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Students from Southern Africa Cancel Winter Travel Plans Due to Omicron Travel Ban

After the United States banned travel from several countries in southern Africa due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, Harvard undergraduates from the region lamented that they will not return home over winter recess for fear of not being able to return to campus.

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Undergrads Found Group to Support Queer Athletes, Improve Harvard Athletics Policies and Culture

Four undergraduates founded an organization this semester to serve queer student athletes at Harvard.

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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.

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Khurana Urges Student Vigilance Following Local Crimes, Ahead of Covid-Era Holiday Travel

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana urged undergraduates in a Friday interview to remain vigilant after a recent spate of local crimes and as many students prepare to travel for Thanksgiving amid the pandemic.

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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.

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House Life

Adams Dining Hall Remains Closed as Students Battle ‘Tenacious’ Fruit Flies

After shutting down temporarily last week due to a fruit fly infestation, the Adams House dining hall will likely remain closed for the rest of the week while repair work gets underway to address the source of the scourge.

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Student Life

Adams Dining Hall Temporarily Closes Due to Fruit Fly Infestation

The Adams House dining hall is closed temporarily due to an infestation of fruit flies.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.