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Jeffrey Q. Yang

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Divest Rally

Amid FAS Dean Search, Divest Harvard Demands New Dean Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, a student climate advocacy organization, released a letter calling on Harvard to select a Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean who will restrict the influence of the fossil fuel industry on academic research.

Running Endpaper

Lost on a Run and Finding Home

I realized, in what felt like the middle of nowhere, on this expedition to prove to myself that I could find security in my new environment, that I was alone in being responsible for myself.

CAs and TFs

‘Undervalued, but Highly Utilized’: CAs, TFs, and the Quality of a Harvard Education

The experiences of CAs and TFs alike — in CS50 and beyond — have shed light on a number of teaching-related issues at the University: low wages, inadequate training for teaching staff, and inaccessible faculty. The question is, do these factors pose a barrier to the high quality of instruction that Harvard advertises? And if it does, is the Harvard paradigm evidence of a growing devaluation of higher education at large?

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Student Groups

Harvard Salata Institute Sponsors Six New Student-Led Climate Initiatives

Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability announced that it is sponsoring six new student-led climate projects across campus through its Student Organization Funding Pilot Program in a Feb. 13 press release.

Harvard Forest Trees

Harvard Salata Institute Announces Grants to Five Interdisciplinary Climate Research Clusters

The Harvard Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability announced grants to five research groups featuring 30 faculty members from across the University on Monday, marking the first projects funded by the Salata Institute since its establishment in fall 2022.

Harvard Law School - HLS

Harvard Public Health Experts Connect Climate Change and Health Care at Petrie-Flom Center Event

Harvard public health experts discussed the effect of climate change on health care, as well as health care’s carbon footprint, in a panel at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center on Friday.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Will Integrate Climate Change Into M.D. Curriculum

In a meeting early last month, Harvard Medical School’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee voted unanimously to officially add climate change and health as a theme in the HMS M.D. curriculum.

Science Center

Harvard Study Finds ExxonMobil Scientists Accurately Predicted Climate Change, Despite Denial

A Harvard-led team of researchers found in a study published earlier this month that internal ExxonMobil projections accurately predicted human-caused climate change even as the company downplayed its risks in public statements.

Divest Rally

Divest Harvard Alumni Demand Ban on Research Funding From Companies With Fossil Fuel Ties

A year after Harvard pledged to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, an alumni group is calling on the University to turn down research funding from companies with ties to the fossil fuel industry.


Anti-Gerrymandering Tool Developed by Harvard Researchers Used in Supreme Court Proceedings

Redist — a tool developed by Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty — could impact the fate of a Supreme Court case involving allegations of racial gerrymandering in Alabama.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Researchers Find Omicron Subvariant Has Lower Mortality Rate than Previous Strains

A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the Omicron BA.2 subvariant — the Covid-19 strain currently dominant in the United States — appears to have a lower mortality rate than prior strains of the virus, in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last month.

Arthur Brooks Portrait

Arthur Brooks on How to Be Happy

“Happier people are healthier,” he says. “Happier people are more successful in worldly terms. And happier people are more attractive to others.”

Phillips Brooks House Association

Undergraduates Begin Training and Fundraising for Boston Marathon in April

A handful of undergraduates are in training to run Boston Marathon in April, with five running on behalf of Harvard College Marathon Challenge to raise money for PBHA.

Chan School of Public Health

HSPH Panel Envisions the Future of Public Health

A panel of health practitioners convened at the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday to discuss potential solutions to challenges facing public health.

Kim Smith

The Return of Barker, Queen of Cafes

After an almost three year hiatus due to the pandemic, student cafes on campus are coming back.