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Harvard in the City

Campus Sexual Violence Bill Expected to Pass State House

The Every Voice bill, which would mandate additional support structures for sexual violence survivors beyond existing Title IX provisions, is pending a vote in the Massachusetts State House.

State House
State Politics

As Eviction Moratorium Clock Runs Out, Local Legislators Push for Extension

As Massachusetts’s eviction moratorium is set to end in less than one month, state lawmakers are continuing to push for an extension.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Study Links Police Violence to Diminished Educational Outcomes and Student Trauma

A Harvard Kennedy School study released this month suggests a direct link between police violence and diminished academic performance of inner-city students.

Littauer Center

Harvard Economists Find Political Bias Skews Americans' Perception of Verifiable Facts

According to a recent paper from a team of Harvard economists, not only do partisans see things differently, but their political views distort their basic understanding of the issues — even when reality may be contrary.

Greater Boston Legal Services
Commencement 2020

As COVID-19 Affects Low-Income Communities, Greater Boston Legal Services Aids Those Hardest Hit

Amid rising numbers of unemployment and eviction cases, Greater Boston Legal Services has helped to fill resource gaps and provide legal aid to those most negatively impacted.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Harvard Researchers Create Simulator to Help Policymakers, Public Understand COVID-19

Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Georgia Tech researchers have created an interactive online COVID-19 simulator to help policymakers better respond to the novel coronavirus.

IOP JFK Jr. Forum

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan Talks Coronavirus, Reopening Economy at IOP Fast Forum

Former Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan spoke about the pandemic-stricken economy, the future of the Republican party, and U.S.-China relations to a digital audience at an Institute of Politics Fast Forum Monday.

Smith Center First Floor

As Visits Decline During COVID-19 Crisis, Small Cambridge Medical Practices Reduce Operations

While COVID-19 cases surge at short-staffed hospitals across the Greater Boston area, routine visits to smaller Cambridge medical practices have declined.

Cambridge Public Library

Cultural Organizations Report Quarter Billion in Revenue Losses Statewide

The Mass Cultural Council reported $264 million in revenue losses in the arts and cultural sector statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic in an April 15 press release.

Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard COVID-19 Researchers to Use Facebook Data for Disease Forecasting

Harvard COVID-19 researchers have partnered with Facebook to implement user location data in order to better inform disease forecasting models, according to an April 6 Facebook announcement.

Tang Harvard Yard

Harvard Ph.D. Students Map Incidents of Anti-Asian Aggression

Two Harvard Ph.D. students, Ja Young Choi and Boram Lee, created a crowdsourced map to track instances of anti-Asian aggression amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Science Center Plaza in Spring

Harvard Physicists Propose Method for Determining Black Hole Spin

A team of Harvard physicists published an article Wednesday outlining a novel method for determining the “spin” — or angular momentum — of a black hole.

Broad Institute

Wyss and Broad Institute Scientists Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and the Broad Institute began research on new technologies for diagnostic testing of the novel coronavirus, according to two articles published on the institutes’ respective websites last week.

City Council Meeting
Student Groups

City of Cambridge, Local Businesses Launch Programs to Feed Seniors and the Homeless Amid Pandemic

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale announced a pair of initiatives this weekend to support the city’s vulnerable homeless and senior populations.

Black Hole Research

Harvard Physicists Refine Images of Black Hole

A team led by scientists at the Harvard Black Hole Initiative published an article Wednesday outlining a method to simulate sharper images of a black hole.