Holi 2015

FM's Year in Review

Fifteen Minutes takes an A-Z look at the past year at Harvard. From Divest Harvard to Dean Khurana's Instagram, FM runs through the alphabet to find what made us laugh, cry, and wish we lived in the Quad.

UC Requests Administrators' Reviews of BSC Decision

The Undergraduate Council voted to request reviews from administrators about the recent decision to change the body overseeing the Bureau of Study Counsel from University Health Services to the College at its last general meeting of the semester on Sunday.

Semester’s Final Faculty Meeting Focuses on Gen Ed Criticisms

While Faculty members largely said they agree with the founding principles of the program, they denounced the program for counting departmental courses for Gen Ed credit.


Blog Posts Female Final Club Membership

According to a post on the site, the new blog is a response to the posting of alleged members of male final clubs earlier last week.

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

Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.


Donor Funds Ed School Research on Chinese Academic Stress

The China Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has received a donation pledge of $100,000 to fund a research project focused on reducing academic stress in the Chinese school system.

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Harvard Law Students Offered Discounted Business School Online Program

The new cross-school initiative, still in a pilot stage, will start in June and run for 11 weeks.

Committee Finds Attendance Study Did Not Violate University Policy

The Committee on the Oversight of Electronic Communications found that a controversial attendance study conducted last spring did not violate the University’s Policy on Access to Electronic Information.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard



Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage should be recognized as a basic right rooted in our nation’s value of equality—it is the duty of the Court to uphold this principle where states have failed.


Bigger Than Freddie Gray

Regardless of which specific policies we end up deciding to pursue, Freddie Gray’s death is further evidence that the status quo is unsustainable — that it is time for reform.


Ending the Death Penalty


Disturbing the Peace for Justice in Baltimore


On Spending

Group Supporting Harvard Motions To Intervene In Admissions Lawsuit

The motion, dated April 29, cites as its movants nine prospective students intending to apply to Harvard and five current students at the College.

Mediation Initiative Would Partner Law School, Boston Police

Under this new initiative, trained Law School students and local residents would bring together civilians and police officers to address more moderate disputes.

Report Says Gen Ed Program Is 'Failing' on Many Fronts

The report lists about two dozen grievances about the program, voiced by undergraduates, teaching fellows, administrators, and faculty members in the past year.

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.


On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

According to data scraped from the Harvard Athletics website, nearly 15 percent of Harvard athletes come from California, while just 12 percent come from non-U.S. countries.



Collaboration as Modern Narrative: A Conversation with Members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum

Cherie Z. Hu reflects on the goals of "artistic matchmaking" by investigating an upcoming example of artistic collaboration.