Subscribe via RSS
  • Section
  • Type

New Humanitarian Studies Course Debuts

The course, entitled GHHP 70: “Global Response to Disasters and Refugee Crises,” is intended to teach students to apply global health theory and policy to real-world humanitarian crises.

BSC Open Forum

Committee on Undergraduate Education Discusses Gen Ed Transition

​Undergraduates who have taken General Education courses under current categories will receive credit for those classes after the Faculty of Arts and Sciences rolls out a revamped program, according to Stephanie H. Kenen, the Administrative Director for Gen Ed.

University Hall

Faculty Unanimously Endorse Student Diversity

​Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to a diverse student body at their monthly meeting Tuesday, voting to endorse a report supporting racial and ethnic pluralism at the College.

Creative Writing Theses
Humanities Division

Number of Creative Thesis Writers Doubles

Twenty seniors are currently working on creative theses—double the number of students who wrote them in 2013.

Harvard Medical School

Medical Students Petition Faust to Increase School’s Diversity

Harvard Medical School does not have a diverse enough student and faculty body, a group of Medical School students is charging in a petition they plan to deliver to University President Drew G. Faust.

University Hall

Gen Ed Proposals Could Increase Job Security for Humanities Ph.D.s

​Each semester, hundreds of students shop one of professor Shaye J.D. Cohen’s General Education courses on the Hebrew Bible, enticed by the possibility of fulfilling a requirement while receiving an “easy A.”

The Wait

William James Hall Upgrades Elevators, Causing Delays

The elevator is not broken but is undergoing renovation as part of a larger upgrade process begun last July. Each elevator car takes 14 weeks to update and all three elevators should be operational again in May.

Steve Ballmer Gives Back

New SEAS Faculty Bring Expertise and Logistical Headaches

A “bumper crop” of eight new professors has been a welcome addition to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, adding particular heft to the Computer Science department.

A Northeastern Agreement

A Northeastern Agreement

Lecturer on Social Studies Alison D. Jones comments on the recent adjunct faculty union agreement at Northeastern University.

A Northeastern Agreement

Northeastern Adjunct Faculty Union Reaches Settlement

It is not clear what effect the deal will have on the status of Harvard’s non-ladder faculty—which currently is not represented by a union—even as the issue has gained increased attention.


Harvard and Union Continue Contract Renegotiations

​More than two and a half months after the expiration of their previous contract, members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers remain engaged in “very frustrating” contract renegotiations with the University, HUCTW director Bill Jaeger said Monday.

Central Administration

New Study Raises Questions of Access for HarvardX

​A new study suggests online education may not be the panacea to income-based education gaps that proponents have claimed.

CS50 Lecture

CS50’s First Semester Winds Down at Yale

At Harvard, Computer Science 50 is known for its heavy workload of problem sets and quizzes, but at Yale, that may have come as more of a surprise.

HLS Solidarity Rally
Student Groups

Law School Faculty and Staff Commend Student Activism

​As Harvard Law School students continue to advocate for a list of demands they say will improve the school’s treatment of minority students, a group of 25 Harvard Law faculty and staff published a letter Wednesday commending the student activism.


Faculty May Vote To Reaffirm Commitment to Student Diversity

A report drafted by a faculty committee chaired by Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana outlines the development of religious, ethnic, and racial diversity at Harvard.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes