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David W. Kaufman

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Commencement 2012

Health Center Opens Doors on Holyoke Street

In the fall of 1961, the opening of the new health center on Holyoke Street was the culmination of a multi-year push to improve student health services on campus.


Harvard Engineering Students Present Solutions in Medical Device Design

Physicians looking to make surgeries safer took some cutting-edge questions in medical device design to a group of Harvard students, who presented their attempts at solutions this week.


Computer Science Sees Unparalleled Growth in SEAS

Since 2010, the computer science concentration has experienced the highest growth in undergraduate enrollment out of all departments at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—from 95 to 169 students.


New SEAS Engineering Field Planned

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ new mechanical engineering and electrical engineering concentrations will provide students with the opportunity for more unique and personalized plans of study.


Harvard To Upgrade Science Center Plaza

The Science Center Plaza is scheduled to undergo surface-level refurbishments in the coming months to enhance the safety and quality of pedestrian and bike access and provide more outdoor seating areas.

Speed for the RoboBee

Harvard Lab Builds New Robotic Insects

A new fabrication technique for creating robotic insects crawled out of the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory this week.

Student Groups

New Experiment Fund Launches

The Experiment Fund, a new seed-stage investment fund, officially launched Friday with the hopes of providing budding entrepreneurs with support and capital to build their startups.


Caroline Kennedy '80 Presents IOP Award

Caroline B. Kennedy ’80 presented the eighth annual John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards at the Harvard Kennedy School Monday, honoring two individuals who demonstrated the ideals of her father, former President John F. Kennedy ’40.


Occupy Heckles Newt Gingrich

Republican Presidential Candidate and Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich hosted a movie screening and forum at the Harvard Kennedy School on Friday, prompting a group of Occupy protesters to disrupt the beginning of the event with a rehearsed chant.

Undergraduate Council

UC Candidates Celebrate UC Election Victory

For the first five minutes after learning of his victory in the race for the Undergraduate Council presidency, Danny P. Bicknell ’13 stood speechless in the center of his Mather common room.

On Campus

Graduate Defends Silicon Valley

Nathan U. Blecharczyk ’05, co-founder and CTO of the $1.3 billion internet startup Airbnb, responded this week to public criticisms from his freshman roommate aimed at himself and Silicon Valley.

Head of the Charles 2011
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles Draws Fans and Vendors

Fans of crew and curious visitors convened Saturday and Sunday at the 47th Head of the Charles Regatta for an afternoon full of intense races and energetic vendors handing out free samples of their products.


Research Advances Quantum Networks

Harvard scientists at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have succeeded in capturing light within diamond pillars embedded in silver, allowing them to release individual photons at a specific rate.


Students Tough Out Worldwide Blackberry Outage

Worldwide Blackberry network outage leaves students unable to check their email, communicate through Blackberry Messenger, or use a variety of data services Wednesday.


Cain Shines in GOP Debate

Budding politicos and reinvigorated Harvard Republicans gathered Tuesday night at the Harvard Kennedy School to watch the Republican debate.