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Taylor C. Peterman

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Aknazar Kazhymurat

Aknazar ‘Adam’ Kazhymurat ’23 Remembered as ‘Brilliant,’ ‘Kind,’ and ‘Curious’

Kazhymurat died earlier this month while on leave from Harvard in Kazakhstan. Friends and mentors of Kazhymurat remembered him as a brilliant and kindhearted individual with a passion for his studies.

Adams Dining Hall Reopening

‘I Missed It So Much’: Adams Dining Hall Reopens, Though Some Fruit Flies Remain

The Adams House dining hall reopened Friday after shutting down for two weeks due to an infestation of fruit flies.

The Salient returns

Undergrads Revive Conservative Publication to ‘Encourage Diversity of Opinion’

To redress a “marked dearth” of conservative and political thought on campus, earlier this month undergraduates revived the Salient, a publication originally founded at Harvard in 1981 that aims to elevate contrarian viewpoints and promote open debate.

Kirkland House

Aknazar ‘Adam’ Kazhymurat ’23 Found Dead While Home in Kazakhstan

Aknazar “Adam” Kazhymurat ’23, a student from Kazakhstan, was found dead Friday in his home country, according to Kazakh media reports.

Dean Khurana

Khurana Says College Will Maintain Academic Continuity in Event of Grad Student Strike

With the graduate student union poised to stage a walkout in the coming days, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday that the College is making plans to maintain academic continuity.

HUHS guidance
Front Middle Feature

Harvard Providing Flu Vaccine to Patients but Not Covid Boosters

Harvard has begun administering the flu vaccine but said it is not providing Covid-19 booster shots currently due to a “limited supply” of Covid-19 vaccine doses.

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House Life

Khurana Says College Committed to Maintaining In-Person Instruction, Residential Life

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said safely maintaining in-person instruction and dining are the College’s top priorities this semester in a Wednesday interview.

Grille closures

A ‘Bummer’: Students Frustrated by Closed Campus Spaces, Reduced Hours

Most of Harvard’s popular cafés — including Barker, Bauer, Cabot, Gato Rojo, and Lamont — and House Grilles at Dunster, Eliot, Pforzheimer, Quincy, and Winthrop Houses are temporarily closed.

Car in Charles River

Man Rescued by Northeastern Crew Team After Careening Into Charles River Near Mather House

A man drove into the Charles River near Mather House Monday evening after losing control of his vehicle.

Bee Club
Student Life

Bee Club Buzzes Into Former Café Pamplona Location

The all-female Bee Club has its own clubhouse once again, thanks to a $2.2 million purchase of the building that formerly housed Café Pamplona by the club’s president, a College junior.

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.

Harvard Law School

‘Hummus With a Side of Justice’: Local Pub Grendel’s Den Could Help Overturn Texas Abortion Law

A 1982 Supreme Court decision involving Harvard Square restaurant Grendel’s Den could serve as legal precedent to overturn Texas’s recent law banning most abortions, Harvard emeritus professors Laurence H. Tribe ’62 and David Rosenberg wrote in a Boston Globe opinion piece last week.

Students Socialize Fall 2021

Students Weigh Return to Campus Social Life as Pandemic Rages On

While some students said they are eager to have the social life they envisioned before the pandemic’s onset, others are treading carefully, according to interviews with more than a dozen undergraduates.

Off Campus Living

Off-Campus Undergrad Population More Than Doubles This Fall

The number of undergraduates living off campus this semester doubled compared to typical years, according to data provided by the College.

Class of 2025 Convocation Steps

College Returns to In-Person Convocation, Invites Freshmen and Sophomores

Sporting dresses, suits, and class pins, hundreds of students processed into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation Tuesday. A few hours later, hundreds more did the same.