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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.
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.
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.
Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.
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.
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 '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 '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.”
Students and faculty flow in and out of the Barker Center, home to the Humanities Center at Harvard, on a Monday morning.
Leah Reis-Dennis ’13 and Caitlin M. Ballotta ’14 work in the "Poetry in America" office at the Barker Center. Their day-to-day work ranges from close reading poems to coordinating legal agreements with artists’ estates.
Amanda Peery '14 didn't have to go far when she accepted her job as an editorial assistant at Harvard University Press. Tucked away on 79 Garden Street, Harvard University Press building is located only about a block away from the Quad.
Located across the street from the Lamont Gate, the Barker Center is home to the Harvard Center for the Humanities.
The gate to the Barker Center, home to several English and humanities courses, is located across the street from Lamont Gate.
Tomi J. Adeyemi ’15, an English concentrator, works in Los Angeles as a data analyst for Legendary Entertainment. At Harvard, Adeyemi was aproducer for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and a dancer with hip-hop dance troupe Expressions.
Meagan A. Michelson ’10, an English concentrator, received an MFA in musical theater at Boston Conservator after Harvard. "Broadway isn’t going to call immediately, and even if it does, what’s next?” she said. “So it’s helpful to have another skillset to be able to teach private voice lessons, or maybe teach acting at a conservatory or liberal arts college.”