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Facing legal challenges, the University does away with its controversial regulations on final clubs, fraternities, and sororities.

6.30.20

Photograph of vacant streets and closed shops and restaurants in Manhattan's Chinatown

Vacant streets and closed storefronts in Manhattan's Chinatown

Photograph by ImageKit/iStock 

How the COVID-19 economic crisis has been fundamentally different from past recessions

6.17.20

Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Claudine Gay 
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Dean Claudine Gay outlines “minimal,” “moderate,” and “full” residential scenarios, and the hurdles that have to be overcome.

6.15.20

This photograph of a Harvard University Police officer at a Boston protest against mistreatment of people of color at the hands of police was widely shared on Twitter. The officer in the photograph, and six others dispatched in response to a request for mutual aid from the Boston police department, were members of the HUPD bicycle patrol, an innovation Riley instituted in the 1990s to improve community relations. Some members of the Harvard community were outraged at the presence of Harvard officers at an off-campus rally against police brutality.

Police chief Riley to retire, and the University commissions an external review of the department.

6.12.20

Ian Miller, Crate Herbert, and their son Liam

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(1 of 5) Cabot House: Ian Miller, Crate Herbert, and their son Liam

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Cabot, Eliot, Kirkland, Quincy and Winthrop Houses will have new leadership starting July 1

6.11.20

An illustrated poster for the June 10, 2020 #ShutDownStem academic strike for Black Lives Matter, showing people of different races, genders, and abilities organizing for racial justice

Academia’s reckoning with anti-black racism

6.11.20

Dan Barouch in his Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center laboratory

Dan Barouch

Photograph courtesy of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The when and how of vaccines

July-August 2020

“[W]e will not be pursuing any furloughs or layoffs of our employees at this time,” executive vice president Katie Lapp wrote in an email. 

6.9.20

What Harvard has already learned from the pandemic—and strategic challenges to come

July-August 2020