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William Deresiewicz argued his claim that students of elite universities are growingly risk-averse, homogeneous, and career-focused with a panel of faculty members and students on Monday evening.
This marks the first time one of Harvard’s deanships has been named and comes just two weeks after the School of Public Health was renamed with a landmark $350 million gift by Gerald L. Chan.
CS50 is exceptional for its size, its resources and the cult of personality around its charismatic leader. It is more than just a class at Harvard; it is a cultural touchstone, a lifestyle, a spectacle. This is CS50, and it’s here to stay.
As the campaign picks up and Harvard hosts events around the globe, University leaders find themselves balancing responsibilities on campus and off.
As Harvard seeks to improve its teaching and learning practices through the campaign, some faculty members wonder where the school’s innovation is headed.
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.
The $2,200 hike, which represents a 3.9 percent increase, brings the total cost of tuition, room, board, and other fees to $58,607 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Following a meeting Monday with Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith, top Undergraduate Council leaders said that their request for a 50 percent increase in funding for student activities this year from the University was denied, even as Smith voiced support for their efforts and discussed funding possibilities for the future.
The March meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, originally scheduled to take place Tuesday, was cancelled last week because of “insufficient business ready for action,” according to a notice from the Faculty Docket Committee, the body responsible for creating the meeting’s agenda.
Hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 has donated $150 million to Harvard and has directed at least $125 million of the gift to support financial aid at the College. The gift, announced by the University on Wednesday afternoon, is the largest in the history of Harvard College.