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Harvard Libraries Resumes Borrow Direct, Expands Scan and Deliver Services

The Harvard libraries will resume BorrowDirect services and expand the number of collections available for scan-and-deliver services and pick-up at Lamont Library, research librarians Anna Assogba and Fred Burchsted announced in a Friday email to students, staff, and faculty.

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Extension School

Harvard Extension School Enrollment Up 8 Percent, DCE Says

Enrollment at Harvard Extension School is up 8 percent in the 2020-2021 school year, according to Division of Continuing Education spokesperson Harry J. Pierre.

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Central Administration

Bacow Says Harvard Has Incurred ‘Significant’ COVID Costs, Including Tens of Millions for Tests

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said Harvard’s expenditures related to the pandemic have been “significant” — including “tens of millions of dollars” in COVID-19 testing alone — in an interview with The Crimson Friday.

Harvard Graduate Students Union

Grad Student Union Alleges Harvard Attempting to ‘Defund’ the Union by ‘Starving Out’ Resources

As it begins its first semester as a fully operational locale, Harvard’s graduate student union is alleging that the University is attempting to defund the union and impede its organizing by not deducting union dues for student workers, according to union president Brandon J. Mancilla.

Medical School

Harvard Medical School Researchers, Global Collaborators Map Single-Cell Atlas of the Human Heart

An international team of scientists have developed the first large-scale, single-cell map of the healthy human heart, a major milestone to understanding how the organ performs its vital functions and how cardiovascular diseases manifest in the heart.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Erekat, HKS Fellow and Palestinian Negotiator, Criticizes Israeli Accords with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates

Saeb Erekat — a Harvard Kennedy School fellow and the Chief Palestinian Negotiator of the Palestine Liberation Organization — criticized the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain’s deal normalizing diplomatic relations with Israel, saying in a Saturday interview with The Crimson that he does not believe the deal will alleviate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Harvard Business School, Long Plagued By Diversity Issues, Launches Action Plan For Racial Equity

Harvard Business School, following a history of diversity issues in its curriculum and in its classrooms, launched an “Action Plan for Racial Equity” on Wednesday.

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‘Crucial’ or ‘Contemptible’? Alumni Split on Change to Board of Overseers

Some Harvard alumni said they see recent changes to the composition of the Board of Overseers as a rebuke of the democratic spirit of the Overseers elections, while others see the nominating process as a necessary safeguard against special interests.

Harvard Forward

Harvard Forward 'Alarmed’ by Change to Board of Overseers Election Policy

Three weeks ago, leaders of the alumni group Harvard Forward were “thrilled.” After months of petitioning and campaigning, they had elected three candidates to Harvard’s Board of Overseers, its second-highest governing body.

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Harvard Law School

‘As Good as Virtual School Can Be’: Harvard Law Students Embrace Online Learning

One week after classes resumed for the fall term, Harvard Law School students report a positive online learning experience and an improvement over the virtual spring semester.

Loeb House

Harvard to Limit Number of Petition Candidates Allowed to Serve on Board of Overseers to Six

The Harvard Corporation and Board of Overseers approved recommendations that will limit the number of members of the Board of Overseers who are nominated by petition to six out of 30 seats at any given time.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones Discusses 1619 Project at Radcliffe Institute Event

More than 3,600 attendees tuned into “Perfecters of This Democracy,” an hour-long webinar featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole S. Hannah-Jones, Tuesday evening.

On Campus

A.R.T. Announces Initial Action Steps to Further Anti-Racism Commitment

The American Repertory Theater, led by Artistic Director Diane M. Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announced initial steps toward establishing its commitment to anti-racism on its website earlier this month.

Club Harvard

International Alumni Community Rallies Around Students Scattered Across the World

From the visa issues that have kept freshmen off campus to the trans-Atlantic time differences that complicate their online coursework, international students have faced significant challenges at the start of the virtual fall semester. Harvard alumni around the globe say they want to help make their experience easier.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School to Partner with Weil Legal Innovators Program

Harvard Law School will participate in the 2021-2022 Weil Legal Innovators Program, which will allow incoming students to defer their first year to complete a paid fellowship with a participating nonprofit, the school announced earlier this month.