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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.
The endorsement statement expressed support for the movement, citing individualized attention for undergraduates and professional development for graduate students as benefits of smaller sections.
The awards were given to 12 recipients in in the celebrity-studded “Breakthrough Prize Ceremony” on Nov. 9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The donation, from former Microsoft CEO and longtime donor Steven A. Ballmer '77, will fund 12 professorships in the field.
David W. Johnson and his wife, Anne Pringle, an associate professor in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department, will be moving to Wisconsin at the end of the academic year.
The course proposal was already approved on Oct. 16 by Yale’s Course of Study Committee for a three-year trial period, but the vote at the monthly faculty meeting officially completes the approval process on Yale’s end.
The Harvard Corporation has yet to discuss a unanimous vote made Tuesday by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences requesting that it reverse changes to the health plans Harvard offers to non-union employees, according to Corporation member James T. Rothenberg ’68.
Bol’s comments came in response to a question from Computer Science professor Harry R. Lewis ’68, who said he learned of the photographing—which took place during the spring 2014 semester—from two of his colleagues.