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Meg P. Bernhard

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The Registrar
College Administration

Registrar’s Office Slated To Move to Smith Campus Center

The current Registrar’s Office on Garden St. is located about a quarter of a mile away from the Smith Campus Center.

Primal Scream Protest
College Administration

Protest at Primal Scream Leads to Chaotic Exchange

Protesters said that their goal was not to protest Primal Scream itself, but to hold a four-and-a-half minute period of silence before the run for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner of New York.

College

HUPD Closes Email Threat Investigation

German authorities will now take the helm in the ongoing investigation to apprehend and prosecute the sender of the racially charged threat sent in October.

"Die-in" in Harvard Square
Crime

Protesting Grand Jury Decisions, Hundreds March Through Cambridge

An estimated 600 protesters streamed through Harvard Square Friday evening in what appears to be the largest gathering yet in Cambridge in response to two decisions by grand juries not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men.

Die-In
Race

Protesters Blockade Mass. Ave. in Response to Ferguson Decision

The mass of protesters blockaded the streets, halting traffic, ultimately coming to a stop by the T stop in the center of the Square.

Guide to CS50
Computer Science

Harvard Approves Joint Yale CS50 Venture, Malan Says

Harvard’s approval was the final step necessary for a joint Harvard-Yale CS50 venture, which was first reported in The Crimson in October and approved by Yale faculty in early November.

Playing Catch Up?
SEAS

Profs Urge Interdisciplinarity in CS Expansion

Faculty and students in the proliferating computer science program say that it should build upon Harvard’s liberal arts tradition and expand existing interdisciplinary offerings.

edX

EdX Hosts First Open edX Conference

EdX held its inaugural Open edX conference Tuesday and Wednesday to bring together nearly 200 of the platform’s collaborators, who hail from as nearby as Cambridge to as far away as Japan.

Students Sue Harvard Over Divestment
Harvard Law School

Student Activists File Suit Urging Harvard To Divest

The 11-page complaint claims that investment in fossil fuel companies is “a breach of [the University’s] fiduciary and charitable duties as a public charity and nonprofit corporation.”

College

Undergrad Ed Group Debates Accessibility of Q Difficulty Scores

At the semester’s final Committee on Undergraduate Education meeting Wednesday, students, faculty, and administrators discussed ways to improve the difficulty component of the evaluation tool.

College

TFs Air Qualms About Gen Ed in Town Hall

The issue of section size spurred heated discussion among the TFs, many of whom said they could not provide adequate feedback and time for students in sections of 18 or more students.

College

Gillett Assumes Role as Lowell Interim Dean

Rachel A. Gillett, an assistant director of studies for the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, became interim House dean on Nov. 3 after the current dean took a maternity leave.

Computer Science

Yale Faculty Approves CS50 Venture; Harvard Mum

The course proposal was already approved on Oct. 16 by Yale’s Course of Study Committee for a three-year trial period, but the vote at the monthly faculty meeting officially completes the approval process on Yale’s end.

Central Administration

Corporation Silent on Faculty Health Plans Vote

The Harvard Corporation has yet to discuss a unanimous vote made Tuesday by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences requesting that it reverse changes to the health plans Harvard offers to non-union employees, according to Corporation member James T. Rothenberg ’68.

Votes Coming In
Politics

As Congress Turns Red, Faculty Expect Continued Gridlock

As Republicans took control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, Harvard political experts said that the new power dynamic in America’s government would not significantly change the existing political climate in Washington.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

Reconstruction 3.0