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University Hall

Report Outlines ‘Major Proposals’ for Gen Ed Overhaul

​Harvard undergraduates would be required to fulfill distribution requirements, complete a quantitative-based course, and take fewer general education courses in new, consolidated categories as part of a drastically altered General Education program, should members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote to approve a new proposal in the coming months.

Faust in Farkas

Five Sophomores Declare Theater, Dance, and Media

As the department’s inaugural class, the five sophomores will help determine the future of the program, as well as offer feedback on its structure and ability to offer a fulfilling academic experience to students interested in many aspects of the performing arts.

44 Elected to UC

Ahead of Gen Ed Revamp, UC Reps Look To Add Input

Before Faculty ultimately make any changes to the program, Undergraduate Council member Scott Ely '18 said he wants to make sure College students and their opinions are factors in the decision-making process.

New Title IX Process Released at Law School
Central Administration

Libraries Digitize Thousands of Colonial Documents

​Thousands of essays, journals, and other archival documents from the 17th and 18th centuries are now available online, after a group of University libraries launched the Colonial North American Project website last week.

Science Center Rendering

Science Center Library Renovation Plans Feature Open Space

Among other changes, the 40-year-old library will have its solid walls and windows replaced with glass walls, visually integrating the space with the Greenhouse Cafe and Science Center exterior.

Graduate Student Council Meeting
Undergraduate Council

Graduate Student Council Votes To Cut Student Fee Waiver

Currently, students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are billed a $25 fee each year that goes toward funding Graduate Student Council meetings, as well as conferences and summer research grants.


PIlot Program Offers High School Students Pell Grants

The program, which could help nearly 10,000 low-income high school students, could help bring in new students to the Harvard Extension School.


Students and Faculty Weigh Options for Gen Ed Overhaul

The General Education review committee has vetted tentative proposals to overhaul the program that a spring report deemed “​failing on a variety of fronts.”​

Graduate Student Council Meeting
Central Administration

Council Votes To ‘Support’ Students Involved in Union Effort

After a divided discussion on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council ultimately voted to stand in support of members of a graduate student unionization movement.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Hear Emerging Details on Renewed Gen Ed Program

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences together heard emerging details of what a renewed program in General Education could look like in the aftermath of the release of a report that deemed the College’s foundational curriculum “failing on a variety of fronts.”

Central Administration

Following Restructuring, Libraries Report Large Savings

Harvard’s library system has reduced spending by $25 million in aggregate since 2009, largely due to a two-year restructuring effort completed in August 2012, according to an update distributed to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences prior to its meeting on Tuesday.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day

Faculty Discuss Proposals To Overhaul Gen Ed

Faculty members and administrators have vetted proposals to drastically overhaul the College’s General Education program, such as lowering the number of required courses.

Electrical Engineering
Central Administration

SEAS Deficit Persists, Despite a $400 Million Gift

“Everyone has the impression that Frank has a $400 million check in his pocket,” said Sean R. Eddy, a professor of Applied Mathematics. “And of course it doesn’t work that way.”

On the Field

The View From the Press Box

The athletic communications office is often overlooked, but it is influential in its efforts to promote Harvard’s varsity sports teams.

Federal Funding Decreases
Central Administration

Despite Federal Aid Cuts, Harvard Reports Budget Surplus

Federal grant cuts, private foundations and other non-federal sources have stepped up their contributions to minimize the damage to University operations.

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