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As the school year nears a close, administrators in the Dean of Students Office reflected on students' experiences during the past academic year amid the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with The Crimson on Tuesday.
Virtual Visitas, the College’s online rendition of their welcome to prospective students, begcan on Saturday and drew largely positive responses from both the students attending the events and the organizations hosting panels for the Class of 2025. Visitas events are scheduled to conclude at the end of this week.
Administrators at the Dean of Students Office discussed their planning for a virtual iteration of the College’s admitted students’ weekend — Visitas — and potential College-sponsored outdoor activities in an interview last week.
Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair and Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging Alta Mauro discussed the effectiveness of wellness days and the rise in anti-Asian attacks.
Boasting an improved ventilation system and expanded dining spaces, renovations to Claverly Hall of Adams House wrapped up earlier this month, marking the end of the first of three phases of the House’s renewal project.
Bedecked in House-themed paraphernalia and boasting festive Zoom backgrounds, undergraduates welcomed members of the Class of 2024 to their upperclassmen houses during the College’s second consecutive virtual Housing Day Friday.
Associate Dean of Students Lauren E. Brandt ’01 and Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Belonging Alta Mauro discussed virtual Housing Day and the Dean of Students Office’s commitment to anti-racism in a March 1 interview.
Away From Harvard’s Libraries and Lecture Halls, Low-Income Students Face Academic Challenges During Remote Year
While Harvard students study in the same libraries and learn in the same lecture halls during normal times, the coronavirus pandemic has done away with those shared academic resources, highlighting inequalities that previously existed within the student body.
On Thursday, hundreds of international freshmen — who have been restricted from Harvard campus life by international visa restrictions — will commit to a group of up to eight students with which to be placed in one of Harvard’s 12 upperclassman houses for the next three years.
Looking ahead to the next semester, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said her office aspires to “have as normal a fall as we can” in a Monday interview.
‘A Very Untraditional Circumstance’: HoCo Chairs Try To Keep Housing Day Traditions Alive, Virtually
House Committee chairs said they are working to create as normal of a Housing Day as possible this month, despite the abnormal circumstances of a virtual Housing Day for the second consecutive year amid an ongoing global pandemic.
Many Harvard students in Texas — some enrolled but living at home due to the coronavirus pandemic — were left without power this week as a severe winter storm pummeled pockets of the United States, leaving at least 47 dead.
Harvard undergraduates residing on campus said they were surprised and excited after the Dean of Students Office announced the College would move into “Level 3: Yellow” of its campus reopening plan Monday.
When the College announced it would prioritize bringing upperclassmen back for the spring, some freshmen flocked to off-campus apartments while others opted to stay home.
Students invited to live in residence this semester will encounter a far-from-normal campus experience, which began for many this week with a move-in process modified for the pandemic era.
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