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In First Meeting, Committee Discusses Reevaluating Difficulty Score

Faculty members and undergraduates discussed revisiting the decision to no longer display course difficulty scores on Wednesday at a Committee for Undergraduate Education meeting.

Shiyi Cheery About Education
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Chinese 'Power Couple' Defends Harvard Donation

Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, who donated $15 million to the University last July, shared their views on education and philanthropy with hundreds of students on Wednesday.

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Investigation Underway, Civil Rights Officers Visit Campus

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is making visits to Harvard to investigate the College’s adherence to Title IX, according to members of the activist group that filed the complaint that precipitated the probe last spring.

Boston Strong for Hong Kong
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Affiliates Wear Yellow in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters

The action was originally conceived by Heather L. Pickerell ’15 as a chance for those on Harvard’s campus to raise awareness about the protests.

Gen Ed Town Hall
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First Town Hall Reflects Confusion about Gen Ed

The meeting was hosted in Eliot House by the committee tasked with reviewing the Gen Ed program and producing a report assessing its current state.

On Modes of Jewish Intellectual Life
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On Modes of Jewish Intellectual Life

Martin E. Jay, University of Berkeley professor of history, compares the childhoods of Walter Benjamin and Isaiah Berlin, major Jewish philosophers and intellectuals at the Center for European Studies on Monday.

'Our Andromeda'
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Today in Photos (9/30/2014)

EPS Field Trip
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EPS Field Trip

Wilson W. Kuhnel '16 explores the geological features of the Squantum Head coastline. Earth and Planetary Sciences 21: "The Dynamic Earth" took a field trip to North Quincy to identify minerals and sketch rock structures.

Reshuffling the Caseload
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Unloading the Ad Board

Two major policy changes, approved in the span of just two months earlier this year, are set to overhaul the 124-year-old Administrative Board by next fall.

Khurana Pfister
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Resident Dean Name Change, Take 12

To save the College some time when it inevitably renames the resident dean position again, we've decided to offer up a few suggestions.

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Hey, Professor!: Copyright Law

In order to share assigned readings with their students, many Harvard professors post materials on their course websites. Are these professors violating copyright laws? Kyle K. Courtney, a copyright advisor and program manager in Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication, works in conjunction with Harvard libraries on copyright matters. He shared his thoughts on this sticky issue with Fifteen Minutes.

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The FM Dictionary

Freshman Wander and The Mayopoulos Effect

Standing Desk
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Mather House Resident Dean Invents Portable Standing Desk

The StandStand, as Leafgren calls the wooden structure, is a portable set of three interlocking panels, easy to assemble and disassemble.

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Official Resident Dean Title Changes Again

Resident deans—the administrators briefly known as House deans—will now be called Allston Burr Assistant Deans of Harvard College.

Panjak Pradhan
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5 Questions with Pankaj Pradhan

Enjoying the improved dining hall menu this year? You can thank Pankaj Pradhan, the culinary artist behind The Red Lentil, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Watertown, Mass. This Summer, he shared his talents with Harvard University Dining Services to bring more flavor and variety to the dining halls. FM sat down with Pradhan for five questions about the collaboration.

Divest Harvard Assembles
Scrutiny

Arrested Divestment

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
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The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty