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Cornel West on Virtue
Student Groups

Cornel West on Virtue

Cornel R. West ’73, right, spoke in Emerson Hall on Thursday, April 10 as part of a discussion held by the Black Men’s Forum. West spoke to the importance of cultivating virtue and compassion in the United States.

On Campus

In Search of the Mask

For the past few years, professor Sean D. Kelly, chair of Harvard’s Philosophy Department, has been searching for a copy of Blaise Pascal’s death mask that just might be lost in Harvard’s collection. After little success, he recently offered an automatic A to any student in his “Existentialism in Literature and Film” class who can find the mask.

Theater

Daniel W. Erickson

In that rare moment of calm I can’t help but wonder what new idea has seized control of him, and what form it will take when he decides to share it.

College

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N.T. Wright, University of St. Andrew's Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, discusses the purpose of the Bible during the Veritas Forum on Sunday night in Memorial Church.

Sean Kelly
College

Sean Kelly

Harvard philosophy professor Sean Kelly discusses the purpose of the Bible during a forum last November Memorial Church.

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.

Philosophy

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Government professor Michael J. Sandel delivers a “Justice” lecture in Sanders Theatre in a December 2012 file photo. Sandel’s teaching in the edX “Justice” course was criticized by philosophy professors at San Jose State University.

Philosophy

San Jose State Professors Criticize edX as ‘Social Injustice’

The Philosophy Department at San Jose State University condemned Harvard government professor Michael J. Sandel’s teaching of the edX course ER22x: “Justice” in an open letter sent this week.

On Campus

That Pesky Language Requirement was Just as Pesky in 1955

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

Music

Untitled

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.

Books

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Awais Hussain'15, a sophomore in Eliot House, is exploring the intersection of Arts and Science by pursuing a joint degree in Physics and Philosophy.

Adam B. Kern
Philosophy

Adam B. Kern

Adam B. Kern stands in front of a classroom of inmates at the Suffolk County House of Correction, presenting five aspects of David Hume’s argument on the existence of free will.

Global Classroom
Gen Ed

'Justice' Diversifies Discussion Globally

Students in classrooms across three continents met online Friday morning to discuss questions of ethics as part of Michael J. Sandel’s efforts to create a global learning environment.

Scrutiny

The Harvey Mansfield Story

You could call him a polemic. But then you might be missing the point.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization