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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," 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.
FM visited the office of professor of History Sven Beckert to talk about his recent winning of the prestigious Bancroft Prize.
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.
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.
“I’ll die in this shop,” Soillis says with a grin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During the talk, the authors emphasized taking long-term perspectives in the study of history, rather than focusing on brief moments in time.
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.