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Central Administration

IT Oversight Left Thousands of Harvard Internal Files Vulnerable — Again

Last fall, a massive security oversight allowed anyone with a Harvard key access tens of thousands of administrative files. Up until recently, a second data insecurity allowed Harvard affiliates to still view thousands of documents.

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House Life

‘A Massive Headache’: Students Frustrated by Malfunctioning Club Email Lists

Club and house email lists managed by the Harvard Computer Society have been down for at least the past week, leaving students frustrated and in the dark.

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HUIT

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Harvard University Information Technology offices are located on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

Security Oversight Fall 2021
Central Administration

In Massive Security Oversight, Thousands of Private University Documents Left Vulnerable

A widespread security oversight left at least tens of thousands of Harvard’s administrative files — including sensitive and confidential information on University governance — available for anyone with Harvard credentials to view, edit, download, and share.

John Harvard Statue
College

WiFi Outages Resolved After HUIT Software Fix

The WiFi issues — which began on Tuesday and continued through Thursday — coincided with the start of classes on Wednesday, forcing some students to rely on wireless hotspots to attend virtual courses and submit online assignments.

Wifi Issues Smith Center 2
HUIT

Wifi Issues Smith Center 2

Students work in the Smith Campus Center.

Wifi Issues Smith Center (Final)
College

Persistent WiFi Outages Disrupt Campus During First Week of Classes

WiFi outages plagued the Harvard campus throughout the first days of classes, causing “frustrating” network interruptions at the start of the school year.

Wifi Issues Smith Center (Final)
HUIT

Wifi Issues Smith Center (Final)

Students use their laptops in the Smith Campus Center Thursday.

Klara Jelinkova
Central Administration

Harvard Names Klara Jelinkova As New Chief Information Officer

Klara Jelinkova, the vice president for international operations and IT at Rice University, will become Harvard’s next vice president and chief information officer, the University announced Tuesday.

Harvard Business School
Crime

Students’ Information Compromised by Data Breach at Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School is working to respond to a data breach that compromised students’ personal information, including some social security numbers and exam submissions.

UC Meetings
College

UC Showcases Project Shedding Light on How Harvard Uses Student Data

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council launched a weeklong campaign last month to support a project aimed at explaining how the University collects and uses student data.

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University

All Harvard Zoom Meetings To Require Password, Restrict Screen Sharing Beginning Wednesday

Amid nationwide reports of so-called “Zoombombing,” Harvard University Information Technology will activate password protection by default on all Harvard meetings held over Zoom beginning Wednesday.

HUIT Protest
University

Protesters Call for Wheelchair Accessibility in Harvard IT Building

A small group of protestors gathered in Harvard Square Friday afternoon to advocate for wheelchair accessibility for a Harvard University Information Technology building.

HUIT Protest
Protests

HUIT Protest

On Friday afternoon, Raman Solanki, Robert A. Weckesser, and Christopher J. McCarthy protested the inaccessible entrance to an HUIT building at 65R Mt. Auburn St.

Walking to Class
College

Students Struggle with My.Harvard Outages As College Debuts New Gen-Ed Program on First Day

My.Harvard — the website that houses Harvard’s course registration system and a list of class offerings — was inaccessible to some users the night and early morning prior to the first day of courses.

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