Protest for Palestine

Students Host 'Dead-In' To Commemorate Gaza Victims

The Palestine Solidarity Committee staged a "dead-in" on Monday to raise awareness of the 2,100 people who were killed in Gaza this summer.

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MBTA To Build Commuter Rail Station on Harvard Property in Allston

Harvard will contribute a third of the $25 million needed to build the new West Station in Allston, announced at Beacon Park Rail Yard.

'Food Better' Campaign Kicks Off

The Food Better campaign kicked off its inaugural year with a presentation at the Harvard Community Garden Monday, one of a week-long series of events designed to improve student awareness on all issues related to food.

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Turkish Billionaire Donates $24M for Public Health

The gift follows a $350 million donation to HSPH by Hong Kongese billionaire and alumnus Gerald L. Chan, which was unveiled earlier this month.

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Students Make Beds in Support of DoubleTree Workers

Several employees of the Boston-Cambridge DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and members of the Student Labor Action Movement set up a bed-making demonstration in the Science Center Plaza Monday afternoon, continuing their year-and-a-half long efforts to support worker unionization.

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Cambridge City Council Discusses Assaults and Playground Renovation

In a short meeting Monday night, the Cambridge City Council discussed resolutions regarding an information system for incidents of assault in the area, a decrepit playground, and traffic safety regulations.

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Council Votes Against Q Change, Vows Increased Transparency

The meeting marked the first official Council-wide gathering of the fall semester and featured 44 new Council members who were elected just two weeks ago.

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emBODYindia Aims To Spark Dialogue

The photo campaign aims to change the pervasive mindset in India that leads to objectification and violation of women, organizers said, opening dialogue in India about taboo subjects surrounding sex.

Ghana's President Details Economic Growth at IOP

President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama described the arrival of a “new frontier” of economic growth and political stability for his Western African country in a speech at the IOP.

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Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board

Student Life

Khurana Opts for Annenberg Breakfast over Campaign Pitches

New Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana is prioritizing facetime with undergraduates over courting potential Harvard donors.

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College Administration

CS50 Introduces New Integrity Policy, Bypassing Ad Board

Students who violate academic honesty standards in CS50 may no longer be referred to the Ad Board for investigation, under a newly formalized “regret clause."

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Harvard in the World

Amidst Competition, HarvardX Turns to New Marketing Strategies

HarvardX faculty and administrators are applying a variety of marketing strategies to spread the word about the courses they offer.

Central Administration

Ahead of Sit-Down, Union Releases Healthcare Report

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers released a report on Wednesday that offers suggestions for lowering healthcare costs for all Harvard employees.

Endowment

Endowment Grows to $36.4B with 15.4 Percent Return

The investment gains leave Harvard’s endowment just short of its $36.9 billion peak, which was reached in June of 2008, before the global financial crisis.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Records Indicate Greatest Gender Imbalance in Four Years

College

Month in, Yard Official Says Smoking Ban Implementation Smooth

FAS

Faculty Deanship To Be Renamed Following Gift

Drew Faust

Faust, Stanford President Address Climate Change in Op-Ed

College

Mather House Resident Dean Invents Portable Standing Desk

Endowment

Stephen Blyth Named Next President and CEO of Management Company

Blyth, who is currently a managing director and head of public markets at HMC as well as a professor of statistics, will assume the role Jan. 1, 2015.

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Student Groups

First-Gen Students Exchange Ideas with Deans

The event was organized by the First Generation Student Union, a student organization that Harvard officially recognized last November.

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Visual Arts

Veteran Photographer Highlights Nepal in CGIS Exhibit

Documentary photographer Kevin Bubriski told the story of Nepal in photos Thursday, explaining how Nepalese culture has evolved since the 1970.

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Social Sciences Division

Anthropology Library Reopens

The project renovated the nearly 40-year-old library and centralized the offices of the faculty in the Anthropology Department, who were previously spread across campus.

SEAS

Coursera Co-Founder Promotes 'Deep Learning' at SEAS

Coursera Co-founder Andrew Y. Ng spoke about “deep learning," a new set of algorithms that he said have the potential to dramatically enhance artificial intelligence technologies.

Research

Harvard Team's Big Bang Findings Called into Question

Hillel

Harvard Affiliates Join Thousands of Activists for Climate March

IOP

Philippine President Highlights Recent Successes

Books

In Heated Discussion, ‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Fields Criticism from Faculty, Students

Harvard Medical School

Longwood Campus Evacuated Due to Nitrogen Leak