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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.


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

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

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

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.

Med Student Learning

COVID-19 Deadlier for Men than Women, HMS Study Shows

COVID-19 results in higher case numbers and mortality rates in men than women across age groups, a recently released review article from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center demonstrated.