Academics

College

Ninety-five Seniors Join Phi Beta Kappa

​Rejoicing with smiles, shouts, and hurried text messages to parents, 95 members of the Class of 2016 found out they had been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society in an email on Wednesday.

Computer Science

CS50 Looks Ahead to Second Year at Yale

​After an inaugural year that featured impressive enrollment numbers and an unprecedented undergraduate teaching program, the staff of CS50, Harvard’s flagship introductory computer science course, is gearing up for its second year at Yale.

College

64 Undergraduates Receive Annual Hoopes Prize

​Sixty-four undergraduates learned Wednesday that they had received the College’s Hoopes Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding scholarly work or research. The majority of this year’s awardees received the prize for their senior theses or senior projects.

Administrators on the Stage
College

Harvard Affiliates Tell Stories of Rejection in BSC Project

If one were to be asked what the Harvard's College Dean, the interim Dean of Student Life, and the Director of University Health Services had in common, few would answer that all of them were rejects.​

University Hall
College

Phi Beta Kappa Honors ‘Junior 24’

24 juniors received the award, “an honor bestowed on those whose coursework demonstrates not only high achievement, but also breadth of interest, depth of understanding, and intellectual honesty,” according to the chapter’s website.

Academic Breakdown of PBK Recipients
College

Academic Breakdown of PBK Recipients

VES Tutorial
Student Life

VES Tutorial

Students present their projects during VES 97: Sophomore Tutorial, which takes place in Linden Street Studios.

Peter L. Galison
Academics

Peter L. Galison

Peter L. Galison is a professor in Harvard’s departments of physics and history of science.

Argentine Tango
Academics

Argentine Tango

Professor Thomas Wisniewski (left) and Pablo Ziegler (right) talk during a special meeting of 149DA: Argentine Tango: Culture, Music, and the Dance on Thursday afternoon. Ziegler, an Argentine pianist and composer, gave a lecture and led a master class.

Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory
Music

Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory

(from left) George D. Torres ‘17, Dayne A. Davis ‘16, and Gordon P. Michas ‘17 work on their musical instruments during Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory on Thursday afternoon.

Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory
College

Deriving the Right Note

The music track of the applied math concentration brings together computation, mathematical modeling, and music theory and composition to produce a uniquely quantitative study that serve to redefine Harvard’s liberal arts system for the silicon age.

College

After Submitting Theses, Seniors Defend their Findings

​With the stress of submitting a senior thesis behind them, some students now face a new challenge of presenting and defending their findings to faculty and peers.

College

Freshman Dean’s Office Announces New Awards for Freshmen

​Award season is in full swing at Harvard. In addition to the usual slate of Fulbright and Rhodes scholars, this spring will bring with it a new set of prizes for freshmen, along with a cohort of advising award winners announced Thursday.

FAS

Classics Department Encourages Pre-Meds to Consider Concentrating

​When picturing a pre-med undergraduate, one tends to think of students pouring over p-sets, staring into microscopes, and stirring beakers. And while those activities certainly apply to the experiences of pre-med students at Harvard, some additionally choose to explore another area: Classics.

Barker Center Cafe Re-Opens
Student Life

History and Literature Changes Concentration Offerings

​In response to changing student interests, the History and Literature department has offered new fields of study and more specific subfields, allowing for greater flexibility in students’ studies.