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Concert for Child Development
On Campus

Concert for Child Development

Staff members at Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child Sally J. Pfitzer, left, and Chuck E. Carter, right, sing at the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday afternoon to raise awareness about adversities children face in development.

Politics

Study Proposes Excise Tax on Harvard’s Endowment

If implemented, the tax would generate approximately $5 billion of revenue, according to the study published this month by the Nexus Research and Policy Center.

College

Relay For Life Raises Over $30K for Cancer

The 12-hour event, one of many held annually around the world, centered on a fundraising walk around the Gordon Indoor Track. It also featured games, food, ceremonies, and performances by student groups.

Research

PETA Urges Investigation Into Harvard Primate Center

PETA argued that the inadequate care at the center violated Massachusetts’s cruelty-to-animals legislation and urged the district attorney to “pursue charges against the experimenters responsible for overseeing the animals’ care.”

College

Microbial Sciences Initiative Aims To Attract Undergraduates

Microbial Sciences Initiative, an interdepartmental and interschool initiative founded in 2003, hopes to engage more students from Harvard College as well as microbial scientists from the Boston area.

Nebula Magnetic Fields
Research

Study Supports Role of Magnetic Fields in Star Formation

By measuring the orientation of magnetic field lines on a variety of scales in the Cat’s Paw Nebula, scientists found that magnetic field direction is well preserved through different spatial scales.

DISJ 2015: Gender, Family, and Policies
College

DISJ 2015: Gender, Family, and Policies

Melanie Y. Wang ’15 presents during the “Diversity (In)Equity Social Justice” undergraduate reserach conference on Saturday. Her work focused on the importance of domestic labor, and its relationship to the United States' law.

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.

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Central Administration

Harvard Moves To Open Three New Offices Abroad

Harvard has authorized the opening of three new offices abroad in Cape Town, Beijing, and Mumbai, which would join the 16 existing international offices.

Paul J. Barreira
College

Photos of the Day (03/25/2015)

College

Mummies and Microbes: A Conversation with Ralph Mitchell

Mitchell’s pure passion for applied microbiology is obvious from the start of our conversation—he seems to be on a mission to convince me of how important these microscopic organisms are.

Health

Researchers Develop First Global Risk Model for Cardiovascular Disease

The project compiled data from eight preexisting cohort studies and aims to improve allotment of resources and disease treatment in low-income countries, according to the first authors.

Paul J. Barreira
College

Harvard Thinks Healthy Features Diverse Health Topics

Wednesday’s second annual Harvard Thinks Healthy event featured a wide range of topics, including the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and undergraduate mental health at Harvard.

Paul J. Barreira
College

UHS Study Found No Impact of Exercise Encouragement on Mental Health

A University Health Services study on the impact of exercise encouragement on mental health found no difference between control and treatment groups, according to director Paul J. Barreira.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard