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Kelsey J. Griffin

Kelsey J. Griffin is the Associate Managing Editor of The Crimson's 149th Guard. She can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @kelseyjgriffin.

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Dear Class of 2023
Flyby Blog

Senior Scaries: An Open Letter to the Class of 2023

Dear Seniors: As Harvard spray paints the Yard green once again to schmooze the Class of 2027, our own class seems to have moved firmly into an era of excitement and festivity. While this space for celebration is certainly well-deserved, I also want to carve out a bit of space for something else: uncertainty.

Comaroff Allegations Timeline

Sackler Protest
House Life

Committee Sets Framework for Renaming Controversial Harvard Buildings, Titles

The committee charged with determining when Harvard should remove the names or representations of individuals from its buildings, programs, and professorships released a final report Thursday recommending a “careful, painstaking, and laborious” process for making denaming decisions.

President Bacow

Unconcerned by Crowds, Bacow Says He Hopes Commencement Will Help Local Businesses

As Harvard prepares to host two Commencement ceremonies in four days this spring, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he is unconcerned about the hordes of people who will be traveling to campus for the events.

William F. Lee
University Finances

Lee Set to Leave Top Post on the Harvard Corporation in June

William F. Lee ’72, who holds the top post on the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — is set to leave the board in June after 12 years.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016
House Life

Harvard to Host Joint Commencement Ceremony for Classes of 2020, 2021 This Spring

Harvard will host a joint Commencement ceremony for its last two graduating classes this spring, allowing the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to celebrate graduation in person after their exercises were postponed due to the pandemic.

Covid Academics Followup
Central Administration

Harvard Likely to Loosen Campus Covid Restrictions in the Spring, Garber Says

As its first in-person semester in over a year winds down, Harvard is preparing to loosen its on-campus Covid-19 restrictions, which include mask requirements and limits on gatherings.

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Garber Calls Grad Student Union Tentative Agreement ‘Very Fair’ as Members Prepare to Vote

As Harvard’s graduate student union prepares to vote on a tentative agreement reached with the University, Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 called the proposed deal “very fair” and said he hopes to avoid a second disruptive strike.

Divest Rally

Divest Activists Lambast Harvard’s Remaining Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry in Research Funding, Governance

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard published a report criticizing the University’s remaining links to fossil fuels within its faculty, governance, and research.

Flyby Remembers: Food of the Before-Times

Flyby Remembers: Food of the Before-Times

It was a long year away from Harvard and the comfort of HUDS’ finest cuisine for those of us here pre-March 2020. Coming back to campus, we didn’t expect to find college just as we left it: we’ve grown up from freshmen in Annenberg to sophomores/juniors/in-betweeners facing thesis planning and punch. But who could have guessed the HUDS-shaped hole in our hearts would never heal just right?

Lawrence S. Bacow

Bacow Hopeful Grad Student Strike Can be Avoided as Deadline Looms

Bacow said in an interview Wednesday the University has collaborated with the graduate student union and plans to continue negotiating.

Admission File Viewing Design
Around Town

‘It’s Not Luck Anymore’: Freshmen View Their Admissions Files

Students in the class of 2025 recount the experience of viewing their admissions files and getting a glimpse into the highly-controversial inner workings of the Harvard admissions office.

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Central Administration

Bacow Defends Use of Confidential Committees in Tenure Process Following FAS Review

Just over a week after a review of Harvard’s tenure process found that the use of secretive ad hoc committees “erodes faculty trust” in the system, University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended the school’s use of the committees as a necessary aspect of deliberations.

Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Harvard Greenhouse Gas Emissions Flatlined for Fifth Straight Year in 2020

Nearly every aspect of Harvard’s operations changed in 2020, with much of the campus left empty due to Covid-19. But the University’s campus greenhouse gas emissions remained stagnant for a fifth straight year last year, according to preliminary data released Friday as part of the University’s 2020 sustainability report.

Striking In the Snow

Graduate Students Union Sets Oct. 27 Negotiation Deadline, Plans Three-Day Strike

On Wednesday, the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers threatened a three-day strike beginning Oct. 27 if the University does not move closer to the union’s demands.