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In Age of Advanced AI, Harvard College Dean Khurana Calls on Students to Avoid ‘Shortcuts’

With the use of sophisticated artificial intelligence bots potentially enabling academic integrity violations, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana called on undergraduates to hold onto the value of learning in an interview last month.


Harvard Student Sergio Diaz ’23 Dies While Home in Florida

Mather House senior Sergio A. Diaz ’23 died at his home on Tuesday, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana announced to students on Wednesday.

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House Life

Pfarewell Pforzheimer: Faculty Deans Harrington and Durant to Step Down in 2023 After 10-Year Tenure

Pforzheimer House Faculty Deans Anne Harrington ’82 and John R. Durant will step down at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year after a 10-year tenure, the pair announced in an email to house residents Monday.

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Protestors March Through Harvard Square, Hold Vigil for Victims of Urumqi Fire

More than 80 demonstrators marched through Harvard Square on Saturday to protest the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs and other populations living in occupied territories.

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Off-Cycle Harvard Seniors Honored at College’s Midyear Graduation Ceremony

Harvard College held its annual Midyear Graduates Celebration Friday afternoon, honoring more than 170 seniors who are graduating off-cycle.

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Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans Deschler and Reynolds Appointed to Permanent Role

Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans Daniel G. Deschler and Eileen E. Reynolds ’86 will be appointed permanent deans of the house, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced Thursday.

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Luke Balstad ’25 Remembered as ‘Incredibly Special,’ ‘Passionate,’ and ‘Kind’

Luke T. Balstad’s friends, family, and teachers remember him as a uniquely thoughtful, kind, and brilliant person who brightened the lives of those around him. He was passionate about self-care and helping others, hoped to become a doctor, and loved the outdoors.

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‘Still a Nice Thanksgiving’: Some Harvard Students Enjoy Thanksgiving Break on Campus

While many students vacated their dorms and headed home for Thanksgiving dinner, Saaim A. Khan ’25 opted to hang back on campus and enjoy the quiet.

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Following Six-Year High in Academic Integrity Cases, Khurana Discusses Honor Council’s Goals

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana discussed the Honor Council’s goals in a Monday interview following the release of new data indicating an uptick in academic integrity cases referred to the body during the 2020-2021 school year.

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Student Groups

As FIFA World Cup Begins, Students Host March and Vigil Commemorating Lives of Nepali Migrant Workers in Qatar

More than 50 students gathered outside University Hall on Sunday for a march and vigil in remembrance of the migrant workers who died during preparations for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee Hosts Panel Calling for Tech Companies to Divest from Contracts with Israel

The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee hosted a conversation Wednesday with No Tech For Apartheid — a coalition of tech employees calling for companies to divest from contracts with the Israeli government.

House Life

Students Decry College Restrictions on Harvard-Yale Tailgating

In the week leading up to the much-anticipated return of The Game to Harvard Stadium, students have reported confusion and disappointment with College restrictions on tailgating.

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Elif Batuman ’99 Talks ‘The Idiot’ and Writing Process at Humanities Event

Hundreds gathered in Emerson Hall Thursday to hear American author Elif Batuman ’99, an award-winning novelist whose Pulitzer Prize-finalist novel "The Idiot" was based off her experience as a freshman at Harvard.


Harvard Sophomore Luke Balstad Dies While Home in Michigan

Quincy House sophomore Luke T. Balstad ’25 died unexpectedly at his home in Michigan, the College announced Tuesday.

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Arda Cataltepe ’23 Remembered as a ‘Compassionate’ and ‘Mission-Driven’ Leader and Friend

“He was just a really extraordinary person," said Julia Kendall ’23 of Arda Cataltepe '23, who died of a prolonged illness Nov. 4. Friends remember Cataltepe as "supportive," "compassionate," and "humble."