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Joshua Blecher-Cohen

New Territory: Pathways and Barriers to a Harvard Major

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.


For Off-Cycle Seniors, Thesis-Writing Concludes

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.

Science, Technology, and Society
Sciences Division

Science, Technology, and Society

Professor Sheila Jasanoff ’64 leads a weekly meeting about Science, Technology, and Society on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.

Science, Technology, and Society
Sciences Division

Science, Technology, and Society

Students and faculty attend a talk about disease in Marseille, France at a weekly meeting about Science, Technology, and Society on Monday, Nov. 16.

Science, Technology, and Society

A Forgotten Field?

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.

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

At Debate, UC Hopefuls Support Recognizing Single-Sex Groups

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.


Plurality of Sophomores Declare Ec, Preliminary Data Show

Following the rollout of an online student information system late this summer, sophomores declared their concentrations electronically for the first time.

Faust in Farkas

Five Sophomores Declare Theater, Dance, and Media

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.


What Concentration to Declare, Based on Free Trips

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! ​

Harvard Medical School
Humanities Division

Harvard Medical School Launches Arts Initiative

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.

Space Capsule Simulation

In Out of the Box Lecture, Student Learns From a Cardboard Box

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.

Spring Break in Cuba

Embassy Open, Student Interest in Traveling to Cuba Spikes

Following the historic thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Harvard students have voiced renewed interest in traveling to Cuba.

“Why Disciplines Persist”
Humanities Division

Garber Talks Importance of Academic Disciplines

Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.

44 Elected to UC

Ahead of Gen Ed Revamp, UC Reps Look To Add Input

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.

Honor Code Panel

Honor Council Takes to Dining Halls To Expand Outreach

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.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes