Despite growing interest nationwide in statistics and “big data” over the past decade, students and faculty in the department have said that much of the new excitement for the field at Harvard is due to Blitzstein’s personal commitment to teaching and the enormous influence he has had on the undergraduate body.
The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770—comprised of The Hasty Pudding Club, The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and the Harvard Krokodiloes—will relocate its clubhouse from 2 Garden St. to 96 Winthrop St. later this month, according to Hasty Pudding chairman and “Grand Sphinx” Andrew L. Farkas ’82.
At the stroke of midnight, the ordinarily humorless air of Harvard Yard during reading period gave way to the exhilaration of Primal Scream as clothes flew off, towels were flung, and boxers dropped to the ground.
Democratic State Senator Katherine Clark will fill Massachusetts's Fifth Congressional District seat, replacing U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey.
Faculty members in the African and African American Studies Department said that the University should honor Mandela’s legacy and strengthen its commitment to reduce inequality.
Administrators, students, and other affiliates of Harvard Business School gathered Monday afternoon to celebrate the dedication of the newly completed Tata Hall.
The fellowship will be funded the $5 million donation from Doug and Lydia Shorenstein in honor of Doug’s late father, Walter.
The new information challenges the belief held by some that grade inflation is less prevalent in courses in the sciences than in the humanities.
From the Admissions Office to commercial companies to local residents eager to discuss Harvard’s relationship with Cambridge, the proprietors of Harvard’s many tour options represent the University in subtly different ways.
A student was dismissed from the College in late November after multiple instances of alleged sexual misconduct, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced at the faculty’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.
With Harvard College under national scrutiny after Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris revealed Tuesday that students at the College are more likely to receive an A than any other grade, faculty members told The Crimson that they do not have to meet a particular grade distribution and that they are not overly concerned about the potential consequences of high grading averages.
After the departure of Sarah A. Rankin in September, The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response has begun its search for a new director.
Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-, Most Common Grade Is A
The median grade at Harvard College is an A-, and the most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.
Goffard, a representative from Currier House, defeated unexpected challenger and outgoing UC Secretary Meghamsh Kanuparthy ’16 by a vote of 28-14, with exclusively Council members casting the secret ballots.
Irish pub Tommy Doyle’s announced via Twitter on Thursday that it will be close its Harvard Square location on Dec. 22. After nine years of business at the site of the original House of Blues, the pub will shut it doors, in part because of rising rents in the Square.
More than 150 students from Harvard and other Boston-area colleges rallied Sunday afternoon at the Weeks Footbridge to continue pressuring their administrations to divest their endowments from fossil fuel companies.
Former College student and current Lowell House residence manager Elizabeth J. Powers ’10 launched on Friday an online marketplace for artwork created by individuals in art therapy programs at hospitals and shelters.
In the past three decades, as the Harvard community has diversified, the Foundation has stepped up its role in supporting the activities and collaboration of student organizations, transforming the way that it influences cultural dialogue on campus.
C.C. Gong ’15, Sietse K. Goffard ’15, and Chika-Dike O. Nwokike ’15, all of whom lost their presidential or vice presidential bids last month, say they have not decided whether they will run for UC vice president when Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 assumes the UC presidency.