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Joshua Blecher-Cohen

New Territory: Pathways and Barriers to a Harvard Major

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.

UC Election Results

Rather and Banks Win Low Turnout UC Election

Shaiba Rather ’17 and Daniel V. Banks ’17 edged out two other tickets to clinch the Undergraduate Council presidency and vice presidency in an election with the lowest undergraduate voter turnout since 2011.

Supportive Sticky Notes After Law School Vandalism

Police Investigate Vandalism on Portraits of Black Law Professors

Harvard Law School students and faculty members who walked into Wasserstein Hall on Thursday morning found that pieces of black tape had been placed over the faces of portraits of black professors that hang on walls inside the building.

Rally In Support of Peers

Students Rally in Support of Black Activists at Peer Schools

​Dozens of students and Harvard affiliates gathered in the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday afternoon to rally in support of black student activists on other college campuses, where mass protests against racism have erupted in recent weeks.

UC Debate at the IOP

UC Candidates Debate Free Speech and Final Clubs at IOP

Tickets running for the Undergraduate Council voiced their opinions of race relations and social spaces on campus.

Special Response Team at Sever

Police Continue Investigation Into Unfounded Bomb Threat

Police have not yet identified the source of Monday's unfounded bomb threat in Harvard Yard.

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

Harvard police received an unconfirmed bomb threat via email on Monday, prompting an evacuation of four buildings in and around Harvard Yard before it was determined to be unfounded. The Crimson's multimedia staff documents the scene as the investigation unfolded.


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes

In an email to club graduate officers, undergraduate president Coby C. Buck ’16 wrote that 31 of 36 undergraduates members in good standing with the A.D. oppose any changes in the club’s membership policy.

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

Undergraduate Council Elections 2015

<p>As three tickets gear up to run to lead the Undergraduate Council next year, The Crimson breaks down each of their backgrounds and their platforms and proposals. Shaiba Rather ’17 and Danny Banks ’17 run on a platform to “open” Harvard; William A. Greenlaw ’17 and William F. Morris IV ’17 are trying to connect their personal experiences to their platform; and UC outsiders Nick E. Gajdzik ’16-’17 and Jeffrey M. Ott ’16-’17, draw attention to the issues that varsity athletes on campus face. </p>

Acceptance Letters

Group Continues Push To Intervene in Admissions Lawsuit

Lawyers representing a pro-affirmative action group of current and prospective Harvard students argued against the court’s rejection of the group’s motion to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit against the College last week.

Bureau of Study Counsel

College Makes Two Offices Title IX Confidential Resources

Counselors at the Bureau of Study Counsel, the College’s Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and College peer counseling groups—unless legally compelled—will not disclose undergraduate reports of sexual harassment to a University Title IX coordinator or third party without the student’s permission.

Science Center Rendering

Science Center Library Renovation Plans Feature Open Space

Among other changes, the 40-year-old library will have its solid walls and windows replaced with glass walls, visually integrating the space with the Greenhouse Cafe and Science Center exterior.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Hear Emerging Details on Renewed Gen Ed Program

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences together heard emerging details of what a renewed program in General Education could look like in the aftermath of the release of a report that deemed the College’s foundational curriculum “failing on a variety of fronts.”

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day

Faculty Discuss Proposals To Overhaul Gen Ed

Faculty members and administrators have vetted proposals to drastically overhaul the College’s General Education program, such as lowering the number of required courses.

Electrical Engineering
Central Administration

SEAS Deficit Persists, Despite a $400 Million Gift

“Everyone has the impression that Frank has a $400 million check in his pocket,” said Sean R. Eddy, a professor of Applied Mathematics. “And of course it doesn’t work that way.”

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes