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Report Shows Dissatisfaction With Gen Ed Program, Prof Says

Faculty will discuss the interim report on the current program in General Education at their next monthly meeting on May 5.

Sciences Division

Curator Introduces Exhibit Exploring Evolution on Islands

Jonathan B. Losos ’84, curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, spoke about the relevance of islands to the study of evolution.

Forum on the Future of Theater at Harvard
Student Life

Theater Concentration Begins Hiring Faculty

The new Theater, Dance, and Media concentration has started the process of hiring faculty members, said Martin Puchner, the English professor who spearheaded the effort to create the concentration, during a panel event Wednesday.


Panelists Discuss Changes to Ballot Initiatives

Panelists spoke about Massachusetts House Bill 561, which would create a program to analyze ballot initiatives that would be modeled on the Citizens' Initiative Review currently in place in Oregon.

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition

Teaching Campaign Delivers Section Cap Petition to Mass. Hall

At the time of delivery, the petition had garnered 2,273 signatures, with 1,103 undergraduates, 685 graduate students, 113 faculty members, and 81 alumni as signatories.


Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison To Deliver Six Campus Lectures

As the Norton Professor, Morrison will give a series of six free lectures called “Baring Witness, Bearing Views” to begin next year on March 2 in Sanders Theatre


Harvard Faculty Weigh In on Emerging Presidential Candidates

Although the 2016 presidential election is more than a year away, several faculty members stressed that the early stages of a presidential election can serve as a critical time for candidates looking to secure their party’s respective nomination.

Student Life

Theater Concentration Courts Potential Concentrators

The professor who spearheaded the initiative to create the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration is turning his efforts to attracting both current students and admitted members of the Class of 2019.

Massachusetts Hall

Teaching Campaign Prepares To Deliver Petition

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.

Divest Harvard: Faith Day

Faculty for Divestment Brings Advocacy to Classrooms

Twenty members of Harvard Faculty for Divestment have agreed to speak about divestment to their students amid demonstrations by activist group Divest Harvard.


Med School Postdocs Criticize Health Benefits Changes

Nearly 70 Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellows, professors, and administrators signed a letter expressing concern that the University’s new health benefits plan may disproportionately burden postdocs.

Central Administration

Negotiations Ahead, Union Convenes To Discuss Health Care

Two “pre-negotiation” sessions occurred last week and each drew around 50 total participants, focusing on health care.

Sciences Division

Chemistry Professor Lights Neural Activities with Proteins

Chemistry professor Adam Cohen creates visualizations of neural activity by using proteins from the Dead Sea to cause cells to flash with light.


Grad Students’ Path to Unionization May Depend on Labor Board

Law experts say that Harvard graduate students' success at unionization may depend on whether the National Labor Relations Board reconsiders a 2004 decision.

Mass Hall
Central Administration

Members of Faculty for Divestment Participate in 'Heat Week'

Amid a weeklong protest by environmental activist group Divest Harvard, at least 18 members of Harvard Faculty for Divestment intend to devote portions of their course meetings this week to the topic of climate change and divestment.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard