The system designed to assign Expos sections experienced “unexpected technical difficulties” late Saturday night, pushing sectioning into the following evening.
Twenty seniors are pursuing creative writing theses through the English department this year, double the number of students who wrote a creative writing thesis in 2013.
Twenty seniors are currently working on creative theses—double the number of students who wrote them in 2013.
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.
Yen H. Pham ’15-’16 has received a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, the Rhodes Trust announced on Sunday, bringing the total number of Harvard undergraduates to win the prestigious award this year to six.
Some students feel underprepared to study certain fields—especially those in the humanities—because they were not exposed to them in high school or lacked the resources to explore them on their own.
Soman S. Chainani ’01, author of the children’s fantasy trilogy “The School for Good and Evil,” spoke during Folklore and Mythology 128: “Fairy Tale, Myth, and Fantasy Literature” on Tuesday afternoon. He discussed his inspiration, which stems from using Disney conventions as a backdrop against which to build a new set of sensibilities in his fairytale-inspired novels.
Soman S. Chainani ’01 speaks during Professor Maria Tatar’s “Fairy Tales, Myth, and Fantasy Literature” class on Tuesday afternoon.
The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.
Sections for writing intensive courses in the English department now look to include 12 to 15 students—smaller than the 18 or so students targeted in most lecture courses.
The event’s headliners included U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey and Harvard English professor James T. Engell ’73.
The digital humanities initiative will expand to local television and will feature influential figures discussing poetry.
Prior to this summer's redesign of my.harvard, students had to solicit signatures for all from their academic advisers in person.