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After Gen Ed Proposal, Teaching Campaign Looks Ahead

After a committee reviewing General Education recommended a program-wide section target of 12 students, members of a graduate student campaign aimed at lowering section sizes are reevaluating their priorities.

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition

Teaching Fellows Praise New Gen Ed Targets

Teaching fellows reacted positively to a recent report by the committee tasked with reviewing the General Education Program.

Early Action Admissions 2020

College Accepts 14.8 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2020

While the size of the early action pool increased slightly—about 4.3 percent larger than last year—the acceptance rate fell 1.7 percent, with 918 students receiving offers of admission.

Space Capsule Simulation

In Out of the Box Lecture, Student Learns From a Cardboard Box

As the College looks to increase its focus on teaching and learning, one professor is thinking out of this world—giving a lecture on space travel on Wednesday while one of his students sat inside a small, 1.5 cubic meter cardboard box.

“Why Disciplines Persist”
Humanities Division

Garber Talks Importance of Academic Disciplines

Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.

Niall Ferguson Speaks on Kissinger
On Campus

Niall Ferguson Speaks on Kissinger

Center for European Studies research associate Mary Sarotte speaks with History professor Niall Ferguson about his Henry Kissinger biography Kissinger: Volume 1. 1923-1968: The Idealist at the JFK Jr. Forum Wednesday night.

Niall Ferguson at the IOP

Niall Ferguson at the IOP

History professor Niall Ferguson discusses the different circumstances under which he and Henry Kissinger immigrated to the United States during his interview at the JFK Jr. Forum Wednesday night. His biography of Kissinger was published in late September.

Niall Ferguson Speaks on Kissinger

Photos of the Day (11/4/2015)


Gates To Establish Genealogy Summer Camp With Grant

University professor Henry Louis Gates’s love of the subject led him to establish a genealogy and genetics summer camp for middle school children.

Niall Ferguson Speaks on Kissinger

Ferguson Discusses Politics and Kissinger Biography

History professor Niall C. Ferguson said last month that he will leave Harvard for Stanford’s Hoover Institution after what he said has been “12 wonderful years.”

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.

Professor wins "genius" grant

Professor wins "genius" grant

Associate professor of sociology and social studies Matthew S. Desmond recently won a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. As an ethnographer and social scientist, he studies the connections between poverty and eviction.

Ferguson Apologizes for Comments
Breaking News

Historian Niall Ferguson Will Leave Harvard for Stanford

Historian Niall Ferguson will become a full-time senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an American public policy think tank, after 12 years at Harvard.


Amid Crises, Experts Gather To Discuss E.U.’s Future

Academics and policymakers at the conference were cautiously optimistic about the E.U.’s ability to survive its current crises.


Stanley Hoffmann, Iconic Professor and Scholar, Dies at 86

The founding chairman of the Center for European Studies who published 19 books, Hoffmann was known for his interdisciplinary approach to political science and his role in helping to create the Social Studies concentration in 1960.

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