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Some students feel underprepared to study certain fields—especially those in the humanities—because they were not exposed to them in high school or lacked the resources to explore them on their own.
Most Harvard seniors edit, toil over, and finally turn in their theses in a communal flurry in the weeks leading up to spring break and Housing Day each spring. But for the College’s off-cycle seniors, the affair is less standardized and a bit more lonely, they say.
Professor Sheila Jasanoff ’64 leads a weekly meeting about Science, Technology, and Society on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.
Students and faculty attend a talk about disease in Marseille, France at a weekly meeting about Science, Technology, and Society on Monday, Nov. 16.
Active and globally recognized, Harvard’s Science, Technology, and Society network is seeking to ingrain itself into the University’s academic structure, striving for a Ph.D. program to produce scholars and teachers for Harvard and beyond.
When asked how they would have voted on a proposed ballot referendum that called on administrators to restrict student membership in final clubs, all candidates said they oppose such a move.
Following the rollout of an online student information system late this summer, sophomores declared their concentrations electronically for the first time.
As the department’s inaugural class, the five sophomores will help determine the future of the program, as well as offer feedback on its structure and ability to offer a fulfilling academic experience to students interested in many aspects of the performing arts.
FM has news for you: Your field-tripping days have only just begun. As long as you take the right classes and/or choose the right concentrations, you can travel the globe on Harvard’s dime. FM is prepared to share the inside scoop and make your wildest dreams of adventure possible. There’s no time to waste—concentration deadlines are right around the corner. So get those study cards signed, and then get packing!
The “Arts&Humanities@HMS” initiative supports the arts by creating more opportunities for students to explore music, visual arts, and drama through programs and events.
As the College looks to increase its focus on teaching and learning, one professor is thinking out of this world—giving a lecture on space travel on Wednesday while one of his students sat inside a small, 1.5 cubic meter cardboard box.
Following the historic thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Harvard students have voiced renewed interest in traveling to Cuba.
Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.
Before Faculty ultimately make any changes to the program, Undergraduate Council member Scott Ely '18 said he wants to make sure College students and their opinions are factors in the decision-making process.
Undergraduate members of the student-faculty body tasked with implementing the College’s first honor code are reaching out to their classmates in dining halls and lecture halls about the goals and philosophy of the young committee.