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Cherry A. Murray
FAS

Murray To Resign as SEAS Dean at Year's End

Murray has served as dean since July 2009 and is the second dean this year to announce her impending departure, following the announcement earlier this month that David T. Ellwood ’75 will resign as dean of the Kennedy School of Government at the end of the academic year.

SEAS Will Move to Allston Science Complex
FAS

Two-Thirds of SEAS Faculty Will Move to Allston in 2019

Computer science, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering faculty and facilities will move to Allston in 2019, SEAS officials said.

SEAS Moves To Allston
FAS

Task Force Readies Class Scheduling Change Proposals

In two of the proposals, the majority of FAS classes would meet in 90-minute blocks twice a week, over four days. The third would make few scheduling changes and is “very similar” to the current schedule

Cherry Murray
Research

White House Honors SEAS Dean

Murray, who is one of the eight recipients of the medal for 2014, will receive the award at a ceremony at the White House later this year.

SEAS

SEAS Adds Five Faculty Members

Continuing its growth, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences added five new faculty members to its roster this fall, three of whom are women.

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Religion

Freshman Survey Part IV: Liberals, Virgins, and Facebook Fanatics

Exploring political opinions, drug and alcohol habits, sexual activity, and the role of technology, Part IV looks at how the newest members of the Harvard community live and view their lives away from the classroom.

SEAS Protest
Research

Protesters Sing Honeybeelujahs Against Robobees

Members of the activist group known as the Church of Stop Shopping protested a research project focused on creating and studying insect-like robots on Tuesday.

Cherry Murray
SEAS

Dean of SEAS Joins Board of Directors for Photonics Company

Cherry Murray, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, joined the board of directors for Newport Corporation last week, a technology company that specializes in providing hardware for photonics and optics research.

Events

Journalist Criticizes Rise of Sponsored Content in Media

Andrew Sullivan, who founded the online journalism website The Dish, heavily criticized traditional media outlets for publishing sponsored content.

Yardfest 2014
Student Life

Janelle Monáe To Headline Yardfest

The R&B and soul musician will be the headlining act at Yardfest 2014, according to a video posted by the College Events Board on its website late Thursday night.

SEAS

SEAS Task Force Report Outlines Preliminary Vision for Allston Campus

The vision, laid out in a Jan. 20 draft report by the SEAS Teaching and Community Space Task Force obtained by The Crimson, calls specifically for the creation of classroom spaces that will allow for “active learning” and the incorporation of recreational areas.

Persis Smith Hall
College

Kirkland House Celebrates 100th Year, JCR Renamed

The ceremony, which took place Friday night in the house’s junior common room, also marked the renaming of the room as the Finnegan Family JCR in honor of Paul J. Finnegan ’75, a former Kirkland resident, prominent University donor, and current member of the Harvard Corporation.

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House Life

Administrators, Academics Weigh Facebook's Impact on College Life

While Facebook has undoubtedly made students at Harvard feel more connected, academics and Harvard administrators are not sure whether it has truly brought the College closer together.

Cabot House co-master Rakesh Khurana
College Administration

Cabot Residents Praise Their House Master, The Next Dean of the College

College students and Cabot House residents in particular expressed enthusiasm, support, and optimism for Rakesh Khurana after the Cabot co-master was named the next dean of Harvard College.

The Courtroom Scene
Crime

Three Weeks After Hearing, Bomb-Threat Suspect Still Awaits Formal Indictment

Eldo Kim ’16 was released from federal custody on Dec. 18, but the Harvard sophomore continues to await a formal grand jury indictment.

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Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads