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Letter from 58 Professors to Smith Addressing edX

Read the full text of a May 23 letter signed by 58 professors calling on Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith to appoint a faculty committee to draft guiding principles for interaction between FAS and HarvardX, which would then be put to a vote.

Academics

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Text of Letter from 32 Members of the History Department to FAS Dean Smith

Read the text of a March 14 letter that was sent by 32 members of the History Department to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith. The letter, which was authored by history professor Lisa M. McGirr, calls on Harvard to “repair the breach of trust in our community” caused by administrators' secret search of the email accounts of 16 resident deans last September.

Drew Faust

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Sharon Howell's Letter to Faust Addressing the Secret Email Search

Read the full text of a March 11 letter from Senior Resident Dean Sharon Howell to University President Drew G. Faust. In the letter, Howell expressed concern about administrators' handling of a secret search of resident deans' emails last fall.

Faculty

Text of Leaked Email Originally Sent by Ad Board Secretary to Colleagues

Read the text of an Aug. 16 email originally sent by Ad Board Secretary John “Jay” L. Ellison to his colleagues, including the 16 resident deans. The leak of the email to the media prompted Harvard administrators to secretly search the email accounts of the resident deans in an effort to trace the origin of the leak.

Men's Basketball

Text of Stemberg's Letter Addressing the Cheating Scandal

Read the text of a personal letter obtained by The Crimson this week that was sent by prominent alumnus Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 to University President Drew G. Faust.

For The Moment

Overheard: Cambridge

Daughter: Can we leave? I feel like I’m inside a J. Crew catalogue. Why is that guy wearing a bow tie?

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Neurobiology

What's Better Than Sex? It Could Be Talking

Apparently a chaste activity does exist that is analogous to sex: talking about oneself. A recent series of studies conducted by Harvard neuroscientist and Associate Professor Jason P. Mitchell (who taught SLS 20 in 2010) and psychology student at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Diana I. Tamir found that self-disclosure activates the same regions of the brain that are associated with food, money, and sex.

College

The Internet Blow Up

Tastemaker is a series in which we reserve the right to opine. This week, the Internet Blow Up. #Whatshouldwecallme didn't stand a chance. In a year defined by what Flyby will refer to as the "Internet Blow Up," any slightly amusing online trend instantly became fodder for every blog and/or facebook status update. What once made us laugh now gives us the urge to report as spam, or at least vomit a little in our mouths and then all over our keyboards.

Seniors

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Charles E. Shannon ’11 & A. Faith Kniffley. Courtesy of Charles E. Shannon

Seniors

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Elizabeth C. Spira ’11 & Theodore A. Hoham. Courtesy of Elizabeth C. Spira.

Seniors

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Baltazar A. Zavala ’11 & Melanie Johns. Courtesy of Melanie Johns.

Seniors

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Stephanie M. Cole ’11 & Andrew W. Peace. Courtesy of Stephanie M. Cole.

Sorry, Dorothy
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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

Santa Lucía
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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter