Academics

Academics

Students Use New Hist and Lit Field to Explore Ethnic Studies

The Modern World field allows students to more easily explore topics such as migration and diaspora at a time when many students have been calling for increased ethnic studies course offerings and an ethnic studies department.

FAS

Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.

College

In Annenberg, Sophomores Celebrate Concentration Declarations

Hundreds of sophomores gathered in Annenberg Hall Thursday to celebrate the passing of the College’s concentration declaration deadline.

College

Princeton’s Gen Ed Proposals Mirror Harvard Program

In an Oct. 20 report, Princeton’s Task Force on General Education wrote that it had consulted a series of peer institutions, including Harvard

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Professors Postpone Exams After Trump’s Win

While undergraduates and faculty members alike came to terms with Donald Trump’s unexpected win Wednesday, several professors said they postponed assignments or altered lesson plans to ease students' schedules.

Latinidad in the Election
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Latinidad in the Election

Students in Spanish 126: Performing Latinidad process through the yard costumed as a taco truck as a part of a performance piece exploring latinx experiences in the United States. The procession made stops around Harvard Yard for a poetry reading, a coordinated spoken word piece, and other acted performances commenting on anti-latinx discourse in the 2016 presidential election.

College

SEAS Expects Increase in Concentrators, Strives for Greater Diversity in School Makeup

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is projected to see increased numbers of undergraduate concentrators when sophomores declare their fields of study on Nov. 17, continuing a trend of fast growth since 2007.

College

Professors Find Ways to Bring Election into the Lesson Plan

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton make the final push before Election Day on Nov. 8, Harvard faculty are working to integrate the historic moment into their teaching.

College

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights Committee Forms Human Rights Group

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights recently selected 13 students to participate in the inaugural Human Rights Studies Working Group, which will expose students to opportunities and resources related to human rights.

FAS

You Speak What?

Within the classrooms of Harvard’s smallest language classes, a wide mix of people work to grasp the unfamiliar sounds and systems of a language that few of their classmates will ever understand.

Updates on the Honor Council
College

Sophomores, Sciences Saw Most Honor Council Cases Last Year

The vast majority of 115 academic dishonesty cases the College’s Honor Council heard last academic year occurred in courses offered in the Sciences Division or the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, according to the adjudicating body’s first-ever annual report.

Center for European Studies
College

European Secondary Frustrates Advocates for Ethnic Studies

Some student leaders who have sought greater ethnic representation in Harvard’s academic offerings said they found the new European Studies secondary disheartening.

Center for European Studies
Academics

Center for European Studies

Steph Burt: Out in Academia
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Steph Burt: Out in Academia

English professor Steph Burt speaks during Monday afternoon’s “Out in Academia” talk, which took place in the Dudley House common room.

Student Life

Center for European Studies Offers Secondary Field

​This fall, the Center for European Studies unveiled a secondary field in European History, Politics, and Societies.