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'Technical Difficulties' Delay Expos Sectioning for Freshmen

The system designed to assign Expos sections experienced “unexpected technical difficulties” late Saturday night, pushing sectioning into the following evening.

Creative Writing Theses
Humanities Division

Number of Creative Thesis Writers Doubles

Twenty seniors are currently working on creative theses—double the number of students who wrote them in 2013.

University Hall
College

Gen Ed Proposals Could Increase Job Security for Humanities Ph.D.s

​Each semester, hundreds of students shop one of professor Shaye J.D. Cohen’s General Education courses on the Hebrew Bible, enticed by the possibility of fulfilling a requirement while receiving an “easy A.”

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition
FAS

Teaching Fellows Praise New Gen Ed Targets

Teaching fellows reacted positively to a recent report by the committee tasked with reviewing the General Education Program.

A Working Group for Asian American Studies
College

Students and Faculty Advocate Asian American Studies

A crowd of about 100 students packed into a Sever classroom to attend the first lecture of English 181A: “​Asian American Literature”​—one of the College's few courses in the field—indicating a rising popularity in the subject.

College

Pham Named Sixth 2016 Rhodes Scholar from Harvard

​Yen H. Pham ’15-’16 has received a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, the Rhodes Trust announced on Sunday, bringing the total number of Harvard undergraduates to win the prestigious award this year to six.

Joshua Blecher-Cohen
College

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.

Humanities Division

Ben Lerner & Geoffrey O'Brien

The second reader dresses the way one might imagine a thirty-something professor and MacArthur Fellow would: He wears a collared shirt peeking out of a charcoal sweater, with black jeans tucked into boots. Unmistakably arched eyebrows confirm that this is Ben Lerner.

Harvard Medical School
Humanities Division

Harvard Medical School Launches Arts Initiative

The “Arts&Humanities@HMS” initiative supports the arts by creating more opportunities for students to explore music, visual arts, and drama through programs and events.

“Why Disciplines Persist”
Humanities Division

Garber Talks Importance of Academic Disciplines

Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.

New Title IX Process Released at Law School
Central Administration

Libraries Digitize Thousands of Colonial Documents

​Thousands of essays, journals, and other archival documents from the 17th and 18th centuries are now available online, after a group of University libraries launched the Colonial North American Project website last week.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
College

Faculty Discuss Proposals To Overhaul Gen Ed

Faculty members and administrators have vetted proposals to drastically overhaul the College’s General Education program, such as lowering the number of required courses.

Amanda Peery at Harvard University Press
Scrutiny

Amanda Peery at Harvard University Press

Amanda Peery '14 showcases a few of the books she has work on during her time at Harvard University Press. Peery concentrated in English during her time at Harvard.

Amanda Peery's Office at Harvard University Press
Scrutiny

Amanda Peery's Office at Harvard University Press

Amanda Peery '14, an English concentrator, opens a book to read in her office at Harvard University Press. Peery said than a career in publishing “doesn’t start in college at all in the sense that you will have a job lined up when you graduate from college... There’s no straight path like there is for finance or consulting.”

Barker Center
Scrutiny

Barker Center

Students and faculty flow in and out of the Barker Center, home to the Humanities Center at Harvard, on a Monday morning.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes