HKS Dean Announces Efforts to Hire Climate Change Scholars, Addresses Protests Against Former Israeli Military Official
At a time when major American universities are placing a high premium on the study of climate change, the Harvard Kennedy School has “successfully recruited a junior faculty member focused on climate change,” HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in an interview Wednesday.
More than 50 days into the war in Ukraine, Harvard affiliates are still calling for more public action and concrete support from the University for those affected by the conflict.
Two Harvard Students Went Viral for Creating a Website to Help Ukrainian Refugees. But Some Experts Have Concerns.
Soon after the debut of a platform launched by two Harvard students seeking to help Ukrainian refugees, experts raised concerns over a lack of security measures.
‘Silence is Truly Complacency’: Harvard Affiliates Express Horror, Support for Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion
Harvard students and affiliates reacted with shock and horror to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a military invasion of Ukraine in the early morning local time on Thursday.
Around 80 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Barker Center for the event, officially titled the Uyghur Culture Fest. The evening included catered Uyghur cuisine, dancing, and calligraphy as well as somber testimonials from those missing family members due to the current crisis.
After the United States banned travel from several countries in southern Africa due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, Harvard undergraduates from the region lamented that they will not return home over winter recess for fear of not being able to return to campus.
Some International Students Left Searching for Vaccine Options to Meet Harvard’s Fall Vaccine Requirement
Some international students, including incoming freshmen, reported navigating hurdles to get vaccinated this summer before in-person life at Harvard resumes in the fall.
The Harvard School of Public Health developed and ran a novel hybrid course in which 16 instructors rotated teaching 3-hour lectures for a class of 34 first-year international students this spring.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow urged U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to “ease the return to campus” for international students by permanently increasing visa flexibility in a letter sent Monday.
International freshmen said they reacted to Harvard’s plan for an in-person fall with excitement but said it marks only the beginning of a multi-step process — complicated by visa policies and vaccination rollouts — they must complete before arriving in Cambridge in August.
On Thursday, hundreds of international freshmen — who have been restricted from Harvard campus life by international visa restrictions — will commit to a group of up to eight students with which to be placed in one of Harvard’s 12 upperclassman houses for the next three years.
Harvard’s decision Friday to postpone its in-person Commencement Exercises in favor of a May virtual ceremony for the second year in a row was met with dismay but expectation from some seniors.
Numerous students criticized Harvard Law School for its policy on class recordings, which they called “stringent” and “punitive.” Some argued that the Law School has abandoned some of its most vulnerable students in the middle of a pandemic.
Harvard Graduate Council Reviews Covid-19 Academic Challenges, Signs Letters to Biden Administration
The Harvard Graduate Council reviewed survey data about the graduate student experience in the pandemic era, and also signed letters to the Biden administration co-written by the MIT Graduate Student Council during its second public meeting of the semester Wednesday.
Amid Social Distancing, Thousands of Harvard Students ‘Shoot Their Shot,’ Find Friends Through Datamatch
Datamatch — a free matchmaking service run by Harvard students — boasted sign ups from more than half of Harvard’s undergraduate population this year.
Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, a recent Kennedy School alum, ascended to the post of Prime Minister of Mongolia on Jan. 27 following his predecessor’s resignation in response to protests over the country’s Covid-19 response.
As Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, a team of Crimson reporters explored how the Biden administration will affect international students, admissions, labor, and everything in between at Harvard. Here's a look at how the Biden administration will reshape the University — and what role Harvard will play in shaping it.
Harvard’s Undergraduate Council launched a petition Tuesday calling on the College to strengthen support for international students during the spring semester.
Five days after waking up to a March 10 email informing them of Harvard’s decision to de-densify campus, most College students found themselves uprooted from residential life and scattered across the globe.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday asking him to instate new immigration policies that protect international students.
The coronavirus-era has not precluded Harvard students enrolled at the University of Oxford from enjoying a somewhat normal fall term.
Harvard’s decision to house mostly first-year students for the fall semester motivated many upperclassmen students to search for off-campus housing.