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Econ Tutoring
College

New Ec Question Center Looks To Attract Students

The new Economics Question Center, which is designed as a hub for tutoring in foundational economics courses, has yet to receive much student traffic.

Race

Harvard Reaches Gender Parity in Junior Faculty Hires

Harvard’s total number of junior faculty hires has reached gender parity across the University for the first time ever.

Tozzer Library
Social Sciences Division

Anthropology Library Reopens

The project renovated the nearly 40-year-old library and centralized the offices of the faculty in the Anthropology Department, who were previously spread across campus.

FAS

WGS Sees Rise in Course Enrollment Numbers

Despite having just 37 concentrators in the College, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality department boasts two classes with more than 100 students each.

Some Good Advice
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Some Good Advice

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks about the relationship between China and the United States in the Center for Government and International Studies on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Brzezinski served as the U.S. National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-China relations.

Social Sciences Division

Scientists Modify Cotton and Polyester to Display Repellent Properties

By modifying cotton and polyester fabrics with a coating that repels almost any type of substance, a research team from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering could be close to changing the nature of several consumer and industrial products—as well as the need for laundry.

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Social Sciences Division

Tambiah, Prominent Anthropologist, Remembered as Loving Scholar

Anthropology professor emeritus Stanley J. Tambiah, described by colleagues as one of the giants of 20th century anthropology, was known for his studies of Buddhism and South Asia.

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Harvard Official: A- is Median Grade and A Most Common Across All Three FAS Divisions and SEAS

The new information challenges the belief held by some that grade inflation is less prevalent in courses in the sciences than in the humanities.

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Social Sciences Division

Study Measures Impact of Teacher Quality on Life After Schooling

According to a newly published study by economics professor Gary Chamberlain, having higher quality teachers in elementary and middle school predicts an increase in students’ college attendance and income.

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.

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Professor Discusses Publishing in China

In a talk Tuesday afternoon, Vogel discussed the complexities of selling his 2011 book “Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China” in the Japanese and Chinese markets.

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FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard