Crimson staff writer
Michelle G. Kurilla
Harvard Scientists to Collaborate with Chinese Researchers to Improve Diagnostics and Develop Novel Coronavirus Therapies
A team of Harvard scientists will collaborate with a Chinese research institute in a five-year effort to study the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 78,000 worldwide, according to a University press release Monday.
Harvard spent $595,000 lobbying in Washington, D.C., in 2019, a figure $5,000 less than its 2018 spending, according to the University’s lobbying disclosures.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter on Jan. 27 to President Donald J. Trump, asserting concerns about expanding the travel ban — a policy announced in early 2017 that restricted entry to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries.
Washington Post executive editor Martin “Marty” Baron will travel north to Cambridge this May to speak at Harvard’s 369th commencement ceremony on May 28, according to a University statement released Tuesday.
After a five month campaign, the University announced Tuesday that all five of Harvard Forward’s candidates made it on the annual Board of Overseers election ballot.
Members of the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign announced Tuesday afternoon that they will sue the University over its alleged investments in companies tied to the prison industry.
News Analysis: In Foreign Trips, University President Bacow Presents Harvard’s Interests on a Global Stage
Roughly two years since his appointment as president, University President Lawrence S. Bacow, similar to his predecessors, has sought to engage with students, alumni, and political leaders in his extensive international and national travels.
Georgetown’s Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels Has Uncertain Implications for Harvard, Experts Say
Though Georgetown University’s administration pledged on Feb. 6 to divest from the fossil fuel industry, legal and environmental experts say the decision provides little insight into the decision-making of Harvard’s top administrators, who have remained opposed to divestment.