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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.

General Education Updates
Gen Ed

General Education Updates

Sean D. Kelly, chair of the General Education review committee, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current undergraduate Gen Ed program on Thursday afternoon in Emerson Hall.

General Education Updates
College

Gen Ed Review Committee Readies Interim Report

A committee tasked with reviewing the Program in General Education will issue an interim report on the program for faculty comment next week.

College

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.

Books

Bad Trend Alert: Senior Bar

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.”

College

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
On Campus

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
College

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.

College

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.

Sean Kelly
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
Student Life

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?"

Office of Career Services
On Campus

This Week in FM (04/03/2014)

College

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.

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