In the past three decades, as the Harvard community has diversified, the Foundation has stepped up its role in supporting the activities and collaboration of student organizations, transforming the way that it influences cultural dialogue on campus.
With Harvard College under national scrutiny after Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris revealed Tuesday that students at the College are more likely to receive an A than any other grade, faculty members told The Crimson that they do not have to meet a particular grade distribution and that they are not overly concerned about the potential consequences of high grading averages.
Despite the privacy settings sites offer, the difficulty of keeping information private remains. Queer students, especially, have found that ‘the closet’ on the Internet does not provide a very good lock.
The new information challenges the belief held by some that grade inflation is less prevalent in courses in the sciences than in the humanities.
C.C. Gong ’15, Sietse K. Goffard ’15, and Chika-Dike O. Nwokike ’15, all of whom lost their presidential or vice presidential bids last month, say they have not decided whether they will run for UC vice president when Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 assumes the UC presidency.
Just hours before the Undergraduate Council Vice President-Elect told The Crimson that he no longer plans to step down, the UC met to approve a change to the bylaws designed to prepare for potential vacancies in the President and Vice President-Elect positions.
Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-, Most Common Grade Is A
The median grade at Harvard College is an A-, and the most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.
Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15, front, stands alongside his running mate Sam B. Clark ’15 in the UC presidential debate last month. The duo was elected as UC vice president and president, respectively, in the Nov. 18-21 election.
Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15, the Undergraduate Council Vice President-Elect, will not resign as previously planned, he said late Monday night, a move that is expected to elevate him to the UC presidency.
Though many students were at home last week for the first few days of Hanukkah, they will be able to find food and festivities—from fried latkes and jelly doughnuts to traditional Jewish games of dreidel and the lighting of menorahs—across campus in the final days of the Jewish holiday.
From left to right, top to bottom, Rhodes Scholarship winners Elizabeth H. Byrne ’14, Alexander J. Diaz ’14, Aurora C. Griffin ’14, Andrew S. Lea ’14, Paolo P. Singer ’14, and Katherine E. Warren ’13.
In a year when students elected a ticket running under the slogan “You could do worse,” undergraduates reflected on what the first-ever-winning joke ticket means for student government at Harvard.
The editor of The Harvard Ichthus explained that the piece was not the official stance of the publication but rather the words of one particular author, which were easily misinterpreted.
The newly selected Harvard-affiliated winners are Elizabeth H. Byrne ’14, Alexander J. Diaz ’14, Aurora C. Griffin ’14, Andrew S. Lea ’14, Paolo P. Singer ’13-’14, and Katherine E. Warren ’13.