Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.
Like many of her colleagues across the College, Jennifer J. Malin ’09 was very invested in the intellectual growth of her students when she served as a teaching fellow for undergraduates. But she also went above the call of duty, taking special note of the physical comfort of those under her charge.
It's Tuesday, which means it's not Monday but it's also not Friday yet. Hang in there—it's almost hump day! Here's what going on at Harvard today.
An attendee of the VES visiting faculty exhibition reception on September 12 in the Carpenter Center views a piece of work on display.
VES faculty members and members of the Harvard community gather for an exhibition reception on September 1 in the Carpenter Center to view the work of the department's visiting faculty for the Fall.
"The Eyes Have It" offers a unique look at Harvard's film program and its students
As the Carpenter Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, film pieces from past and present students show that Harvard’s program in film education coalesces with the liberal arts curriculum and results in a unique, holistic preparation for the film industry.
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.
Director Mira Nair '79 converses with Harvard professor Homi K. Bhabha after a screening of her film, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." The film, shown at The Brattle Theater Wednesday night, was followed by a Q&A in which Nair discussed the soundtrack, inspiration, and takeaway of the film, which explores US-Pakistani relations.
“The ad hoc process is greatly shrouded in mystery; remarkably little is written about it,” says current Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development Judith D. Singer. She smirks wryly as she swigs coffee from her mug, as if this is something she’s explained a hundred times before.
“Funny Ha Ha,” the critically acclaimed film by Andrew J. Bujalski ’98, starts and ends on a low note.