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With Contingent Worker Policy Change, Major Benefits and Unforeseen Challenges

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As more than 150 temporary and less-than-half-time Harvard employees transition into permanent, benefited staff positions following a policy change that went into effect in March, the shift has brought “extraordinary” opportunities for some, but unintended challenges for others.

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Divest Harvard Stages Mock Oil Spill at Demonstration

Organizers of Divest Harvard — a student group calling on the University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels — poured liquid meant to represent oil over their members' heads during a demonstration at the Smith Campus Center Friday.

Group Protests The Crimson’s Coverage of ‘Abolish ICE’ Rally

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Roughly 50 students demonstrated outside of The Harvard Crimson’s building Friday to protest the publication’s coverage of a Sept. 12 rally calling for the abolition of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Inaugural Social Justice Hackathon Highlights Local Activists

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Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell W. Brooks and Boston activist and organizer Monica Cannon-Grant spoke about how to fight for social justice in the United States at the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice’s inaugural Social Justice Hackathon Friday.

Ambassador of France Discusses Foreign Policy at the Center for European Studies

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Former French Ambassador to the United States Pierre N. Vimont discussed the future of European foreign policy with diplomats and Harvard affiliates in a conversation hosted by Harvard’s Center for European Studies Friday.

UC Funds Printing and Laundry Stipends for Some SEF-Eligible Students

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The UC voted to allocate $10,000 to fund printing and laundry for Student Events Fund-eligible students and another $10,000 to fund Wintersession grants at its general meeting Sunday.

Undergraduate Council to Launch Free Mental Health Screening Service

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The Undergraduate Council plans to launch a mental health screening in partnership with Counseling and Mental Health Services, according to UC President Sruthi Palaniappan ’20.

Divest Harvard Stages Mock Oil Spill at Demonstration

Organizers of Divest Harvard — a student group calling on the University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels — poured liquid meant to represent oil over their members' heads during a demonstration at the Smith Campus Center Friday.

Ambassador of France Discusses Foreign Policy at the Center for European Studies

European FP Future Event Picture

Former French Ambassador to the United States Pierre N. Vimont discussed the future of European foreign policy with diplomats and Harvard affiliates in a conversation hosted by Harvard’s Center for European Studies Friday.

UC Funds Printing and Laundry Stipends for Some SEF-Eligible Students

UC Meeting

The UC voted to allocate $10,000 to fund printing and laundry for Student Events Fund-eligible students and another $10,000 to fund Wintersession grants at its general meeting Sunday.

Cambridge Affordable Housing Overlay Has Tentative Majority Approval Among Elected Councilors

A large enough majority of Cambridge City Councilors elected Nov. 5 support the city’s proposed affordable housing overlay in its current form that the council may now be able to pass the long-debated legislation into law.

College Board Student Search Program Under Fire For Selling Prospective Students’ Information

The longtime college admissions practice of purchasing student names and information from the College Board — in which Harvard has long participated — has come under scrutiny from experts who say the program commodifies admissions and violates student privacy.

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Celebrating Scholars, not Scholarships

While we understand the importance of maintaining continued financial aid donations, which currently endow two-thirds of all financial aid, we want to challenge the way in which the event is framed and presented.

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Task Force on Student Mental Health Engages Community Perspectives

It’s also no secret that universities in general, and Harvard in particular, are high-stress environments that attract people who are high-achieving, and who often have become so at great personal sacrifice.

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Getting a Good Marxist Education, According to Harvard Students

The Harvard Communist was published by Harvard’s Youth Communist League in the 1930s and 40s. While the publication initially served as a platform for communist ideologies, it later transitioned into a collection of succinct news items, informed by communist analysis.

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‘Riverdale’ Episode Five: Wish I Hadn’t Witnessed ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

Episode Five of Season Four focuses mainly on two things: one of the most convoluted plot lines in recent “Riverdale” memory — the legal proceedings of the Lodge family — and the other one of the most hokey — Betty’s “serial killer” genes.

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What the Hell Happened: Disney+ Tweets Sneak Peek of Offerings

On Oct. 14, in what some might call a Major Flex™, the Disney+ Twitter account blessed its attentive observers with a deluge of movies and shows that will be available for consumption when the seven-dollar-per-month streaming service goes live on Nov. 12.

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What the Hell Happened: Lorde’s Next Album Postponed as She Mourns the Death of Her Dog

Lorde recently announced in an email to her newsletter subscribers that her unofficially announced upcoming album will be postponed because of the death of her dog, Pearl.

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No. 13/12 Harvard Skates Past Yale, 6-1

The Crimson’s performance was a microcosm of the season so far, as Harvard capitalized on its chances and solid goaltending nullified its defensive errors.

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No. 13/12 Men's Hockey Remains Undefeated at Brown

Harvard triumphed, 4-1, on Friday night and now holds a 4-0-0 record for the first time since the 1993-1994 season, in which it reached the Frozen Four.

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As Men’s Basketball Heads North, Two Journeys Come Full-Circle

But for Djuricic and Sakota, their relationship runs far deeper than merely sharing nearby Toronto as home.

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