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Yard Closure
College

University Temporarily Restricts Access to Harvard Yard

The University is closing Harvard Yard to the public every evening through mid-October, requiring affiliates entering the Yard to show their Harvard ID to security guards between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m., during which only Johnston, Thayer, Widener, and Solomon Gates are open.

Hoedown on Holyoke
Harvard Square

‘Hoedown on Holyoke’ Brings BBQ and Country Music to Harvard Square

Holyoke Street came alive Sunday as people square danced, ate barbeque, and drank beer at the “Hoedown on Holyoke,” a day-long block party organized by the Harvard Square Business Association.

Class of 2025 Convocation Steps
College

‘Exactly What I Needed’: Gap Year Students Reflect on Year Away from Harvard

With the return of all undergraduates this semester, many students who took a gap year said they are returning to campus with new life perspectives and updated goals for their time at Harvard.

Harvard Yard
College

College Postpones Crimson Jam Concert Indefinitely Amid Covid-19 Surge

Crimson Jam — an annual concert and block party organized by the College Events Board — would have featured performances in Harvard Yard Friday night by student bands and headliner B.o.B.

Adams Housing Day Video
College

The Making of a Housing Day Video

For more than a decade, the tradition of “Housing Day videos” expanded the festivities from Harvard Yard to YouTube, where several videos have received tens of thousands of views. This year, the videos also gave many freshmen a first glimpse at their Houses.

Tooth Pain Study Graphic
Research

HMS Affiliates Help Publish Novel Study on Causes of Cold-Induced Tooth Pain

Researchers from around the world, including two Harvard Medical School affiliates, announced the discovery of a new cellular function that explains how teeth sense cold temperatures and why that causes tooth pain.

Harvard School of Public Health
Politics

Harvard Economics Professor Talks Broken American Health System

William C. Hsiao, an Economics professor emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health, spoke about the problems with America’s health system and the potential benefits of a single-payer system during a HSPH webinar on Thursday.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Research

Harvard Center Helps Improve Communication of Quantum Science Concepts in American Sign Language

Harvard’s Center for Integrated Quantum Materials and the Learning Center for the Deaf are developing new signs in American Sign Language for quantum science concepts to increase accessibility in the field.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

Kennedy School Hosts Webinar on Proliferation of Online Conspiracies

Journalists and media experts discussed digital misinformation, conspiracy theories, and their implications at a Harvard Kennedy School event Tuesday.

Vaccine Rollout Fenway
Computer Science

Harvard College Students Build Website to Provide Americans with Covid Vaccine Information

Two Harvard College students launched a website last month that provides information on states’ Covid-19 vaccine programs in an effort to demystify the process, which has left many Americans confused.

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