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Alumni

Faust Talks Campaign, Harassment, Admissions in Kristof Conversation

Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times and a Harvard overseer, took his notebook to Sanders Theatre on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview with Faust.

Drew Faust

At Conference, Top Administrators Weigh Ups, Downs of Virtual Education

Despite voicing concerns about blending online courseware and in-person teaching, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Peter K. Bol expressed cautious optimism for new technology’s potential in higher education at a conference on Tuesday.

FAS

Student Billing System To Roll Out in November

The creation of this student system is one of the first steps of a larger effort to centralize existing web systems and make it easier to pay bills, submit study cards, and register online.

IOP

National Security Experts Weigh ISIS, Iran Strategy

Two former national security advisors discussed approaches to Iran and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday night.

SEAS

SEAS Expands Computational Science Program

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has further expanded its graduate program in Computational Science and Engineering, which now includes both a master of science degree and a master of engineering degree.

Tamara E. Rogers
Alumni

Rogers Defends Management Co. Compensation in Letter to Alumni

Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara E. Rogers ’74 defended the compensation of top managers of the Harvard Management Company in a letter sent late last week to a group of alumni that had previously criticized the University's investment arm.

Pussy Riot + IOP
IOP

Pussy Riot Members Speak of Protest, Imprisonment at IOP

Two founding members of the Russian punk rock protest group Pussy Riot spoke out strongly against Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday night at a forum at the Institute of Politics, raising awareness of what they consider to be oppression propagated by Putin in their country.

Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School

Venezuelan President Threatens Kennedy School Professor

The threat of legal action came after Kennedy School professor Ricardo Hausmann wrote an article arguing that Venezuela default on its foreign bonds.

James F. Rothenberg ’68
Fundraising

Latest Figures Show Univ. on Pace To Raise $2B in Single Year

Harvard has raised at least $4.3 billion in pledges and donations during its University-wide capital campaign so far, including $500 million in the second quarter of 2014 alone.

Drew Faust + GSD
Graduate School of Design

Design School Seeks $110M in Campaign

GSD administrators have said that a top campaign priority will be the student experience, achieved through enhancements in financial aid and funding for travel and conferences.

Technology

Berkman Center Kicks Off Digital Problem Solving Initiative

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society held a kickoff event for its Digital Problem Solving Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Library on Thursday.

SEAS

SEAS Adds Five Faculty Members

Continuing its growth, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences added five new faculty members to its roster this fall, three of whom are women.

Ed School

Ed School Launches Usable Knowledge Project

The Graduate School of Education has launched the Usable Knowledge project, an online platform aimed at making the school’s research and work accessible to all educators, students, and policymakers.

Harvard Kennedy School

$3.5 Million Gift To Fund Environmental Program at Kennedy School

Hedge fund manager and founder of Moore Capital Management Louis M. Bacon has donated $3.5 million to the Harvard Kennedy School for the creation of the eponymous Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program.

Crime

Former Law Student Sentenced to Nine Years for Insider Trading

Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, was sentenced to nine years in prison and required to forfeit his $9.4 million in earnings.

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out