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Ivy League to Resume Athletics Competition in Fall, Presidents Announce

After more than a year without Ivy League athletics due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league is expected to resume a full competition schedule in fall 2021, the Ivy League Council of Presidents announced in a joint statement Tuesday.

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Department of Athletics

Harvard Athletics Director McDermott Rules Out Local Non-Conference Play Before Fall Semester

Harvard varsity sports teams will not participate in any organized competition — including local non-conference competition — before the fall semester, Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Wednesday.

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Interfaculty Initiatives

Harvard University Native American Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Plans for the Future

As the Harvard University Native American Program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, program affiliates said they aim to continue and grow its mission to support Indigenous students on campus in the years to come.

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College Administration

Following Ivy League Policy Shift, Harvard Athletics Helps Athletes Navigate Grad School Admissions Process

In light of the Ivy League’s sudden policy change allowing senior student athletes to compete next year as graduate students, Harvard Athletics is supporting interested athletes by answering informational questions and writing recommendation letters, according to Athletics Director Erin McDermott.

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Ivy League

Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott Says Fall Competition Likely, Outlines Possible Scenarios

In an interview Wednesday, Harvard Director of Athletics Erin McDermott laid out three possible scenarios for the fall 2021 athletics season: conference-only competition, expanded Ivy League and regional competition, or full competition including long-distance, non-conference play.

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Department of Athletics

Bacow, Gay Weigh In On Ivy League Decisions and Fall Athletics Planning in Webinar with Student Athletes

University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay explained Ivy League decisions regarding athletics competition amid the coronavirus pandemic to Harvard student athletes in a Zoom webinar Tuesday.

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Department of Athletics

Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Season (Again) Due to Covid-19

The Ivy League will not hold a spring sports season, the Ivy League presidents announced Thursday, nearly one year after the conference first canceled athletics competition as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

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Ivy League

‘Too Little, Too Late’: Ivy League Decision Allowing Senior Student Athletes to Compete as Grad Students Draws Mixed Reactions

Harvard College student athletes reacted with surprise, gratitude, and skepticism to the Ivy League’s decision Thursday to allow current senior student athletes to compete as graduate students next year, in a reversal of a longstanding League policy barring graduate students from competition.

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Department of Athletics

Ivy League to Allow Senior Student Athletes to Compete as Grad Students Due to Covid-19

Harvard College senior student athletes whose seasons were canceled due to Covid-19 will have the opportunity to compete for Harvard as graduate students during the 2021-2022 seasons in a break with Ivy League policies barring graduate students from competition, Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott announced Thursday.

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Department of Athletics

Dillon Field House

Dillon Field House contains facilities and offices that supports Harvard athletics.

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As Harvard Presses Ahead With Campus Reopening, Student Athletes Resume Training

Student athletes residing on campus were allowed to begin strength and conditioning workouts and sport-specific training Monday as Harvard proceeded to the next phase of its campus reopening.

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Student Life

‘A No-Brainer’: Harvard Student Athletes Explore Post-Grad Education and Competition at Other Schools

Some student athletes whose seasons were canceled by the pandemic plan to use their final year of collegiate athletics eligibility at other universities after obtaining their Harvard degrees.

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Ivy League: Competition Will Not Take Place Without ‘Significant Changes' in Pandemic

As the United States enters the most dire stage of the coronavirus pandemic yet, the Ivy League told student-athletes and coaches in a Thursday email that it has yet to determine whether the spring sports season will occur.

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Student-Athletes Navigate Life without Sports

The cancellation of Ivy League athletics due to the coronavirus has provided a respite for some of Harvard’s student-athletes, while causing others to lose their sense of purpose, they said.

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