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Faculty, Alumni Celebrate 40 Years of Comparative Religion

The two-day celebration was designed to show undergraduates how the study of religion opened doors to careers in a wide range of industries, such as law, politics, the arts, and academia.

Barker Center Cafe Opening
On Campus

Barker Center Cafe Opening

Liz Maynes-AminZade, a lecturer in History and Literature, welcomes community members to the grand opening of the Barker Center Cafe.

Massachusetts Hall
Visual Arts

New Concentration Was Years in the Making

Although implementation is just a series of approvals away, much has yet to be determined for Harvard’s first-ever dramatic arts concentration.

Barker Center Cafe Opening
Food and Drink

Barker Café Formally Reopens

The café welcomed community members to an open house that featured refreshments, as well as a glimpse at its new interior design.

Stirring of Culture
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Stirring of Culture

On Monday evening at the Barker Center Room 110, Homi Bhabha, the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, moderates the discussion on social change.

Barker Center Cafe Re-Opens
Food and Drink

Renovated Barker Cafe To Feature Hi-Rise, Counter Culture

The cafe’s opening marks the implementation of a long-delayed plan to make the location a point of intersection for arts and humanities on campus.


Undergrad Initiative Aims To Revitalize Humanities

The students at the meeting emphasized the need for a more visible, centralized place to explore post-graduation applications of the humanities outside of traditional paths like professional school or academia.

Growth of SEAS
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Growth of SEAS

Growth of SEAS

Faculty Grows to Largest Size Ever, Report Shows

The size of the faculty had remained flat since the onset of the financial crisis until the last fiscal year. Its renewed growth comes even as the school ran a $77 million deficit, according to a copy of the draft report obtained on Monday.

'Our Andromeda'
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'Our Andromeda'

Brenda Shaughnessy, author of "Our Andromeda," recites her own works of poetry on topics ranging from family to astronomy on Monday evening at the Barker Center.


Recent Gifts Support Arts, Humanities

Faust made it clear in an interview on Tuesday that the humanities will be a focus for her during the academic year.

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
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Spielberg Discusses Sources of Inspiration, Offers Filmmaking Advice

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg discussed the role of empathy, childhood, and toy trains in his works during a discussion at the Loeb Drama Center Tuesday evening.

Herbie Hancock Delivers

Hancock Wraps Up Norton Lecture Series with Performances, Stories of Inspiration

Herbert “Herbie” J. Hancock discussed the art of telling stories through jazz performance and performing a variety of instruments for the audience.

Undergraduate Council

Teaching Campaign Looks To Diversify Support Base

The Harvard Teaching Campaign is looking to diversify its support base in an effort to caption section size and improve undergraduates' experience.


WGS Sees Rise in Course Enrollment Numbers

Despite having just 37 concentrators in the College, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality department boasts two classes with more than 100 students each.

The Oval

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy

Where Did All The Ideas Go?

Free Time

In Search of Lost Time