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Updates on the Honor Council
College

Honor Council Begins Training Undergraduate Members

As the College readies for a fall rollout of its first honor code, undergraduates on the student-faculty body that will hear cases of academic integrity have begun their training.

flyby housing day feature photo
College

As Students Sit Midterms on Housing Day, UC Aims for Change

Undergraduate Council leaders hope to reschedule Housing Day to the Friday before spring break to avoid conflicting with midterms next year.

Thesis Season
College

As Seniors Print Theses, Classics Shifts to Digital Submissions

Following a decision made several weeks ago, seniors in the Classics Department will, for the first time, only be required to submit a PDF copy of their thesis.

Academics

Professor Profile: Ned Hall

When I meet Philosophy Professor Edward J. Hall in his charming office, he is shoeless, sitting in an armchair and chatting with one of his former students. When she leaves, he gives her a bear hug as though they are old friends. The only facts I know about Hall are that he teaches metaphysics and epistemol-ogy, and that he’s famous for bringing cookies to class.

Lowell House Speeches
Lowell

Lowell House Speeches

Leverett SCR
College

An Intellectual Renewal: Academics in the Houses

Administrators are still working on strengthening the role of learning in residential life as part of the House renewal program.

College

Learning with Experienced Speakers, Non-Native Language Students Face Challenges

While several languages at Harvard offer separate tracks for more experienced speakers, others do not divide students into different tracks, leaving some students struggling to catch up to their more experienced peers.

Studying in Quincy JCR
College

Studying in Quincy JCR

Benjamin C. Barnett ’17 ponders the mechanisms behind certain reactions on his organic chemistry problem set in the Quincy Junior Common Room on Sunday afternoon.

Varsha Varman Studies
College

Varsha Varman Studies

Varsha Varman ’18 studies for her SLS 20 exam in the basement of Lamont Library on Saturday afternoon.

Studying in Quincy JCR
Undergraduate Council

Photos of the Weekend (03/08/2015)

Studying in Quincy JCR
College

Bridging the Gap: The Transition to College Academics

Although Harvard admits student from around the world and offers generous financial aid to help them get here, some students who matriculate from under-resourced high schools struggle to find their footing once on campus.

Senior Thesis Final Stretch
College

Thesis Writers Prepare for Looming Deadlines

After a year-long preparation, thesis writers are pulling their final all-nighters in advance of the coming deadlines.

Performing Latinidad
Race

Around the Yard, Spanish Class Uses Performance Art To Discuss Identity

Students in Spanish 126: “Performing Latinidad” processed around Harvard Yard on Thursday morning, hanging signs and quotations on trees and reciting poetry and prose.

Midterm Season
On Campus

Midterm Season

The first floor work area of Lamont library was quiet on Wednesday evening as people studied. The weeks leading up to Spring Break can be especially busy for some students as midterm season reaches its peak.

Courthouse of the Tsarnaev Trial
College

Photos of the Day (03-04-2015)

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction