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Alex M. Koller

Crimson staff writer Alex M. Koller can be reached at alex.koller@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @alexmkoller.

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Jeremy Lin ’10 Named 2021 College Class Day Speaker

Professional basketball player Jeremy Lin ’10 will address the College’s Class of 2021 at this year’s virtual Class Day on May 26, the University announced Monday.

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College

Palestine Solidarity Committee Hosts Virtual Israeli Apartheid Week

The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee virtually hosted its annual Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events to raise awareness about the Israel-Palestine conflict, last week.

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House Life

Harvard To House Select Undergrads This Summer, Maintain Similar Covid-19 Restrictions to Spring

Harvard will house select undergraduates on campus this summer, requiring them to undergo regular Covid-19 testing and follow public health guidelines similar to those in place on campus this semester.

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College

Khurana Says College Preparing to Support Students in Transition to In-Person Fall

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that the College is preparing for the unique challenges of returning to a full campus this fall and is considering ways to support students in their transition to residential life.

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College

Aminé and Trevor Daniel ‘Rock Out’ at First-Ever Virtual Yardfest

Music artists Aminé and Trevor Daniel starred in Harvard’s first-ever virtual Yardfest on Friday, the latest College tradition shifted online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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College

International Freshmen Try to Obtain Visas, Vaccines Ahead of In-Person Fall Semester

International freshmen said they reacted to Harvard’s plan for an in-person fall with excitement but said it marks only the beginning of a multi-step process — complicated by visa policies and vaccination rollouts — they must complete before arriving in Cambridge in August.

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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.

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Health

Harvard Advises Affiliates to Stop Use of Hand Sanitizers Containing Benzene

Harvard Environmental Health and Safety advised University affiliates to suspend use of hand sanitizers containing the carcinogen benzene, including one brand purchased by Harvard.

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Student Life

Court Orders Harvard to Produce Data on Student Suicides in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Harvard must disclose documents and other materials related to student suicides as part of pre-trial procedures in a 2018 wrongful death lawsuit, the Middlesex County Superior Court ruled last week.

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Race

‘A Complete Slap in the Face’: Student Organizations Condemn Bacow’s Guidance to Call HUPD in Response to Racial Violence

A dozen student organizations signed onto an open letter criticizing University President Lawrence S. Bacow for instructing Harvard affiliates in an email last week to contact the University’s police force if they have knowledge of a “racist attack.”

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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.

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College

Harvard’s Planning for an In-Person Fall Comes As ‘A Relief’ to College Students

Many students reacted with elation to Monday’s announcement that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is “expecting a full return to campus” and a return to “in-person learning” for the fall 2021 semester.

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College

Harvard College Students Will Live on Campus, Learn in Person in Fall 2021, FAS Announces

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is “expecting a full return to campus” and a return to “in-person learning” for College students in fall 2021, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay announced Monday.

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College

Khurana Says College Has Yet to Finalize Summer Housing, Planning for ‘Fully Operational Campus’ in Fall

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that Harvard has yet to decide whether it will offer on-campus housing for Harvard Summer School, though he said the College is planning for a “fully operational campus” in the fall.

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Student Life

Seniors Celebrate Thesis Submissions with Minimal ‘Pomp and Circumstance’

For members of the Class of 2021, virtual thesis submission is the latest in a string of quintessential experiences at the College that have been blighted by Covid-19. Though the College invited seniors to live on campus in the spring, not all opted to do so, and large social gatherings remain prohibited.

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