The Advocate launched a redesigned website Friday as part of a larger initiative to increase its readership and social media presence. The publication will also begin a $150,000 fundraising drive Feb. 27 in honor of its 150th anniversary in 2016 according to its president Kiara F. Z. Barrow ’16.
Students, faculty, and workers were forced to evacuate three building on Harvard’s Longwood campus after officials reported a nitrogen leak in a research facility at 655 Huntington Ave. at 7:10 a.m. Monday.
Harvard Graduate School of Education student Geoff E. Marietta has collaborated with MIT game developer Jeff Orkin to create “SchoolLife,” a video game designed to reduce bullying in the classroom. The idea for the game has attracted attention and acclaim in the past year, winning the 2013 Harvard Education Innovation Contest and earning a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Graduate students voiced complaints about the systems that govern teaching fellows and their responsibilities, sharing stories about teaching for months without getting paid and scrambling to find teaching posts as enrollment numbers fluctuate during shopping week.
The Graduate Student Council will host a “Teaching Town Hall” on Feb. 19 for teaching fellows and other graduate students to air grievances and look for solutions to problems in the classroom and in dealing with faculty members.
As Harvard students with families in southeast Asia sought assurance of their relatives’ safety this weekend, students groups on campus began mobilizing relief efforts to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Norm J. Jones, who was named Harvard’s first associate chief diversity officer last week, began his appointment on Tuesday at the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity.