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Harvard in the City

Zoning Board Delays Decision on Campus Center Plans

Cambridge residents and members of the board at a public hearing on Thursday expressed mixed opinions of the plans.

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Harvard in the City

Boston 2024 Downsizes Harvard’s Role in Olympic Bid

The change in plans represents a dramatic change from bid documents submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee in December.

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Harvard in the City

Harvard No Longer Slated as Boston 2024 Tennis Host

Dorchester’s Harambee Park, not Harvard, would host Olympic and Paralympic tennis if Boston is selected as the host city of the 2024 Summer Games, yet another sign that Harvard’s relationship with the bid is evolving.

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Widener Library Celebrates Centennial

Attendees sang “Happy Birthday” to the library as they commemorated its 100th birthday with red balloons, rose-topped cupcakes, and jazz music.

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Construction Underway, Kennedy School Targets Active Learning in Campus Expansion

Kennedy School of Government faculty and staff are working alongside an incessant “banging” noise as construction on the school’s dramatic campus expansion is underway.

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Harvard in the City

Cambridge Planning Board Recommends Campus Center Plans

The unanimous vote to recommend Harvard’s plans to renovate the Smith Campus Center to the city’s Board of Zoning Appeal moves the construction plans one step closer to city approval.

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MIT Committee Recommends Targeted Fossil Fuel Divestment

The report comes as environmental activists at Harvard and elsewhere call for colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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Douglas Elmendorf, Former CBO Director, To Lead Kennedy School

Elmendorf, who previously co-taught Harvard’s popular introductory economics course Economics 10 with professor Martin S. Feldstein ’61, succeeds current Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood ’75, who is stepping down at the end of this month.

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Radcliffe Raises $44 Million in Capital Campaign

The Radcliffe campaign goal of $70 million constitutes about 1 percent of the University-wide capital campaign goal of $6.5 billion.

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Alumni Elect Five New Overseers

The five alumni, who will serve six-year terms as Overseers, are R. Martin Chávez ’85, Fernande R. V. Duffly, Brian Greene ’84, Beth Y. Karlan ’78, and John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

Deval Patrick
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Patrick Urges Graduates to Feel ‘Uneasy’ About Society’s Issues

During Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises, former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 told graduates that he wanted them to feel “uneasy” about problems facing society, such as income inequality and climate change.

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FAS Creates International Affairs Deanship

​Margot Gill, currently the administrative dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will become the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ first administrative dean for international affairs.

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College

An Autopsy of General Education

Deemed “failing on a variety of fronts,” Harvard College’s core curriculum was doomed to start.

Stephen Blyth
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Returning to High Returns

High expectations await Stephen Blyth, Harvard Management Company’s new CEO.

Arthur M. Kleinman
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A Seat at the Table

After two Mass. Hall decisions prompt controversy, some Harvard professors are calling for a centralization of faculty governance.

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Beauty After Ruin

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Year In Review 2015

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Year in Sports 2015

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Class of 2015, By the Numbers