While some science professors are embracing Gen Ed by using innovative teaching methods, other faculty members have kept their courses—holdovers from the nearly defunct Core Curriculum—virtually unchanged.
The Challenger—with McNair, high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, and five other astronauts onboard—had exploded 73 seconds into its flight. As news of the tragedy spread across Harvard’s campus, the disaster set into motion emotional, professional, and institutional changes in how students and researchers viewed the space program.
As the deadlines for Expository Writing 20 final papers approach, freshmen in social science-themed sections are increasingly using surveys and interviews to conduct original research on the Harvard community.
Despite expressing some concerns with United States policy in Libya, former Democratic Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson affirmed his support for the intervention at a “Pizza and Politics” event last night in Kirkland House.
Conservatives are less likely to pursue a Ph.D. than liberals not because of discriminatory hiring practices, but because they perceive academia as a liberal bastion, according to two studies released by Harvard Sociology graduate student Ethan A. Fosse and University of British Columbia associate Sociology professor Neil Gross.
After teaching fellows distributed chips to the roughly 300 students in the audience, history professor Laurel T. Ulrich and senior lecturer Ivan Gaskell, who co-teach the course, instructed students to write down observations about the chips they held in their hands.