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FAS

Student Billing System To Roll Out in November

The creation of this student system is one of the first steps of a larger effort to centralize existing web systems and make it easier to pay bills, submit study cards, and register online.

College

Gen Ed Review Committee To Hold Town Hall Meetings

The meetings will contribute to a report assessing the state of the Gen Ed Program.

Gen Ed

Entering Fifth Year, Science and Cooking Continues To Draw Crowds

The Science of Cooking begins its fifth year with chefs Dave Arnold and Harold McGee.

College

Ad Board Cracks Down on Simultaneous Enrollment

The policy change comes after a five-year uptick in petitions for simultaneous enrollment.

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Part III of The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2018 examines the academic and extracurricular pursuits of the incoming freshmen.

Undergraduate Council

UC Negotiates with Administrators to Reverse Q-Guide Changes

Over the summer, members of the Undergraduate Council negotiated with administrators in an effort to reverse the Faculty Council’s decision on removing course difficulty scores from the Q Guide starting in 2015.

First Day Of Classes
College

First Day Sees Crowded Classes, Imprecise Pre-Term Planning

Professor Mathias Risse said he has "given up making any predictions about enrollment" based on pre-term planning numbers after another shopping week started with students cramming themselves into classrooms across campus.

SEAS

Professors Launch CS Equivalent to Math 55

The Computer Science Division will offer a new course, Computer Science 125: “Algorithms and Complexity,” as a more advanced alternative to existing theory courses, starting this fall.

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days

Math, Engineering, and the Sciences
On Campus

Math, Engineering, and the Sciences

Freshman discuss with representatives from various math, engineering, and science concentrations during the academic fairs in the Science Center on Thursday, Aug.29.

Music at the Academic Fair
Academics

Music at the Academic Fair

Music professor Thomas F. Kelly speaks with a prospective student at the Academic Fair on Friday afternoon. Kelly explained, "I really love meeting a whole new freshman class...sometimes you just want to say, 'it's all going to be okay.'"

Academic Fair at the Plaza
Academics

Academic Fair at the Plaza

Students and department representatives gather at the Academic Fair on the Science Center Plaza on Friday afternoon. The annual fair held during Opening Days gives freshmen the opportunity to explore different departments.

Signing Up
Academics

Signing Up

Ellen Jang-Milsen '18 of Georgia fills out a questionnaire for the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Academic Fair in the Science Center Plaza on Friday. Jang-Milsen, whose high school did not offer Russian, plans to study the language at Harvard.

Tolstoy at the fair
Academics

Tolstoy at the fair

A Russian nesting doll rests on the table for the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Academic Fair in the Science Center Plaza on Friday.

Dance at the fair
Academics

Dance at the fair

Aimee P. Ricciardone, executive assistant at the Office for the Arts at Harvard, speaks with Ellie Y. Underwood '18 about dance opportunities at the Academic Fair on Friday in the Science Center Plaza. The Office for the Arts at Harvard holds multiple events to engage freshmen during Opening Days.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out