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Harvard Medical School and MIT See Green With High Value Donation to Fund Joint Cannabis Research

The donation, given by Charles R. Broderick, is the largest independent donation ever made to fund biological study of cannabinoids on the brain and behavior.

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Dean of Harvard Dental School Bruce Donoff to Step Down After 28 Years

R. Bruce Donoff, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will step down from his position at the start of 2020, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the University Friday.

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Student Life

Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Student Subcommittee Brings New Perspective to Debt Conversations

The committee was created to bring student voices into the fold as administrators consider ways to address student debt concerns surrounding higher education, according to Sarah Carey, associate director of financial aid at the Medical School.

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Demonstration Honors Brazilian Politician and Activist Marielle Franco

A small gathering of demonstrators honored former Rio de Janeiro City Council member and activist Marielle Franco during a remembrance event and seminar held Tuesday. Tuesday’s events, called “The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy,” commemorated the one-year anniversary of her assassination in March 2018.

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On Campus

Students Rally Against Steve Jarding’s Termination from Harvard Kennedy School

Students at the Harvard Kennedy School gathered to protest the impending termination of Lecturer Steve Jarding — who teaches one of the school’s most popular courses — at the John F. Kennedy Jr. forum Thursday.

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Broad Institute Announces New Cancer Center to Develop Noninvasive Treatment Methods

The Broad Institute announced plans to launch the Gerstner Center for Cancer Diagnostics after receiving a total endowment of $25 million, according to a Tuesday press release. The Center will work towards developing a new method of cancer diagnosis and treatment using blood samples.

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Bacow Talks Leadership and Higher Education at Harvard School of Public Health

University President Lawrence S. Bacow offered advice on leadership and defended the importance of a liberal arts education at a talk with Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams on Wednesday.

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Massachusetts General Hospital To Construct New Clinical Care Building

Massachusetts General Hospital — a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital — will construct a 12-story building to accommodate more patients and give healthcare providers access to additional medical technology, the hospital announced last week.

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Student Life

Harvard Wins 'Bicycle Friendly University' Award

The award, which is given by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizes universities for initiatives focused on bicycle safety and access.


Harvard Engineering Professor Wood Awarded Medal for Work in Robotics

Robert J. Wood, a Harvard professor of engineering and applied sciences, won the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal last week for his innovations in soft robotics. The medal comes with $68,000 in prize money.

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Association for Black Harvard Women Hosts Annual 'Road to Success' Conference

The conference, which has run every year for the past 16 years, aimed to facilitate pre-professional development and mentoring opportunities for black women on campus, according to organizers.


Harvard Health Services Implements Consumer Drug Take-Back Program

The dropbox, located in the HUHS pharmacy in the Smith Campus Center, accepts “unused or expired prescription medication, unused or expired over-the-counter medication, and pet medication."

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Harvard Medical School

Twelve Harvard Professors Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Twelve Harvard faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine, on Oct. 15.

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At Harvard Event, Nancy Pelosi Calls for United Approach to Midterm Elections

Pelosi expressed confidence in a Democratic victory in the November midterm elections. “If the election were today, we would win the majority,” she said.