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Melanie A. Guzman

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Video Tells LGBTQ Students ‘It Gets Better’

Students packed into the Quincy Junior Common Room on Sunday to watch the debut of a Harvard “It Gets Better” video, a montage of students sharing their stories about growing up as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer youths.


Harvard Students and Professors Split Over Prop 8

A California federal appeals court declared a law that bans same-sex marriages unconstitutional on Tuesday, a decision that received mixed reactions on Harvard’s campus.

Folklore and Mythology

Folk and Myth Talks Grimm

As “Grimm Legacies” drew to a close on Saturday, attendees took one final look in the “magic mirror”—a prop that was the centerpiece of two days of discussions on topics such as violence in “Hansel and Gretel” and metamorphosis in “Beauty and the Beast.”


Swartz Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

A former Harvard fellow and internet activist facing federal charges for allegedly hacking into the MIT network and unlawfully downloading nearly 5 million academic articles pleaded not guilty Wednesday


Study Anticipates High Medicaid Costs

Policy makers should anticipate potential shortcomings and unexpectedly high costs associated with the expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, according to a study released Wednesday by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

At Ig Nobel Ceremony, Quirky Science Takes the Stage

A satiric take on the Nobel Prize ceremonies, the Ig Nobel Ceremony invites Nobel laureates and other researchers to participate in a science-themed comedy performance.


HSPH Awarded HIV Prevention Grant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded a four-year $20 million grant to researchers at the School of Public Health to study HIV prevention in Botswana as part of a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative.


Harvard School of Public Health Creates Nutrition Guide

Researchers from HSPS released the Healthy Eating Plate, a new visual guide for creating nutritious meals.

Student Life

Harvard Events Commemmorate 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

During a series of events Sunday, the University commemorated the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, mirroring similar events around the country as it remembered a day that has become a defining moment of the past decade.

Bookworms Feed Real Worms

Harvard Celebrates Earth Day

Harvard’s many schools are rolling out new programs and initiatives to continue to encourage a culture of sustainability.


Students Push For New Secondary Field

The student committee advocating for the creation of an Innovation for Social Change secondary concentration will submit the first draft of the proposed curriculum this Friday to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Noel Bisson.

School of Public Health

HSPH Director Supports Reform

To assuage concerns over the new health care law likely to take full effect within the next several years, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health John E. McDonough says that Americans should remain optimistic about the law’s implementation and its potential benefits for the public.

Innovation for Social Change

Committee Introduces New Secondary Field

The Committee for a Secondary Field in Innovation for Social Change expressed their intent to establish a faculty standing committee one week from now at their first student information session yesterday in Boylston Hall.


Students Simulate Health Talks

A small room at the Harvard Kennedy School was transformed into the setting of a Malawi aid coordination meeting last Friday as students from four Harvard graduate schools, Boston University, and Tufts gathered to simulate a global health conference.


Mercury Not A Risk For Heart

Exposure to mercury does not increase the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, or total cardiovascular disease, according to a ...