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Declan J. Knieriem

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Ed. School Team Presents Report Recommending Comp Reform to Committee on Student Life

A Harvard Graduate School of Education team completed a report to the Committee on Student Life examining Harvard’s comps.

Harvard Yard

Harvard Rolls Out Color-Coded Reopening Levels for On-Campus Students

Harvard’s “community compact” for students on campus will expand this spring to include a color-coded system that represents different phases of campus reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dec. 4 update from the Dean of Students Office.

Dean O'Dair Interview

DSO Staff Reflect on Fall Semester’s Successes, Planned Improvements for Spring

With most students now departed from Harvard’s campus, Dean of Students Office administrators said in a Friday interview that, despite some snags, fall semester residential life turned out to be an overall success.

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Unable to Return Home, Harvard Students Brace for Winter on Campus

While most Harvard students who spent the semester on campus have now departed for the year, those remaining in the dorms are bracing to spend Thanksgiving mostly alone, with some even preparing to ride out the winter in Cambridge.

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Harvard Graduate School of Education Affiliates To Review Comp Process, Provide Recommendations to DSO

The Dean of Students Office has commissioned affiliates at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to produce a report on the comp process at the College, according to Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair in a Oct. 30 Committee on Student Life meeting.

Cabot Science Library Reopens

Students Find Outlets for Relaxation and Freedom Outside of Dorms

From picnics on the banks of the Charles River to brass concerts in Cambridge Common, Harvard students living on campus have discovered new outlets to enjoy themselves outside of their stifling dorm rooms.

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Student Life

DSO Administrators Outline Plans for “Contactless” Student Move-Out

The Dean of Students Office released move-out plans to students living on campus in an email Friday, an endeavor the administration is hoping will be much smoother and well-planned than the hectic send-off students faced in the spring.

House Common Spaces

Common Spaces Set to Open Across Campus to Students With Reservations

Some common spaces across campus are slated to reopen this week and next week as part of a new pilot program introduced to provide additional study space to on-campus students, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair and Harvard Library Vice President Martha J. Whitehead announced within the past week.

Dean O'Dair Interview

Dean of Students Office Helps Extracurricular Groups Manage ‘Minutiae’ of Virtual Transition

Harvard College’s Dean of Students Office has focused on helping student groups plan small, virtual gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic and a scattered student body renders their marquee events impossible.

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Student Life

College Confident in Students’ Ability to Stay Safe for Fall Term, O’Dair Says

Administrators in the Dean of Students Office are optimistic that undergraduates living on campus will finish the semester safely, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said in an interview Wednesday.

Dean O'Dair Interview
Student Life

Dean of Students Office Confronts Zoom Fatigue, Scattered Student Body

Administrators at the Dean of Students Office say they have a difficult task this semester: supporting Harvard undergraduates while only a fraction of them live on campus.

Students walking in Harvard Yard

‘A Pandemic Economy’: Student Groups Face Financial Turmoil

As budgets shrink and student activities go remote, campus extracurricular groups are scrambling to remain financially viable amid the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Dean Katie O'Dair

‘We Cannot Let Our Guard Down’: O’Dair Urges Students on Campus To Refrain from Attending Large Gatherings

Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair penned a stern email to students living in residence Wednesday after reports of large groups congregating — often maskless — along the Charles River in recent days.

Leverett House

Leverett House Welcomes Katie Daily as Resident Dean

Katie Daily, a former United States Military Academy professor and associate dean, began her appointment as Leverett House’s resident dean on July 1, according to an email sent to House affiliates by Faculty Deans Brian D. Farrell and Irina P. Ferreras.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Forges Ahead with Participatory Budgeting Despite Pandemic

​​​​​​​Despite pandemic-related limitations, Cambridge will proceed with its annual round of participatory budgeting, City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said in a press release last week.