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Avik Chatterjee, a BGLTS, race relations, and pre-med tutor in Dunster House, poses before attending the Dunster Senior Dinner on Thursday.
As students raise concerns about advising resources in one of Harvard’s upperclassman Houses, administrators respond.
Administrators say they will not use information gathered from students’ meetings with Bureau of Study Counsel counselors for disciplinary purposes.
FM suggests that the FDO try hosting Food Fight Fortnight, an opportunity for students to get real hands-on experience in their concentrations with like-minded freshmen. We imagine it would play out something like this...
Freshmen students talk to faculty and current Classics concentrators about the department. The advising session was part of Harvard’s Advising Fortnight, a series of advising events aiming to inform freshmen about potential concentrations.
While some freshmen say that Advising Fortnight is useful for exploring diverse concentration options, others say events are impersonal and inconveniently scheduled.
Under the umbrella of Harvard University Health Services for the past 11 years, the Bureau of Study Counsel has created organizational difficulties for College administrators.
Stories from students reveal that, despite ramped up efforts and investment from many places within the University, some problems with the advising system persist. Many advisers are able to give the time and attention to students necessary, but others are too busy with their full-time jobs; either way, advisers face challenges guiding students through a vast curriculum on which no one has complete expertise.
The Advising Programs Office shares space with the Accessible Education and General Education Offices on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center. The floor, currently under construction, is where most of the Advising Program Coordinators for the College work.
Glenn R. Magid, director of the Advising Programs Office, stands outside of his office on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center.
Glenn R. Magid discusses the advising resources at Harvard in his office at the Smith Campus Center.