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Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Teaching Campaign Prepares To Deliver Petition

With 1,827 signatures as of Wednesday, the Harvard Teaching Campaign is making a final push for signatures on a petition that calls for a 12-student cap on section sizes before delivering it to administrators.

The Choice
College

The Choice

"The Choice," a play by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, premiered Sunday night in Sanders Theatre. It was a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.

History

10Q with Sven Beckert

FM visited the office of professor of History Sven Beckert to talk about his recent winning of the prestigious Bancroft Prize.

George Lipsitz
Race

Speaker Calls Ferguson ‘Failure of the Humanities'

George Lipsitz, a sociology and black studies professor at University of California Santa Barbara, called for the reorientation of the academic humanities toward promoting social justice in a discussion Friday afternoon.

On Coins and Architecture
History

On Coins and Architecture

In the lower level of Menschel Hall at the Harvard Art Museums, Stefan Ritter, a professor of classical archaeology at Ludwig-Maximilian University, narrates a slideshow displaying ancient roman coins. Central to the presentation was the debate among modern historians as to whether the images seen on the coins were actually real.

Student Life

Conversations: Keeping Up with the Cobbler

“I’ll die in this shop,” Soillis says with a grin.

Bayonet Drill
Scrutiny

ROTC Archival Images

College

New Civil War Course Finds its Footing Among Various Disciplines, Venues

In a partnership between the A.R.T. and the History and Literature Department, "Staging the Civil War" navigates literary, theater, and archival sources to bring a new perspective to the Civil War.

College

Snow Days by Concentration

Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.

A Few Questions with Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Politics

7 Q's With Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Following the historic announcement on Dec. 17 that diplomatic relations would be restored between the U.S. and Cuba, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, recently sat down with Fifteen Minutes for a conversation about U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba.

Books

Tome Raider

Dan C. Hazen, Ph.D., has recovered books from the battlefield. While working for a Nicaraguan library in the 1980s, Hazen led a team to salvage political documents from local government buildings overtaken by the Contras. Storming into offices whose occupants had been exiled, the archivists attracted some suspicion.

Harvard Bookstore
Books

Professors Make Case for ‘Long-Term’ History

During the talk, the authors emphasized taking long-term perspectives in the study of history, rather than focusing on brief moments in time.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
Central Administration

Faculty Unanimously Passes Motion Asking Corp. To Reverse Health Benefits Changes

A tense back and forth between administrators defending the policy changes and FAS professors, who loudly applauded each other after each statement condemning the policy, followed the introduction of the motion.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Books

Lepore Unmasks Wonder Woman’s Feminist Origins

Wonder Woman soared as a feminist icon in the early twentieth century, argued American History professor Jill M. Lepore on Thursday.

Food and Drink

The Other John

John the Orange Man began selling fruit in Harvard Square in 1858, about a decade after he immigrated to Cambridge to escape the Irish potato famine. He worked in the Square until his death following an operation in 1906, and during that period, saw the erection of 26 university buildings, and made the acquaintance of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1891, the Boston Daily Globe dubbed him “the most popular man at Harvard.”

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