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Harvard Prohibits all University-Related Domestic and International Travel Until Further Notice, Discourages Personal Travel

Harvard is prohibiting all University-related domestic and international travel until further notice, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76, Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp, and Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen wrote in an email to affiliates Monday.


Citing Harvard Law School Clinic Brief, Federal Court Recognizes Gender as a Basis for Granting Asylum

After 30 years of advocacy by the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic, a federal appeals court recognized gender as a basis for granting asylum on Friday, allowing women facing domestic violence in their home countries to seek refuge in the United States.


Harvard Prohibits Non-Essential University Travel Until May 31, International Travel Cancelled Until August 31

Harvard is prohibiting all University-related international travel and non-essential domestic air travel through at least May 31. It is also barring Harvard-organized and Harvard-funded international travel scheduled to take place between now and August 31.


Cambridge City Council Passes Measures to Mitigate Effects of Coronavirus

The Cambridge City Council passed several measures Monday evening intended to give financial support to small businesses in Cambridge, identify potential emergency shelters, and halt in-person real estate showings during the coronavirus outbreak.


Harvard to Restrict Travel to Italy, Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Harvard has restricted travel to Italy and Iran amid an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the two countries, according to a Saturday email from University Provost Alan M. Garber '76 and Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen.


Education Department Guidelines on Reporting Foreign Funds Are Opaque, Experts Say

A week after the Department of Education launched investigations into foreign funding at Harvard and Yale, experts say federal authorities have long declined to provide clear guidelines for how universities should report such gifts.


Bacow Pens Letter to Trump Urging Reconsideration of Travel Ban

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter on Jan. 27 to President Donald J. Trump, asserting concerns about expanding the travel ban — a policy announced in early 2017 that restricted entry to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries.


Harvard Affiliates Stage 24-Hour Protest Against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

Under a blue tarp hung between four light poles bedecked with Indian flags, a group of Harvard graduate students and local activists staged a 24-hour protest in Harvard Square on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s constitution and decry India’s Citizenship Amendment Act.


Brazil Conference

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67 speaks alongside Jorge Paulo Lemann and Larissa Marahão Rocha '17 at the annual Brazil Conference on Saturday.


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