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FAS

FAS Stresses Smooth Gen Ed Transition

​Once the Faculty approve a new program in General Education, all students will choose Gen Ed courses from the same, revamped offerings, according to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith.

FAS

After Gen Ed Proposal, Teaching Campaign Looks Ahead

After a committee reviewing General Education recommended a program-wide section target of 12 students, members of a graduate student campaign aimed at lowering section sizes are reevaluating their priorities.

College

Ec 10b is Largest Course for Third Consecutive Spring

Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is once again the largest course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, marking the third consecutive year it has achieved that distinction, according to data from the registrar’s office.

FAS

Shopping Week Often a 'Scramble' for Faculty

A semester after the end of pre-term planning, Harvard faculty members remain divided on the merits of a course shopping week with no advanced registration of any kind.

FAS

Faculty Council Disscuses Gen Ed Legislation, Jazz Music Program

​Members of the Faculty Council on Wednesday heard proposals on new General Education legislation and a joint jazz program between Harvard and the Berklee College of Music, topics that will be presented at the faculty’s first meeting of the semester next week.

Creative Writing Theses
College

Creative Writing Theses

Twenty seniors are pursuing creative writing theses through the English department this year, double the number of students who wrote a creative writing thesis in 2013.

"Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food"
Food and Drink

"Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food"

Professor Carla D. Martin gives the opening lecture for her class “Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food” on Wednesday. Martin discussed the history of chocolate’s popularity as well as the industry’s use of child labor.

Senior in Aisle Four
Books

Senior in Aisle Four

Computer Science concentrator Michael J. Woo ’16 reads a book in aisle 4 of the Harvard COOP bookstore, where many students purchase course books, on Wednesday afternoon.

Serious, why would you do this to yourself?
Academics

Serious, why would you do this to yourself?

Under no circumstances should you take five classes.

Serious, why would you do this to yourself?
Academics

Should You Take Five Classes?

​Every semester, Harvard students fight the ghosts of the overachievers they used to be that tell them taking 5 classes is a good idea. Flyby is here to help you out as you decide if 5 classes is the right choice for you.

University Hall
College

Gen Ed Proposals Could Increase Job Security for Humanities Ph.D.s

​Each semester, hundreds of students shop one of professor Shaye J.D. Cohen’s General Education courses on the Hebrew Bible, enticed by the possibility of fulfilling a requirement while receiving an “easy A.”

CS50 Lecture
College

CS50’s First Semester Winds Down at Yale

At Harvard, Computer Science 50 is known for its heavy workload of problem sets and quizzes, but at Yale, that may have come as more of a surprise.

Honor Code Panel
College

Students Sign Honor Affirmation on Final Assignments

During final exams, and on final papers and assignments, undergraduates have starting affirming their awareness of Harvard College’s first honor code, which went into effect this semester.

Year in Photos: Housing Day
College

House Life Survey Part II: Advising and Facilities

Results of a recent Crimson survey indicate that most students are generally satisfied with House resources, although they may not be involved with their residences day-to-day.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
FAS

Students Praise Proposed Gen Ed, But Some Remain Skeptical

Though some undergraduates say they are on the whole satisfied with a new proposal to overhaul the College’s General Education program, others have expressed skepticism and say students were not adequately consulted during the review process.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes