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Academics

Section Size Cap Endorsed by Six More Faculty Groups, Discussed at Town Hall

The endorsements bring the number of departments and programs that have expressed support for the campaign to 15, all of which are in the humanities and social sciences.

Higher Education

$5 Million Grant Will Support Ed Leadership Program

The Graduate School of Education received a $5 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation that will boost its Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed. L.D.) Program.

FAS

Three More Departments Endorse Section Size Cap

Faculty from the departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations have endorsed a 12-student cap on section sizes.

Graduate School of Design

Romance Languages and Lit Endorses Section Cap

The endorsement statement expressed support for the movement, citing individualized attention for undergraduates and professional development for graduate students as benefits of smaller sections.

FAS

John Briscoe, Winner of Water's Nobel, Dies

Originally from South Africa, John Briscoe also spent two decades working for the World Bank, where he served as the country director for Brazil, the organization’s biggest borrower.

College

99 Interviewed on Inaugural Public Service Recruiting Day

Ninety-nine seniors, selected from a pool of 150 applicants, had one-on-one interviews on Friday with 20 public service organizations.

College

Hawaiian Language Placement Test Offered for First Time in Three Decades

The reinstatement of the test was the result of efforts of several Hawaiian-speaking students over the last three years.

Undergraduate Council

Committee on Study of Religion Endorses Section Cap

The body became the sixth department or committee to extend its support of the Harvard Teaching Campaign, a group of teaching fellows and students calling for smaller sections.

Stressed and Under Pressure
UHS

The State of the Student Body

While students applaud University-led efforts to bolster wellness resources, they struggle to fit them into a life filled with a constant buzz of anxiety—an indicator, student activists say, of the need for a broader cultural shift spearheaded by the student body.

GSAS

Grad Student Council VP: Survey Shows TFs are 'Overworked'

20 percent of GSAS respondents said they had experienced a significant delay in receiving paychecks, according to a recent survey presented at Wednesday night's Graduate Student Council meeting.

HGSE

Students Welcome New Teacher Fellows Program

Starting with the Class of 2016, seniors will be able to apply for the teacher education program.

Calude Steele
HGSE

Author of Whistling Vivaldi Discusses 'Stereotype Threat'

Claude Steele, author of “Whistling Vivaldi,” discussed how to combat the effects stereotypes have on test performance at the Graduate School of Education Wednesday.

Segments to Algorithms
SEAS

Times Data Scientist Highlights Importance of User Data

Christopher H. Wiggins, chief data scientist at The New York Times, said the role of a data scientist is especially important as the journalism industry adjusts to changes to its business model.

The End of Race-Based Admissions
Race

Experts Debate Race-Based College Admissions

Two experts in educational inequality exchanged diverging opinions on race-based affirmative action in the college admissions process at a forum at GSE.

Jim Kim at Harvard
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Asian Alumni Reflect and Reconnect at Summit

The summit, which featured prominent speakers and panelists of Asian descent affiliated with the University, was organized by the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance.

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