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New Harvard-MIT Biotech Center Appoints CEO, Begins Construction on Facility

The University’s new biological research and manufacturing facility appointed biotechnology industry veteran Ran Zheng as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer and began construction on a 40,000 square-foot facility in Watertown, Mass. on Thursday.


‘The Achilles Heel of Title IX’

Students pursuing complaints of sexual misconduct at institutions other than their own said they faced both logistical and psychological hurdles while seeking restitution through Title IX offices. Experts said such inter-institutional cases can fall through the cracks of Title IX legislation.


Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing Secures $76 Million in Funding, Signs Lease

The Massachusetts Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing has obtained $76 million in funding and signed a lease for a 40,000-square foot site in Watertown, Mass. for the manufacturing and innovation of new biotechnologies.


Harvard Scientists Reconsider the Possibility of Life on Venus

Researchers at Harvard, the Paris Observatory, and MIT, among other institutions, have found that Venus’s atmosphere may not contain phosphine gas, a possible indicator of life, contradicting the results of a study published last month.


‘Devastating’ and ‘Impossible’: Harvard, MIT Students Submit Declarations in ICE Lawsuit

Four Harvard students and four MIT students attested in sworn declarations submitted to the Massachusetts District Court on Monday that new Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules would have "devastating" and "impossible" effects on their lives.


Undergraduate Council Unanimously Votes to Join Amicus Brief in Harvard-MIT Lawsuit Against ICE

The Undergraduate Council unanimously adopted legislation on July 12 to join an amicus brief in support of the ongoing Harvard-MIT lawsuit against immigration authorities, alongside student body representative groups from 15 other universities.


Harvard, MIT Researchers Discover Subsets of Cells Especially Susceptible to COVID-19

Harvard and MIT researchers have found subsets of cells in the human nasal passages, lungs, and intestines that are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 infection, according to a study accepted to the scientific journal Cell Wednesday.


Harvard, MIT Donate $500,000 to Support Cambridge Temporary Emergency Shelter

Harvard and MIT donated $500,000 to a temporary emergency shelter located at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School to house homeless residents, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said in a Monday press release.


Broad Institute Researchers Design COVID-19 Tests that Could Cost ‘Around Ten Dollars’

Researchers at the Broad Institute are improving and validating a COVID-19 detection protocol that could potentially take less than an hour and cost around ten dollars per test.


Harvard, MIT, Industry Leaders to Create Center for Innovation and Manufacturing Medicines

The center, which is estimated to cost $50 million dollars, will be an independent non-profit located in the Greater Boston area. The board of directors of the new center includes leaders from Harvard, MIT, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, and GE Healthcare Life Sciences.


Harvard, MIT Researchers Develop New Gene Editing Technology

A team of researchers from the Broad Institute led by Chemistry and Chemical Biology professor David R. Liu ’94 developed a novel gene-editing technique called “prime editing.”


Media Lab 1

"Reimagine This Place", an event organized by the MIT Media Lab students and staff, is an art-based fundraiser in response to the recent revelations of MIT’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein that attempts to "reimagine this place," referring to both MIT and the larger world.


Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Harvard Professor Michael Kremer

Economics Professor Michael Kremer ’85 won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with two MIT professors for their work on developing an experimental methodology for alleviating poverty around the world.


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