Most Harvard affiliates will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine next month, following an announcement Wednesday by Massachusetts governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 that all residents over the age of 16 will become eligible April 19.
Mass. Sen. William N. Brownsberger ’78 — a key player in the passage of the state’s recent police reform bill — spoke virtually to the Harvard Kennedy School as part of its Reimagining Community Safety Speaker Series on Wednesday.
A Cambridge woman in her 20s became the first person in Massachusetts to test positive for the Covid-19 variant originally detected in South Africa, the city’s public health department announced last Thursday.
Behind Six-Year Harvard Alumni Push, Every Voice Bill Passes to Boost Campus Sexual Assault Prevention
A bill spearheaded by student organizers, including Harvard alumni, to establish protections for survivors of sexual harassment at colleges and universities in Massachusetts beyond existing provisions in Title IX was signed into law by Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 last month.
In an update to the City Council on Monday, Cambridge officials announced that the city is moving forward with its reopening plans, despite an ongoing vaccine supply shortage in the city.
Massachusetts Court Dismisses Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Lawsuit Over University Investments
A Massachusetts judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign over Harvard’s investments in companies with ties to the prison industry.
Over the past seven months, Massachusetts residents have relaxed their adherence to COVID-19 prevention guidelines, according to a new survey.
U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) coasted past Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor with ease, winning his ticket back to the Senate.
Seventy-five percent of Mass. voters voted to adopt a new “right-to-repair” law, but a law that would implement a ranked-choice voting system didn't win the same support.
Few things at Harvard have felt more salient than the 2020 election. With countless John F. Kennedy Jr. Forums, dining hall debates, and organizing pushes, it’s dominated discussions on campus — and Zoom — for over a year.
The Every Voice bill, which would mandate additional support structures for sexual violence survivors beyond existing Title IX provisions, is pending a vote in the Massachusetts State House.
As Massachusetts’s eviction moratorium is set to end in less than one month, state lawmakers are continuing to push for an extension.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, bringing the state’s total case count in 2020 to seven.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony S. Fauci discussed COVID-19 vaccine progress and the United States’ response to the pandemic in a talk at the Harvard Medical Grand Rounds on Thursday morning.
The Cambridge City Council passed a policy order Monday that endorses H. 3924, a bill under consideration in the Massachusetts State Legislature that promotes tenant protections and would repeal a statewide ban on rent control.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92, alongside attorneys general from 14 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a brief in a federal appeals court Thursday in support of Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process.
Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Georgia Tech researchers have created an interactive online COVID-19 simulator to help policymakers better respond to the novel coronavirus.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 will extend a stay-at-home advisory through May 18 to control the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Mass Cultural Council reported $264 million in revenue losses in the arts and cultural sector statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic in an April 15 press release.
The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts called on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure equity and personal privacy in its response to the coronavirus pandemic in a letter late last week.
Nearly 200 third-year Harvard Law School students signed a letter to Law School administrators Thursday asking for the school to publicly advocate for an emergency diploma privilege — a policy granting graduating students their law licenses without requiring the bar examination.
Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals and Research Institutes Help Address Coronavirus Pandemic While Facing Resource Shortages
Several hospitals and research institutes affiliated with Harvard Medical School have increased healthcare and research activities to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, despite facing resource shortages.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down and advised residents to stay at home Monday in the most drastic step taken by the state yet to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
32 municipal and state officials sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 Wednesday calling for a “shelter in place” to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Despite this, Baker said in a press conference Friday that there is currently no plan for a statewide shelter in place.