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Audrey M. Apollon

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Student Groups

Health Care Conference Addresses the Legacy of Racism in Black Health

Activists and scholars across a breadth of disciplines gathered virtually for the fifth annual student-run Black Health Matters conference this weekend to discuss the effects of systemic racism on Black health.

Student Groups

‘Othered’ and ‘Excluded’: Asian American Students React to Increase in Hate Crimes Across the U.S.

Leaders of Asian American groups at the College said they have reacted to the spike in anti-Asian violence and racism since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with frustration and sadness, but not surprise.

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Politics

Harvard Students Help Immigrants File Applications Through Nonprofit

A non-profit website, run in part by Harvard College students and incubated in the University’s iLab, is pushing forward in its mission to provide free aid to those working through immigration applications.

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Student Groups

Black Student Organizations Adapt Black History Month Programming to Virtual Setting

Many Black cultural organizations are finding ways to adapt staples of their Black History Month programming to a virtual setting.

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College

Harvard Cultural Groups Look to Build On Successes of Virtual Fall Semester

Members of the Class of 2024 had limited social interaction in the fall semester due to most facets of campus life — classes, extracurriculars, socials — being rendered virtual. Still, they said, campus cultural groups played an important role in supporting their transition to college life.

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Harvard in the World

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman ’20 To Perform at Super Bowl Following Inaugural Poem

The first National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda S. C. Gorman ’20 will recite an original poem at the Super Bowl LV pre-show on Feb. 7, following a streak of success that led her to the nation’s Capitol to perform at President Joe Biden's inauguration last week.

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On Campus

Graduate School of Design Strips Architect's Name from House in Response to Open Letter

The Harvard Graduate School of Design will no longer refer to one of its houses as the Philip Johnson Thesis House in response to an open letter criticizing its namesake’s white supremacist views, Dean Sarah M. Whiting wrote in a letter last month.

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College

Far from Cambridge, Students Balance Remote Classes, Virtual Social Lives, and an Uncertain Future

Harvard’s decision to house mostly first-year students for the fall semester motivated many upperclassmen students to search for off-campus housing.

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Research

Faster Immune Response Results in Longer-Lasting COVID-19 Immunity, HMS Study Shows

COVID-19 patients with milder symptoms and swifter recoveries have prolonged immunity from reinfection, Harvard Medical School researchers found in a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Nov. 3.

Health

Healthcare Workers Discuss COVID-19 Experiences and Storytelling in Webinar

Boston healthcare workers discussed their experiences combating COVID-19 in diverse populations at a webinar Thursday hosted by the Harvard College Medical Humanities forum.

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Race

Radcliffe Panelists Link Systemic Racism, Obesity, COVID-19

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study hosted a webinar Tuesday addressing the connections between obesity, COVID-19, and systemic racism.

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Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow Reid-Pharr Discusses Forthcoming Book on James Baldwin in Online Event Series

Radcliffe Fellow Robert F. Reid-Pharr showcased his work on the legendary novelist, poet, and activist James Baldwin on Wednesday afternoon.

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Politics

Cambridge Maintaining Six Voter Drop Boxes for November Election

The City of Cambridge Election Commission has installed five additional voting drop box locations to ensure an efficient collection of ballots in the upcoming state and presidential election.

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Books

Toronto Professor Shams Discusses the Interconnectivity of Geopolitics and Immigration In Book Talk

University of Toronto Assistant Professor Tahseen Shams argued that conventional methods of analyzing immigrants’ conception of themselves have neglected to consider the influence of places located beyond the home and hostland in a Zoom webinar Wednesday.

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