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Messages To Students

Announcing a Winthrop House Climate Review

February 25, 2019

Dear Winthrop House community,

Following the announcement that Faculty Dean Ron Sullivan, Jr. would represent Harvey Weinstein as a member of his legal defense team, the College heard from a significant number of members of the Winthrop House community expressing a wide range of concerns about the impact of this decision on the support that students can expect to receive in the Winthrop community, and concerns about the community’s overall climate.  Continue reading about Announcing a Winthrop House Climate Review

Announcing the Unification of EDI and the Harvard Foundation

February 21, 2019

Dear Harvard College Students,

We are writing with the news that the Harvard Foundation and EDI will be unified into one new office within the Dean of Students Office (DSO). Following the DSO’s announcement in September, a faculty, student and staff working group assessed the current work we are doing in this space and the opportunities for us to strengthen the services. As a result of these discussions, we will unify these two strong and significant components of the College. Continue reading about Announcing the Unification of EDI and the Harvard Foundation

Warm wishes for a restful winter break

December 20, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

As the fall semester ends and winter break begins, I have been reflecting on the last year and thinking about what is to come. Each one of you should take great pride in the impact you have made on this campus through your academic work, your interactions with your friends and professors, and the meaningful change you create for the College and our society. I am grateful for all that you bring to our community. Continue reading about Warm wishes for a restful winter break

On my Thanksgiving Menu: Gratitude

November 20, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

Each year on Thanksgiving, I gather with my family and friends to rest and reflect on the past year, and to give thanks for what we have and for each other. This year, I will be giving thanks for each of you and your unique contributions to our Harvard College community. Each of you inspires me and gives me hope for the future. Continue reading about On my Thanksgiving Menu: Gratitude

A message to our community

November 2, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

Over the past week, our nation has faced the mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pennsylvania, driven by anti-Semitism, the senseless, racially-motivated shooting at a supermarket in Kentucky, and the attempted mail bombings of elected officials and media outlets. We are deeply saddened by these tragedies, and our hearts go out to the victims, their families, friends and loved ones. Continue reading about A message to our community

Bureau of Study Counsel Staff Announcement

August 29, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

Today I share some news regarding the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC). Dr. Abigail Lipson, who has led the BSC for 13 years, in addition to her 28 years of service to Harvard College, is retiring, effective September 14, 2018. Abigail shared this news with her colleagues yesterday in her note below. As students, I wanted to ensure you were aware of this transition.  Continue reading about Bureau of Study Counsel Staff Announcement

Welcome Home

August 20, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

I hope that each of you has had a productive, enjoyable, and restorative summer. The faculty and staff at the College are busily preparing for your return, and we are looking forward to another outstanding academic year. I am writing to share some important updates, to remind you to complete the online training you will need to take in order to register for classes, and to share some thoughts about our upcoming year.

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Welcome to Harvard!

August 13, 2018

Dear Harvard College Class of 2022,

Congratulations on your admission to Harvard, and welcome to this incredible, multi-generational and inclusive community of learning! The faculty and staff at the College have been busy preparing for your arrival, and we are looking forward to beginning the new academic year with you.  Continue reading about Welcome to Harvard!

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