Sabrina A. Mohamed
While Harvard’s new concentration options seemingly lend themselves to distinct career paths for undergraduates, professors insist that they are not purely pre-professional and do align with the College’s liberal arts philosophy.
Under strings of lights and patriotic red, white, and blue stars, students milled about the JFK Forum, eagerly looking up at the jumbotron and engaging in lively conversation at the Institute of Politics’ election night watch party.
If it had not been for the new architecture studies track in the History of Art and Architecture department, Benjamin Lopez ’15 would have been “pretty ready to transfer” out of Harvard.
The MacArthur Foundation announced Monday that Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty ’00 has been awarded a 2012 “genius grant” of $500,000 to explore creative passions and to pursue meaningful scholarship.
In 1992, a Teen Talk Barbie doll was released. Shortly after it began selling, it went from saying 270 phrases to 269. The manufacturing company, Mattel, Inc., took out one phrase—”math class is tough”—after receiving criticisms for fueling a stereotype that women were less capable at quantitative disciplines.
Economics professor Eric S. Maskin ’72, who won a Nobel Prize in 2007 for his contributions to the field of game theory, has been appointed a University Professor, joining 22 other faculty members who hold Harvard’s most prestigious post.
N. Gregory Mankiw, Economics 10 professor and newly appointed chair [LINK 0] of the economics department, could use a refresher on the appropriate citation of sources, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman in a recent New York Times op-ed.
After discussion earlier this spring, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations has decided to offer a new concentration track beginning in fall 2012 focused on the history, politics, and cultures of the contemporary Middle East.
With the graduation of the Class of 2012, the Core is officially dead. But students have not quite grasped how the 56 percent of the senior class that chose Gen Ed is differently educated from their peers who stuck with the old formula.
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The festivities, which drew 44,000 attendees, were part of one of the largest and most extravagant birthday parties the country has ever seen and brought together members of the Harvard community from the class of 1918 to the Class of 1990.
As a student at Radcliffe College, Elizabeth Holtzman ’62. who would later go on to hold some of the highest offices in New York government, had her first taste of political organizing.
Students and faculty in the social sciences division—which houses the two largest concentrations, economics and government—point to a divide in the strength of the advising students receive.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed her long-unknown Jewish heritage and her new book, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1984, on Friday afternoon at Upstairs on the Square.
Economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw, head of the popular introductory course Economics 10: Principles of Economics and adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will take over as chair of the economics department starting on July 1. He will replace professor John Y. Campbell, who is wrapping up a three-year term as chair.