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With 1,827 signatures as of Wednesday, the Harvard Teaching Campaign is making a final push for signatures on a petition that calls for a 12-student cap on section sizes before delivering it to administrators.
English professor Stephen L. Burt '93 shares his thoughts on the use of Wikipedia in the classroom. Burt said that Wikipedia might be a good starting point for background research.
American poet and International Griffin Poetry Prize recipient Brenda Hillman dedicates the reading of selections of her work to aspiring student writers and poets in Sever Hall Monday evening.
Kazuo Ishiguro is a Big Deal, both capitals intended. Following his breakthrough 1989 novel “The Remains of the Day,” he’s kept it up over a career of over two decades with a string of bestsellers. You might remember his last, the heartwrenching “Never Let Me Go,” from its movie adaptation starring the equally heartwrenching Andrew Garfield. His new novel, “The Buried Giant,” is big even by Ishiguro’s standards: It’s his first in 10 years, and expectations are higher than Memorial Church’s steeple.
Professor Derek Miller plays a selection from “The Sound of Music” from his laptop and speaks about the relationship between lyrics and melody on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.
Professor Derek Miller speaks about the semiotics of the song, "Do-Re-Mi" from the musical "The Sound of Music" on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.
Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.
Administrators and planning committees at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are continuing to outline broad goals for the eventual relocation of their school to Allston.
Former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson came to Harvard last fall as a visiting lecturer and was originally slated to teach for one year.
Bercovitch, a leader in the field of American studies, died of cancer on Dec. 9. He was 81.
Daniel Albright, a professor of Literature, author of 16 books, and a former Guggenheim Fellow, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3. He was 69.
It’s Halloweekend, folks, and fuck if I’m paying for my own alcohol. Also, I spent my work-study money on lingerie, because this Halloween, I’m going as Molly Bloom. Molly Bloom, a character in James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” is a fierce bitch, and the novel ends on her “yes” of orgasmic affirmation. She is an artist and a badass motherfucker who eats sausages for breakfast.