Coronavirus Feature

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Harvard Students Meet Spring Residential Plans with Mix of Excitement, Disappointment

Harvard College’s Tuesday announcement that it would prioritize bringing upperclassmen back to campus this spring drew a broad range of reactions — excitement, shock, and disappointment among them — from students.

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Far from Cambridge, Students Balance Remote Classes, Virtual Social Lives, and an Uncertain Future

Harvard’s decision to house mostly first-year students for the fall semester motivated many upperclassmen students to search for off-campus housing.

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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.

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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.

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As Pandemic Wears On, Massachusetts Residents Have Increased Risky Behaviors, Survey Finds

Over the past seven months, Massachusetts residents have relaxed their adherence to COVID-19 prevention guidelines, according to a new survey.


Cambridge Tests Sewage to Track Coronavirus Infections

As COVID-19 cases increase across the state, the Cambridge Public Health Department announced a partnership with Biobot Analytics, Inc. Thursday to test local wastewater for viral RNA particles.

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Harvard Athletes Meet Ivy League Decision to Cancel Winter Season With Disappointment

Several athletes on Harvard’s varsity winter sports teams said they were disappointed — if somewhat unsurprised — at the Ivy League’s decision to cancel the winter athletics season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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HMS Researchers Co-Design COVID-19 Telehealth Rehabilitation Program

Researchers and clinicians from Harvard Medical School designed new telehealth rehabilitation plans for COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitalization in a recently published study.


Harvard Grad School of Arts and Sciences to Reduce or Pause Admissions in Some Fields

Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will reduce the number of students it admits for the 2021-22 school year as it continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators wrote in a letter to faculty Thursday afternoon.

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GSAS Remains Online for Spring Semester, Continues Emergency Support Initiative

The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will continue all instruction and cohort-building activities for the spring 2021 semester remotely, GSAS Dean Emma Dench wrote in an email to students last Wednesday.

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Student Life

DSO Administrators Outline Plans for “Contactless” Student Move-Out

The Dean of Students Office released move-out plans to students living on campus in an email Friday, an endeavor the administration is hoping will be much smoother and well-planned than the hectic send-off students faced in the spring.

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Athletes on Campus Begin In-Person, Sport-Specific Training Amid Pandemic Precautions

Student-athletes living on campus began sport-specific training on Monday as Harvard Athletics entered the next phase of bringing Crimson sports back to Cambridge amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Delays Entering Step Two of Phase Three of Mass. Reopening Plan

The City of Cambridge announced Friday it will delay entering Step Two of Phase Three of Massachusetts’s reopening plan, after determining it would likely lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Cambridge.

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Navigating Reduced Hours and Remote Work, Students Adapt to Transformed Campus Job Market

Shelving dusty books, dishing up grill orders, leading patrons through Harvard’s art collections — in the coronavirus era, job-seeking students have found that campus mainstays are now defunct.

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‘A Pandemic Economy’: Student Groups Face Financial Turmoil

As budgets shrink and student activities go remote, campus extracurricular groups are scrambling to remain financially viable amid the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic.