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Edith M. Herwitz

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Harvard Undergraduate Concentrations by Year
College

Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration

Economics retained its position as the most popular concentration at the College this fall, with 671 undergraduates—​a slight increase from last year.

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How Student Concentrations Are Changing at Harvard

​With the deadline for sophomores to declare their fields of study fast approaching, The Crimson analyzed nine years of data to find out which concentrations are growing, which are shrinking, and which are holding steady.

Canvas
College

Midterm Season Sees New Technology

​As midterm season wears on, some courses have altered the way they administer their assessments by integrating technology into traditional exam formats.

Robinson Hall
FAS

History Department Courses Incorporate Digital Tools into Curriculum

“Soon people won’t even identify digital history as something different, because it will be so ingrained as part of the way people study history,” Gabriel Pizzorno said.

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College

Philo and HBO Go No Longer Available to Harvard Students For Free

​Harvard students hoping to watch Daenerys Targaryen and the Lannisters battle for control of the seven kingdoms in the final season of “Game of Thrones” free of charge are out of luck.

Course Enrollment Fall 2017
College

Ec10, CS50 Once Again Top Course Enrollment

Keeping in line with last fall’s enrollment numbers, Economics 10 edged out Computer Science 50 as the College's most sought-after class.

Welcoming the Class of 2021
Student Life

Courses on Law, Politics Draw Crowds on First Day of Classes

​Harvard students bid their final farewell to summer on Wednesday as they crowded classrooms and lecture halls on the College’s first day of classes during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2016
Harvard Kennedy School

A School for Government?

The Kennedy School aims to actively advance the "public interest." But after graduation, many alums turn to the private sector.

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Adams

Unconventionally Extracurricular: Thomas M. Lauderdale '92

The college days of Thomas M. Lauderdale '92, the frontman of Pink Martini, were marked by outrageous parties, eccentric stunts, and passionate political protests.

PBK Recipients
College

24 Juniors Selected to Join Phi Beta Kappa

This week, 24 Harvard juniors were selected to join the country's oldest honor society.

Student Groups

Juniors Ponder Time at Harvard, Future at Reflection Event

​Dozens of juniors gathered in the Science Center to reflect on past experiences, their “sense of self,” and future plans three years into their time at the College.

College

Two Years In, Mixed Reviews for Theater, Dance, and Media Concentration

The initial batches of Theater, Dance, and Media concentrators largely laud the program, though some say it can be difficult to balance its multiple components.

College

Seniors ‘Suddenly Have Free Time’ After Thesis Submissions

“I suddenly have free time. I don’t even know what to do with my time, which is great,” David F. Clifton ’17, a Classics concentrator, said.

FAS

Twenty-Six Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

This year marks the first time in three years that Harvard fell behind some peer institutions in producing Fulbright Scholars.

Housing Day
Housing Day

Blocked Out: Deconstructing Harvard’s Housing System

Now more than ever, Harvard administrators are considering quandaries of “belonging” in the spaces students occupy, from final clubs to Houses. The first three incarnations of the House system were born from issues of inclusivity—future changes could be motivated by similar concerns.