Academics

Mike Smith at Convocation
FAS

Faculty Salaries to Increase by Only 1.5 Percent

Members of Harvard’s faculty and non-unionized staff will see their salaries increase by only 1.5 percent for fiscal year 2018, an atypically low increase outpaced by the current rate of inflation.

Cabot Library
Student Life

For Some Students, Renovated Cabot Science Library Tops Lamont

Students say they are pleased by the Cabot Science Library's modern look, with some declaring the airy Science Center space now superior to Lamont Library.

College

Two Years In, Mixed Reviews for Theater, Dance, and Media Concentration

The initial batches of Theater, Dance, and Media concentrators largely laud the program, though some say it can be difficult to balance its multiple components.

University Hall
Academics

No Women Elected to Faculty Council

At Tuesday's meeting, professors also pressed Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris on a proposed "Thinking with Data" course requirement.

College

Music Department to Adopt New Curriculum Beginning Fall 2017

The Department of Music will adopt a new undergraduate curriculum beginning in fall 2017, decreasing the number of courses concentrators must take and making more courses eligible for concentration credit.

Spring Evening on the Charles
Academics

How to Motivate Yourself after Spring Break

In a post-spring break funk? Check out these tips for finding inspiration to tackle your school work.

Research

First Sample of Solid Metallic Hydrogen Lost

A month after two Harvard physicists published results detailing the synthesis of the first-ever sample of solid metallic hydrogen, the researchers have lost the sample after trying to further analyze it.

Proposed Class Schedule of Allston and Cambridge Classes
Allston

Proposed Class Schedule of Allston and Cambridge Classes

Barker Center
College

History and Literature Seniors Submit Theses

Drained after months of work, seniors at the College are beginning to finish their theses, and History and Literature concentrators turned in their works this week.

Students Who Leave graphic
College

Students Who Leave graphic

Mark Bode
Academics

Standing Alone: Advanced Standing At Harvard

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Noël Bisson declines to disclose the exact number of students currently pursuing advanced standing at the College, but says the contingent is “tiny.”

Mark Bode
Academics

Mark Bode

Mark Bode ‘17 is one of a minuscule group of students pursuing advanced standing—meaning he will graduate this spring, after just three years at Harvard.

The Protest Lecturer
Student Life

From the Lectern to the Loudspeaker

Recent events—most notably, President Donald Trump's election—have stirred an activist's sensibility in some Harvard professors.

College

Q Guide Will Contain Two Questions on Textbook Costs

The Committee on Undergraduate Education also discussed a potential new schedule to be introduced ahead of the opening of Harvard’s new SEAS complex in Allston.

College

Smith to Address Student Textbook Prices, UC Says

At a meeting with Undergraduate Council leaders Friday, University President Drew G. Faust said she will ask Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith to discuss the rising costs of textbooks.