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First Day Of Classes
College

First Day Sees Crowded Classes, Imprecise Pre-Term Planning

Professor Mathias Risse said he has "given up making any predictions about enrollment" based on pre-term planning numbers after another shopping week started with students cramming themselves into classrooms across campus.

SEAS

Professors Launch CS Equivalent to Math 55

The Computer Science Division will offer a new course, Computer Science 125: “Algorithms and Complexity,” as a more advanced alternative to existing theory courses, starting this fall.

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days

Math, Engineering, and the Sciences
On Campus

Math, Engineering, and the Sciences

Freshman discuss with representatives from various math, engineering, and science concentrations during the academic fairs in the Science Center on Thursday, Aug.29.

Music at the Academic Fair
Academics

Music at the Academic Fair

Music professor Thomas F. Kelly speaks with a prospective student at the Academic Fair on Friday afternoon. Kelly explained, "I really love meeting a whole new freshman class...sometimes you just want to say, 'it's all going to be okay.'"

Academic Fair at the Plaza
Academics

Academic Fair at the Plaza

Students and department representatives gather at the Academic Fair on the Science Center Plaza on Friday afternoon. The annual fair held during Opening Days gives freshmen the opportunity to explore different departments.

Signing Up
Academics

Signing Up

Ellen Jang-Milsen '18 of Georgia fills out a questionnaire for the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Academic Fair in the Science Center Plaza on Friday. Jang-Milsen, whose high school did not offer Russian, plans to study the language at Harvard.

Tolstoy at the fair
Academics

Tolstoy at the fair

A Russian nesting doll rests on the table for the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Academic Fair in the Science Center Plaza on Friday.

Dance at the fair
Academics

Dance at the fair

Aimee P. Ricciardone, executive assistant at the Office for the Arts at Harvard, speaks with Ellie Y. Underwood '18 about dance opportunities at the Academic Fair on Friday in the Science Center Plaza. The Office for the Arts at Harvard holds multiple events to engage freshmen during Opening Days.

Making connections at the fair
Academics

Making connections at the fair

Physics professor and Leverett House Master Howard Georgi '67 shakes hands with Erik C. Owen '18 at the Academic Fair in the Science Center on Friday. Owen, who attended the humanities and sciences fairs, said he felt overwhelmed, adding "there are a lot more courses here than I ever would have thought."

3-D hands at the fair
SEAS

3-D hands at the fair

A white plaster cast and its replicate rest near a 3D printing device at the SEAS table at the Academic Fair on Friday.

Teaching Town Hall
College

Campaigning with Limits

Harvard’s teaching fellows want a universal section cap, but administrators say the goal is neither needed nor practicable.

Year in Review - Rob Lue
Academics

The 21st Century Pedagogue

FAS’s administrator en vogue, Robert A. Lue is at the forefront of Harvard’s mission to be on the pedagogical cutting edge.

Senior Survey Cover
Undergraduate Council

Interactive Feature: The Class of 2014, By the Numbers

The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.

College

PBK Elects Final 92 in Pre-Commencement Ceremony

Harvard’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa welcomed its last batch of graduating seniors on Tuesday morning.

Dance at the fair
Freshmen

Survey Part I: Get To Know Harvard’s Class of 2018

Freshman Survey Cover
Freshmen

Class of 2018: By the Numbers

india_reina
Highlight

An Evil Woman

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days