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Snow Days by Concentration

Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.

Social Studies Move
Social Studies

Social Studies To Move to William James Hall

The move from the committee's current location in the Radcliffe Quad will officially take place on Jan. 5, 2015, in preparation for the start of the spring semester.

Social Sciences Division



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.

Computer Science


The folklore and mythology concentration saw two of its seven junior concentrators make PBK's "Junior 24," while large concentrations like government and economics saw just one concentrator apiece make the list.

Visual Arts


Harvard in the World

Facebook Co-Founder Latest Harvard Grad To Head The New Republic

Facebook co-founder Christopher R. Hughes ’06 announced Friday that he had purchased a majority stake in The New Republic, a magazine owned and edited for 35 years by former Harvard lecturer Martin “Marty” H. Peretz.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

Gordon Bloom, left, moderates a talk held at the Institute of Politics Friday afternoon. On his right, the founder and C.E.O. of Ashoka, Bill Drayton ‘65, discusses how he believes that students hold the key to solving world problems.

Harvard in the World

Two Harvard Alumni Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Trevor J. Bakker ’10 and Kevin X. Liu ’11 joined 37 other scholars from universities in the United States in the US-UK exchange program of 168 individuals.


FAS Increases Faculty Searches

Faculty searches in a number of Social Sciences departments are increasing, allowing the departments to hire junior faculty and fill positions vacated by retiring faculty members.


Controversial Peretz Fund To Be Allocated

Juniors will find out next week whether they will receive a portion of the $19,000 planned to be disbursed for senior thesis research through the Peretz fund, which faced controversy in the fall due to statements made by its namesake.



Social Studies

Social Studies to Host Discussion About Peretz Fund

Faculty leaders from the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies will host a discussion with members of the Social Studies ...

Undergraduate Council

Undergraduate Council Condemns Peretz Fund

In a vote of 26-7-4, the Undergraduate Council said it “fully condemns” the University’s decision to accept donations in honor of former professor Martin “Marty” H. Peretz, who has attracted criticism following a Sept. blog post in which he described Muslim life as “cheap, especially for Muslims.”

Martin Peretz Walkout
Social Studies

Martin Peretz Walkout

Students enrolled in Social Studies 10a lead a walk-out to protest the recent decision by the Social Studies Committee to honor the fund named in honor of former professor Martin H. "Marty" Peretz. Close to half of the students in the class walked out in protest at the beginning of yesterday's Social Studies 10a lecture.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize