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Siloed and Strained, Graduate Students Report Emotional Wellbeing as Obstacle to Online Learning

Since the onset of Covid-19, graduate students have not merely been tasked with adapting their learning and scholarship to a digital platform: the dearth of in-person interactions has forced them to reconsider what academic, social, and emotional work entails.


Graduate School of Design Strips Architect's Name from House in Response to Open Letter

The Harvard Graduate School of Design will no longer refer to one of its houses as the Philip Johnson Thesis House in response to an open letter criticizing its namesake’s white supremacist views, Dean Sarah M. Whiting wrote in a letter last month.


HLS, HSPH, GSD, HDS, and Radcliffe Institute to Stay Virtual in Spring 2021

Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Divinity School, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will continue to hold their instruction and programming online next semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Design School Hosts Panel on the Intersection of Voting and Design

With the upcoming United States federal election on November 3, panelists at the Harvard Graduate School of Design discussed how integrating intentional design efforts can increase voter turnout and re-define civic engagement.


Harvard’s Design School 3-D Prints Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers Battling COVID-19

After Harvard’s campus operations largely halted due to the novel coronavirus last month, the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s fleet of 3-D printers has been put to work producing personal protective equipment for medical personnel at nearby hospitals.


Physicist and Environmental Activist Speaks at Design School 'Womxn’s Week' Event

Physicist and environmental activist Vandana Shiva cautioned against globalization and industrial agriculture while delivering the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s annual International Womxn's Day keynote lecture Tuesday evening.


With Contingent Worker Policy Change, Major Benefits and Unforeseen Challenges

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.


Sarah Whiting Named Next Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarah Whiting, the dean of architecture at Rice University in Texas, will be the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During her nine-year tenure at Rice, Whiting helped restructure the school of architecture’s curriculum, enhanced facilities on campus, and increased funding for research and course development.


Architect Discusses Diversity and Affordable Housing at Harvard Design School

Architect Kimberly N. Dowdell discussed strategies for equitable urban development and promoting diversity in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Tuesday evening. In her lecture, Dowdell drew on her experiences growing up in Detroit and her work in real estate development.


Design School Sponsors Art Exhibit on Harvard Employees

“Harvard Works 2.0” is an eight-part portrait series on exhibition in the Science Center that highlights the work of Harvard's custodial and security staff.


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