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Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla and Sebastían Marallano.
Harvard Kennedy School

Estudiante de posgrado Rodrigo Ventocilla muere después de presunto maltrato policial en Indonesia

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, un estudiante peruano de 32 años de la Harvard Kennedy School, murió el 11 de agosto bajo custodia policial en Denpasar, Indonesia, después  de presuntamente haber sido maltratado y discriminado por la policía.

Douglas W. Elmendorf
Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Dean Announces Efforts to Hire Climate Change Scholars, Addresses Protests Against Former Israeli Military Official

At a time when major American universities are placing a high premium on the study of climate change, the Harvard Kennedy School has “successfully recruited a junior faculty member focused on climate change,” HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in an interview Wednesday.

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Defends Harvard's Response to Ukraine Crisis Amid Calls for Further Action

More than 50 days into the war in Ukraine, Harvard affiliates are still calling for more public action and concrete support from the University for those affected by the conflict.

Tang Harvard Yard
Student Life

Two Harvard Students Went Viral for Creating a Website to Help Ukrainian Refugees. But Some Experts Have Concerns.

Soon after the debut of a platform launched by two Harvard students seeking to help Ukrainian refugees, experts raised concerns over a lack of security measures.

Center for European Studies
Politics

Experts Discuss Effects of Russian Economic Sanctions

Experts gathered Tuesday to discuss the effects of economic sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

Harvard Kennedy School
Student Groups

‘Silence is Truly Complacency’: Harvard Affiliates Express Horror, Support for Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion

Harvard students and affiliates reacted with shock and horror to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a military invasion of Ukraine in the early morning local time on Thursday.

Harvard International Office
College

Harvard Students Laud Return of Study Abroad

After nearly two years defined by travel restrictions, case surges, and canceled plans, Harvard’s study abroad programs have returned.

Travel from Southern Africa Graphic
College

Students from Southern Africa Cancel Winter Travel Plans Due to Omicron Travel Ban

After the United States banned travel from several countries in southern Africa due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, Harvard undergraduates from the region lamented that they will not return home over winter recess for fear of not being able to return to campus.

Uyghur culture fest
Student Groups

Human Rights Working Group Hosts Event Calling for Action on Uyghur Crisis

Around 80 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Barker Center for the event, officially titled the Uyghur Culture Fest. The evening included catered Uyghur cuisine, dancing, and calligraphy as well as somber testimonials from those missing family members due to the current crisis.

Hynes Convention Center Vaccine Site 3
Front Feature

Some International Students Left Searching for Vaccine Options to Meet Harvard’s Fall Vaccine Requirement

Some international students, including incoming freshmen, reported navigating hurdles to get vaccinated this summer before in-person life at Harvard resumes in the fall.

School of Public Health
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.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Calls for Visa Flexibility, Increased Access for International Students

University President Lawrence S. Bacow urged U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to “ease the return to campus” for international students by permanently increasing visa flexibility in a letter sent Monday.

International Students on Fall Graphic
College

International Freshmen Try to Obtain Visas, Vaccines Ahead of In-Person Fall Semester

International freshmen said they reacted to Harvard’s plan for an in-person fall with excitement but said it marks only the beginning of a multi-step process — complicated by visa policies and vaccination rollouts — they must complete before arriving in Cambridge in August.

Freshman Blocking Grievances
College

Distanced from Campus Life, International Students Attempt to Assemble Blocking Groups

On Thursday, hundreds of international freshmen — who have been restricted from Harvard campus life by international visa restrictions — will commit to a group of up to eight students with which to be placed in one of Harvard’s 12 upperclassman houses for the next three years.

Fifteen Seniors in the Harvard Class of 2021
College

‘Doesn’t Cut It’: College Seniors React to Commencement Announcement

Harvard’s decision Friday to postpone its in-person Commencement Exercises in favor of a May virtual ceremony for the second year in a row was met with dismay but expectation from some seniors.

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