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Moderna Therapeutics, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, is at the forefront of coronavirus vaccine development. The company recently received FDA approval to move onto Phase 2 of vaccine testing, in addition to $500 million in grants.
The Dean of Students Office is currently preparing for a multitude of scenarios for the fall semester, as uncertainty continues to swirl around whether undergraduates will return to campus.
Since students’ departure, House resident tutors have balanced their responsibilities for their students, Houses, and jobs — all the while taking care of themselves in the middle of an unprecedented time in the history of Harvard’s campus.
A member of the Cambridge Police Department inadvertently tweeted from the official CPD account on Sunday afternoon criticizing United States Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.).
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 announced in a press release Friday that R. Martin Chávez ’85 and Beth Y. Karlan ’78 will serve as the Board of Overseers’ President and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for the 2020-2021 academic year.
An international research team that includes two Harvard professors has determined that the Spinosaurus is the first known swimming dinosaur, according to a study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature.
Prospective College freshmen often have to weigh a long list of concerns when deciding where to matriculate — location, academics, housing, social scene. Entrants to the Class of 2024 have one more: how their school of choice will handle the coronavirus pandemic.
Citing Harvard Law School Clinic Brief, Federal Court Recognizes Gender as a Basis for Granting Asylum
After 30 years of advocacy by the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic, a federal appeals court recognized gender as a basis for granting asylum on Friday, allowing women facing domestic violence in their home countries to seek refuge in the United States.
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.
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 Settles Federal Grant Overcharge Allegations for $1.3 Million; University And Professor Deny Wrongdoing
Harvard settled with the federal government for $1.3 million over allegations that a professor at its School of Public Health overcharged federal grants, according to a Monday press release from the Department of Justice.
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.
Harvard College will aim to conclude its five ongoing faculty dean searches by the end of May as planned, according to Dean of Finance and Administration Sheila C. Thimba.
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.”
Harvard Medical School, Partners HealthCare Criticized for Email Requesting Medical Student Volunteers
Harvard Medical School and Partners HealthCare came under fire this week for an email asking fourth-year medical students to volunteer at the Boston Hope medical center, a recently-opened 1000-bed COVID-19 recovery center.
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, 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 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.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Medical School Faculty Council passed resolutions in February calling for Harvard to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies, but faculty who study environmental science say they are split on whether divestment would be effective in combatting climate change.
Harvard will name its next Athletics Director by the end of the academic year despite a University-wide hiring freeze implemented in response to the coronavirus crisis.
As Harvard grapples with the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said the University will focus its existing funds on teaching and research.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Suspends Capital Projects and Faculty Searches After University-Wide Freezes
After Harvard announced University-wide hiring and salary freezes, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences indefinitely placed faculty searches and capital projects on hold.
Nearly 200 Cambridge residents — including Harvard and MIT affiliates — signed an online petition urging the two universities to house unsheltered residents and commit more resources to the city’s pandemic response efforts.
Harvard University will receive nearly $9 million in aid from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Department of Education announced last week.