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Natalie L. Kahn

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Elmendorf Announces CIA Director's No-Show
Op Eds

In Defense of Dean Elmendorf

Our campus discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be nuanced and informative. Whining about not being able to add yet another voice to the anti-Israel echo chamber will not achieve that goal.

Op Eds

I Am a Crimson Editor and I Stand with Israel

When my people and our homeland come under attack, I will not stay silent. I am still a Crimson editor, but this editorial does not represent me; I do and always will stand with Israel.

SEAS Allston Complex

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $500 Million for AI Institute at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan ’07 pledged $500 million over the next 15 years to found the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced Tuesday.

Allston SEC 2020
Student Life

SEAS Dean Doyle Pleased with ‘Smooth’ Opening of New SEC Building

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III said he believes the “launch phase” of the new Science and Engineering Complex has been “very smooth.”

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Food and Drink

Students Complain of ‘Limited Options’ for Lunch at New SEAS Complex

Some students who frequent the new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston complained about a lack of variety in food options available during lunch.

SEAS SEC Flood Greenspace

SEAS Hires Seven New Computer Science Professors

The Computer Science department appointed seven new faculty members in a cluster hire, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences announced Monday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Fellow, Journalist Maria Ressa Wins Nobel Peace Prize for ‘Fight for Freedom of Expression’

Harvard Kennedy School fellow and journalist Maria A. Ressa received the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for her work advancing freedom of the press and combating misinformation in the Philippines.

Maxwell Dworkin & Pierce Hall

SEAS Appoints Committee on Plans to Consolidate Cambridge Buildings

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences appointed a task force to reexamine the plans it announced in June to vacate the historic Pierce Hall and consolidate its Cambridge footprint, with some faculty pushing back on the proposed move.

David Weitz Pierce Hall

David Weitz Pierce Hall

Physics professor David A. Weitz sits in his office in Pierce Hall, a historic building that has housed office multiple Nobel Prize-winning Harvard affiliates such as Nicolaas Bloembergen.

Commuting SEC
Student Life

SEAS Students Adjust to Allston Commute

With most classes two weeks underway, students at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences say they have mostly adapted to their elongated commute to Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.

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Freshmen Report Social Isolation, Declining Mental Health Amid Pandemic

This final installment of The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2025 examines how freshmen have experienced the coronavirus pandemic, their vaccination trends, and views on coronavirus policy.

Harvard Shuttle (Final)

Students Complain of Crowded Shuttles, Long Wait Times

As students traversed Harvard's campus during the first week of in-person classes, some reported negative experiences on University shuttles, citing long wait times and crowded rides.

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For First Time, $1 Billion SEAS Complex in Allston Welcomes Hundreds of Students

Hundreds of students filed into the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston on Wednesday, the first day the eight-story steel building — more than five years and $1 billion in the making — hosted lectures and seminars.


Indigenous Group Petitions Harvard to Shut Down Controversial Geoengineering Project to Block Sun

The Saami Council, an Indigenous peoples’ organization, launched a petition this month calling on Harvard to shut down its Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment, a controversial environmental engineering project that seeks to block the sun’s rays to combat climate change.

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‘God Only Knows’: As Sea Level Rise Threatens Harvard and Greater Boston Area, Experts Mull Mitigation Strategy

As global temperatures steadily increase, experts predict that the resulting sea level rise and flooding will encroach on the Greater Boston Area — including Harvard’s campus.