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Scholars at Risk Fellowship nominations sought

The Harvard Scholars at Risk committee is now accepting nominations from Harvard faculty, staff, and students for its fellowship for persecuted scholars. The fellowship enables at least one scholar, persecuted for his or her work, ethnicity, religion, or political opinions, to come to Cambridge for up to one year.

Selected scholars, including writers and public intellectuals, from any discipline represented at Harvard will be hosted as a visiting fellow in the appropriate academic department.

Nomination forms and details of the Scholars at Risk initiative, including a list of the members of the selection committee, are available through the University Committee on Human Rights Studies’ Web site at The deadline for submissions is Dec. 17.

Fellowship submissions may be sent by e-mail:; fax: (617) 496-4950; or post: David Rubenstein Building 112, Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

TAP into spring

Through the University’s Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP), eligible Harvard staff can take a course at the Extension School for just $40. Enroll to learn something new, to gain new work skills, or to work toward one of the School’s diverse degrees or certificates.

Spring classes begin Jan. 31, and students can register online (through Feb. 6) at Late registration runs until midnight on Feb. 13, and requires a $50 nonrefundable fee.

Upcoming bake sale to benefit child-care center

The Radcliffe Child Care Center will hold its annual holiday bake sale on Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Holyoke Center Arcade. The sale benefits the Radcliffe Child Care Centers Inc., a Harvard-affiliated program in Cambridge, offering care and education on a fee basis for infants and toddlers aged 3 months to 5 years. A wide range of prepackaged homemade goods will be available for purchase, including breads, pies, cookies, cupcakes, and more.