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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.

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.

Science

Herbarium Celebrates 90 Years

To honor the anniversary, former interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister discussed a few of the collections out of the millions of specimens in the Herbarium.

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.

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.

Steve Ballmer Gives Back
SEAS

Computer Science Faculty To Increase by 50 Percent with Ballmer Gift

The donation, from former Microsoft CEO and longtime donor Steven A. Ballmer '77, will fund 12 professorships in the field.

College

UC Expresses 'Concern' over Attendance Study

Undergraduate Council representatives passed legislation that expressed concern over a recent study that photographed certain classes without the knowledge of professors or students, and requested that the University release the relevant findings.

Economics

Head Ec10 TF To Depart Harvard After Spring Term

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.

Undergraduate Council

Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students in Class without Notice

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.

Votes Coming In
Politics

As Congress Turns Red, Faculty Expect Continued Gridlock

As Republicans took control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, Harvard political experts said that the new power dynamic in America’s government would not significantly change the existing political climate in Washington.

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