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Oprah Winfrey
Events

Eight Celebrities Honored with W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

This year's group of winners, included Oprah Winfrey, Congressman John L. Lewis, and Maya Angelou, among others.

Protest for Palestine
Religion

Students Host 'Dead-In' To Commemorate Gaza Victims

The Palestine Solidarity Committee staged a "dead-in" on Monday to raise awareness of the 2,100 people who were killed in Gaza this summer.

Decisions, Decisions
Undergraduate Council

Council Votes Against Q Change, Vows Increased Transparency

The meeting marked the first official Council-wide gathering of the fall semester and featured 44 new Council members who were elected just two weeks ago.

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board

Two major policy changes, approved in the span of just two months earlier this year, are set to overhaul the 124-year-old Administrative Board by next fall.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Endowment Grows to $36.4B with 15.4 Percent Return

The investment gains leave Harvard’s endowment just short of its $36.9 billion peak, which was reached in June of 2008, before the global financial crisis.

Excellent Sheep
Books

In Heated Discussion, ‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Fields Criticism from Faculty, Students

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.

Dean Smith at Convocation
FAS

Faculty Deanship To Be Renamed Following Gift

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.

Remembering Haley A. Rue
College Life

Friends, Family Remember Rue '17 Through Her Own Words

Friends and family of Haley A. Rue ’17, who died this summer while traveling in Germany, packed Memorial Church and Annenberg Hall on Thursday night for an evening in memoriam.

Title IX Investigator Salary Offer in Context
Central Administration

Weeks In, Sexual Harassment Investigation Office Remains Understaffed

Harvard unveiled a new policy to dramatically rework its handling of sexual assault and harassment claims this July, but, several weeks into the semester, the office in charge of investigating those cases is still not fully staffed.

Meet Michael P. Burke, The Registrar
College

With New Catalog, Admins Hope To Re-Invent Browsing Experience

Administrators hope a new course catalog tool will spur students to reflect on their educational goals when searching for courses, even as some professors worry that more targeted search tools will limit exploration.

Drew and Nick
Alumni

Faust Talks Campaign, Harassment, Admissions in Kristof Conversation

Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times and a Harvard overseer, took his notebook to Sanders Theatre on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview with Faust.

James F. Rothenberg ’68
Fundraising

Latest Figures Show Univ. on Pace To Raise $2B in Single Year

Harvard has raised at least $4.3 billion in pledges and donations during its University-wide capital campaign so far, including $500 million in the second quarter of 2014 alone.

Drew Faust + GSD
Graduate School of Design

Design School Seeks $110M in Campaign

GSD administrators have said that a top campaign priority will be the student experience, achieved through enhancements in financial aid and funding for travel and conferences.

Student Group Travel
College

College Ups Funding for Student Group Transportation Following Student Death

The College will offer an additional $30,000 in grants for domestic student group travel this academic year in response to recommendations from a working group convened last spring.

First Day of CS50
Computer Science

CS50 Logs Record-Breaking Enrollment Numbers

Nearly 12 percent of Harvard College is enrolled in one course, according to data released by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s Office Wednesday.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board