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Guide to CS50
Computer Science

Harvard Approves Joint Yale CS50 Venture, Malan Says

Harvard’s approval was the final step necessary for a joint Harvard-Yale CS50 venture, which was first reported in The Crimson in October and approved by Yale faculty in early November.

FAS

Three More Departments Endorse Section Size Cap

Faculty from the departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations have endorsed a 12-student cap on section sizes.

Marvin Zelen
School of Public Health

Zelen Remembered as Generous, Original Biostatistician

Zelen, a professor in the Biostatistics department at the School of Public Health, died on Nov. 15 from cancer. He was 87.

Playing Catch Up?
SEAS

Profs Urge Interdisciplinarity in CS Expansion

Faculty and students in the proliferating computer science program say that it should build upon Harvard’s liberal arts tradition and expand existing interdisciplinary offerings.

Harvard Bookstore
Books

Professors Make Case for ‘Long-Term’ History

During the talk, the authors emphasized taking long-term perspectives in the study of history, rather than focusing on brief moments in time.

History of Science

Professor Wins History of Science Award

The Sarton Medal is awarded every year to a scholar from the international community and is considered one of the highest honors in the history of science field.

Graduate School of Design

Romance Languages and Lit Endorses Section Cap

The endorsement statement expressed support for the movement, citing individualized attention for undergraduates and professional development for graduate students as benefits of smaller sections.

Science

‘Breakthough Prize’ Grants $3 Million to Univ. Researchers

The awards were given to 12 recipients in in the celebrity-studded “Breakthrough Prize Ceremony” on Nov. 9.

FAS

John Briscoe, Winner of Water's Nobel, Dies

Originally from South Africa, John Briscoe also spent two decades working for the World Bank, where he served as the country director for Brazil, the organization’s biggest borrower.

College

Controversial Study Photographed 29 Courses in Total

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching researchers photographed students in 29 courses during a controversial attendance study last spring, the researchers said Thursday when pressed to disclose the exact number of courses studied.

FAS

Harvard Will Keep Controversial Health Plans, Faust Says, But Will Subsidize Some Affected Employees

University President Drew G. Faust wrote Thursday night that Harvard will keep the controversial changes in place for 2015 but will also establish a fund to mitigate cost increases for some employees and explore alternative plan designs for the future.

Probably Full
College

Bol Notifies Students Affected by Controversial Attendance Study

While it did not offer more information on the courses involved, Bol’s email to affected students provided details on how cameras were used in classrooms.

Undergraduate Council

Committee on Study of Religion Endorses Section Cap

The body became the sixth department or committee to extend its support of the Harvard Teaching Campaign, a group of teaching fellows and students calling for smaller sections.

College

Undergrad Ed Group Debates Accessibility of Q Difficulty Scores

At the semester’s final Committee on Undergraduate Education meeting Wednesday, students, faculty, and administrators discussed ways to improve the difficulty component of the evaluation tool.

Social Studies Move
Social Studies

Social Studies To Move to William James Hall

The move from the committee's current location in the Radcliffe Quad will officially take place on Jan. 5, 2015, in preparation for the start of the spring semester.

STANTING TALL
Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads