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HBS Launches Clinical Trials Contest

​Harvard Business School launched last week the Precision Trials Challenge, a contest that challenges participants to find a better way of conducting clinical trials to get a drug approved.

Lab of Innovation
Health

I-Lab Medical Teams Focus on Allergies and Sexual Health

As dozens of teams at the Harvard Innovation Lab tackle contemporary challenges with their entrepreneurial projects, Confi and Antera Therapeutics stand out in the field of medicine.

CrimsonEMS
College

The Student First Responders

While many students may not recognize that some of their peers are acting EMTs, CrimsonEMS looks after nearly every facet of social life on Harvard’s campus.

Harvard Business School
Research

Kraft Foundation Gives Business School $20 Million Gift

The Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation has pledged to donate $20 million to Harvard Business School to endow a fund to support research and the advancement of precision medicine.

Harvard Medical School
Humanities Division

Harvard Medical School Launches Arts Initiative

The “Arts&Humanities@HMS” initiative supports the arts by creating more opportunities for students to explore music, visual arts, and drama through programs and events.

Longwood Medical Area Theft
Research

Professor Argues for Development of HIV/AIDS Cure

​Harvard Medical School professor Dan H. Barouch argued that developing a vaccine or cure would “most definitively” address the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the second installment of a lecture series on DNA at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Longwood Medical Area Theft
Health

Students’ Opinions Mixed About New Med School Curriculum

Students described Harvard Medical School’s new curriculum as characterized by a heavy workload and an increased level of student engagement with content and faculty.

Harvard Medical School
Health

Warren Alpert Foundation Gifts $20 Million to Medical School

The gift to Harvard Medical school will fund immunology research, a new professorship, and a Dean’s Leadership Fund.

Provost Alan Garber
Central Administration

Health Benefits Update Introduces Higher Premiums

Harvard faculty and nonunion staff members on Harvard’s health plans will see an average 7.3 percent increase in their insurance premiums next year.

Societies of the World 25
College

Societies of the World 25

With few remaining seats available, Societies of the World 25 students sit on the steps inside the Northwest B103 lecture hall. Since the course will not be offered in 2016, enrollment is high. Professor Salmaan Keshavjee expressed the need for a larger classroom Tuesday.

Provost Alan Garber
College

Benefits Changes Bring Relief, and Potentially Confusion

The chair of the body that recommended the changes is “worried” that Harvard faculty and staff might have difficulty navigating the numerous health plan options.

Harvard Medical School
Health

Medical School Overhauls Curriculum With Major Redesign

The new curriculum represents a major change in Harvard’s fundamental approach to medical education, which has remained largely constant for years.

Research

Government Investigates Harvard's Primate Research Center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the Harvard-run New England Primate Medical Research Center after six monkeys transferred to the Oregon Zoo last May died soon after arriving.

Research

New Report Alleges More Monkey Deaths at Research Center

A new report alleges that 12 additional monkeys had died between 1999 and 2011 at the Harvard-run New England Primate Medical Research Center.

Medical School Applicants
Harvard Medical School

More Students Take Time Off Before Applying to Medical School

Alumni make up a growing majority of Harvard applicants accepted to medical school as taking time off become increasingly common.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes