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Harvard Prohibits all University-Related Domestic and International Travel Until Further Notice, Discourages Personal Travel

Harvard is prohibiting all University-related domestic and international travel until further notice, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76, Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp, and Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen wrote in an email to affiliates Monday.


Faculty to Discuss Fall Courses, Simultaneous Enrollment; Extension School Courses Likely Online Only

In its first monthly meeting since faculty and students cleared Harvard’s campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote over Zoom on course lists for the fall semester Tuesday, as well as a motion to simplify procedures for simultaneous enrollment.


Harvard Asked Its Lawyers to Review the University’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Here’s What They Found.

Harvard will adopt new donation guidelines as a result of its review of donations from the late billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to affiliates Friday afternoon.


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.


‘Harvard Will Be Open for Fall 2020,’ Provost Writes, Ruling Out Delay Until Spring

Whether on campus or virtually, Harvard will resume teaching and research in fall 2020, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 wrote in a message to affiliates Monday afternoon.


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.


FAS Dean Gay Says Higher Ed Must Think 'Rigorously' and 'Creatively' About Fall Semester

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Thursday that she and other higher education administrators are looking for “rigorous and creative” solutions to ensure academic progress for all students this fall.


Search for Harvard Ethnic Studies Faculty Suspended Indefinitely Due to Pandemic

Harvard has indefinitely suspended its search for faculty specializing in ethnic studies due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.


Harvard Forms Committee to Plan Online Ceremony, Prepares for Postponed Traditional Commencement Exercises

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Monday that Harvard formed a committee to plan for an online graduation ceremony and has begun to develop arrangements for its postponed 369th Commencement Exercises.


Harvard Announces Salary and Hiring Freezes, Discretionary Spending Reductions, Potential Deferral of Capital Projects, and Leadership Salary Cuts

Facing dire economic strains brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Harvard is instituting an immediate University-wide salary and hiring freeze, cancelling or deferring discretionary spending, and considering deferring all capital projects.


Crime Drops in Cambridge as Virus Spreads

As government and public health officials implore people to stay home, serious crime in Cambridge declined 17 percent in March compared to the previous month, according to the Cambridge Police Department’s monthly crime report.


Harvard Postpones Opening of Allston Science and Engineering Complex to Spring 2021

Harvard will delay the opening of its new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston until spring 2021, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III announced in an email to SEAS affiliates Friday afternoon.


Harvard to Issue $1.1 Billion in Bonds, Capitalizing on Low Interest Rate

Harvard will sell up to $573 million in revenue bonds through a state agency and use the proceeds to refinance outstanding debt, and sell $500 million in taxable bonds for “corporate purposes,” according to a report from Moody’s Investors Service this week.


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