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Primal Scream
College

In Biannual Tradition, Students Streak Around Harvard Yard

More than a hundred students took a break from studying at the strike of midnight on Thursday to ring in the College’s spring final exam period with a clothing-optional lap around Harvard Yard.

Courthouse of the Tsarnaev Trial
Crime

Jury Finds Tsarnaev Guilty on Marathon Bombings Charges

A federal jury found Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev guilty Wednesday on a slate of charges in connection with the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. A jury will soon decide whether to sentence him to death.

Electrical Engineering
FAS

SEAS and Design School Plan Joint Master’s Program

A master's degree in engineering design will “hopefully” be launched next year, according to Materials Science professor Joanna Aizenberg, who sits on the committee spearheading the project.

Research

Broad Institute Announces Partnership with Calico

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT announced a partnership last week with Calico, a life sciences company backed by Google, to advance research on age-related diseases and therapeutics.

Engineering Thesis Project
College

For Many Engineering Seniors, Break Is Crunch Time for Theses

With oral presentations scheduled for March 26 and 27 and written reports due on April 2, many engineering seniors will spend the upcoming week-long holiday finishing their projects.

Research

Allegations Against Smithsonian Researcher Bring Attention to Harvard

Conflict of interest allegations against climate change theories by unaffiliated researcher Wei-Hok Soon has brought attention to Harvard.

Central Administration

Project on China’s Energy Policy Receives Climate Change Solutions Grant

The Harvard China Project, a research program on China's environment and energy system based at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, plans to use grant money it received to conduct research on the future of renewable energy sources in China.

SEAS Will Move to Allston Science Complex
FAS

SEAS Refines Plans for Move to Allston

Administrators and planning committees at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are continuing to outline broad goals for the eventual relocation of their school to Allston.

Office of Career Services

Aspiring Engineers Face Recruiting Challenges

Students and administrators say there are limited structured recruiting resources for aspiring engineers and that companies are less interested in recruiting at Harvard for engineering positions.

Senator Elizabeth Warren
College

At Conference, Warren Calls For 'Fighting Chance' For Americans

Warren spoke at the fourth annual Public Interested Conference, an event that aims to help students explore postgraduate opportunities in the public sector.

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.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize