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Central Administration

Elmendorf Assumes Role As Kennedy School Dean

Elmendorf emphasized the importance of helping the school adopt modern teaching methods, fundraising for the capital campaign, seeing the construction of the HKS campus through to its completion, and keeping the cost of the Kennedy School low.

Kevin B. Li '16
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Kevin B. Li

Kevin Li may wear a self-imposed uniform, but he's certainly a colorful thinker.

College

Two Harvard Seniors Selected for Marshall Scholarship

Bianca Mulaney ’16 and Rebecca M. Panovka ’16, friends and fellow Quincy House residents, have been named Harvard’s two newest Marshall scholars to their shared surprise and disbelief.

College

Forty-Eight Seniors Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

The 48 seniors elected last week to the College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa hail from all twelve of Harvard’s houses, with the strongest contingent from Mather House at eight.

Meeting at the White House
College

Meeting at the White House

Jeremy C. Stein, pictured here in a previous meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009, is a current professor in the Economics Department. Stein was an advisor in the U.S. Treasury Department after the 2008 financial crisis.

Meeting at the White House
FAS

Economist Stein Brings Crisis Experience to the Classroom

Though he occasionally steals away to shape the nation's economic policy, Jeremy Stein always returns to his office at the Littauer Center for Economics, equipped with a whole new palette of experiences to recolor his curriculum.

“Why Disciplines Persist”
Humanities Division

Garber Talks Importance of Academic Disciplines

Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.

Honor Code Panel
College

To Curtail Cheating, Study Suggests Randomly Assigned Seats

A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.

College

Ec 10 Renames Practice Exams ‘Unit Reviews’

Formerly called “Unit Tests” and now called “Unit Reviews,” the optional exams still will function as practice tests.

Economics Professors Depart
Economics

Economics Professors Depart

Littauer
FAS

At the Margin: Harvard Economics’ Precarious Spot on Top

The Economics department has recently lost several faculty members to other schools, highlighting the rise of rival programs and the relatively lower facilities at Harvard.

Summers on Economic Inclusivity
Economics

Summers on Economic Inclusivity

At a Thursday evening forum discussion, former University President Larry Summers shares with Financial Times columnist John Authers his thoughts about inclusivity in modern economic growth.

Summers on Economic Inclusivity
Central Administration

Larry Summers Talks Income Inequality at IOP

The former University president recommended policies such as progressive taxation and infrastructure investment in front of a crowded audience.

Talking About Syria
IOP

Talking About Syria

Harvard Kennedy School research fellow Vera Mironova, not pictured in this photo, draws a crowd on Thursday afternoon as she talks and takes questions about rebel fighters in the Middle East. Having traveled to Syria and nearby countries, Mironova spoke about the dynamics of rebel recruitment and cross-organizational flow in rebel institutions.

College

Ec Question Center Still on Lookout for Students

The EQC, which debuted without much traffic last semester, was designed to serve as a central hub for tutoring in select foundational economics courses.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes