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'Technical Difficulties' Delay Expos Sectioning for Freshmen

The system designed to assign Expos sections experienced “unexpected technical difficulties” late Saturday night, pushing sectioning into the following evening.

Creative Writing Theses
College

Creative Writing Theses

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.

Creative Writing Theses
Humanities Division

Number of Creative Thesis Writers Doubles

Twenty seniors are currently working on creative theses—double the number of students who wrote them in 2013.

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

Pham Named Sixth 2016 Rhodes Scholar from Harvard

​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.

Joshua Blecher-Cohen
College

New Territory: Pathways and Barriers to a Harvard Major

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 Chainani
On Campus

Soman Chainani

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.

Fairy Tales, Myth, and Fantasy Literature
On Campus

Fairy Tales, Myth, and Fantasy Literature

Soman S. Chainani ’01 speaks during Professor Maria Tatar’s “Fairy Tales, Myth, and Fantasy Literature” class on Tuesday afternoon.

“Why Disciplines Persist”
On Campus

Photos of the Day (11/10/2015)

College

Humanities Buzzwords

FM compiles a brief abridged lexicon for easy midnight-hour use.

Humanities for Hire
College

The Humanities at Work

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.

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition
College

English Dept. Looks To Limit Writing Course Section Sizes

​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.

College

Markey and Harvard’s Engell Headline Climate Change Concert

The event’s headliners included U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey and Harvard English professor James T. Engell ’73.

Elisa New
FAS

​HarvardX 'Poetry in America' Course Moves to TV​

The digital humanities initiative will expand to local television and will feature influential figures discussing poetry.

Shopping Begins
College

Academic Advisers Adjust to New Electronic Study Cards

Prior to this summer's redesign of my.harvard, students had to solicit signatures for all from their academic advisers in person.

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