Zohra D. Yaqhubi
New York Times columnist and former Crimson news editor Nicholas D. Kristof ’81 described what he sees as the three major challenges in the field of journalism Tuesday night after accepting the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at the Harvard Kennedy School’s John F. Kennedy Jr. forum.
We've rounded up some of this coming week's most noteworthy events. Check them out and then check The Crimson for coverage the next day.
Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female judge in a Palestinian Shari’a court, spoke of struggle and success as a part of the Harvard Divinity School’s “Women’s Rights in a Man’s World” panel on Wednesday.
Harvard College received a record 35,022 applications for the class of 2017, 719 more than last year, the University announced early Friday morning.
Edward J. "Eddie" Izzard accepted the sixth annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism in Memorial Church on Wednesday, delivering a powerful speech as part of Harvard's Atheist Coming Out Week.
Harvard’s net cost of $18,277 made it more affordable than Princeton ($18,813), Yale ($18,934), Columbia ($19,073), University of Pennsylvania ($20,592), Dartmouth ($20,814), Brown ($22,743), and Cornell ($24,249), as well as several of the more expensive Greater Boston schools.
Cass R. Sunstein ’75, a professor at Harvard Law School and former White House appointee, was selected as Harvard’s newest University Professor, the University announced Tuesday.
Harvard Divinity School professors reacted with surprise—and in some cases, comprehension—to Pope Benedict XVI’s historic announcement Monday that he will resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of this month.
The Harvard Divinity School announced a $10 million gift from James R. Swartz ’64 and former Divinity School artist-in-residence Susan Shallcross Swartz last Wednesday. The donation—one of the largest in the school’s history—will fund the creation of the Susan Shallcross Swartz Endowment for Christian Studies, supporting new professorships, fellowships, and programming at the Divinity School.
Kaia Stern, a lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, called the Harvard Interfaith Prison Education program an invaluable step towards fixing a prison system in “crisis” at the program’s official kick-off event Thursday evening.
Rows of laptops displaying programs ranging from a website tracking the exact location of the Harvard shuttle to a dating site just for Harvard undergraduates can only mean one thing: This is CS50—the fair.
Affiliates at the Harvard Kennedy School said that President Obama can no longer ignore the environment in light of Hurricane Sandy.
As snow blanketed Cambridge streets Wednesday, students got their fill of warm, gooey deliciousness at Insomnia Cookies.
While voters across the nation cast their votes on hotly-contested national races, a resounding majority of Massachusetts residents voted yesterday to legalize the use of medical marijuana. Physician-assisted suicide, the other issue put to voters on the ballot, remained contested until the early hours of the morning. At about 2 a.m., The Boston Globe predicted a narrow defeat for the measure.
Among Harvard professors and students, as with voters across Massachusetts, opinion remains split on both the philosophy and practice of Question 2.