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The Good, The Bad, and The Awkward: Faculty and Students Reflect on a Virtual Fall Semester

While the University’s decision to abruptly de-densify its campus in the spring gave little time to shift to virtual learning, faculty spent the summer making numerous adaptations to their courses, some of which clicked with students and others of which were met with less enthusiasm.

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Harvard School of Public Health Epidemiologist Answers Facebook Live Questions on State of Pandemic

School of Public Health epidemiologist Megan B. Murray said the U.S. faces a grim period as the coronavirus surges nationwide, but noted optimism signs regarding vaccine development during a Tuesday Q&A.

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More Than 40 Harvard Alumni Win Seats in 117th Congress

More than 40 Harvard alumni won seats in Congress in this fall’s elections, with disproportionate representation among the Democratic ranks.

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Harvard Researchers Explore Link Between Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and universities across Europe have established a link between air pollution and mortality risk from COVID-19, according to an Oct. 26 study published by the Oxford University Press.

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Students to Celebrate Halloween Virtually with Pumpkin Painting, Ghost Stories

Despite many students learning remotely this semester, College administrators and student organizations planned a variety of Halloween festivities for those both on and off campus.

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OEB Professor Showcases 3-D Models of ‘Wonderful Cambrian Beasts’ in Webinar

Javier Ortega-Hernández, an Organismic and Evolutionary Biology professor at Harvard, reconstructed the history of the versatile organisms which lived more than half a billion years ago in his Wednesday evening lecture, “Wonderful Cambrian Beasts.”

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Former Stanford President Advocates Empathy, Optimism, and Leadership in 2020 Godkin Lecture

John L. Hennessy, chairman of Alphabet and former president of Stanford University, acknowledged the incredible number of crises confronting the United States today but affirmed his faith in the next generation of leaders in Thursday’s annual Godkin lecture.

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Earth-Skimming Meteor May Have Brought Life to Venus, Harvard Researchers Say

Meteors that grazed Earth’s atmosphere could have brought microbial life from Earth to Venus, Harvard professor Avi Loeb and student Amir Siraj '22 hypothesized in a new study.