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Internet Adapting Well to COVID-19 Pressures for Now, Harvard Affiliates Say

Harvard affiliates studying the impact of COVID-19 on the Internet have concluded that while the Internet has thus withstood additional pressures amid the pandemic, the long-term consequences of skyrocketing demand remain unclear.


Harvard Extension School Has Partnered With Zoom For Years, Former Dean Says

Huntington “Hunt” D. Lambert — former Dean of the Division of Continuing Education — said in an interview last week that he believes colleges’ smooth transition to virtual education is partially owed to Harvard Extension School’s years-long partnership with videoconferencing platform Zoom.


Federal Judge Grants Anonymity to Student Plaintiffs in Sanctions Lawsuit

Two Harvard College students suing Harvard over its sanctions against unrecognized single-gender social groups will be allowed to move forward with their lawsuit using pseudonyms, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


Harvard Announces New Grant Program to Fund Local Nonprofits

Harvard is piloting a new grant program that will provide funding to Allston-Brighton nonprofit organizations working to address urgent needs exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, the University announced April 24.


Harvard Archivists Scramble to Document Daily Life Amid Pandemic

Staff at the Harvard University Archives are soliciting reflections from Harvard affiliates to document how College traditions, academic coursework, and daily life have changed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Harvard Will Not 'Seek or Accept' CARES Funding

Harvard will not “seek or accept” the nearly $9 million in funds allocated to it by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, according to a Wednesday statement from University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.


The End of the Harvard Century

For decades, Harvard’s relationship with China has been asymmetrical — China needed the University’s talent and resources more than the University needed China’s. But in light of the country’s economic and political ascent, the balance of that relationship has begun to shift. As the U.S. adopts racialized rhetoric toward Chinese scholars and China extends its long arm of censorship to university campuses overseas, perhaps even Harvard’s prestigious walls cannot adequately defend “Veritas.”


Radcliffe Institute and Divinity School Particularly Vulnerable to Endowment Decreases

Losses to the University’s endowment due to the coronavirus pandemic may have a disproportionate impact on the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Harvard Divinity School, which draw high proportions of their budget from the endowment.


Grad Union Expresses Concerns with Workload, Health Care, and Research During Pandemic

Student workers said they were concerned about workload protections, health care security, and research opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic, given the absence of a contract between Harvard and its graduate student union.


Divest Harvard Calls University’s Carbon-Neutral Endowment Commitment 'Insufficient'

Divest Harvard, a student group calling on the University to divest from the fossil fuel industry, argues that Harvard’s commitment to making its endowment carbon-neutral by 2050 falls short of achieving their goal of total withdrawal from the industry.


Harvard Business School Administrators Forecast $22 Million Deficit for FY20

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria and Business School Executive Dean for Administration Angela Q. Crispi announced in an email last Monday that unforeseen coronavirus-induced economic complications have disrupted the school’s economic model.


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