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Declan J. Knieriem

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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.

Coronavirus Student Reax
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.

Dean O'Dair
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.

Empty Cambridge 10

Cambridge and Boston Residents Ambivalent about Harvard Students Returning to On- and Off-Campus Housing

As a limited number of students move into their dorms and others occupy apartments near campus, residents of the Greater Boston area are voicing concerns about the student population’s impact on their own health and safety.

Coronavirus Student Reax

Students Face Prohibitive Costs, Logistical Hurdles as Harvard Storage Contractor Struggles to Meet Need

Harvard undergraduates said they are dismayed and frustrated with Olympia Moving and Storage, as some students have encountered financial and logistical hurdles in retrieving the items they stored with the company after leaving campus in the middle of the spring semester.

Adams House C Entryway
House Life

Adams House Resumes Renovations After Five-Month Delay

Construction on Adams House has resumed after a five-month hiatus due to the City of Cambridge’s decision to place a moratorium on construction projects in response to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, according to an email sent to House affiliates Saturday.

Lowell House Belltower

Lowell Faculty Deans Announce Group to Explore House Name Change

A Lowell House committee will begin exploring a possible change to the House’s name, according to an email sent to Lowell affiliates by Faculty Deans Nina Zipser and David I. Laibson ’88.

University Hall

Exhibits Attached to Final Club Suit Detail Internal Debates Over Selling the Sanctions

In court filings this week, a trove of documents — including internal Harvard communications and official reports — were released as part of the federal lawsuit over sanctions on members of final clubs and single-gender Greek organizations.