Sydnie M. Cobb
Harvard Rolls Out Color-Coded Reopening Levels for On-Campus Students
Harvard’s “community compact” for students on campus will expand this spring to include a color-coded system that represents different phases of campus reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dec. 4 update from the Dean of Students Office.
Unable to Return Home, Harvard Students Brace for Winter on Campus
While most Harvard students who spent the semester on campus have now departed for the year, those remaining in the dorms are bracing to spend Thanksgiving mostly alone, with some even preparing to ride out the winter in Cambridge.
Harvard Graduate School of Education Affiliates To Review Comp Process, Provide Recommendations to DSO
The Dean of Students Office has commissioned affiliates at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to produce a report on the comp process at the College, according to Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair in a Oct. 30 Committee on Student Life meeting.
Students Find Outlets for Relaxation and Freedom Outside of Dorms
From picnics on the banks of the Charles River to brass concerts in Cambridge Common, Harvard students living on campus have discovered new outlets to enjoy themselves outside of their stifling dorm rooms.
DSO Administrators Outline Plans for “Contactless” Student Move-Out
The Dean of Students Office released move-out plans to students living on campus in an email Friday, an endeavor the administration is hoping will be much smoother and well-planned than the hectic send-off students faced in the spring.
Common Spaces Set to Open Across Campus to Students With Reservations
Some common spaces across campus are slated to reopen this week and next week as part of a new pilot program introduced to provide additional study space to on-campus students, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair and Harvard Library Vice President Martha J. Whitehead announced within the past week.
Dean of Students Office Helps Extracurricular Groups Manage ‘Minutiae’ of Virtual Transition
Harvard College’s Dean of Students Office has focused on helping student groups plan small, virtual gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic and a scattered student body renders their marquee events impossible.
College Confident in Students’ Ability to Stay Safe for Fall Term, O’Dair Says
Administrators in the Dean of Students Office are optimistic that undergraduates living on campus will finish the semester safely, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said in an interview Wednesday.
Dean of Students Office Confronts Zoom Fatigue, Scattered Student Body
Administrators at the Dean of Students Office say they have a difficult task this semester: supporting Harvard undergraduates while only a fraction of them live on campus.
Harvard to Introduce Coronavirus Testing Pilot to Off-Campus Students
Harvard will expand its coronavirus testing program to nearly 500 undergraduates living in areas adjacent to campus, according to a Monday email penned by Harvard University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen.