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The Wait
Student Life

The Wait

Students wait for one of the two working elevators in Harvard’s William James Hall to arrive on the first floor Monday afternoon. The building’s three elevators are undergoing repairs one at a time.

Out of Order
Student Life

Out of Order

The elevator arrives on the first floor of William James Hall Monday afternoon. William James Hall was left with only two working elevators as the middle one was undergoing maintenance. All three will be operational in May.

Maintenance
Student Life

Maintenance

Chris Weenen performs maintenance on an elevator in William James Hall Monday afternoon.

The Wait
FAS

William James Hall Upgrades Elevators, Causing Delays

The elevator is not broken but is undergoing renovation as part of a larger upgrade process begun last July. Each elevator car takes 14 weeks to update and all three elevators should be operational again in May.

The Past, Present, and Future of Violence
FAS

Despite Terrorism, Violence Is on the Decline, Pinker Says

Violence, according to Psychology Professor Steven Pinker, has been declining continuously over the course of human history and will continue to fall in the future.

Cengiz Cemaloğlu
Student Life

Cengiz Cemaloğlu

Cengiz Cemaloğlu '18 is a prospective psychology concentrator and was the director of Reality Theatre Co., a company that socially engineers experiences.

Humanities and Sciences
Humanities Division

Humanities and Sciences

Harvard College Prof. Steven A. Pinker engaged in a conversation about the transcendence of the humanities and sciences with Edgar Pierce Prof. Susanna C. Siegel in light of the recent discussions about the importance of the humanities compared to the sciences.

Humanities and Sciences
Humanities Division

Profs Argue for Integration of Sciences, Humanities

Psychology professor Steven A. Pinker and Philosophy professor Susanna Siegel talked about integrating the sciences and humanities.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Books

Lepore Unmasks Wonder Woman’s Feminist Origins

Wonder Woman soared as a feminist icon in the early twentieth century, argued American History professor Jill M. Lepore on Thursday.

Psychology

Sorry NYTimes, But SLS 20 Is Actually Very Hard

The New York Times uses these words and phrases to describe Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker and the tests he gives his students. Fair enough. But if the Times wants to give its readers an accurate idea of Science of Living Systems 20, it’s missing a big chunk of the picture—exactly half, in fact.

William James Hall
College

At William James, News of Alumnus's Death Came Late to Many

For most of those who work and study in William James Hall, the news that a 2006 College graduate jumped to his death from the building’s balcony last Thursday came in the form of passed notes, informal emails, and for some, not at all.

English

Avia Tadmor

“Clinical psychology and poetry are very different axes to the same ambiguous and complex human experience,” Tadmor says.

Research

Business School Professor Examines 'Cheater's High'

As the unprecedented academic dishonesty case that rocked Harvard last year remains on the minds of students and faculty, a recently published article argues that cheating boosts self-satisfaction.

Fall Course Enrollments, Fall 2010-2013
Gen Ed

Fall Course Enrollments, Fall 2010-2013

Ec 10a was Harvard's highest-enrolled course this semester, narrowly beating out the rising CS50.

Research

Study Reveals Early Malnutrition Affects Personality Formation

In a new study published last March in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Harvard researchers reveal that even a single incident of malnutrition in early childhood can have a profound effect on an individual’s adult personality. Individuals who had suffered from severe starvation as infants tended to be more neurotic and less adventurous, sociable, curious, and organized as adults.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes