The new information challenges the belief held by some that grade inflation is less prevalent in courses in the sciences than in the humanities.
The Crimson encourages the humanities departments to take action to stop the decline of humanities by creating new courses. These courses, conveniently labeled “m” for money, may succeed in luring students of STEM to the house of humanism and soothing their worries with regards to employment and low wages. These courses will all betoken the nuanced utilities of humanities courses in the most obvious manner. Students will get a chance to answer questions that have real life applications, and gain both intellectual enhancement and practical skills.
Ten distinguished professors gathered in Emerson Hall on Wednesday as part of the Mahindra Humanities Center event “Prison USA: The Dilemmas of Mass Incarceration”. The event, composed of two panels, dealt with the origins and current state of the American penal system and with the potential for change and solutions.
Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.
So the course of your dreams—convenient time slot, knocks out a Gen Ed, cross-counts for concentration credit—has been lotteried, and the professor writes to you: "Looking forward to a great semester of this class—except without you in it." No need to panic just yet, though. On this Study Card Day Eve, Flyby's got you covered.
Introductory courses have long been the backbone of many a Harvard student’s undergraduate experience. But while science concentrators enroll in Life Sciences 1a and economics concentrators opt to take Economics 10, students interested in the humanities have not had the same opportunity to take a broad introductory course.
Attention sophomores thinking about concentrating in English: Stop reading op-eds. This summer, it seems like English—not to mention most disciplines in the humanities—have been denigrated and abused by columnists, cash-strapped universities, and graphs everywhere. Despite the fervor over this certain oncoming apocalypse, level heads still exist: In a recent piece for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik points out that "If we abolished English majors tomorrow, Stephen Greenblatt and Stanley Fish and Helen Vendler would not suddenly be freed to use their smarts to start making quantum proton-nuclear reactor cargo transporters, or whatever; they would all migrate someplace where they could still talk Shakespeare and Proust and the rest." But where would that place be? Flyby decided to find out.
One year after the announcement of the Gov 1310 scandal, 17 percent of freshmen surveyed by The Crimson admitted to having cheated on a paper or a take-home assignment before to coming to Harvard.
Apparently not everyone is doing it: 65 percent of members of the new freshman class recently surveyed by The Crimson admit to entering Harvard as a virgin.
President Barack Obama laughs with Robert Putnam as he awards him the the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of White House on Wednesday.
Harvard Kennedy School professor Robert D. Putnam, the author of Bowling Alone, a social science book on the deterioration of American community, on Wednesday received a prestigious award and met a really awful bowler.