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Messages To Students

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!

ARTS FIRST: The most incredible arts weekend of the year!

April 25, 2018

Dear Students:

I want to take a moment to call your attention to an extraordinary four-day celebration coming up: the annual ARTS FIRST Festival. Nearly 2,000 students and faculty will be performing in the festival from Thursday to Sunday, April 26-29, and the range of talent and variety of forms is truly astounding. The festival is a great chance to come out and support your friends.   Continue reading about ARTS FIRST: The most incredible arts weekend of the year!

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