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Central Administration

EdX Overtakes Coursera in Number of Ivy League Partners

Princeton’s decision to join edX comes just three months after the University of Pennsylvania joined with the intention of publishing three courses on the platform.

Faust in Farkas

Harvard Kicks Off ‘Theater, Dance, and Media’ Concentration

The launch on Thursday night marked the culmination of several years of effort to incorporate the dramatic arts more fully into the University’s academic offerings.

Summers on Economic Inclusivity
Central Administration

Larry Summers Talks Income Inequality at IOP

The former University president recommended policies such as progressive taxation and infrastructure investment in front of a crowded audience.

FAS Campaign Progress
Student Life

Two Years In, FAS Campaign Focuses on Struggling Priorities

The fundraising drive will now focus on priorities that have received fewer donations, namely house renewal and funding for new teaching techniques.

Development in the Music Department

Music Department Embarks on Concentration Redesign

Faculty and students say the curriculum redesign is necessary to keep pace with broader changes in the field and continue to attract new students.

Longwood Medical Area Theft
Harvard Medical School

Top Medical Schools React to Harvard’s Curriculum Change

The Medical School’s curricular changes resemble those already made by other leading medical schools, according to their top administrators.

Yale Campus

For Gen Ed, Harvard Faculty Oppose a System Like Yale's

As the College reviews its General Education program that is “failing on a variety of fronts,” its New Haven rival has maintained a set of distribution requirements as its core curriculum.

Lunar Eclipse

Students Gather for Last Super Blood Moon Until 2033

Students flocked to peer through specialized telescopes and binoculars during the super blood moon’s peak from 10:11 p.m. to 11:23 p.m.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

Grad Student Union Effort Joins With United Auto Workers

The union of Harvard graduate students must expand its membership to include a simple majority of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students as part of the legal requirements to form a union.

Year in Review - Rob Lue

Following Rise in Teaching Awards, Some Question Criteria

In the last 15 years, recipients for the Certificate of Distinction for TFs, TAs, and CAs has increased dramatically, from 350 in the spring of 1999 to 513 in the spring of 2015.

Sexual Misconduct at Harvard and Other Schools

In the Wake of Sexual Assault Survey, Faculty Assess Their Role

While the roles of administrators and students in addressing issues of sexual assault are scrutinized, faculty members are unsure of their own role in solving an issue that affects so many of their students.


15 Questions: Claire Messud

Claire Messud is the newest addition to Harvard’s creative writing faculty, and an acclaimed novelist, speaker, and lecturer. Her novel, The Emperor’s Children, was a New York Times bestseller. In 2002, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts. She lives in Somerville with her husband, fellow Harvard English Professor James Wood. She leads two fiction workshops.


FM Imagines: Harvard Faculty Presidential Campaigns

From Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, just about everyone seems to be throwing their name into the 2016 Presidential race. So far, one Harvard professor, Lawrence Lessig, has announced his bid for the presidency. FM imagines four of our favorites striking up Cambridge-based campaigns.

Xi Jinping Panel
On Campus

Xi Jinping Panel

A group of China experts gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Center for Government and International Studies to answer questions audience members would ask Chinese President Xi Jinxing if given the chance. Discussion topics ranged from China's economy to environmental issues to higher education in both the US and China.

Fix Democracy First

Fix Democracy First

Staged memorabilia, both posters and bumper stickers, boast Larry Lessig's campaign motto: "Fix democracy first." Lessig officially declared his candidacy on Sept. 9.

The Band at Convocation

Class of 2019: Beliefs and Lifestyles

Administrators on the Stage

Class of 2019: Academics & Extracurriculars

The View of Convocation

Class of 2019: By the Numbers

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