Callie H. Gilbert
At a meeting of the Harvard Graduate Student Government last Tuesday, students passed a resolution to expand M2 shuttle service to include Sunday operations.
At the Graduate Student Council’s annual elections on Wednesday, many students involved with the Harvard Teaching Campaign were among the candidates elected as GSC officers.
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.
Mirren joined an elite group of previous Woman of the Year recipients including actresses Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Claire Danes, and last year’s winner Marion Cotillard.
A Harvard study recently found that consuming nuts on a regular basis can reduce a person’s risk of dying from heart disease and cancer.
The duo envisions a transformed Council focused on increasing student activities funding, advocating for inclusivity, and empowering students.
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.
Harvard Business School’s newest addition--Tata Hall, future home for HBS’ Executive Education program--will be officially dedicated on Dec. 9 of this year, according to Andrew F. O’Brien, chief of operations at HBS and overseer of the project.
Under the leadership of new director, professor Peter Der Manuelian, and with the support of a new umbrella organization, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, the Harvard Semitic Museum is set to launch an array of both structural and exhibitional developments in the coming years.
As Harvard students enjoyed Monday off in observance of Columbus Day, several student organizations gathered in Ticknor Lounge to advocate for the school break to be renamed “Indigenous People’s Day.” Harvard’s recognition of the holiday makes it the only Ivy League school to recognize the holiday.
To quote the wise poet Jay-Z, "Somewhere in America, Miley Cyrus is still twerking." To be even more specific, somewhere in Harvard, Miley Cyrus is not only twerking but is also taking over any and all aspects of college life. Current "Disney-stars-gone-rogue" concentrators have been grappling with properly classifying and labeling this recent cultural trend and have attempted to chronicle its existence with titles like "The Miley Plague," "The Cyrus Infection," "The Apocalypse," and "The Life and Death of Hannah Montana." But haters cannot deny that from the incessant appearance of "We Can't Stop" on seemingly every final club's playlist (we all see your ploy to get girls to twerk) to Miley references in, dare we say, the classroom itself, we at Harvard really just can't stop.
Midterms are upon us, and for every 15-page research paper on the history of Western Civilization, ridiculously difficult math hourly, and tongue-twisting Spanish speaking test, what better way to not study than to watch some brain stimulating, titillating television shows! The next time you find yourself in a strategically isolated cubicle at Lamont, whip out those headphones and check out these 10 funky, funny, and fresh shows. Trust us, this’ll be more entertaining than Facebook.