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Commencement 2015

In Flux: Non-Ladder Life at Harvard

For the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ many lecturers, Harvard can be a pit stop riddled with job insecurity and uncertainty for what comes next.

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An Autopsy of General Education

Deemed “failing on a variety of fronts,” Harvard College’s core curriculum was doomed to start.

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Q & A with Harry R. Lewis

Harry R. Lewis '68, interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, sat down with The Crimson to discuss fundraising, computer science, and SEAS’s move to Allston.

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Patrick Urges Graduates to Feel ‘Uneasy’ About Society’s Issues

During Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises, former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 told that he wanted them to feel “uneasy” about problems facing society, such as income inequality and climate change.

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Harvard Confers 7,736 Degrees at 364th Commencement

Ten people received honorary degrees from the University, including Yale President Peter Salovey and former Massachusetts governor Deval L. Patrick ’78.

College Deanship Renamed After Donation

Harvard is renaming its College deanship after a donation from alumni Ami K. Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82—marking the second time this year that the University has sold the naming rights to a major dean position.

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The Politics of Drew Faust

In a year of campus challenges to her leadership, Drew Faust’s tactical side was on full display. The strategy of public non-engagement favored by Harvard’s eighth-year president has supporters fawning but some campus constituencies feeling disrespected.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Opinion

Editorials

A Wise Investment

While the compensation of those managers is high in absolute terms, relative to the immense potential of the endowment and the world of finance, it is far from exorbitant.

Op-Eds

Truth, Beauty, and Bullshit

All this is to say that when you hear Polonius’s advice—and at a college commencement, I don’t see how you couldn’t—don’t think about yourself.

Op-Eds

If You Want to Make a Difference, There's No Place Like Home

Op-Eds

Don't Sweat the Plan

Editorials

Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Giffords, Kelly Speak at Law School Class Day

Gabrielle Giffords represented Arizona’s 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives until she was shot in the head in 2011 while meeting with a group of constituents.

Senior Gift Campaign Receives $100,000 Anonymous Donation

​More than 1,000 members of the Class of 2015 participated in Senior Gift, according to Senior Gift Co-Chairs Katie C. Gamble ’15 and Alissa Song ’15.

Fox Club Adopts No Guest Policy

“Bottom line, the grad board said that this is a private club and we’re not having guests,” Fox Club graduate board president Douglas W. Sears ’69 said.

Year in Review

Allston, as FM Imagines

This year Harvard further detailed its plans to move parts of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to North Allston. Additional improvements will be made to athletic facilities already across the river. Here at FM, we’ve come up with suggestions for additional projects that we think Harvard could actually use in the barren tundra of Allston.

Sports

Bellamy's Squad
Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Ice Hockey: An Inside Perspective

As an assistant coach on this year’s staff, I am proud of our entire team. However, I am particularly proud of our class of 2015, all of whom I played alongside for at least two seasons and coached for at least one. They are largely responsible for what was one of the most triumphant winters in program history.

Arts

Film

From Cannes: "The Little Prince" a Little Disappointment

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Mark Osborne's lackluster rendition of Saint-Exupéry’s "Le Petit Prince" (English "The Little Prince").