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#tbt: Let Them Eat Keats

In 1955, English replaced Government as the most popular concentration among Harvard College freshmen. That’s right—back in the days before Sparknotes, hundreds of undergrads willingly signed up for English classes way before “Chick Lit” was even an option.

Some Good Advice
Social Sciences Division

Some Good Advice

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks about the relationship between China and the United States in the Center for Government and International Studies on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Brzezinski served as the U.S. National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-China relations.

Balancing Academics and Athletics
Student Life

Making the Grade: Student Athletes Face Conflicts with Practices and Classes

In order to fulfill their concentration requirements, many students must miss either an entire practice per week or portions of practice throughout the week.

Gubernatorial Candidates

Kayyem Gains Early Student Support

With the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial caucuses coming to a close, Harvard students have thrown their early support behind Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, volunteering for her campaign and backing her in last month’s caucuses in Cambridge’s seventh and eighth wards where she gained the support of most delegates.


Professors, Students Spread Message of Venezuelan Change

The discussion, titled “#SOS Venezuela: Politics, Protests, and a Plea for Change”, was led by Francisco J. Monaldi, visiting professor of public policy, and Roberto Rigobon, professor of applied economics at MIT.


Harvard and BC Professors Support Adoption Legislation

Harvard and Boston College faculty members have written a letter encouraging Congress to pass the Children in Families First Act, which aims to reform the adoption system in the United States.

Lieutenant Governor Campaign
Harvard Kennedy School

Lieutenant Governor Campaign

Leland Cheung canvases Cambridge neighborhoods for his City Councillor re-election bid. Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, launched a campaign for lieutenant governor Friday morning in Central Square.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of the Year

Today in Photos (02/10/2014)

Federal State Relations

Government Professors Praise Repeal of NSF Funding Restrictions

A little more than two weeks after Congress repealed 2013 restrictions imposed on the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program, Harvard political scientists said that their federal funding is on surer footing.


Interview with Professor Schlozman

Interview with Professor Schlozman

BC Professor Contributes Academic Diversity

With a long-standing research partnership at the University and a family that boasts five Harvard degrees, visiting professor Kay Schlozman does not have a hard time navigating the Harvard landscape.

JFK New Frontier

Best, Gabbard Honored with JFK New Frontier Awards

The Institute of Politics and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awarded John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards to Charles Best, founder of, and Democratic Representative from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard at an awards ceremony Monday evening marked by numerous standing ovations and repeated references to President Kennedy’s call to service.

Future Energy Policy

Future Energy Policy

John M. Deutch, an Institute professor at MIT and former Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Clinton, is discussing the future of energy policy in the United States and how we can sustain our energy output.

Future Energy Policy

Today in Photos (11/14/2013)


Kennedy School Professors Discuss Causes of Congressional Gridlock

During a panel discussion titled “Too Many Checks, No Balance: Partisan Brinkmanship or a Shrinking Presidency?,” Patterson and David King, a lecturer at the Kennedy School, discussed the roots of the current political gridlock and its impact on American society.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact

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