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Committee on Undergraduate Education Discusses Gen Ed Transition

​Undergraduates who have taken General Education courses under current categories will receive credit for those classes after the Faculty of Arts and Sciences rolls out a revamped program, according to Stephanie H. Kenen, the Administrative Director for Gen Ed.

Harvard Medical School

Medical Students Petition Faust to Increase School’s Diversity

Harvard Medical School does not have a diverse enough student and faculty body, a group of Medical School students is charging in a petition they plan to deliver to University President Drew G. Faust.

Central Administration

New Study Raises Questions of Access for HarvardX

​A new study suggests online education may not be the panacea to income-based education gaps that proponents have claimed.

Dehlia Umunna at HLS Solidarity Rally
On Campus

Law School Students Protest Minow’s Response to Demands

After their demands of Harvard Law School’s administration were not immediately met, some Law School students are taking to campus spaces and the internet to advocate for their goals.

Amy E. Soto
On Campus

Law School Students Issue Demands on Diversity to Minow

A group of students stood up one by one to microphones on Friday and presented a series of demands to Law School Dean Martha L. Minow and other administrators present.

Joshua Blecher-Cohen

New Territory: Pathways and Barriers to a Harvard Major

Some students feel underprepared to study certain fields—especially those in the humanities—because they were not exposed to them in high school or lacked the resources to explore them on their own.


Five Harvard Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarship

Five Harvard undergraduates are winners of the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship, up three from last year when two Harvard students won the award.

Students Gather in Porter for Rally

Amidst Protests, The Game Takes Different Tone

Ongoing racial tensions in New Haven have brought a different tone to the typically spirited weekend.

Massachusetts Hall

Latino Students Issue Demands to Administrators

Latino students met with University President Drew G. Faust on Thursday to discuss demands for greater inclusivity for students of color.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions

Fitzsimmons Voices Concerns About Common App Alternative

Admissions experts and Harvard officials alike are skeptical that the new portal will actually make higher education more accessible to under-resourced students, as the group claims.

Dean Khurana

Khurana Addresses Protests on Other Campuses

“Like many of you, I have been following the events and discussions on other campuses and across our nation about race, inclusion, and the value of open discourse,” Khurana wrote on Friday, praising Harvard students for participating in “these difficult, and sometimes, painful conversations.”


Study: Non-Ladder Faculty Often More Involved in University Communities

​While non-tenure-track faculty members at universities are perceived as having less expertise, they are often more involved in the university community than their tenure-track counterparts, according to a recent study of two unnamed universities.

Yale Campus

Students Weigh In on Protests at Yale and Mizzou

In the wake of student demonstrations against racism at Yale and the University of Missouri at Columbia, dozens of Harvard undergraduates have weighed in both on social media and in person.

Ivy League Conference

At Summit, Ivy League Students Discuss International Leadership

Harvard’s campus welcomed about 250 delegates from the Ivy League and all over the world this past weekend at the 16th annual Ivy Leadership Summit hosted by the intercollegiate, student-run Ivy Council.


Harvard Tuition Jumped 31 Percent Since 1998, Report Says

The price tag on a Harvard undergraduate education, when adjusted for inflation, increased by nearly one-third between 1998 and 2015, according to a recently released report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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