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Ashley M. Cooper

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Henry Louis Gates

Rebuilding African and African American Studies

Over the course of the nineties, Harvard’s Afro-American Studies department put itself on the map primarily by increasing faculty recruitment.

Briggs Hall
Radcliffe Institute

The Radcliffe Housing Hunger Strike of 1967

The students, in their five-day hunger strike, were protesting the right to live off-campus.

Economics Ph.D. Student Mental Health

Large Percentage of Economics Ph.D. Students Report Depression, Anxiety Symptoms

Survey results revealed that 15 percent of Economics Ph.D. students reported above a 10 on the depression scale, while 23 percent of the PhD students reported above a 10 on the anxiety scale.

Barbara Lewis

University Health Services Expands Let’s Talk Program

Let’s Talk,” a drop-in program that lets students speak with a CAMHS counselor without scheduling an appointment, is now open five days a week, in added locations.

University Health Services

CrimsonEMS Launches New Blood Control Initiative

CrimsonEMS, a student-run volunteer Emergency Medical Service, plans to begin public blood control technique trainings before the end of the school year.

Lil Yachty

Wale and Lil Yachty to Headline Yardfest 2018

Wale is known for songs like “Bad” and “The Matrimony”, while Lil Yachty is famous for “iSpy and “One Night.”


Harvard Designated as HEARTSafe Campus

The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation determined that Harvard has successfully reached 5 percent of CPR-trained individuals on campus.

Barbara Lewis

CAMHS and iHope Debut Online Group Mental Health Workshops

After the program’s popularity in the fall, CAMHS decided to launch a series of new group workshops from iHope in order to better address mental health on Harvard’s campus.

Paul J. Barreira
Student Life

Barreira Explains Student Health Insurance Options and Changes

​Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira said in an interview earlier this month he thinks students don’t fully understand their health insurance options.

Paul J. Barreira
Student Life

CAMHS Debuts New System to Reduce Wait Time

Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services has piloted a new model for service provision meant to reduce the wait time for students who request therapy appointments.

University Health Services

Swellbox Provides Students Access to Health Records

Stephen Cho, vice president of Swellbox, said the company allows users to see all their past and present health records at the same time.

University Health Services

Despite Public Concern at High Rate of Flu, HUHS is Not Worried

Though HUHS has not seen a particularly high rate of flu cases among Harvard students, spokesperson Michael Perry said students should still take precautions.

UHS Under Construction

Experts, Students Recall A Year of Uncommon Diseases

“At least the Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is confined to specific dorms and probably spreads through bathrooms,” Emma Y. Lin ’21​ said.

Ladner and Wyville
Student Life

Due South: Southern Students Post-Harvard

Students say a number of factors—including job scarcity and political concerns—deter them from making the trek back down South. Others see an opportunity to return to change their home states for the better.

The Safe Way
Metro News

Cambridge and Harvard Invest In Pedestrian Safety Initiatives

Students strolling the streets of Cambridge can exercise their pedestrian right-of-way a little more safely.