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Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein Elected President of University Chaplains’ Organization

Humanist Chaplain Greg M. Epstein will serve as the president of the Organization of Harvard University Chaplains after being selected by more than 30 other chaplains of different faiths.

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Harvard Chaplains Reflect On A Year of Religious Life in the Pandemic

Before the pandemic struck, Harvard’s religious groups would physically gather to worship, study scripture, perform service work, and enjoy food in each other’s company.

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Harvard’s Muslim Students Celebrate Virtual Ramadan with Zoom Prayer Sessions, Care Packages, and New Halal Menu Options

Observing its second Ramadan of the pandemic, the College’s Muslim community is celebrating with virutal programming and enjoying halal meals from Harvard University Dining Services — a new offering that resulted from months of discussion between students and HUDS.

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Harvard Researchers Link Arm Bones and Evolutionary Timelines

A team of researchers from Harvard and the University of Cambridge used novel techniques to examine how and when early tetrapods — four-limbed animals — transitioned from living in marine environments to terrestrial ones.

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On-Campus Students Encounter Challenges As They Move Out

In advance of Sunday’s deadline for on-campus students to move out of Harvard’s dorms, Sophia M. Fend ’24 said she pulled an all-nighter with her friends to commemorate their last weekend on campus.

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Harvard-Yale Spirit Week Provides Students with Online Social Events in Lieu of the Annual Game

Harvard students and organizations are preparing for the first Harvard-Yale virtual spirit week, set to take place between Nov. 15 and Nov. 22.

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Researchers Develop ‘World Hunger Clock’ To Measure Global Food Insecurity

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, the World Data Lab, and the Brookings Institute developed a “World Hunger Clock” to project current and future levels of hunger and food insecurity.

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Harvard Researchers Discover Social Selectivity in Non-Human Animals Increases with Age

A team of psychologists and primatologists affiliated with Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology published a study suggesting that social selectivity among non-human animals increases with age.

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Scientists Speak on Water's Role in Climate Change, Public Health and Planetary Science at Radcliffe Institute Event

Four early-career scientists presented their research findings on water’s role in climate change, earth science, public health, and planet habitability at a Radcliffe Institute event on Friday.


Panel Examines Combating Climate Change Through Private and Public Reforms

Climate leaders, Harvard faculty, and current students discussed the governmental actions and economic reforms needed to address climate change during an online webinar on Thursday.