Same Story, New Book: Repackaging Humanities at Harvard. By Julia F.P. Ostmann and David P. Freed.
General Education and the Future of Liberal Arts
Over the last few decades, current and former administrators say, the resident dean position has evolved from a role that equally balanced academic and administrative work to one that entails a sometimes overwhelming list of bureaucratic duties.
Having responded to the financial crisis and other tests in her first six years in office, University President Drew G. Faust leads Harvard into an ambitious capital campaign with the familiar vision of "One University."
Some suggest that the practice of circulating lists of easy classes indicates a growing concern with transcripts and post-college pressures to have good grades.
After completing the longest contract negotiations in the union's history, HUCTW members feel that Harvard can do more to maintain ideal standards for its non-faculty members.
In the shadow of Occupy Harvard, new strategies of student activism have emerged that are at once informed by Occupy and reactions to the past movement's shortcomings.