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Juliet E. Isselbacher

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Nearly One Third of Harvard Undergrads Favor Proposals to Abolish or Defund HUPD

Roughly a third of undergraduates report favoring proposals to abolish or defund the Harvard University Police Department, according to a survey by The Crimson.

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College Administration

Dean Khurana Describes Charles Murray’s Work as ‘Discredited’ After Controversial Webinar

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana dismissed the work of Charles A. Murray ’65 as “discredited” in a Tuesday interview — a few days after Murray spoke at a controversial webinar for Harvard affiliates.

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Khurana Says Success of Fall COVID-19 Plans Will Inform Spring Decision-Making

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Tuesday interview that the success of Harvard’s residence program this semester has raised the possibility of bringing more students back to campus in the spring.

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Nearly 20 Percent of Republican Harvard Undergrads Plan to Vote for Biden

Nearly 20 percent of Republican Harvard undergraduates reported in a September survey that they would vote for Democratic nominee Vice President Joseph R. Biden in his presidential race against incumbent U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

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Harvard Faculty Criticize Findings, Methodology in Charles Murray Webinar

Charles A. Murray ’65 spoke to Harvard affiliates at a Friday webinar about his new book, which criticizes the idea that race and gender are social constructs. Faculty in attendance criticized his work, saying it makes unfounded claims and is rooted in flawed methodology.

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Student Life

Nearly 10 Percent of Students Report Losing Family Member or Personal Contact from COVID-19

Harvard undergraduates reported that they and their families have shouldered severe personal and economic burdens over the past several months, with nearly 10 percent of respondents to a recent survey saying a family member or personal contact has died from coronavirus.

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Harvard Dismisses Three Students from Dorms After September Indoor Party

Harvard sent home three freshmen living in Mather House last weekend after finding that they hosted a party in the house with at least three other guests last month, according to five freshmen on campus with knowledge of the matter.

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Navigating Reduced Hours and Remote Work, Students Adapt to Transformed Campus Job Market

Shelving dusty books, dishing up grill orders, leading patrons through Harvard’s art collections — in the coronavirus era, job-seeking students have found that campus mainstays are now defunct.

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FAS

Government Dept. Chair Apologizes for ‘Pain and Hurt’ in Wake of Gov 50 Allegations

Government department chair Jeffry A. Frieden acknowledged a history of student mistrust in the department and reiterated the concentration’s commitment to inclusion in a Friday email to colleagues, in the wake of allegations that Government 50: “Data” preceptor David D. Kane made racist blog posts under a pseudonym.

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College

Faculty Members Call EphBlog Posts ‘Horrible’ and ‘Deeply Disturbing’

After students alleged that Government department preceptor and Government 50: “Data” instructor David D. Kane authored racist posts on his website EphBlog, some of his fellow Harvard faculty members called the posts “horrible” and “deeply disturbing.”

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Gov 50 Preceptor David Kane to Resume Lecturing Despite Calls for His Removal

Harvard instructor David D. Kane will remain as preceptor for Government 50: “Data” and resume teaching duties on October 13, according to an email he sent out to students Tuesday night.

Harvard restricted travel to Italy and Iran
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A ‘Huge Opportunity Cost’: International Students Navigate Midnight Classes, Limited Extracurricular Opportunities

Last spring, Amy M. Zhou ’21 went to sleep at 2 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m., went back to sleep at noon, and woke up at 4 p.m. each day. Classes had transitioned online, and Zhou had to accommodate Cambridge timetables from 14 time zones away.

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Gov 50 Students React to Allegations Against Instructor with Anger, Surprise

Dozens of students condemn allegations that Government instructor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts endorsing bigotry and white supremacy.

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College

Khurana Defends Principles Behind Defunct Social Group Sanctions

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana defended the principle behind Harvard’s sanctions targeting single gender social organizations in a Friday interview.

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College

Under Social Distancing Compact, Students Confront Dual Roles — Peer and Potential Informant

As the COVID-19 pandemic transforms on campus living, Harvard students are confronting a novel ethical dilemma: whether and how to inform on peers who violate public health guidelines.

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