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TFs Air Qualms About Gen Ed in Town Hall

The issue of section size spurred heated discussion among the TFs, many of whom said they could not provide adequate feedback and time for students in sections of 18 or more students.


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I study history and literature, that most refined, elegant, and humble combination of subjects. But it seems that is not enough for the despotic tyrants of Harvard’s Program in General Education. “You must be well-rounded,” they say. “You must study math to remind yourself of how shitty your math has become, and you must study science to remind yourself of how shitty your science has become, and you must stop reading books—everyone thinks you’re a huge nerd.”


Third Gen Ed Town Hall Draws Deans, Four Students

At the meeting, which was held by a committee charged with reviewing the General Education program, students and administrators discussed the purpose of Gen Ed.

Gen Ed Town Hall
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Gen Ed Town Hall

Members of the Harvard community gather in the Eliot JCR Tuesday evening for the first Gen Ed Town Hall Meeting.

Gen Ed Town Hall

First Town Hall Reflects Confusion about Gen Ed

The meeting was hosted in Eliot House by the committee tasked with reviewing the Gen Ed program and producing a report assessing its current state.


Gen Ed Review Committee To Hold Town Hall Meetings

The meetings will contribute to a report assessing the state of the Gen Ed Program.

Gen Ed

Entering Fifth Year, Science and Cooking Continues To Draw Crowds

The Science of Cooking begins its fifth year with chefs Dave Arnold and Harold McGee.

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Gen Ed

Early Inquiries Point to Misunderstanding of Gen Ed, Review Committee Chair Says

The chair of a committee recently convened to review the Program in General Education said that students often do not understand its goals or how it differs from distribution requirements.

Gen Ed

Grandparents in CB23: The Real Senior Students

Richard A. Slone has never missed a lecture by Shaye J.D. Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy. Like certain unnamed students in Cohen’s Culture and Belief course, he doesn’t make it to 10 a.m. class. He knows that they are taped. However, unlike most of the students in the class, he listens to them on his bike as he trains for triathlons. Also, he’s “semi-retired,” which I guess most of us aren’t.

A Real Senior Student
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A Real Senior Student

Richard A. Slone listens to Culture and Belief 23 lectures while riding his bike. When asked by his friends what he listens to for fun, he asks, "what could be more fun than this?"

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Committee To Review General Education Program

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has charged a committee to generate a formal assessment of the undergraduate Program in General Education—the first of its kind since the program's inception in 2007.

Gen Ed

New Lecture Policy Calls for New Forms of Student Interaction

Born out of the adaptation of the class for online education platform HarvardX, a new policy implemented in Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 12: “Poetry in America” prevents students from asking questions in lectures and has prompted the course instructor, English professor Elisa New, to foster student-teacher interaction in new ways.

On Campus

Students, Faculty Members Frustrated With Course Lotteries

Though course lotteries are designed to make the process for enrollment in high-demand courses more equitable, students and professors at the College have complained that course lotteries, particularly in General Education courses, can often be frustrating and inconvenient.

Gen Ed

8 Courses That Will Stop the Humanities Crisis

The Crimson encourages the humanities departments to take action to stop the decline of humanities by creating new courses. These courses, conveniently labeled “m” for money, may succeed in luring students of STEM to the house of humanism and soothing their worries with regards to employment and low wages. These courses will all betoken the nuanced utilities of humanities courses in the most obvious manner. Students will get a chance to answer questions that have real life applications, and gain both intellectual enhancement and practical skills.

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