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FY 2014 Research Funding
FAS

Harvard's Federal Research Funding Declines Slightly in FY 2014

Funding from federal grants fell by 5 percent in 2014, the first full year after sequestration took hold. In the same period, non-federal funding rose 12 percent.

FAS

Committee Finalizing FAS Sexual Harassment Procedures

The final draft of the policy will be sent to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith later this week after months of revision and community discussion.

College

Video: Top 10 Stories That Shaped 2014

2014 was a year of change and controversy as Harvard affiliates reacted to events on campus and across the nation. In this feature, Crimson Multimedia uses photo and video to recap the 10 biggest stories of 2014.

The Registrar
College Administration

Registrar’s Office Slated To Move to Smith Campus Center

The current Registrar’s Office on Garden St. is located about a quarter of a mile away from the Smith Campus Center.

 Alia Qaternah
College

Alia Qaternah

Alia Y. Qaternah, a research assistant in the Life Sciences Outreach Program, won the New England Biolabs Passion in Science Award.

FAS

Harvard Researchers Discover Key to Termite Mound Ventilation

Their research revealed that the termites’ mounds drive a convection current which helps the release of stale air from the underground nest to the surface of the mound.

FAS

Physics Professor Awarded Fellowship for Nanotech Research

Yacoby’s research is primarily focused on how particles behave at a nanoscale.

FAS

Harvard Research Assistant Wins Award for Science Raps

A research assistant for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard was awarded the New England Biolabs Passion in Science Award for her devotion to uniting science and arts in education.

House Life

Widespread Campus Internet Outages Resolved

HUIT issued an alert on its website about the outages, which it said began at 10:30 a.m., at around 11 a.m. Friday.

College

15 Least Interesting Classes

Like Forrest Gump would’ve said if he’d gotten the chance, course selection at Harvard is like a box of chocolates. That Gen Ed could turn out to be filled with sweet, melty caramel—or funky raspberry syrup. That off-the-wall VES elective could be luscious dark chocolate right to the core, or a flavorless layer of brown barely covering a hollow center. Avoid some unpleasant surprises this spring: don’t bite into any of the duds below.

professor, photog
FAS

Former College Dean Lewis Named Interim SEAS Head

Lewis will step in as the division head for Cherry A. Murray, who announced her resignation in late October, until Smith names a permanent replacement for the post.

FAS

Faculty Hear Revised Sexual Assault Policy, Potential Ph.D. Program

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences heard recommendations for FAS’s revised sexual harassment policy and procedures as well as a proposal for a new Ph.D. program in “Population Health Sciences” at the body’s final meeting of the semester on Tuesday.

FAS

Three More Departments Endorse Section Size Cap

Faculty from the departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations have endorsed a 12-student cap on section sizes.

FAS

John Briscoe, Winner of Water's Nobel, Dies

Originally from South Africa, John Briscoe also spent two decades working for the World Bank, where he served as the country director for Brazil, the organization’s biggest borrower.

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.

"Shut It Down"
College

The Top 10 Stories of 2014

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch
University Finances

Corporation Committee Considers Proposals on Environment, Lobbying in 2014

Interview with President Faust
Higher Education

Draft College Rating System Emphasizes Accessibility, Post-College Success

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?