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Braving Rain and Wind, Harvard Affiliates Conquer the Boston Marathon

Harvard students, alumni, and staff battled wind and intermittent rain to complete the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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UC Votes to Fund Electric Scooters, Professional Comedy Show

The UC voted to fund an electric scooter sharing program, a music and comedy event, and a promotional video for a freshman pre-orientation program at its weekly meeting Sunday afternoon.

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Harvard Junior Salma Abdelrahman Named Truman Scholar

Salma Abdelrahman ’20 was sitting in a Phillips Brooks House Association meeting when she found out she was one of 62 students across the country named 2019 Truman Scholars, a graduate scholarship for college students committed to public service.

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Students Demonstrate in Support of Democracy in Sudan

Roughly fifty students gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Saturday afternoon to demonstrate support for democratic governance in Sudan.

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UC Rejects Statement in Support of Undergraduate Who Filed Police Report About Confrontation With Winthrop Tutor

The UC voted against passing a statement of support for Danu A.K. Mudannayake ’20 — a student activist who has repeatedly called for Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. to step down after he announced he would represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — at their general meeting Sunday.

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Nekesa Straker Appointed Senior Assistant Dean of Residential Life and First-Year Students

Nekesa C. Straker will serve as the new senior assistant dean of residential life and first-year students starting next academic year, Associate Dean of Students Lauren E. Brandt announced in an email to undergraduates Thursday afternoon.

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Barreira Says HUHS Shares Mental Health Evaluations with College Before and After Leaves of Absence

​​​​​​​Harvard University Health Services shares undergraduates’ mental health evaluations with College administrators before students go on or return from leaves of absence with their permission, Paul J. Barreira, outgoing HUHS director, said in an interview last week.

Mass Incarceration in the Black and Latinx Community
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Experts Discuss Mass Incarceration at Panel in Harvard's Emerson Hall

Activists and experts discussed the intersection of racism, xenophobia, and mass incarceration at a panel in Emerson Hall Tuesday.

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Kiiara

Pop singer and songwriter Kiiara performs at Yardfest Sunday afternoon. Kiiara was the concert's opener this year.

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Students dance during the annual Yardfest concert. The College made a series of changes to the event, including moving it from Friday to Sunday afternoon.

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Bazzi and Kiiara Bring 'Great Energy' To Harvard Yardfest

Hundreds of students flocked to Tercentenary Theatre Sunday to watch Kiiara and Bazzi perform at Yardfest, the College’s annual spring outdoor concert planned by the College Events Board.

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On Campus

Graduate Student Parents Face Steep Costs, Social Isolation

In any given year, more than one in twenty graduate students in GSAS are also parents. Some are single parents, some are married to other Ph.D. students, and others have one, two, or three or more children. But they all face similar issues, ranging from healthcare and childcare costs to the social isolation that comes with being a student-parent.

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In Second Annual BRIDGE Week, Harvard SEAS Celebrates Diversity in STEM

BRIDGE Week originated as an effort by the leaders of three student organizations at SEAS to celebrate a SEAS alumnus who had contributed to engineering and advanced diversity in STEM.

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Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Student Subcommittee Brings New Perspective to Debt Conversations

The committee was created to bring student voices into the fold as administrators consider ways to address student debt concerns surrounding higher education, according to Sarah Carey, associate director of financial aid at the Medical School.

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Dean of Undergraduate Education Claybaugh Seeks to Improve Faculty Teaching, Advising

Claybaugh said one of her main priorities in the years ahead is to “do more” with academic advising, a request undergraduates have expressed to her since she took office. In particular, she hopes to pair students with advisers more tailored to their concentrations and focus on identifying common sources of academic stress.

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