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Faculty and Admins Plan New D&I Initiatives Following ShutDownSTEM Meetings

Harvard faculty and administrators working in STEM fields say they are planning new initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity in their fields after participating in ShutDownSTEM, a nationwide campaign dedicated to combating systemic racism in academia.


SEAS Dean Doyle

For the past few years, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III has been preparing for the school’s upcoming move to Allston, hoping to encourage collaboration and use of top-tier facilities.


Inside SEAS Allston SEC

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III announced in an April email to SEAS affiliates that Harvard will delay the opening of its new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston due to challenges posed by the novel coronavirus outbreak.


Allston SEC Construction

Located next to the Harvard Business School and Harvard Innovation Labs, The Science and Engineering Complex will serve as a home for facilities of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with expected daily visitors including more than 900 undergraduate students and 400 SEAS graduate students.


Internet Adapting Well to COVID-19 Pressures for Now, Harvard Affiliates Say

Harvard affiliates studying the impact of COVID-19 on the Internet have concluded that while the Internet has thus withstood additional pressures amid the pandemic, the long-term consequences of skyrocketing demand remain unclear.


Harvard Postpones Opening of Allston Science and Engineering Complex to Spring 2021

Harvard will delay the opening of its new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston until spring 2021, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III announced in an email to SEAS affiliates Friday afternoon.


‘Few Parallels in Our History’: Harvard Schools Outline Coronavirus Contingency Plans

Administrators from across Harvard’s schools sent school-specific instructions and reassurances to students Tuesday following University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s announcement that Harvard would move to remote instruction March 23.


A First Look Inside Harvard’s New Sciences and Engineering Allston Complex

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’s nearly-complete, newly minted Science and Engineering complex in Allston will feature state-of-the-art student club spaces, sustainably designed labs, and a number of amenities, one of the project’s architects told The Crimson on a first-look tour of the complex Wednesday.


SEAS Move Will Benefit Athletes by Shifting College’s Center of Gravity, Scalise Says

Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said he welcomes the new opportunities for student-athletes that will come when the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences joins the Athletics Department on the other side of the Charles river, completing its imminent move to Allston.


Harvard Reaches Halfway Point of Ten-Year Allston Development Plan

With Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex set to hold classes for the fall 2020 semester, the University is more than halfway through completing its Institutional Master Plan, a ten-year development plan for its Allston campus that was first approved in 2013.


Fourth Annual SEAS Convocation Celebrates Sophomore Concentrators

New concentrators in Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences celebrated their concentration declarations at the fourth annual SEAS Sophomore Convocation in the Science Center Tuesday evening.


Harvard Researcher Among Group Developing Material for Light-Based Computing

A team of researchers from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, McMaster University, and University of Pittsburgh has discovered a new material that can exhibit chemical and mechanical responses to light — paving the way for computing to be executed with only beams of light and no hard materials.


Harvard Expands into Allston

Harvard’s development in the Boston neighborhood of Allston has brought Harvard administrators, professors, and students face-to-face with a myriad of challenges, from the logistics of moving classes across the river to pushback from Allston residents.


SEAS Dean Urges ‘Respect’ In Divestment Debates

Amid disagreement over divestment from fossil fuels among professors at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III urged both sides to respect each other in an interview Thursday.


Harvard Scientists Develop Method to Limit Fat Absorption as Treatment for Obesity

A team of Harvard scientists have found a potential new method of treating obesity by limiting the body’s absorption of fat, according to a paper published Nov. 25 in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.


Committee on Student Life Mulls Transportation to Allston

As the University prepares to open the new Allston campus in fall 2020, the Committee on Student Life discussed challenges associated with the move — including transportation and dining options — at its last meeting of the semester Thursday.


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