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Bacow Advocates for ‘Permanent Resolution’ for DACA and TPS Protections in Letter to Lawmakers

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter to United States Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday calling on them to pass legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs.

Harvard Affiliates Mourn Christchurch Shooting Victims at Vigil

Harvard students, faculty, and staff huddled together before the steps of Memorial Church Friday evening, standing vigil for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attacks that left 49 dead.

Deputy General Counsel Diane Lopez Named Next Harvard VP and General Counsel

Lopez will take over June 1 as current Senior Vice President and General Counsel Robert W. Iuliano ’83 departs for Gettysburg College to serve as the school’s next president. Lopez first came to Harvard in 1994 as a University attorney in the Office of General Counsel.

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

With Full Union Proposal, Harvard Now Considering Economic Contract Provisions

University negotiators are now considering the full set of economic proposals outlined by Harvard’s graduate student union for its first contract — including issues such as wages and benefits — according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

Annual Housing Day Sees 'Absolutely Electric' Turnout

Upperclassmen waving banners and sporting House apparel — from face paint to full-body penguin costumes — congregated in Harvard Yard Thursday morning to welcome freshmen to their new residences.

Harvard Student Agencies to Help Pilot New ‘Direct-to-Dorm’ Food Delivery App

Harvard Student Agencies will help launch the HOPP app — a “direct-to-dorm” snack and drink delivery service — on Harvard’s campus during the week following spring break. During HOPP’s initial launch period, Harvard students will be able to order select items from a fulfillment center.

Harvard Inks $100 Million Drug Research Deal with Investment Firm

The healthcare investment firm Deerfield Management has committed $100 million as part of a new alliance with Harvard science researchers aimed at promoting drug innovation. As part of the deal, Deerfield will form a private company to support Harvard researchers’ projects.

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Faculty Course Registration Committee Proposes Keeping Shopping Week Until At Least 2022

The faculty committee tasked with recommending changes to undergraduate course registration proposed that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences keep “shopping week” until at least 2022 at the Faculty Council’s biweekly meeting Wednesday.

House Life

Asked About Winthrop Climate Review, Harvard College Dean Khurana Says House System Should Support Students

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana emphasized the “unique” nature of the House system and the faculty dean role in response to questions on student concerns about living in Winthrop House amid controversy over Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein.

College Administration

Union Initiates Grievance Procedures for Laid-off Workers, Alleges Contract Violation by Harvard

Harvard’s largest union initiated grievance procedures on behalf of several Harvard Division of Continuing Education employees who were laid off last week as part of the division’s efforts to make use of similar Faculty of Arts and Sciences personnel instead.

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85 Percent of Beds in Renovated Lowell House Will Be in Singles

New student spaces in Lowell will also include a squash court, a dance room, a screening room, a game lounge, a pool lounge, a party room, and band and opera-specific music rooms.

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Harvard College Dean Khurana Praises Educational Comps, Calls Comp Culture 'Uneven'

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he believes student organizations with transparent, educational comp processes demonstrate “effective leadership” in an interview Tuesday. Many of Harvard’s 400-plus student organizations run comps, which often comprise a series of exercises aimed at training prospective members.

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University President Survey Shows Only 37 Percent Are Confident in Harvard’s Admissions Trial Defense

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SEAS Now Requires Faculty to Submit Diversity Reports

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Car Hits Harvard Crimson Building Entrance, Driver Sustains Minor Injuries

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Harvard Sexual Health Peer Educators Pilot Anonymous Safe Sex Supplies Kit

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Harvard Economics Department Plans More Intro Classes Focused on Real-World Applications

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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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Washington Post Editor Martin Baron Receives Career Achievement Award

Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at the Harvard Institute of Politics Tuesday.Baron oversaw the Post’s 2014 reporting that revealed the National Security Administration was conducting widespread secret surveillance of civilians.

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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.

Commencement

Poet Tracy Smith Elected 2019 Commencement Chief Marshal of Alumni

United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94 has been elected the 25th reunion chief marshal and will lead the 368th iteration of Harvard’s Commencement exercises, the University announced last week.

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'Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program' Offers Mental Health Support to Student-Athletes

Starting at the beginning of this academic year, student-athletes have had an additional resource at their disposal as they navigate both Harvard classes and Division I athletics: The Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program.

Government

University Professor Emeritus and Former Library Director Sidney Verba Dies at Age 86

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52 Harvard Law School Professors Voice Support for Sullivan

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Janet Mock Honored in Harvard's Annual Cultural Rhythms Show

On Campus

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

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Harvard Women’s Center, Campus Groups Host Women’s Week to ‘Power Through’

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