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Transfer Students

Transfer Students Report Feelings of Isolation During Remote Academic Year

Already facing a difficult transition, the coronavirus pandemic and a remote academic year has made it even harder for transfer students to find their footing at Harvard, several such students said.

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Admissions Experts Unsurprised by Elimination of SAT Subject Tests and Essay

Some admissions officers and college counselors said they were unsurprised by College Board’s decision to discontinue the SAT Subject Tests and SAT with essay, but remain unsure about how the decision will impact the admissions process going forward.

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Harvard Removes Standardized Testing Requirement for Class of 2026 Applicants

Applicants to Harvard’s Class of 2026 will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application to the College, the Admissions Office announced Friday.

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College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests and Essay

The College Board will permanently eliminate the SAT Subject Tests or SAT with essay to better adapt to the pandemic-era admissions process, the company announced last Tuesday.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard College Receives Record-High 57,000 Applications, Delays Admissions Release Date

More than 57,000 students applied for a spot in Harvard College’s Class of 2025, marking a record high and forcing the Admissions Office to push back its decision release date by roughly a week, the office announced Thursday.

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Office of Career Services Evolves to Support Students Navigating A Tumultuous Job Market

After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Harvard’s Office of Career Services had to abruptly adapt its resources to an online format, trading pizza events and lively career fairs for virtual advising and webinars.

School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Mayor Keisha L. Bottoms Discusses Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response in HSPH Webinar

Mayor of Atlanta Keisha L. Bottoms discussed how her city has handled challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest installment of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership series Monday.

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Harvard Researchers Confirm First Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Habitable Zone

Researchers at Harvard, MIT, and other institutions used a new telescope to confirm the existence of the first Earth-sized planet outside our solar system in a habitable zone, a step toward understanding how life formed on Earth and could form in other solar systems.

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Harvard Square

Cambridge Installs Nine Public Showers in Harvard Square

The City of Cambridge has installed nine public showers in a Harvard Square parking lot in association with First Church Shelter.

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IOP Speaker Draws on Experience in AIDS, TB, and Malaria Prevention to Talk COVID-19

Peter A. Sands — the executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — discussed the global response to the coronavirus pandemic at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics Thursday.

Harvard Medical School

HSPH Professor, Scientists Call for Increased Reproducibility in Clinical Artificial Intelligence Models

Over a dozen scientists — including faculty from HSPH and HMS — published a commentary calling for reproducibility in clinical artificial intelligence models.

Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Research Find Increased Airborne Radiation Near Fracking Sites

Petros Koutrakis, an environmental sciences professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and his research team published a study last week presenting evidence of increased levels of airborne radiation in areas within 12 miles of United States hydraulic fracturing sites.

Harvard Office of Sustainability
Student Life

Founder of Environmental Voter Project Discusses Increasing Turnout Among Environmentalists

Nathaniel Stinnett, founder of the Environmental Voter Project, discussed on a panel Wednesday how his non-profit combats poor voter turnout among environmentalists in the United States.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Conventional Media, Donald Trump Are Primary Drivers of Voting Disinformation, Harvard Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center found that unsubstantiated concerns about widespread mail-in voter fraud in the 2020 election are mainly spread by high-ranking Republicans — including Donald Trump — and conventional media, according to a working paper released Oct. 2.