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Listen Up!: Library Shenanigans, Dean Pfister, and Tutor Troubles

Welcome back to Listen Up! Your trusted Flyby advisers—two uniquely unqualified, naïve, decidedly uninteresting sophomores—are back with the latest advice and invaluable counsel.


Three Undergraduates Expelled on Charges of Physical Violence

All three students were charged with violating the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ rules on physical violence, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith announced at the monthly Faculty meeting on Tuesday.


Faculty Still Concerned About Honor Code Affirmation

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences raised concerns about how frequently students would be required to make an affirmation of integrity under an updated proposal for the College’s first-ever honor code, which was presented by Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay Harris to the faculty at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

Listen Up!: Hot Tfs, Sex Dreams, Bad Questions
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Listen Up!: Hot TFs, Sex Dreams, and Bad Questions

Your trusted Flyby advisers—two uniquely unqualified, naïve, decidedly uninteresting sophomores—are back from spring break refreshed and ready to solve your latest problems.

A Breakdown of the Harvard Campaign

With $1.3 Billion Pledged, FAS Campaign Over Halfway to Goal

The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences raised a little more than half of its $2.5 billion fundraising goal as of the end of February, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith wrote in an email to the Faculty Monday morning.


Faculty Will Discuss Proposed Honor Code at Faculty Meeting Tuesday

Faculty members will discuss a proposed student honor code, the passage of which would require students to make an affirmation of integrity, at their monthly meeting Tuesday.


Tuition Will Increase by 3.9 Percent, Largest Percentage Increase in Seven Years

The $2,200 hike, which represents a 3.9 percent increase, brings the total cost of tuition, room, board, and other fees to $58,607 for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Student Life

Listen Up!: Housing Day Special Edition

When Abigail K. Fiedler ’16 and Lynn Miao ’16, our wonderful Flyby Blog Editors, approached us about writing a special Housing Day-themed column, we were absolutely excited about the opportunity. After all, writing about Housing Day (or at least inserting the phrase “Housing Day” as many times as you can in an article) seems to be the perfect way to really boost your readership.

Email Search Scandal Timeline

One Year After Secret Searches, Faculty Say Governance Grievances Fading

In the days and weeks following the announcement of the email search scandal, faculty members loudly voiced concerns over faculty governance and consultation, as well as a loss of trust in administrators that they said had violated their privacy policy and reasonable expectations. But one year later, professors say those concerns have faded within the minds of members of the University’s flagship faculty.


Bok Center To Double Staff, Expand to Allston

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning will more than double the size of its staff and open a number of satellite offices across the Harvard campus, including one in Allston, with funds raised in the Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences, the center’s faculty director, Robert A. Lue, said Tuesday afternoon.


Graduate Student Council Passes DoubleTree Resolution

The resolution, which is nearly identical to one passed by the Undergraduate Council earlier this week, calls upon the graduate body to urge relevant Harvard administrators to support fair process as workers decide whether or not to unionize.

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Listen Up!: Crushes on Section Kid and...Rocks?

Listen Up! has been consistent on this issue: no walks of shame from the Yard.


Philosophy Dept., Professors Endorse Effort to Cap Sections at 12

A movement to limit the size of course sections to 12 students that began among a small group of graduate students last fall has grown into a formal campaign backed by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and endorsed by the University’s Philosophy Department.

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Central Administration

A Year After Scandal, Task Force Recommends University-wide Privacy Policy for Electronic Information

The group was conceived amid a scandal within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last spring, when then-Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and FAS Dean Michael D. Smith broke faculty privacy policy by authorizing secret searches of resident dean email accounts.

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Listen Up!: Welcome Back!

Harry had Dumbledore. Luke had Yoda. Bieber had Usher. The Karate Kid had Mr. Miyagi. And now, you have us.

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

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Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

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