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Theodore R. Delwiche

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Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School

Thousands Enroll in Harvard Divinity School’s First edX Course

More than 28,000 students from 183 countries have enrolled in HDS1544.1x: “Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul,” Harvard Divinity School’s first foray into edX, which launched Jan. 6—a figure more than 220 times the size of the school’s 2013 graduating class.

Jade Artifact Returned
Crime

35 Years After It Was Stolen, Authorities Return Chinese Vessel to Fogg

The censer, an approximately half-foot tall jade vessel for burning incense, was donated by Ernest B. Dane, Class of 1892, and his wife Helen P. Dane in 1942.

Central Administration

Harvard Joins in White House Effort To Make College Education More Affordable and Accessible

Harvard was among dozens of institutions of higher learning to renew and share its efforts to reach out to potential students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds last week.

College

Early Admissions Students Share Their Acceptance Stories

When Pierre D. Hirschler of New York City applied early to Harvard, he didn’t give much thought to the news he would soon receive in December.

Harvard Square

With Harvard Disrupted by Bomb Report, Life Outside the Gates Continued Largely Uninterrupted

While at least one local school took extra safety precautions following an early-morning bomb threat to four Harvard buildings, owners and managers of Square businesses said that they did not alter their operations and that sales numbers were largely unaffected by Monday’s events.

On Campus

A Guided Walk Through Harvard’s Campus Tours

From the Admissions Office to commercial companies to local residents eager to discuss Harvard’s relationship with Cambridge, the proprietors of Harvard’s many tour options represent the University in subtly different ways.

Events

Panelists Discuss Benefits of Alternative Wheat Sources

According to a panel that met Tuesday evening at the Geological Lecture Hall, modern citizens must begin to consider the larger implications that their food may have.

Depression as Disability
Health

Panelists Examine Depression, Disabilities

Though it is possible to recognize and accommodate some physical disabilities, according to a college-wide panel that met Wednesday night at Gutman Library, there is still much work to be done in understanding and treating mental disabilities.

Research

Professors Discuss Role of 'Nudging' in Influencing Decisions

Harvard University Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’75 and Richard H. Thaler, a professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago, told a crowded auditorium on Wednesday evening that even small changes, such as shifting the layout of a cafeteria, can have large-scale impacts, such as reducing the risk of obesity in children.

Books

HLS Professor Predicts Future of Supreme Court

Harvard Law School Professor Mark V. Tushnet ’67 hypothesized that, in the event of an appointment to the Supreme Court in 2016, the judge appointed will be either Asian-American or African-American. This hypothesis came after Tushnet claimed to have accurately predicted the appointment of Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor in 2008.

Reza Aslan
Books

Reza Aslan Addresses Interview Controversy, New Book

Reza Aslan, whose interview on Fox News about his book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” attracted national attention, told a packed auditorium Thursday afternoon that controversies like his treatment during the Fox interview provoke positive discussions about religious biases in the media.

College

5 Stages of Grief: Dunkin' Donuts

By now, you have probably heard the news that the Dunkin’ Donuts on Mass. Ave will be closing on September 26. Not sure how to deal with your sudden pangs of sorrow? No problem. Flyby has put together a five-step guide to getting through your grief.