Graduate School of Design Faces Backlash After Restructuring Master of Design Studies Program

The Harvard Graduate School of Design announced Friday it has restructured its Masters of Design Studies Program, raising concerns among students and alumni over how administrators came to the decision and whether the shift will dilute the degree’s educational value.

Homeless Advocates Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Local Homeless Population

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless’s founding physician James J. O’Connell and Y2Y Harvard Square Shelter data and program evaluation manager Kylie Nassif Blizzard discussed coronvirus’s dire impact on the Boston’s homeless population in a webinar Wednesday.

Undergraduates Confront Mail-In Voting Obstacles as 2020 Election Nears

Harvard students across the country have confronted mail delays — along with signature rejections, defective envelopes, and other obstacles to mail-in voting — amid a pandemic-spurred flood of absentee ballot requests that is overwhelming local elections officials around the U.S.

‘I’m Absolutely Terrified’: International Students Fear a Trump Re-Election

Believing their ability to live, work, and study in the United States is in jeopardy, several of Harvard’s international students say they are afraid of the prospect that President Donald J. Trump may be re-elected less than a week from the end of voting.

Former Chemistry Chair's Defense Could Tie Federal Charges to DOJ China Initiative, Experts Say

Legal experts say recent court filings indicate University Professor Charles M. Lieber — charged with lying to federal officials investigating his funding sources and ties to China — may try to convince jurors that Lieber was swept up in the Trump administration’s broader anti-China campaign.


Despite Financial Strain, Harvard Not Considering Varsity Athletic Team Cuts

Harvard Athletics has spared its personnel and 42 NCAA Division I programs from cuts as it drastically reduces operations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Athletics Erin McDermott said in a Tuesday interview.

Radcliffe Panelists Link Systemic Racism, Obesity, COVID-19

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study hosted a webinar Tuesday addressing the connections between obesity, COVID-19, and systemic racism.

Opinion

This Too Shall Pass

As current students find ways to adjust and make the most of the present situation, they must remain optimistic about that future. For, as John would say, “This too shall pass.”

Doping at the Philharmonic

The industry faces a choice: either destigmatize beta-blockers and provide health resources, such as an in-house medical team to provide and monitor dosage, or ban them and introduce a system of drug testing as enforcement.

Opinion

This Too Shall Pass

As current students find ways to adjust and make the most of the present situation, they must remain optimistic about that future. For, as John would say, “This too shall pass.”

Doping at the Philharmonic

The industry faces a choice: either destigmatize beta-blockers and provide health resources, such as an in-house medical team to provide and monitor dosage, or ban them and introduce a system of drug testing as enforcement.

Sponsored

Growing Pains

I think a lot about how easily tempted I was. A letter, an envelope, a particularly melodramatic delivery system, and all arguments, statistics, and Crimson exposés vanished from memory. I was a little disappointed in myself, but mostly, I was confused. I consider myself a relatively secure person. I like my life here, sans final clubs. How could I hate everything about what they are and what they represent, yet still be tempted?

Arts

Unseating the Holy Trinity — Los Saicos and the Peruvian Punk Scene

Punk, to me, was a space created by and for white, cisgender, heterosexual men. Any other identity that had managed to wrangle its way into the scene’s spotlight was an exception won through uphill battles against the genre’s established norms.


All of Daniel Craig’s Bond Movies, Ranked

Crumbling on the inside because you won’t be able to see Daniel Craig’s franchise finale for another year and a half? Here’s a list of Craig’s Bond films, ranked worst to best.

Sports

Marathon with a Meaning

A lot of people planned to use quarantine as an opportunity to work out every day and improve their health, or to focus themselves on aiding the fight against the novel coronavirus. Some of those people fell short of their lofty ambitions. But women’s heavyweight rower Heidi Jacobsen ‘24 managed to do both at the same time, undertaking the challenge of walking a marathon while in the process making a huge difference in her community.

First-Year Linebacker Considers Amateur MMA Fighting in Place of Spring Semester

“I’ve started training in fighting again, and I am ready to compete again,” Locnikar said. “I am planning on having five fights in this next semester.”

History 1852: Finding Sports When Sports Are Hard to Find

Although the gates may be locked at Harvard stadium and scooters are not littering Harvard Yard, Crimson sports are still alive. And in the most Harvard way possible, they have just moved to the classroom.