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Jennifer L. Powley

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Men's Crew

Cambridge Hosts First Head of the Charles Regatta in Two Years

Harvard affiliates, tourists, and volunteers convened at the Charles River this past weekend to attend the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the world’s largest rowing events.

Incumbents
City Politics

Incumbent City Council Candidates Focus on Housing Crisis, Voter Engagement in Reelection Campaigns

As 19 candidates vie for Cambridge City Council this fall, the eight incumbents running for reelection are banking on their experience and accomplishments in City Hall to rally support for another term.

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City Politics

City Council Candidates Lay Out Plans to Support Arts and Culture at Virtual Forum

At a virtual forum Tuesday night, 13 City Council candidates spoke on the importance of arts and culture in Cambridge and their plans to support and respond to the needs of the arts sector.

Cambridge City Council Meeting
City Politics

City Council Plans to Increase Minority Representation in Municipal Leadership

The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to advance a policy order to establish a written plan designed to increase minority representation in municipal government leadership positions.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

City Council Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing Ahead of Upcoming Election

Nine candidates for Cambridge City Council addressed how they would tackle affordable housing — a likely high-profile campaign issue ahead of this November’s election — at a candidate forum Sunday.

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Cambridge City Council

City Council Passes Policy Orders on the Future of the City's Mask Mandate, BGLTQ Housing

The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed three policy orders to reevaluate the City’s mask mandate, expand BGLTQ-friendly housing in Cambridge, and to recognize the efforts of the worker’s union for small business coffee chain Darwin’s at a Monday meeting.

John Kerry
Politics

Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry Discusses Climate Crisis as National Security Threat at HKS Conference

John F. Kerry, former Secretary of State and current Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, joined intelligence experts and other stakeholders at a Harvard Kennedy School conference on the geopolitical, intelligence, and national security implications of climate change on Friday.

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Research

Harvard Center Helps Improve Communication of Quantum Science Concepts in American Sign Language

Harvard’s Center for Integrated Quantum Materials and the Learning Center for the Deaf are developing new signs in American Sign Language for quantum science concepts to increase accessibility in the field.

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Research

Medical School Research Details ‘Escape Mechanisms’ Covid Variants Use to Evade Antibodies

A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School detailed how mutated Covid-19 variants can evade both naturally occurring and synthetic antibodies in a study published earlier this month.

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Computer Science

Harvard College Students Build Website to Provide Americans with Covid Vaccine Information

Two Harvard College students launched a website last month that provides information on states’ Covid-19 vaccine programs in an effort to demystify the process, which has left many Americans confused.

Harvard Law School
Health

Harvard Law School Hosts Panel on Social Repercussions of Covid-19

Law professors and health experts explored how the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated social inequalities during Wednesday’s fourth installment of a Harvard Law School seminar series on the intersection of Covid-19 and the law.

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