Housing Day Tradition
House Life

Impending Midterms Dampen Housing Day Festivities

On the eve of Housing Day, many freshmen faced the predicament of balancing Housing Day excitement with the challenges of taking midterm exams.

Humanities Division

In Fourth Year, TDM Continues Modest Growth

Theater, Dance, and Media, in its fourth year as Harvard’s youngest concentration, is searching for new faculty members and diversifying its curriculum as it grows.

Barker Center

Reading List of Flagship Humanities Course Evolves

In extending the length of the class, the professors added a wider selection of books to the syllabus, which they tweak slightly each year.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Vote to Accept Changes to Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing program will undergo significant changes in 2020 to permit College students to graduate with an undergraduate and master’s degree in four years.

Daniel E. Lieberman ’86
College Administration

Faculty Likely to Vote on Altered Advanced Standing Requirements

The Faculty of Arts and Science will likely vote on a proposal to amend current guidelines for the College’s Advanced Standing program at their monthly meeting this week.

Astronomy Colloquium

Astronomers Discuss Black Holes, Cosmic Radiation at Luncheon

About a hundred astronomers and visiting scholars gathered at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to hear a presentation on astronomy's latest advancements.

Morals and the Mind

Teaching Fellows Face Uncertainty During Shopping Week

Graduate students and faculty said early semester fluctuating enrollments in their classes can cause challenges for course staff, who often face uncertain schedules as a result.

New Dean of Arts and Humanities at Barker Center
Student Life

Harvard Deans Launch ‘Transcript Project'

Khurana and Kelsey announced the creation of the Transcript Project, a creative competition for students to reflect on their course choices and academic trajectory.

Stanford Masters Program

Stanford Masters Program

Stanford University’s Coterminal Master’s Degree program is very similar to Harvard College’s Advanced Standing program.

Stanford Masters Program

Advanced Standing at Harvard Less Popular than Stanford Equivalent

A "tiny" percentage of students use Advanced Standing at Harvard. But across the country at Stanford, one in five undergrads take advantage of a similar program.

University Hall, Fall 2017
Student Life

Students Still Confused After Gen Ed Delay

As admins postpone the roll-out of the long-awaited new Program in General Education, students continue to express confusion over how they will fulfill their requirements.

Dean Harris
Gen Ed

Gen Ed Administrators Say More Time Needed for Program

General Education program director Kenen said designing the types of courses that achieve program goals is difficult and is taking the College longer than expected.

University Hall

Faculty Council Mulls Advanced Standing, Search for New Dean

Council member David L. Howell called the meeting of the Faculty Council—the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' highest governing body—"happily routine."

First Day Blues

Crowded Halls, Puppy, and Telescope Feature in First Day of Classes

With a week to try out any course ahead of Friday's registration deadline, students in the College braved rain and overcrowded halls during their first day of classes.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017

Two Harvard Seniors Win International Rhodes Scholarships

Harvard seniors Terrens Muradzikwa ’18 and Mandela Patrick ’18 will continue their studies abroad at Oxford as international Rhodes Scholars.