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Leah J. Teichholtz

Crimson staff writer Leah J. Teichholtz can be reached at leah.teichholtz@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @LeahTeichholtz.

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Student Groups

Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation

Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

Quad Bikes Outside
House Life

After Covid-19 Closure, Quad Bikes to Reopen in Fall Following Student-Led Effort

Harvard undergraduates are set to reopen Quad Bikes, a bicycle repair shop nested in the basement of Cabot House, after a roughly two-year closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

BiggerBed Mattress Topper U-Haul Fire
College

Harvard Dorm Mattress Toppers Burn in Fiery Explosion on Mass. Pike

Nearly 200 mattress toppers rented by Harvard undergraduates met an untimely end after the U-Haul transporting them to campus erupted in flames on the side of the Massachusetts Turnpike Monday afternoon.

The Crimson Building
College

The Harvard Crimson to Shift to Weekly Print Publication Starting This Fall

The Harvard Crimson will shift to publishing a weekly print edition this fall in a historic move toward a “digital-first” future, the newspaper announced Thursday.

Bacow Speaks to Graduates
College

‘Somewhere in the Middle’: Students React to Bacow’s Decision to Step Down with Shock, Apathy

Students across the University reacted to the news of University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s exit with a mixture of shock, ambivalence, and reflection.

HLOS - Leverett
College

Harvard Medical School Professors to Serve as Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans

Harvard Medical School professors Eileen E. Reynolds ’86 ​​and Daniel G. Deschler will serve as Leverett House’s interim faculty deans, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to Leverett affiliates Tuesday.

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College

Leverett House Faculty Deans to Step Down After Just Four Years in Role

Leverett House Faculty Deans Brian D. Farrell and Irina P. Ferreras announced their departure on Tuesday, a move that comes just four years after their arrival in the house.

The Chairs
College

30,000 Chairs: Planning Harvard’s Triple Commencement

On Thursday, thousands of students, family members, and friends inundated Harvard Yard for the Class of 2022’s Commencement. On Sunday, tens of thousands more will do the same in celebration of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. An occasion of this magnitude demanded careful preparation, administrators say.

Quincy House Covid Spring Move In
College

Six Ways Covid-19 Transformed Harvard

Harvard has lifted all its campus Covid-19 restrictions. But the pandemic’s impact is lasting.

Mather House Residents Walk to Commencement
Commencement

New Zealand PM Tells Harvard Graduates to Protect Democracy, Takes Aim at Big Tech in Commencement Address

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on graduates in Harvard’s Class of 2022 to pursue “genuine debate and dialogue” in order to protect democracy in an address at the University’s 371st Commencement on Thursday, taking aim at the role big technology has played in political discourse.

Dean Rakesh Khurana Class Day 2022
Commencement

At Class Day, Michelle Wu ’07 Calls on College Graduates to Embrace ‘Veritas’ as Foundation of Changemaking

Boston mayor Michelle Wu ’07 is set to address the Harvard College Class of 2022 at today’s Class Day ceremony. Watch the ceremony live here.

Classes of 2020 and 2021
College

Life Post(grad) Pandemic

For the Classes of 2020 and 2021, leaving Harvard meant entering a pandemic-ridden post-grad world.

Tercentenary Theatre Commencement Preparation
College

Actress Adjoa Andoh to Address Harvard College Class of 2021 at Class Day Dinner

British actress ​​Adjoa Andoh will address the Harvard College Class of 2021 at its in-person Class Day Dinner on May 28, the 2021 Class Committee announced in an email Tuesday.

Harvard Yard Commencement
College

Class of 2021 to Receive Commemorative NFTs During Commencement Festivities

When the Class of 2021 returns to campus this month, they will receive more than a long-awaited on-campus Commencement — for the first time in Harvard’s history, they will also have the opportunity to claim a commemorative non-fungible token, or NFT.

Dean Khurana
College

‘An Uncomfortable Truth’: Khurana Reflects on Landmark Legacy of Slavery Report

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana lauded the importance of the University’s landmark Legacy of Slavery report in a Thursday interview.

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