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Lani Guinier, 'A Monumental Presence' at Harvard Law School, Dies at 71

Lani C. Guinier '71, the first tenured woman of color at Harvard Law School, died last Friday at age 71 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her law career, she was widely regarded for her trailblazing scholarship in voting rights and racial equity.

Harvard Will End Isolation Housing, Stop Conducting Contact Tracing During Spring Semester

Harvard students who test positive for Covid-19 during the spring semester will be required to self-isolate — not move into University-provided isolation housing — and conduct contact tracing themselves, a stark departure from the school’s previous public health policies.


Harvard College Disciplinary Actions Reach Six-Year Low

Disciplinary actions taken against undergraduates dropped to a six-year low during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to Administrative Board data updated last summer.


Harvard Will Move Ahead with In-Person Spring Semester Despite Rising Covid Cases

Harvard will move forward with an in-person spring semester even as Covid-19 cases soar around the United States.


Eight Harvard Affiliates Named 2023 Schwarzman Scholars

Eight Harvard affiliates, including five seniors at the College, were named Schwarzman Scholars last month. The prestigious scholarship allows students to study China and its relationship with the rest of the world.

Harvard College Disciplinary Actions Reach Six-Year Low

Disciplinary actions taken against undergraduates dropped to a six-year low during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to Administrative Board data updated last summer.

Open Letter Calls on Harvard to Test University-Affiliated Health Care Workers

More than 160 Harvard affiliates have signed onto an open letter asking the University to share Covid-19 testing kits with Harvard-affiliated health care workers for the remainder of winter break.

Harvard Will Move Ahead with In-Person Spring Semester Despite Rising Covid Cases

Harvard will move forward with an in-person spring semester even as Covid-19 cases soar around the United States.

Eight Harvard Affiliates Named 2023 Schwarzman Scholars

Eight Harvard affiliates, including five seniors at the College, were named Schwarzman Scholars last month. The prestigious scholarship allows students to study China and its relationship with the rest of the world.

Brattle Square Florist to Close After 104 Years

After more than a century in Harvard Square, Brattle Square Florist will close its iconic storefront at the end of the month.

Harvard Freshman Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Serve in Icelandic Parliament

Weeks after finishing her first semester at Harvard, Gunnhildur F. Hallgrímsdóttir ’25 became the youngest person in Iceland’s history to be seated in the nation’s Parliament.

E.O. Wilson, Renowned Harvard Biologist Known as ‘Darwin’s Natural Heir,’ Dies at 92

Edward O. Wilson, who taught at Harvard for 46 years and was dubbed “Darwin’s Natural Heir” for his groundbreaking research on evolutionary theory, died on Sunday at age 92.