Harvard administrators are “disappointed” with the Executive Order signed Monday by President Donald J. Trump, per University Spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow urged the federal government to enact “forward-thinking immigration policies” in a June 2 letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf.
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.
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.
Public health experts convened to share information, updates, and advice for the public on the recent coronavirus outbreak at a Monday forum at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Cambridge City Council unanimously adopted a policy order requesting information on what steps Cambridge should take to prevent a coronavirus outbreak at its meeting Monday evening.
HealthMap, a Harvard Medical School-developed artificial intelligence technology that can track and predict the spread of infectious diseases, is now being used to monitor coronavirus cases across the globe.
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.
Harvard added South Korea to its list of restricted travel locations as the University focuses on “contingency planning” for the possible spread of COVID-19.
A new student group demanded the University disclose and divest its investments in companies tied to Israel’s presence in Palestine during the organization’s Thursday launch event.
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.
At least three foreign foundations to which the Department of Education requested Harvard disclose financial ties have been publicly linked to the University in the past.
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.
Students and workers from across Boston gathered at the Harvard Business School to protest Indian Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty’s speech at the Harvard India Conference on Sunday.
More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the safe re-entry of Reihana Emami Arandi, an Iranian citizen admitted to Harvard Divinity School in 2019 but deported from Logan International Airport in September.
Several of Harvard’s China-affiliated research programs and institutions have postponed or altered their operations due to the global outbreak of the new coronavirus.
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.
Harvard and MIT received $1.4 million from the United States Agency for International Development in December to study and evaluate reforms to the Government of Indonesia’s social support programs.
More than 220 Harvard affiliates signed a letter to the Indian government supporting protests against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act and condemning suppression of student protests at Indian universities.
Harvard Extension School Ends Agreement with Saudi Crown Prince’s Foundation to Allocate Seats to Its Affiliates
Harvard Extension School will no longer allocate 100 spots in its summer school program to students sponsored by MiSK, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s personal charity, according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.