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Michelle G. Kurilla

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OSAPR Community Outreach Plans
College

OSAPR Reaches Out to Students Under New ‘Community Engagement Model’

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response has transformed its approach to follow a “community engagement model” under the leadership of Director Pierre R. Berastaín Ojeda ’10, who took office last April.

14p Crash
College

Car Hits Harvard Crimson Building Entrance, Driver Sustains Minor Injuries

A maroon BMW struck the front of The Harvard Crimson building at 14 Plympton St. on Monday evening, damaging the entrance. The driver sustained minor injuries, and no one else was injured.

SHARC Office Hours
College

Harvard Sexual Health Peer Educators Pilot Anonymous Safe Sex Supplies Kit

In an effort to make safe sex practices more widespread across campus, Sexual Health Awareness and Relationship Communication Educators are piloting a “SHARC Kit” program through which College students can receive supplies like condoms anonymously.

University Health Services
Health

Harvard Mental Health Services Works to Reduce Student Wait Times

Despite moving into a newly renovated space, Counseling and Mental Health Services continues to battle long wait times for students seeking appointments with a therapist.

BGLTQ Office
College

HUHS and BGLTQ Student Life Office Collaborate on Mental Health Working Group

Following the results of last year’s student health survey, Harvard University Health Services and the Office of BGLTQ Student Life have partnered to create a working group to address the mental health needs of BGLTQ students.

Paul J. Barreria
College

HUHS Urgent Care Users Overwhelmingly Undergraduates

Though undergraduates make up approximately 32.8 percent of total students enrolled at Harvard — 6,766 out of 20,604 — an overwhelming majority of the patients treated at Urgent Care are College students, according to Francesconi and HUHS Director Paul J. Barreira.

Narcan in AED Boxes
College

HUHS Director Barreira Raises Concerns About Expanding Access to Naloxone on Campus

Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira raised concerns about the logistics of expanding access on campus to naloxone, a drug used to reverse the symptoms of opioid overdose.

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On Campus

Datamatch Sends Love to Thirteen Schools

Datamatch, a free matchmaking service run by the Harvard Computer Society, is now available to students at 14 schools. Program organizers expanded Datamatch's reach from last year, when the service was available at four colleges and universities.

HMS Gordon Hall
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Launches Opioid Online Learning Course for Educators

Harvard Medical School faculty and staff collaborated with the American Federation of Teachers to release an online course earlier this month that aims to educate the union's more than 1.7 million affiliates on the opioid crisis.

Paul J. Barreira
Health

Harvard University Health Services Director to Step Down

During his 15 years at the University, Barreira has served as director of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling at HUHS, overseeing Student Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, the Center for Wellness, and the Bureau of Study Counsel.

University Health Services
College

Students Push for Narcan Availability on Harvard's Campus to Combat Overdoses

The students, Eana X. Meng ’19 and Kailash Sundaram ’19, said they hope to raise awareness on campus of the problems of overdosing and push the University to make Narcan more readily available.

Harvard Yale Crowd
Football

Harvard Students Celebrate 135th Game Victory — Less So The Venue

Harvard's commanding 45-27 victory over Yale in the 135th iteration of The Game delighted College students who had witnessed back-to-back losses to Harvard's New Haven rival the past two years.

Annenberg Hall
College

Sophomores Celebrate Concentration Declaration at Annenberg Event

Hundreds of sophomores returned to Annenberg Hall to celebrate the declaration of their academic concentrations at a classwide event Thursday night.

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Student Groups

Ahead of Midterm Elections, 90 Percent of Harvard Kennedy School Students Commit to Registering to Vote

The high voter registration comes as the Kennedy School has been pushing a new University-wide initiative, dubbed the Harvard Votes Challenge.

West Wingers
IOP

Former West Wing Staffers Talk White House Experiences, ‘Coolest Obama Moments’

The panelists urged audience members not to lose faith in politics and encouraged them to vote.

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