Message from Dean Williams Regarding Title IX Resources

Dear Harvard Chan School community, In light of today’s news, I want to remind our community of the Title IX resources the School and the University have available. The Harvard Chan School is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment in which all members of our community can work and learn without fear or … Continue reading “Message from Dean Williams Regarding Title IX Resources”

Congratulations to the 2018 Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement Awardees

Dear Harvard Chan School community, I am writing to celebrate the launch of the Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement (DFSA). In the program’s inaugural year, over $800,000 were invested to support twelve awards to individuals and interdisciplinary teams to advance innovation in research, pedagogy, and the development of cross-cutting scientific platforms. The four funding mechanisms … Continue reading “Congratulations to the 2018 Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement Awardees”

Student response to proposed immigration policy changes

Dear members of the Harvard Chan School community, On September 22, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a new regulation that may make it more difficult for legal immigrants who have received public assistance, such as Medicaid and food stamps, to obtain green cards that would allow them to stay in the U.S. permanently. … Continue reading “Student response to proposed immigration policy changes”

On a supportive, inclusive environment

Dear Harvard Chan School community, Earlier this week it was reported that the federal government may attempt to redefine the legal meaning of gender in a way that conflicts with the scientific and medical communities’ current knowledge. The potential consequences of such an action could reduce the recognition and protections for transgender and non-binary individuals. … Continue reading “On a supportive, inclusive environment”

Statement from Dean Williams on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Dear Harvard Chan School community, Last week’s hearing in the U.S. Congress once again raised the deeply troubling issue of sexual harassment. Many of you may be feeling sad, frustrated, or angry because of the hearing and the other events surrounding the confirmation process for the U.S. Supreme Court. I want you to know that … Continue reading “Statement from Dean Williams on Sexual Harassment and Assault”

Welcome Back

Dear Harvard Chan School community, Greetings and welcome to a new academic year! As we collectively take a deep breath and prepare for another busy year ahead, I would like to take a moment to celebrate some important developments that took place over the summer. Fundraising In fundraising news, I am pleased to report on … Continue reading “Welcome Back”

Today’s high school shooting

Dear Harvard Chan School community, In the days and weeks following the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida last February, the students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School inspired a movement to call our public officials to account and get serious about preventing gun violence in this country. Today, another deadly high school shooting … Continue reading “Today’s high school shooting”