Pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2 during their third trimester are unlikely to pass on the virus or protective antibodies to their newborn, according to two studies by Harvard Medical School researchers published last month.
More than 200 students violated Harvard College’s community compact throughout the fall semester, according to an interim report released by the Dean of Students Office Thursday.
The past twelve months were a year like no other for Harvard and the world. Under the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic, students took classes from all over the globe, while pushing for social change at the University and on the political stage. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined 2020 at Harvard.
HMS Study Finds Mask-Wearing, Social Distancing Reduce Covid-19 Infections by 87% on College Campuses
Harvard Medical School researchers found that a combination of wearing masks and practicing social distancing can reduce student and faculty Covid-19 infections on college campuses by roughly 87 percent, according to a peer-reviewed study published last week.
Students living in Harvard housing during winter recess, which officially began Monday, reported challenges adjusting to their temporary accommodations, such as moving dorms during a snowstorm.
Academic continuity was a guiding principle in Harvard’s planning for the spring semester, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Monday interview.
Harvard is gearing up to expand coronavirus testing and potentially obtain Covid-19 vaccine doses for its affiliates ahead of the spring semester, Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in an interview Monday.
Harvard announced Friday that it will not allow student-athletes living off campus to participate in athletics training on-campus next semester, marking the University’s latest effort to regulate life on campus during the coronavirus crisis.
The University will permanently close four Harvard University Dining Services facilities and lay off the dining workers at each location, according to Harvard Campus Services spokesperson Michael D. Conner.
Jingle bells, I can’t smell, I have to wash my hands… Remember when we all thought life would be back to normal by now? What a time. But with the holidays creeping around the corner, it’s time to get into the festive mood and find some time to unwind. Although we may not be on Harvard’s campus together, there are still plenty of ways to stay connected (unless your Wi-Fi drops) during this jolly season!
Challenged to create a meaningful gap year experience despite the pandemic, students pursued professional opportunities, explored the world around them, and focused on personal growth.
Debbie Perez ‘24 and Tatiana Miranda ‘24 sit on the steps of Widener Library to study during midterm week. Many facilities such as Widener library are closed to student entry at the moment; however, other study spaces such as the Smith Center have slowly begun to open.
Harvard’s Undergraduate Council called an emergency meeting Friday to pass legislation calling for the group to hold undergraduate-only town halls about the College’s spring semester plans.
Harvard’s “community compact” for students on campus will expand this spring to include a color-coded system that represents different phases of campus reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dec. 4 update from the Dean of Students Office.
As Americans anticipate the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine, administrators at Harvard have started to prepare for its implications on campus.
The ongoing global pandemic has disrupted every aspect of higher education. Freshmen who lived on Harvard’s campus this fall adapted to daily coronavirus tests and virtual socialization, but still looked back on their unprecedented first semester as an overall positive experience.
The 2019-20 academic year marked a five-year low for overall disciplinary action at Harvard College, according to Administrative Board statistics updated Thursday.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Thursday that Harvard aimed to bring as many students to campus as possible in the spring while allowing for public health guidelines.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said she is “really hopeful” that Harvard will be “close to, if not entirely, fully operational” by the fall of 2021 in an interview with The Crimson Thursday.
Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui said the city is in the process of determining the most efficient strategies to disseminate coronavirus vaccines, as the country prepares to embark on a mass vaccination campaign unseen in decades.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana discussed the administration’s planning process for next spring at a town hall for College affiliates Wednesday evening with other University administrators.
With the world in the throes of a pandemic and a lockdown altering everyday methods of communication, students find themselves increasingly hooked on social media and grappling with the effects of hyperconnectivity.