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Dining Halls Welcome Annual Flu Shot Clinics

As flu season nears, Harvard University Health Services along with HealthPals has begun offering flu shot clinics in the College's dining halls.

Indigo Peer Counseling
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Citing Staff Shortage, Indigo Peer Counseling Takes Hiatus

Indigo, the peer counseling group aimed at addressing issues of race and diversity in mental health, is taking a hiatus this semester due to a staff shortage.

Student Life

Months After First Outbreak, Campus Rid of Mumps

A high rate of vaccination and summer vacation have eliminated any active cases of the virus on campus.

Mumps Timeline (As of 4.25.16)
College

Mumps Count Rises to 40, Concerning HUHS Director

Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira said he was “more concerned now” about the spread of mumps on campus than at any other point during the outbreak.

Construction Continues
Student Life

Law School's Pound Hall Will Host Urgent Care Center

Given ongoing construction to the Smith Campus Center that will include work in the evenings and on weekends, Harvard University Health Services will temporarily relocate its after hours urgent care services to the Law School’s Pound Hall.

College

Rise in Anxiety on Campus Mirrors National Trends

​Following national trends in mental health across college campuses, rates of anxiety among both incoming and current students at Harvard are on the rise, according to reports from Harvard University Health Services.

Mumps Timeline
College

Number of Harvard Mumps Cases Rises to 22

​Six weeks after Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira first alerted Harvard affiliates of two cases of mumps, the total number of confirmed cases at Harvard has risen to 22.

From the Archives: Harvard Students Protest the Vietnam War
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From the Archives: Mumps

“In the wake of the present Mumps epidemic, a disease prevalent among children, of 21 cases, 17 Yardlings have been confined to bed, it was learned from Dr. Arlie V. Bock Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene, yesterday.” ...wait, was this written in 2016 or 1937?

Dunster Dining Hall
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Residents Were Unaware of Mumps Isolations at the Inn

Residents first received official notification at a town hall discussion held last Thursday, at least six days after one student with mumps moved into a room in the Inn.

Swine Flu Scare
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Harvard Update: Our World is Ending

There are a lot of pretty definitive signs that the world is ending. First, we had a strangely mild winter. In the beginning, I assumed that this was Boston’s way of personally saying sorry to me for last year, when I, one of the three thousand Harvard students who come from California each year for the opportunity to confirm and then complain about the superiority of the West Coast, suffered through an unreasonable number of blizzards (yes, I alone experienced this struggle).

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HUHS Director Confirms Four New Mumps Cases at Harvard

Harvard has confirmed four additional mumps cases among students, bringing the total number to six, according to an email Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira sent Wednesday afternoon.

Indigo Peer Counseling
UHS

New Diversity-Focused Peer Counseling Group Launches

Indigo, a new peer counseling group which will specifically address issues of race and class in mental health, is set to commence operations next Saturday.

Smith Campus Center Renovations
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Smith Center Renovations Displace Harvard Offices

​With construction on the Smith Campus Center set to ramp up later this year, Harvard administrative offices and businesses displaced by the renovations have recently moved to new temporary locations.

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.

Body Talk
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Body Talk

While discussions about mental health often occur at Harvard today, many students say issues around body image and eating disorders remain in the shadows. Those affected suffer, for the most part, quietly and unsure of whom to turn to for help.