“I was always thinking, ‘Is there something inexpensive and not too crazy that we can do to make the Yard friendlier for a public school kid from Ohio?’” says Michael R. Van Valkenburgh, Graduate School of Design professor. The consensus answer was to purchase a number of bright Luxembourg chairs and place them throughout the Yard.
The College has appointed a former freshman resident dean and the current case manager of the Administrative Board to serve as its first-ever Title IX coordinators, Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde said yesterday.
Most people are referring to notes and keys when talking about music, but newly-appointed University Professor Carolyn Abbate sometimes thinks about pre-mortem hallucinations with tuberculosis patients and the physiology of voice when lecturing.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study commemorated the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s book “The Feminine Mystique” Tuesday by hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of gender roles since the book’s release and the book’s relevance to contemporary American society.
After Senate Republicans blocked four of President Barack Obama’s nominees to the major federal appeals court in the District of Columbia, political experts have raised doubts about the successful confirmation of Harvard Law School Professor David J. Barron ’89, a nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Restaurant owners in the former Holyoke Center said the University gave them little notice of its plans to overhaul the building at the center of the Square, but said they still hope to be part of the site’s future after part of the building becomes a new campus center.
The letters follow the passage of a Law School student referendum in support of fossil fuel divestment last spring.
A landmark labor case argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday could drastically impact the ways in which unions organize and expand membership, according to legal and labor experts. Officials representing Harvard unions voiced concerns that future organizing efforts could be seriously hindered by the Court’s decision.
A panel of education reformers discussed their experiences of “working from the outside in” to improve the quality of education in public schools at the Askwith Forum on Wednesday evening.
University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 announces the renaming of the Holyoke Center Thursday afternoon. The first three stories of the building will be transformed into a new campus center expected to open by 2018.
The center, which has been renamed after donors Richard A. Smith ’46 and his wife Susan F. Smith, will undergo construction beginning in 2016.
Sandra F. Naddaff ’75, a senior lecturer on literature and comparative literature and former Mather House master, will succeed Donald H. Pfister as dean of the Harvard Summer School, the University announced Wednesday.
Harvard students and faculty gathered in Sever Hall on Friday afternoon for a mixed debate on whether Harvard should continue to financially invest in fossil fuel companies.
Royalty graced the streets of Cambridge on Thursday when Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco gave speeches to crowds in Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall during the opening night of the seventh annual Harvard Arab Weekend Conference.
The University's net assets took a dip during the financial crisis before mounting a recovery in the past few years.