Mary Bassett and Leadership of FXB Center

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, I write to share the news that Mary T. Bassett, director of Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, will be taking a leave of absence from Harvard Chan School starting December 1 to assume the position of commissioner of health of the State of New … Continue reading “Mary Bassett and Leadership of FXB Center”

Welcome Back from Dean Williams

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, Greetings, and welcome back! This semester feels especially meaningful, as we’re not only beginning a new academic year, but a new chapter for our school, after so many months spent apart. I’m filled with an even deeper appreciation for how our community has come together and adapted … Continue reading “Welcome Back from Dean Williams”

The pandemic’s devastation continues

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan Community: After more than a year of disruption, devastation and loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finally beginning to see signs of hope here in the United States. Nationally, death counts have dropped from 3,000 per day to roughly 700. Average daily cases are declining and more … Continue reading “The pandemic’s devastation continues”

Return-to-campus planning

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, After more than a year of working and learning remotely, being away from friends and colleagues, and existing in a constant state of uncertainty, we are all more than ready for our lives to return to something resembling normal. With the rollout of vaccines across the country, … Continue reading “Return-to-campus planning”

Yesterday’s shootings in Georgia

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, We were shocked and deeply saddened by news of the fatal shootings yesterday of eight people in the Atlanta area. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent. Authorities are still investigating whether these murders were racially motivated. But these murders come at an extremely difficult … Continue reading “Yesterday’s shootings in Georgia”