Francesca Annicchiarico

Social Sciences Division

Harvard Affiliates Discuss Syria

As Congress prepares to vote on whether or not to take action against Syria, Harvard affiliates warn that given how strongly the Obama administration has endorsed a military strike, the United States risks losing credibility on the international stage if it does not act.

Student Life

Freshman Survey Part I: Meet Harvard's Class of 2017

Men in Harvard’s incoming Class of 2017 expect to earn far more money after graduation than their female classmates expect to earn, according to a Crimson survey of the freshman class that arrived on campus last week.

Student Life

The Rise of Student Research

Now, as Harvard sees some of its key research grants reduced by the federal sequester, which set funding cuts into motion on March 1 to reduce the federal budget deficit, University programs like the HCRP may experience greater demand as student interest in research continues to grow.

Libraries

Digital Public Library Goes Live, Celebration Postponed

After two and a half years of planning, the Digital Public Library of America website will go live on Thursday at noon, becoming the first national digital library in the world.

Research

Chetty Awarded Clark Medal

Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty ’00 won the John Bates Clark Medal Friday. Awarded by the American Economic Association, the award recognizes the contribution of an American economist under 40 to the field of economics. Chetty, who at 33 is one of the award’s youngest recipients, joins the ranks of famous economists like Lawrence H. Summers, Milton Friedman, Paul R. Krugman, and several Nobel Prize winners who have previously won the award.

Research

AAAS Curriculum Incorporates Research Through Social Engagement Initiative

In a recent assignment for her sophomore tutorial, African and African American Studies concentrator Yasmin Rawlins ’15 trekked to Merengue, a Dominican restaurant in Roxbury, to interview the owners.

FAS

Large Departments Encourage Students and Professors To Connect

The government and psychology departments have introduced new initiatives meant to encourage undergraduates to make personal connections with their professors, as large concentrations work to counteract the idea that their size allows for little contact between faculty and students.

Books

As DPLA Launch Date Approaches, Faculty Calls for Open Access

As the Digital Public Library of America—a new online repository for text and media sources—prepares to launch next month, faculty and administrators at the University said they hope its creation will mark the beginning of a nationwide push for open access.

History of Science

History of Science Rethinks Sophomore Tutorial

The History of Science department unveiled a revamped sophomore tutorial this semester featuring virtual interviews, student-driven lectures, and a chance for students to engage in independent research.

Research

Government Department Offers New Research-Oriented Courses

The two courses, Government 61: Research Practice in Quantitative Methods and Government 62: Research Practice in Qualitative Methods, aim to equip students with skills necessary to better conduct research in political science.

Concentration Satisfaction Surveys
FAS

Smaller Concentrations Receive Highest Satisfaction Ratings

The humanities reigned in the latest round of concentration satisfaction ratings, followed closely by the social sciences and life sciences. As was the case in previous years, smaller concentrations generally outperformed larger ones in the survey, which is taken every spring by graduating seniors.

Libraries

Social Anthropology Department To Move to Tozzer Library

The social anthropology department is thinking about group interactions and new furniture as it makes plans to move from William James Hall to Tozzer Library on Divinity Ave.

College

Stat 104 Emerges As Harvard's Top-Enrolled Course This Spring

With 642 students enrolling, Stat 104 has become Harvard’s biggest course this spring. Stat 104 narrowly beats Ec 10's enrollment, which drew 627 students.

Folklore and Mythology

For Creative Concentrators, A New Happily Ever After

Folklore and mythology recently joined English; literature; studies of women, gender, and sexuality; and visual and environmental studies in offering some concentrators the option of working on a creative project as a senior thesis.

IOP

Chicago IOP Seeks Harvard Guidance

Officials at the University of Chicago are collaborating with leaders of Harvard’s Institute of Politics as UChicago prepares to inaugurate its own IOP in January.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board