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Michelle G. Kurilla

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Health Insurance

Facing Appointment Caps and Fees, Some Graduate Students Call for an Insurance Plan Overhaul

Under Harvard’s Student Health Insurance Plan — which covers more than 10,000 graduate students, 2,600 undergraduates, and 600 dependents — specialist consultations are capped at a level some students say forces them to make hard choices about their physical and mental healthcare.

Mortara APALSA
Harvard Law School

Following SFFA Attorney’s Comments at Event, Harvard Law Students Debate Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Students engaged in debate over comments about discrimination against Asian American students during a Harvard Law School event. At the event, some students laughed and shouted their agreement after lead Students for Fair Admissions lawyer Adam K. Mortara made a quip about personality ratings differences.

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Student Groups

Harvard Law School Student Leaders Call for Release of 2017 Mental Health Survey Data

Harvard Law School Spokesperson Jeff Neal wrote in an emailed statement Thursday that the data was presented at a March 2018 meeting after data collection concluded in January 2018.

Barbara Lewis
Student Life

Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services Hires Eight New Counselors

Five new counselors joined the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services this semester, bringing the total number of new counselors this year to eight.

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Student Life

Harvard Law School Student Government Works to Improve Course Evaluation Site

Harvard Law School Student Government Co-Presidents Princess Daisy M. A. Akita ’15 and Daniel M. Egel-Weiss are working with University officials to change the Law School’s current course evaluation to make it more similar to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Q Guide.

OSAPR Community Outreach Plans

OSAPR Hosts Day-Long Conference on Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Roughly 100 Harvard affiliates participated in roundtable discussions at the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response’s day-long conference on gender-based violence Friday.

IOP State Dinner

Former White House Social Secretaries Share Anecdotes at Harvard IOP Talk

Former White House Social Secretaries Capricia Marshall and Deesha Dyer recalled their experiences working in presidential administrations at a Thursday Institute of Politics talk titled "Stories from a State Dinner: The Diplomacy is in the Details."

Murr Center

Harvard Athletics Department and HUHS Receive Anonymous Gift to Support Student-Athlete Mental Health

The gift comes one year after the launch of the Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program. Specifically tailored to College students on varsity sports teams, the program offers mental health screenings, education, and care through workshops designed for student-athletes and their coaches.

Law School in The Summer
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Looks to Expand Public University Representation in Junior Deferral Program

Harvard Law School is looking to increase its number of Junior Deferral Program applicants from public colleges and universities, the assistant dean for admissions said in an interview Monday.

Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Candidates Debate Climate Change Approach at Forum

The forum, held at the Citywide Senior Center, gave the 16 participating candidates a chance to discuss the threat of climate change in Cambridge and outline how they would address the issue if elected.

Narcan in AED Boxes

UC Backs Letter to President Bacow Calling for Publicly Accessible Naloxone

The Undergraduate Council signed on to a letter last week addressed to University President Lawerence S. Bacow and incoming Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen pushing for publicly accessible Naloxone on Harvard’s campus.

Law School in The Summer
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Maintains 2018 Application Spike

Last year’s Harvard Law School application increase may not be a one-off — the high application numbers have stuck around for another cycle.


HUHS Plans New Flu Vaccination Initiatives, Hopes to Increase Flu Vaccine Rate by At Least 20 Percent

Harvard University Health Services will provide vaccination coping strategies to students and collaborate directly with the Harvard Athletics Department in an effort to increase the undergraduate flu vaccination rate by at least 20 percent.

Marc McGovern Speaks at Climate Rally

Harvard Students Join Global Climate Strike

Hundreds of students, faculty, and Cambridge residents packed into Science Center Plaza Friday to raise awareness about climate change and call on the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

University Hall at Night

Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Prof. Believed to Be Affiliated With Harvard

The man — 29-year-old Matthew Haviland of North Kingston, R.I. — also sent threats to a school in Massachusetts reported to be one of Harvard’s professional schools.