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Student Life

Theater Concentration Courts Potential Concentrators

The professor who spearheaded the initiative to create the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration is turning his efforts to attracting both current students and admitted members of the Class of 2019.

Race

Harvard Reaches Gender Parity in Junior Faculty Hires

Harvard’s total number of junior faculty hires has reached gender parity across the University for the first time ever.

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Professor John R. Stilgoe wants his students to notice—to be able to process and interpret visual information by opening themselves up to the subject. What it comes down to is looking.

Harvard Law School

Faust and Wieseltier Discuss Alleged Decline of Intellectualism

President Drew G. Faust and visiting professor Leon Wieseltier discussed the impact of technology on intellectualism and the humanities during an event at the Law School on Tuesday.

Faust and Wieseltier Discussion at Law School
Harvard Law School

Faust and Wieseltier Discussion at Law School

Harvard President Drew G. Faust, left, and Leon Wieseltier, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, discuss higher education, intellectualism, and the shake-up of the New Republic magazine.

Celebration Time
Crime

Photos of the Day (03/31/2015)

John Stilgoe Portrait
Scrutiny

John Stilgoe Portrait

Professor John R. Stilgoe, the Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape.

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.

College

Learning with Experienced Speakers, Non-Native Language Students Face Challenges

While several languages at Harvard offer separate tracks for more experienced speakers, others do not divide students into different tracks, leaving some students struggling to catch up to their more experienced peers.

Performing Latinidad
Race

Around the Yard, Spanish Class Uses Performance Art To Discuss Identity

Students in Spanish 126: “Performing Latinidad” processed around Harvard Yard on Thursday morning, hanging signs and quotations on trees and reciting poetry and prose.

Theater

Structure of Theater Concentration Outlined for Faculty

The structure of a concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media to be discussed at the March 3 Faculty meeting has been outlined in a proposal.

Theater

Proposed Theater Concentration Would Draw on Existing Courses

A proposed concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media would draw heavily from existing resources, using current teaching staff and curricula from across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and outside groups.

Snow Piles Taller Than Tourists
College

Melting Snow Prompts Writing Center To Relocate Offices

The Writing Center's tutors will hold conferences and weeknight drop-in hours in Lamont Library B40 starting Monday and continuing until further notice.

East Asian Languages and Civilizations Housed at 5 Bryant St.
Harvard in the City

East Asian Languages and Civilizations Housed at 5 Bryant St.

Language offices in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations are housed in a re-purposed residential home at 5 Bryant Street. Department administrators said the space does not have the capacity to accommodate approximately 40 instructors and administrators.

Little Space in Offices at  Bryant St.
Harvard in the City

Little Space in Offices at Bryant St.

Around 40 instructors and administrators share office space in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations offices at 5 Bryant Street, often four or five to one bedroom-size room. The department previously requested space upgrades.

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