With indoor mask-wearing now recommended — but not required — at Harvard College, undergraduates have been left to decide for themselves whether to mask up in most indoor spaces.
‘Going in the Wrong Direction’: Khurana Calls on Students to Observe Covid-19 Rules Amid Spike in Cases
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana implored students to continue masking and avoid large gatherings in a Thursday interview as Covid-19 cases climb on campus.
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences discussed a slew of hot-button issues at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, including one proposal that would move Harvard to a system of previous-term registration instead of shopping week and another that would allow for double concentrations.
The Harvard Undergraduate Council convened Sunday for its weekly general meeting and passed five pieces of legislation, including plans to renew its summer storage program.
Housing Day will take place in-person for the first time since 2019 according to two proposals formulated by the Dean of Students Office and House Committees — one that includes a modified version of traditional “dorm storming” and one that moves festivities entirely outside.
After learning in-person annual alumni events will be separated from Commencement for the first time, some Harvard alumni mourned the loss of intergenerational connections, even as many acknowledged the practical reasons behind the change.
Following Racist Attack, Harvard UC President Rejects Body’s Statement of Solidarity at First Meeting of 2022
At the Undergraduate Council’s first meeting of the year Tuesday, the body’s president, Michael Y. Cheng ’22, rejected a statement of solidarity from general members written in response to racist signs posted on his door earlier this week.
Dozens of Harvard security guards stood posted at the Science and Engineering Complex and Widener Gate for hours last week, but they weren’t on duty. Rather, they were there to engage and educate undergraduates in their push for a new contract before Commencement in May.
Reflecting on the first two weeks of the semester, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair lauded students in a Monday interview for their adherence to Covid-19 policies since returning to campus amid a nationwide surge in Omicron cases.
Harvard will reopen its undergraduate dining halls with socially distanced seating beginning on Tuesday, the Dean of Students Office announced Monday night.
Two Harvard affiliates — Marissa Sumathipala ’22 and Harvard Medical School student James Diao — were tapped for the Churchill Scholarship earlier this month.
Disciplinary actions taken against undergraduates dropped to a six-year low during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to Administrative Board data updated last summer.
Applicants to Harvard College will not be required to submit standardized test scores for at least the next four years.
Some Harvard students said they are holding out to get a Covid-19 booster shot until the conclusion of the fall semester, though public health experts recommend people get the shot as soon as possible.
The Harvard Undergraduate Council elected a new secretary and treasurer and passed legislation to endorse an independent audit of its own finances in an emergency meeting over Zoom Wednesday evening.