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The Making of a Housing Day Video

For more than a decade, the tradition of “Housing Day videos” expanded the festivities from Harvard Yard to YouTube, where several videos have received tens of thousands of views. This year, the videos also gave many freshmen a first glimpse at their Houses.


Harvard Medical School Researchers Identify Covid-19 Mutation That Makes Variants More Contagious

Harvard researchers have identified a mutation in several common Covid-19 variants that causes a structural change in the virus, allowing it to spread more rapidly, according to a study published earlier this month in the journal Science.


Medical School Students 'Thrilled' to Receive Residency Placements During Virtual Match Day

On Friday, fourth-year students at Harvard Medical School learned where they will spend the next few years in residency, marking a major milestone in their health care careers. Known as “Match Day,” the annual event is organized by the National Resident Matching Program, and occurs every third Friday in March.


Harvard Researchers Discover Some Cancers May Originate Decades Earlier Than Previously Believed

Some cancers may originate from a harmful mutation several decades before diagnosis, with the cancerous cells multiplying in number over the years without the patient’s knowledge, a new study published by Harvard researchers suggests.


Political Scholars Analyze Trump’s Legacy on Global Populism

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies gathered three political scholars Thursday to discuss the effects of Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 United States presidential election on global populism.