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Ebola Panel
IOP

During IOP Chat, Liberian President Weighs Concern, Optimism about Ebola Outbreak

While lauding recent efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed concern about the long-term effects of the epidemic.

Gerald T. Chan Gift
Health

Gerald T. Chan Gift

Gerald T. Chan recounts his childhood memories of his parents in Hong Kong at the Harvard School of Public Health. Chan announced a $350 million gift to his alma mater, which will be managed by the Harvard Management Company

Faust on Public Health
Health

Faust on Public Health

University President Drew G. Faust talks about advances in public health in the past century before introducing Gerald L. Chan at Monday's ceremony at the School of Public Health.

Julio Frenk
Health

Julio Frenk

Julio Frenk, the dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, talks on Monday about the school's history, its achievements, and the future of public health across the globe.

Faust Chan Handshake
Health

Faust Chan Handshake

Gerald L. Chan and University President Drew G. Faust shake hands at Monday's ceremony at the School of Public Health, unveiling Chan's foundation's $350 million gift.

Julio Frenk
Health

A Record-Breaking Gift

Ebola Panel
IOP

Ebola Panel

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, appearing on screen above Kennedy School lecturer Sheila Burke and public health professors Michael VanRooyen and Dyann Wirth, speaks at the Institute of Politics via Skype. The four congregated for a panel discussion on the international response to Ebola.

Ebola Panel
Health

Ebola Panel

Dyann Wirth, Co-chair of the Infectious Diseases Initiative at the Broad Institute, speaks to the audience alongside Michael VanRooyen, the director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Sheila Burke, a faculty research fellow at the Kennedy School.

Health

Workers, Experts Weigh Impact of Health Plan Changes

Some activists worry that the new plans may increase the cost of healthcare for non-union employees; others say that the changes help balance costs.

A Presidential Embrace
Health

School of Public Health Renamed with $350 Million Gift, Largest in Harvard History

The gift is among the largest single donations in the history of higher education and marks the first time that Harvard has renamed one of its schools in recognition of philanthropy.

Tobacco-Free Signs
Health

Harvard Yard Goes Tobacco-Free

The use of all forms of tobacco—including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products—has been banned in Harvard Yard.

Health

University Restructures Health Plans in Cost Control Measure

The University will significantly restructure the benefit plans it offers to non-union employees, cutting premiums but introducing, for the first time, a deductible at the point of care.

Health

School of Public Health Study Finds Coffee Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A study released by the Harvard School of Public Health has confirmed a direct relationship between the amount of coffee a person drinks and a lowered risk for type 2 diabetes.

Health

Med School Prof. Finds Brain Abnormalities in Young Marijuana Users

In a recent study, Jodi Gilman, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, discovered brain abnormalities in young adults who are marijuana smokers.

Student Groups

ACA Has Little Impact on University Health Plan Enrollment

Barreira noted in his email that since UHS does not ask for the reason why a student elects to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, it is difficult to know how the Affordable Care Act impacted that decision.

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Acceptance Letters
College

Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope