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Faculty Entrance
Student Life

Faculty Entrance

Diana L. Eck and Rakesh Khurana make a grand entrance into the Science Center Plaza for the performance “Swan Lake: For the Birds!” as part of the Arts First festival on Saturday.

College

Proposal Would Change Faculty Council Election Procedures

If approved, the new system would replace a proportional representation system created in the fall of 1969, according to a proposal distributed to the Faculty in advance of their meeting Tuesday.

Swan Lake For the Birds
College

Arts First Features More Than 100 Live Performances

The Performance Fair opened with a ballet called “Swan Lake: For the Birds!” based on Tchaikovsky’s work which featured Hasty Pudding Theatricals as well as distinguished administrators and faculty.

College

Report Says Gen Ed Program Is 'Failing' on Many Fronts

The report lists about two dozen grievances about the program, voiced by undergraduates, teaching fellows, administrators, and faculty members in the past year.

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.

College

Center of Attention

For students who choose to pursue courses in which they are they only student enrolled—dubbed "n=1" classes—the personalized attention enhances their learning, but the lack of fellow students can hinder their experience.

FAS

Claudine Gay Named Next FAS Social Science Divisional Dean

Gay joined the Government department in 2006 and is currently its director of graduate studies. She will take over the deanship from Sociology professor Peter Marsden on July 1.

Harvard University Press
Features

Printing in the Digital Age

Beginning its second century, Harvard University Press is rethinking and modernizing the methods of academic publishing while maintaining its traditional standards for the works that carry the Harvard name on their spines.

John Bates Clark Medal Recipient
Race

Fryer Awarded Clark Medal

The first African-American to receive the award, Fryer was recognized for his contributions to research on the economics of race and inequality.

College

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.

College

More Than One-Third of Students Respond to Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

Although administrators praise the 37 percent response rate so far, students who are currently studying abroad or taking time off from school are not able to take the survey, prompting some criticism.

Politics

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
College

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.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard