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Harvard Dismisses Three Students from Dorms After September Indoor Party

Harvard sent home three freshmen living in Mather House last weekend after finding that they hosted a party in the house with at least three other guests last month, according to five freshmen on campus with knowledge of the matter.


Harvard to Introduce Coronavirus Testing Pilot to Off-Campus Students

Harvard will expand its coronavirus testing program to nearly 500 undergraduates living in areas adjacent to campus, according to a Monday email penned by Harvard University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen.

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Harvard Medical School

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Researchers Publish ‘Promising’ Interim Results

Researchers at Harvard Medical School teaching hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported encouraging interim results Friday from an early clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.


Here’s How Many Harvard Affiliates Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Harvard and the City of Cambridge have reported out daily COVID-19 data. Here's what it shows.


Harvard Expects Up to 50 Returning Students Will Test Positive for COVID-19

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said he anticipates that “as many as 50 students” will test positive for the coronavirus “soon after arrival on campus.”

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Central Administration

Faculty, Staff, and Doctoral Students May Petition for Exceptions to University Travel Prohibition

The University has established a petition process for “rare” exceptions to its prohibition on domestic and international travel — measure which it has extended “until further notice,” according to an email Thursday from administrators.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Implements Dropboxes for Mail-In Ballots Amid U.S. Postal Service Turmoil

As the September Massachusetts state primary and the November presidential election approach, Cambridge officials said they are working to address concerns from residents about the security and safety of voting amid the coronavirus pandemic and growing controversies surrounding the United States Postal Service.

Harvard Management Company

In Reversal, Harvard Will Maintain Normal Endowment Payout for Fiscal Year 2021

The Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — moved to maintain a typical endowment payout of around 5 percent for Fiscal Year 2021, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay wrote in an email last week.

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Over 20 Percent of Harvard Undergrads Do Not Intend to Enroll in Fall 2020

More than 20 percent of Harvard College students do not intend to enroll this fall, according to data provided in a Thursday email from Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay to faculty and staff.

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Central Administration

Majority of Harvard Personnel to Work Remotely Through End of 2020

The majority of Harvard personnel will continue remote work through at least the end of the calendar year, administrators announced in an email Wednesday morning to affiliates.

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Undergraduates Will Have ‘Very Limited’ Access to Campus Buildings This Fall, Gay and Khurana Say

Harvard undergraduates living on campus in the fall will have “very limited” access to physical facilities, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote in an email to faculty and staff Thursday morning.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Boasts Low Unemployment Rate As Rest of State Hits Record Joblessness

Despite Massachusetts reporting the highest unemployment rate in the country last month, Cambridge has seen a relatively low rate compared to the rest of the Commonwealth.

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Moderna Begins Phase 3 Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

Moderna, Inc., a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, announced Monday it has begun the Phase 3 clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate.


Harvard Will Allow International Students to Study at Universities in Their Home Countries This Fall

Harvard College will allow returning international students to transfer credits from an accredited university in their home country to Harvard this fall, director of the Office of International Education Camila L. Nardozzi wrote in an email to undergraduates living outside the United States Wednesday.

Moakley Courthouse

Harvard and ICE Set Hearing on Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Next Week

Citing fast-approaching deadlines from ICE on the guidelines, Burroughs agreed to an expedited timeline, but questioned whether it would be “humanly possible” for her to read thousands of potential pages of briefs and issue a ruling by Wednesday.