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A ‘Huge Opportunity Cost’: International Students Navigate Midnight Classes, Limited Extracurricular Opportunities

Last spring, Amy M. Zhou ’21 went to sleep at 2 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m., went back to sleep at noon, and woke up at 4 p.m. each day. Classes had transitioned online, and Zhou had to accommodate Cambridge timetables from 14 time zones away.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Erekat, HKS Fellow and Palestinian Negotiator, Criticizes Israeli Accords with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates

Saeb Erekat — a Harvard Kennedy School fellow and the Chief Palestinian Negotiator of the Palestine Liberation Organization — criticized the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain’s deal normalizing diplomatic relations with Israel, saying in a Saturday interview with The Crimson that he does not believe the deal will alleviate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Negotiatior, To Join Harvard Kennedy School as Fellow

Saeb Erekat, the Chief Palestinian Negotiator and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, will join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project as a Fisher Family Fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Central Administration

Former Japanese Government Official Pressured HMC Head In Vote On Toshiba Chief Executive’s Reappointment, per Report

The former investment chief of Japan’s state pension fund pressured Harvard Management Company Chief Executive N.P. “Narv” Narvekar in a vote over the reappointment of an embattled electronics conglomerate chief executive, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.

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HAA

International Alumni Community Rallies Around Students Scattered Across the World

From the visa issues that have kept freshmen off campus to the trans-Atlantic time differences that complicate their online coursework, international students have faced significant challenges at the start of the virtual fall semester. Harvard alumni around the globe say they want to help make their experience easier.

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Central Administration

Faculty, Staff, and Doctoral Students May Petition for Exceptions to University Travel Prohibition

The University has established a petition process for “rare” exceptions to its prohibition on domestic and international travel — measure which it has extended “until further notice,” according to an email Thursday from administrators.

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Politics

Three U.S. Representatives Request Foreign Funding Data in Letter to Bacow

U.S. Representatives James Comer (R-Ky.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) requested Monday that Harvard disclose all records of gifts from the governments and citizens of China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Russia since 2015.

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College

Harvard Will Allow International Students to Study at Universities in Their Home Countries This Fall

Harvard College will allow returning international students to transfer credits from an accredited university in their home country to Harvard this fall, director of the Office of International Education Camila L. Nardozzi wrote in an email to undergraduates living outside the United States Wednesday.

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College

‘Devastating’ and ‘Impossible’: Harvard, MIT Students Submit Declarations in ICE Lawsuit

Four Harvard students and four MIT students attested in sworn declarations submitted to the Massachusetts District Court on Monday that new Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules would have "devastating" and "impossible" effects on their lives.

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Undergraduate Council

Undergraduate Council Unanimously Votes to Join Amicus Brief in Harvard-MIT Lawsuit Against ICE

The Undergraduate Council unanimously adopted legislation on July 12 to join an amicus brief in support of the ongoing Harvard-MIT lawsuit against immigration authorities, alongside student body representative groups from 15 other universities.

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Higher Education

Harvard Affiliates, Other Colleges and Universities File Amicus Briefs In Support of ICE Lawsuit

Ahead of a Tuesday hearing, supporters within and outside Harvard have begun to prepare and file amicus briefs in the University’s lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

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College

Harvard and ICE Set Hearing on Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Next Week

Citing fast-approaching deadlines from ICE on the guidelines, Burroughs agreed to an expedited timeline, but questioned whether it would be “humanly possible” for her to read thousands of potential pages of briefs and issue a ruling by Wednesday.

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College

Harvard Says Incoming Student Stopped at Belarus Airport

Authorities halted a Harvard-bound sophomore at the airport in Minsk, Belarus, lawyer and Harvard Corporation Fellow William F. “Bill” Lee ’72 said in a conference Thursday.

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International Students

Harvard President Bacow Condemns New ICE Guidelines Jeopardizing International Students

Students attending colleges and universities operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in residence in the United States, according to guidelines released Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Central Administration

Harvard Admins 'Disappointed' with Temporary Worker Visa Suspension

Harvard administrators are “disappointed” with the Executive Order signed Monday by President Donald J. Trump, per University Spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

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