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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.
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.
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.
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.
Students in Spanish 126: “Performing Latinidad” processed around Harvard Yard on Thursday morning, hanging signs and quotations on trees and reciting poetry and prose.
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.
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.
The Writing Center's tutors will hold conferences and weeknight drop-in hours in Lamont Library B40 starting Monday and continuing until further notice.
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.
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.
Occupying old buildings, adapted residential homes, and shared spaces, several departments in the social sciences and arts and humanities divisions must use every available inch of office space in order to accommodate instructors, classrooms, and events.
Three major affiliates of the Arts and Humanities Division—the American Repertory Theater and the departments of Music and Visual and Environmental Studies—are considering finding spaces in Allston.
Administrators and planning committees at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are continuing to outline broad goals for the eventual relocation of their school to Allston.
The professors in charge of the Humanities Frameworks courses have adapted their syllabi, expanding the interdisciplinary nature of the courses.