Social Sciences Division
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.
Teaching fellows reacted positively to a recent report by the committee tasked with reviewing the General Education Program.
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.
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.
Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.
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.
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.
University professor Henry Louis Gates’s love of the subject led him to establish a genealogy and genetics summer camp for middle school children.
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.”
Faculty members and administrators have vetted proposals to drastically overhaul the College’s General Education program, such as lowering the number of required courses.
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.
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.
Academics and policymakers at the conference were cautiously optimistic about the E.U.’s ability to survive its current crises.
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.