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Meg P. Bernhard

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Research

Federal Funding Initiative Could Bolster University’s Genomics Research

Harvard genomics researchers could see increased funding for their work should Congress approve a White House proposal to allocate millions more dollars to the research of medical treatments personalized to a patient’s genetic information.

FAS

As Snow Blankets Campus, University Closes Down

About a foot of powdery snow fell over Cambridge Monday night and into Tuesday morning, blanketing Harvard’s campus. Eight or more inches were expected to accumulate throughout the day.

Snowplows
Central Administration

Buried in Snow, Harvard Resumes Operations

Classes across the University will proceed as normal Wednesday, although the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s Office has listed select class cancellations on its Tumblr blog.

Working Against the Blizzard
Central Administration

Anticipating Blizzard, Harvard Will Suspend Operations

The "crippling and potentially historic" looming blizzard is predicted to bring more than two feet of snow to the Boston area.

FY 2014 Research Funding
FAS

Harvard's Federal Research Funding Declines Slightly in FY 2014

Funding from federal grants fell by 5 percent in 2014, the first full year after sequestration took hold. In the same period, non-federal funding rose 12 percent.

FAS

Committee Finalizing FAS Sexual Harassment Procedures

The final draft of the policy will be sent to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith later this week after months of revision and community discussion.

Soda Stream Machine
College

Dining Services 'Mistakenly' Factored Politics into SodaStream Decision, Spokesperson Says

“As the President and Provost have made clear, our procurement decisions should not be driven by community members’ views on matters of political controversy,” the spokesperson wrote.

The Registrar
College Administration

Registrar’s Office Slated To Move to Smith Campus Center

The current Registrar’s Office on Garden St. is located about a quarter of a mile away from the Smith Campus Center.

Primal Scream Protest
College Administration

Protest at Primal Scream Leads to Chaotic Exchange

Protesters said that their goal was not to protest Primal Scream itself, but to hold a four-and-a-half minute period of silence before the run for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner of New York.

College

HUPD Closes Email Threat Investigation

German authorities will now take the helm in the ongoing investigation to apprehend and prosecute the sender of the racially charged threat sent in October.

"Die-in" in Harvard Square
Crime

Protesting Grand Jury Decisions, Hundreds March Through Cambridge

An estimated 600 protesters streamed through Harvard Square Friday evening in what appears to be the largest gathering yet in Cambridge in response to two decisions by grand juries not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men.

Die-In
Race

Protesters Blockade Mass. Ave. in Response to Ferguson Decision

The mass of protesters blockaded the streets, halting traffic, ultimately coming to a stop by the T stop in the center of the Square.

Guide to CS50
Computer Science

Harvard Approves Joint Yale CS50 Venture, Malan Says

Harvard’s approval was the final step necessary for a joint Harvard-Yale CS50 venture, which was first reported in The Crimson in October and approved by Yale faculty in early November.

Playing Catch Up?
SEAS

Profs Urge Interdisciplinarity in CS Expansion

Faculty and students in the proliferating computer science program say that it should build upon Harvard’s liberal arts tradition and expand existing interdisciplinary offerings.

edX

EdX Hosts First Open edX Conference

EdX held its inaugural Open edX conference Tuesday and Wednesday to bring together nearly 200 of the platform’s collaborators, who hail from as nearby as Cambridge to as far away as Japan.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

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