House Life

Student Focus Group Instructed to Assume Harvard Will Bring Up to 40 Percent of Undergraduates Back in the Fall

Undergraduates who return to campus may have to form self-contained social “pods,” submit to regular testing, and face discipline for breaking Harvard College social distancing rules, according to students who attended focus groups this week.

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FAS

Harvard Extension School Has Partnered With Zoom For Years, Former Dean Says

Huntington “Hunt” D. Lambert — former Dean of the Division of Continuing Education — said in an interview last week that he believes colleges’ smooth transition to virtual education is partially owed to Harvard Extension School’s years-long partnership with videoconferencing platform Zoom.

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Central Administration

Harvard Collaborates with Higher Education Lobbyists As Challenges Grow for Colleges and Universities

Harvard is working with higher education lobbying groups to alleviate unforeseen challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic, according to University Spokesperson Jason A. Newton.

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College

‘A Grade You Could Be Proud Of’: Claybaugh Outlines Committee Debates Over Grading Policy

As Harvard College students debated grading policies for remote classes in Facebook groups and Zoom calls, so too did administrators in closed-door committee meetings, Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda J. Claybaugh said.

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Higher Education

Research Money Federal Investigation

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into foreign research funding at several American universities, including Harvard.

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College

Sociology Professor Discusses Measuring Higher Ed Outcomes at Lecture

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies Christina Ciocca Eller presented research on how colleges and universities can find better performance measures in a lecture on inequality in higher education.

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Politics

Amid Impeachment Inquiry, Bacow Uncertain About Timeline for Higher Ed Bills

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Tuesday that it is “unclear” how quickly higher education legislation will make it through Congress given the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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College

Agassiz House

The Admissions Office leads tours from its visitor center in Agassiz House on James Street.

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Politics

Author Tara Westover Speaks About the Value of Education at JFK Jr. Forum

Tara Westover, author of the New York Times bestseller “Educated: A Memoir,” discussed the value of education in today’s political climate at the Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday evening.

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College

U.S. Rep. Stefanik Blasts Harvard Sanctions As Committee Considers Legislative Rebuff

United States Rep. Elise M. Stefanik ’06 denounced Harvard’s social group sanctions as discriminatory and argued in favor of legislation protecting college students’ freedom of association during a committee hearing Wednesday.

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