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Edith M. Herwitz

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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.

Lauderdale and Gwin

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

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.


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.


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.


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.

Barker Center

History and Literature Seniors Submit Theses

Drained after months of work, seniors at the College are beginning to finish their theses, and History and Literature concentrators turned in their works this week.

Booking It
Undergraduate Council

Students Praise Q Guide Questions on Textbook Prices

Some students praised the Committee on Undergraduate Education’s decision to include questions on the cost of course materials in this spring’s Q evaluations.


With Gen Ed Transition in Flux, Upperclassmen Offer Mixed Reactions

For students currently attending the College, the gradual move to a new General Education program has been met with a range of reactions.


Q Guide Will Contain Two Questions on Textbook Costs

The Committee on Undergraduate Education also discussed a potential new schedule to be introduced ahead of the opening of Harvard’s new SEAS complex in Allston.

Largest Courses Graph

Economics 10b Enrolls Most Students for Fourth Consecutive Year

Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is the most popular course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the fourth consecutive spring.

Students Crowd Humanities 10a Lecture
College Life

Humanities 10 Students Spend Wintersession with 'Ulysses'

While many relished the last week of their winter vacation, 24 enthusiastic students returned to campus a week early for a Wintersession course on James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”


Students Cram Classrooms for First Day of Classes

The my.harvard course selection website created to centralize all courses malfunctioned for some students throughout the day, with some reporting slow loading times.