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Ashley R. Masci

Crimson staff writer Ashley R. Masci can be reached at ashley.masci@thecrimson.com.

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Studio and Performing Arts Theses
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Studio and Performing Arts Theses

Seniors pursuing theses in studio and performing arts concentrations had to find innovative ways to produce theses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

University Hall
College

Harvard To Launch Review of Placement Exam Process in Effort To Improve Student Support, Communication

The Office of Undergraduate Education is initiating a review of Harvard College’s placement exam system and determining how to improve student support and communications during the process, according to OUE Director of Academic Policy Sarah E. Champlin-Scharff.

Thesis Deadlines Pushed
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Thesis Deadlines Pushed

Several departments pushed back their deadlines for senior theses this spring, citing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Extension School Layoffs
Extension School

Extension School Students Seek Degree Name Change, Consider Current Labeling ‘Unethical,’ ‘Disrespectful’

As online education persists during the ongoing pandemic, Harvard Extension School students have renewed calls on the University to alter the school’s degree names to “accurately reflect students’ programs of study."

City Council Decriminalize
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City Council Decriminalize

The Cambridge City Council passed legislation on Feb. 3 to decriminalize the use, possession, and distribution of entheogenic plants.

Most Pop. Spring 2021 Courses
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Most Pop. Spring 2021 Courses

Covid Lack of Vaccines
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Covid Lack of Vaccines

Harvard University Health Services has received 700 vaccine doses total, and currently lacks the inventory to begin vaccinating patients aged 75 and older.

Pandemic Blocking
House Life

Pandemic Blocking

Housing Day
College

After Virtual Semester, Freshmen Navigate the Pressures of Blocking

For members of the Class of 2024, the infamously stressful blocking process may be extra fraught due to pandemic-era social restrictions.

By the Charles
City Politics

Newest Monopoly Edition Spotlights the City of Cambridge

Last Friday, Cambridge earned a unique accolade: it became the first small city in the United States to boast its own edition of the Monopoly board game.

HMS 1
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.

Glass Concourse at Brigham Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

School of Public Health Co-Creates Interactive Planning Tool To Aid COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital developed a new vaccine allocation tool that will help local and state leaders across the nation strategize the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Election Panel
Politics

Local Officials and Harvard Scholars Discuss Importance of Voter Participation In Pre-Election Panel

Panelists focused on the changes to elections this year due to the pandemic, rising youth activism, and the necessity of constant civic engagement.

Avi Loeb
Research

Astronomers Estimate Spin of Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way

Researchers at Harvard and Northwestern University derived the first tight limit for the spin of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

HMS Gordon Hall
Research

NIH Awards Nine Harvard Scientists ‘High-Risk, High-Reward’ Grants

The National Institutes of Health awarded nine Harvard Scientists grants as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

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