July 24, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, Earlier today, the Task Force on Managing Student Mental Health released its final report and a list of recommendations for improving the mental health of Harvard students. This report is the culmination of 18... Read More
July 14, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, I know that you share my relief and happiness at the news President Bacow shared below regarding the United States government’s withdrawal of a directive that would have prevented international students from staying in the... Read More
July 6, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, Earlier today, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced decisions about the fall, which provide a roadmap for teaching, learning, and undergraduate residential life for the fall. The work undertaken by the FAS Fall 2020... Read More
June 18, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, I am thrilled to announce that GSAS is expanding the Emergency Support Initiative. This third phase will provide grants to active, upper-year PhD students who would otherwise pay the facilities fee (i.e. tuition for advanced... Read More
June 15, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, I wanted to make sure that you saw the recent communication from FAS Dean Claudine Gay, accessible on the FAS Fall 2020 Planning website, regarding the three emerging scenarios for the upcoming academic year. As you will read,... Read More
June 4, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, I wanted to make sure you saw the communication from Martha Whitehead, vice president for the Harvard Library and University librarian, to Harvard faculty about planning for phased reopening of physical libraries for research,... Read More
June 3, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, As Harvard continues to evaluate the changes to our academic mission brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many graduate students have raised concerns about the scheduling of fall 2020 undergraduate courses and the availability of... Read More
May 22, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, I am pleased to announce that those benefitting from guaranteed financial support will receive a 2.8 percent increase to their stipend for the 2020–2021 academic year. I hope this is welcome news as you make plans for the... Read More
May 22, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, As you know from my email in February 2020, Garth McCavana, dean for student affairs, will retire from his position at the end of the academic year after serving GSAS for 26 years and Harvard for 32 years. I am pleased to share... Read More
May 11, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, It has been almost two months since Harvard moved to remote teaching and research, and nearly all of us are following various social distancing measures. This shift in the way we all manage our daily activities has been difficult... Read More

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