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Kimberly Theidon
FAS

Professor Files Charge Alleging University Violated Title IX in Denying Her Tenure

Theidon alleges that the denial was in retaliation for her public expressions of support for sexual assault victims, as well as for complaining that she was not receiving the same pay as her male colleagues.

William James Hall
College

At William James, News of Alumnus's Death Came Late to Many

For most of those who work and study in William James Hall, the news that a 2006 College graduate jumped to his death from the building’s balcony last Thursday came in the form of passed notes, informal emails, and for some, not at all.

Stanley J. Tambiah
Politics

Stanley J. Tambiah

Anthropology professor emeritus Stanley J. Tambiah was a well-known scholar of Buddhism and South Asia.

Stanley J. Tambiah
Social Sciences Division

Tambiah, Prominent Anthropologist, Remembered as Loving Scholar

Anthropology professor emeritus Stanley J. Tambiah, described by colleagues as one of the giants of 20th century anthropology, was known for his studies of Buddhism and South Asia.

Time Capsule
Anthropology

Anthropology Department Makes Time Capsule

One hundred years from Thursday, future Harvard administrators will have the opportunity to open up a time capsule from the year 2013, which will contain—amongst other objects—a used Post-it pad, a first-generation iPhone, Wednesday’s edition of The Crimson, and a can of Coke Zero.

Social Sciences Division

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College

Concentration Satisfaction: Class of 2012

As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.

Anthropology

Scene and Heard: "The Woman and The Body"

“We have talked a bit about the vulva, which makes me kind of feel uncomfortable,” says Mason S. Hsieh ’15, chuckling with a mixture of boyish embarrassment and self-deprecation. “I don’t have one,” he continues, “but you know, it’s kind of theoretically fun.” Such is the ostensible plight of the male enrollee in Anthropology 1882: “The Woman and the Body,” a course title that likely evokes horrifying anatomical analysis and indignant feminist angst in the male mind.

College

In & Around Language: Girl vs. Woman

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “woman” is defined as “an adult female human being. The counterpart of man.” (“Man,” on the other hand, is not defined as “the counterpart of woman.” Figures.) “Girl,” however, is usually meant to signify “young woman.” Technically, those are correct. But to some, their usage in the wrong context can range from being inappropriate to just plain offensive.

Libraries

Social Anthropology Department To Move to Tozzer Library

The social anthropology department is thinking about group interactions and new furniture as it makes plans to move from William James Hall to Tozzer Library on Divinity Ave.

Michael J. Silverstein Talk
Events

Michael J. Silverstein Talk

Linguist Michael J. Silverstein laughs during the question and answer portion of his discussion. Yesterday Silverstein delivered his talk “Discourse and the No-thing-ness of Culture” as part of a lecture series put forth by the Department of Anthropology.

Advising

Economics and Government Take Different Tacks on Advising

Students and faculty in the social sciences division—which houses the two largest concentrations, economics and government—point to a divide in the strength of the advising students receive.

Harvard Law School

Report Said Communists Shouldn't Teach at Universities

Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past. April 2, 1929: Historic Engine Makes Debut in Square Today At exactly five minutes past one today a fire engine of the Cambridge Catamounts, historic New England fire-fighting aggregation, drawn by six "Fire B'hoys" will make its appearance on Harvard Square. The engine, the one to be used by the Hasty Pudding Club for its production "Fireman, Save my Child," will start from an unrevealed place on Church Street and go up to the Square.

FAS

Some Social Sciences Departments Begin Faculty Searches

Although many departments have struggled with the size of their faculty in the years following the financial crisis, faculty searches in a few departments across the social sciences are indicators of early signs of recovery.

FAS

FAS Increases Faculty Searches

Faculty searches in a number of Social Sciences departments are increasing, allowing the departments to hire junior faculty and fill positions vacated by retiring faculty members.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture