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Undergraduate Council

Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students in Class without Notice

Bol’s comments came in response to a question from Computer Science professor Harry R. Lewis ’68, who said he learned of the photographing—which took place during the spring 2014 semester—from two of his colleagues.

SEAS Moves To Allston
FAS

Task Force Readies Class Scheduling Change Proposals

In two of the proposals, the majority of FAS classes would meet in 90-minute blocks twice a week, over four days. The third would make few scheduling changes and is “very similar” to the current schedule

Dean Smith at Convocation
Interfaculty Initiatives

Education and the Campaign

As Harvard seeks to improve its teaching and learning practices through the campaign, some faculty members wonder where the school’s innovation is headed.

Research

2014-2015 Du Bois Institute Fellows Announced

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research announced its 23 W. E. B. Du Bois fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year on Tuesday.

Previews

Zuckerberg’s Welcome: Kind Gesture, or Selfish Plot?

We all know the story: boy goes to Harvard, boy makes popular social media site, boy drops out of Harvard and goes on to become one of the world’s youngest billionaires. But there’s a plot twist!

Hammonds on Sabbatical
College

Out of Spotlight, Hammonds Quietly Prepares for New Research Initiative

Nine months after she left University Hall and her tenure as dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds is laying the groundwork for a new research initiative and her return to the classroom.

Harvard Law School

New Report Explains Successes and Failures of Response to Bombing, Manhunt

According to a press release, the analysis serves to identify “those critical moments when planning, preparation and coordination paid off—as well as those occasions when performance left room for improvement.”

Dilemmas of Justice
Interfaculty Initiatives

Education Professor Unveils Justice Project

Graduate School of Education associate professor Meira Levinson discussed the role of educators as agents of the state and the need for dialogue about justice within the educational sphere at a lecture Tuesday afternoon.

Scrutiny

Same Story, New Book: Repackaging Humanities at Harvard

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.

Humanities Division

Introductory Humanities Courses Aim To Fill Gap

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.

College

Concentration Satisfaction: Class of 2012

As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.

Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality, and Well-being
On Campus

Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality, and Well-being

Professor Davíd Carrasco speaks about the richness of the history of Latin America at the Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality, and Well-being. The interdisciplinary panel of academics shared their views on Thursday evening in Science Center Hall E.

FAS

FM Imagines: Emails Found in the Administration's Hack

On March 9, The Boston Globe reported that Harvard administrators had secretly searched the email accounts of 16 resident deans. But what if they had searched other faculty email? Here is what they might have found.

College

Professor Tree

Students admire their professors, but professors have professors they admire, too. This week, FM wrote to Professor Daniel T. Gilbert ...

FAS

Professors Predict the Future

The majority of Harvard students may not live on campus—or even come from America—by the time the University turns 400, according to a vision proposed at a panel organized by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Wednesday afternoon.

STANTING TALL
Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads