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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.

Amy Howell
IOP

New Initiative May Be 'Game-Changer' for Public Service Recruiting

The new initiative is the result of a collaboration between the Center for Public Interest Careers, the Institute of Politics, and the Office of Career Services.

FAS

Teaching Campaign Gets Another Endorsement, Plans Outreach

The Teaching Campaign secured an endorsement from the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality last Thursday, as it bumped up efforts to rally undergraduate support.

The Prime Minister
IOP

Albanian Prime Minister Calls for Balkan Unity

Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, drew attention to the need for modernization in the Balkan countries and addressed a recent Albania-Serbia soccer game incident at a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Thursday night.

 English Department
GSAS

Campaign To Reduce Section Sizes Gathers Momentum

A campaign for smaller sections started by GSAS students garnered the endorsement of the English Department, which on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of a motion to limit section sizes to 12 students.

Bruce Baker
HGSE

Experts Discuss Public School Funding Inequities

American public schools rely on a funding system that is rife with inequalities, experts said during a panel at GSE.

Shiyi Cheery About Education
College

Chinese 'Power Couple' Defends Harvard Donation

Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, who donated $15 million to the University last July, shared their views on education and philanthropy with hundreds of students on Wednesday.

Peabody
Museums

Pioneering Anthropologist, Prolific Teacher, Dies

Former Chair of the Anthropology Department Irven DeVore, who taught generations of Harvard undergraduates a lotteried class popularly known as “Sex”, died last week at age 80.

Student Groups

First-Gen Students Exchange Ideas with Deans

The event was organized by the First Generation Student Union, a student organization that Harvard officially recognized last November.

Critical Conversation
Ed School

Ed School Aims for $250 Million in Campaign

The launch was a daylong affair with top leaders from the field of education, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne S. Duncan ’86.

Student Life

On-Campus Interview Participation Drops

The program, which brings employers on campus for full-time job and summer internship interviews, saw a 13 percent drop in sign-ups compared to last year.

Lurie
Mathematics

Math Professor Wins 'Genius' Grant

Mathematics professor Jacob A. Lurie ’00, along with three other Harvard graduates, was named a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship on Wednesday.

Pussy Riot + IOP
IOP

Pussy Riot Members Speak of Protest, Imprisonment at IOP

Two founding members of the Russian punk rock protest group Pussy Riot spoke out strongly against Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday night at a forum at the Institute of Politics, raising awareness of what they consider to be oppression propagated by Putin in their country.

Mark Mitton: Magician
Student Life

Magician Entertains Quad Residents

A professional magician entertained more than 100 students and staff at Currier House with card tricks and Harry Potter-style stunts during a magic show on Thursday.

Hockey
Men's Ice Hockey

Hockey Preview 2014

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?