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Longfellow Hall
Ed School

Harvard Graduate School of Education Releases Its First Early Literacy Mobile Apps

The Harvard Graduate School of Education released three new early literacy apps targeted at parents, caregivers and children last week, marking the first time HGSE has developed mobile apps for public use.

HGSE Education Now: Innovations in Global Education
Ed School

Education Leaders Speak on Future of Global Schooling, Technology in HGSE Webinar

Civic and education leaders from around the world spoke on the future of education in technology in a Harvard Graduate School of Education webinar Friday.

Vaccine Rollout Fenway
Computer Science

Harvard College Students Build Website to Provide Americans with Covid Vaccine Information

Two Harvard College students launched a website last month that provides information on states’ Covid-19 vaccine programs in an effort to demystify the process, which has left many Americans confused.

Robinhood
Technology

Robinhood

The app Robinhood allows users to trade stocks commission-free and played a significant role in the short squeeze of shares in the video game retail chain GameStop.

The Historic Library
Libraries

Cambridge Public Library Launches Augmented Reality Exhibition

The City of Cambridge installed a student-designed augmented reality exhibit exploring systemic racism in front of the Cambridge Public Library at Joan Lorentz Park earlier this month.

Harvard Kennedy School
Research

HKS Alumni, Professors Develop App to Promote Inclusive Learning

As faculty and students across the University adjust to this fall’s online academic model, some are turning to a web app developed by a team of Harvard affiliates to promote inclusive classroom learning.

Harvard Catholic Student Center
Central Administration

Breach at Software Company May Have Compromised Harvard Affiliates' Demographic Data

A data breach at Blackbaud — the maker of a software the University uses for fundraising and donor engagement — may have put Harvard affiliates’ demographic data at risk.

SEAS Progress
Harvard Business School

Internet Adapting Well to COVID-19 Pressures for Now, Harvard Affiliates Say

Harvard affiliates studying the impact of COVID-19 on the Internet have concluded that while the Internet has thus withstood additional pressures amid the pandemic, the long-term consequences of skyrocketing demand remain unclear.

Zoom
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.

What? It's a fun game.
Student Life

What to do When Harvard IT is Down

Shopping week has come to a close and you should no longer be dependent on my.harvard, unless you’re starting to realize you signed up for 60 hours of work a week and are frantically searching for easier classes.

Widener Library G-20
FAS

Harvard Digitizes Colonial North America Archives

A decade-long project to digitize every 17th- and 18th- century manuscript and archive in Harvard’s collections relating to North America will be finished this semester, according to University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

The Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a measure to ban the use of facial recognition technology in a 9-0 vote Monday night.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
University Finances

Harvard Doubles Securities Investment Value, Sells Apple and Microsoft Stock

Harvard Management Company sold its stock in Apple and Microsoft and more than doubled the value of its declared securities investments since the end of the last fiscal year, according to an SEC filing.

German President
Harvard Law School

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Discusses Digital Technology Ethics at HLS Talk

Hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the event — entitled “Ethics of Digital Transformation” — also featured professors studying in a variety of disciplines from both American and German universities.

German President
Harvard Law School

German President

The president of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and Melissa Nobles (right) discuss the ethics of the digital transformation and transatlantic relations at Harvard Law School.

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