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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.

Kirkland Faculty Dinner
On Campus

Kirkland Faculty Dinner

Students and faculty eat during Kirkland House's annual spring faculty dinner on Wednesday evening. The dinner served as an opportunity for Kirkland residents to have closer contact with faculty members.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

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
FAS

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.

FAS

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.

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.

GSAS

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.

College

Departments Prepare Potential Thesis Writers

According to faculty and staff from several departments, requiring or suggesting prospective thesis writers to draft proposals can help them develop their topics and planning summer research.

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Central Administration

University Prepares To Launch Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

In preparation for the survey, administrators are emphasizing the confidentiality of the poll and are executing an aggressive publicity push to draw respondents.

Faculty

Hey Professor: Sabbaticals

This fall, a number of Harvard’s faculty members will be going on sabbatical to write books, conduct research, and take a breath outside the Harvard bubble. FM spoke with a few to find out their plans.

Race

Harvard Reaches Gender Parity in Junior Faculty Hires

Harvard’s total number of junior faculty hires has reached gender parity across the University for the first time ever.

Graduate Student Council Election
GSAS

Newly Elected Graduate Student Leaders Back Unionization

Newly elected members of the Graduate Student Council declared Wednesday night their support for an effort by graduate students to unionize.

College

Faculty Start to Comment on Gen Ed Interim Report

Faculty members have begun to give feedback on the General Education interim report released earlier this semester.

Sciences Division

Long-Time EPS Professor Richard O’Connell Dies at 73

Colleagues and students recall the positive impact that Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Richard O’Connell has left on his field and acquaintances.

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