A new page for Pfister Pfans.
Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister surprised students yesterday with another email in their inboxes—this time telling them that they looked like they could “Use A Cupcake”—and that same day, an anonymous samaritan publicly celebrated the dean’s quirkiness by creating a Facebook fan page in his honor.
In March 2004, Harvard’s Calendar Reform Committee released a report recommending that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences move exams to before winter break. Gone would be the days of returning to campus for final exams barely a day after the ball dropped for the new year. Instead, FAS would allow for 62 days of classes each semester, five to eight days of reading period, and eight days for exams. It was suggested the longer winter break this schedule opened up could potentially house its own mini-term.
By now everyone's heard the news: Harvard hands out good grades like candy. Dining halls are alive with the sounds of students wondering who is getting all of these apparently ever-so-abundant As.
Two years out, many former Occupy Harvard participants challenge the notion that Occupy “failed.”
Harvard will take the field against Yale this weekend in the 130th playing of The Game. The Crimson haven’t won yet, but according to the College’s top administrator, Harvard already has bragging rights over that school in New Haven—not necessarily for talents in football, but for having the biggest university-owned herbarium in the world.
Though University President Drew G. Faust emphasized that the new Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center would foster “one University” for all Harvard students, many students across the University remain skeptical about whether Faust’s goal can be accomplished.
The committee will review its findings with House Masters in coming weeks, after which Pfister said the report may be made available to the public.
The eagerly anticipated piece of surrealism and wit from Donald H. Pfister, Interim Dean of the College, appeared in undergraduate mailboxes on Tuesday afternoon and changed the administrative email game once again, offering intense revelations on subjects as varied as gigantic pumpkins and, implicitly, Instagram.
With the Gen Ed program up for its first five-year review, longstanding questions about the role of a college education in changing times and beyond campus remain contested.
Only three students attended a discussion last week with Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith about what they want to see in the next Dean of the College. It was on a Thursday night, and it was in the Quad, but that’s still pretty embarrassing. Flyby put together some suggestions for administrators to keep in mind for future events if they want to attract some student attendance.
A committee has been convened to formally review the position of the resident dean, continuing a conversation about the dean’s role in Harvard’s administrative hierarchy that was reignited by last spring’s email search scandal.
Despite the low turnout, the event featured an inclusive discussion on topics ranging from the role of the search committee to the ideal background of the new dean.
Administrators and student leaders say that the next permanent College Dean has the potential to maximize the College’s gains from the campaign, particularly if he or she is called upon to serve a more active role in soliciting donations.