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Kelsey J. Griffin

Crimson staff writer Kelsey J. Griffin can be reached at kelsey.griffin@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @kelseyjgriffin.

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Mass Hall in the Spring
Faculty

Bacow Confident in Harvard’s ‘Process Improvements’ Following Domínguez Report

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said Harvard has been  “putting processes in place” to improve its procedures for vetting University leadership candidates after an external review found a Government professor was repeatedly promoted despite a record of sexual harassment.

Hynes Convention Center Vaccine Site 2
University

Harvard To Require Covid-19 Vaccinations for On-Campus Students This Fall

Harvard University will require that all students receive a Covid-19 vaccine to live on-campus during the fall term, the school announced Wednesday.

Maura Healey Speaks
Endowment

Divest Harvard Meets With Mass. Attorney General’s Office Over Complaint Against University

Organizers from Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard — an activist group calling for Harvard to divest from the fossil fuel industry — met with senior staff members from the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92 Friday to discuss a legal complaint they filed in March over the University’s investments.

Harvard restricted travel to Italy and Iran
UHS

Harvard To Lift Some Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Affiliates on May 15

Fully vaccinated Harvard affiliates will be able to conduct University-related domestic travel and international travel to certain countries beginning on May 15, the school announced Friday.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Helena Foulkes to Serve as Harvard Board of Overseers President

Helena Buonanno Foulkes ’86, a former corporate executive who has held top positions at CVS Health and served as CEO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, will serve as the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the next year, the University announced Monday.

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Flyby Blog

We Solved the Class of 2025 Housing Problem

For those who may be wishing for the spacious single suites you've gotten so used to during this Covid year... get ready for a bit of a change. With this year's new huge freshmen class, Harvard’s going to be playing Tetris fitting all these students into dorms. No worries! We've got some ~creative~ solutions for housing this record-breaking class.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Calls for Visa Flexibility, Increased Access for International Students

University President Lawrence S. Bacow urged U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to “ease the return to campus” for international students by permanently increasing visa flexibility in a letter sent Monday.

Gund Hall Voting Booths
Central Administration

Hundreds Sign Letter Asking Harvard to Designate Election Day as University-Wide ‘Democracy Day’

More than 600 Harvard affiliates signed an open letter asking University President Lawrence S. Bacow to designate federal Election Days as instruction-free “Democracy Days” that would offer a holiday to employees and students and provide civic engagement programming.

OSAPR Title IX Merged
Gender and Sexuality

‘We Never Endorsed This’: Student Advocates Question Harvard’s Decision to Merge Title IX and OSAPR Offices

Anti-sexual assault student activists expressed concerns about the process Harvard used in deciding to merge its Title IX Office and the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Office for Gender Equity
UHS

Harvard To Merge Title IX and OSAPR Offices, Forming Office for Gender Equity

Harvard will dissolve the University’s Title IX Office and the Office for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and move its sexual harassment and assault resources under one entity — the Office for Gender Equity — which will be supervised by the central administration.

University Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Aims to Bring Back Faculty, Staff on Aug. 2

Harvard announced Monday it plans to reopen its campus to all faculty, staff, and researchers on Aug. 2 in light of expected vaccine availability.

College Commencement
Central Administration

Bacow Hopes for ‘As Close to a Traditional’ Post-Covid Commencement As Possible for Classes of ’20, ’21

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Thursday that Harvard intends for future in-person celebrations for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to closely mirror traditional Commencement Exercises with just “as much pomp and circumstance.”

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
Central Administration

Bacow Defends Harvard’s Tenure Process Following Cornel West’s Decision to Depart

University President Lawrence S. Bacow declined to provide details on the circumstances that led to the departure of Cornel R. West ’74, citing confidentiality policies, but defended Harvard’s existing tenure process in a Thursday interview.

Loeb House
HAA

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Endorses Five Board of Overseers Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard — an alumni group centered on increasing diversity and promoting equity at the University — endorsed five candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election and six candidates for elected directorships on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association on Wednesday.

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
Endowment

Divestment Activists Allege Harvard’s Fossil Fuel Investments Violate State Law in Complaint to State AG

Activists with Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard filed a complaint with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92 on Monday, alleging that Harvard’s highest governing board is violating state law through its continued investments in the fossil fuel industry.

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