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Academics

CMES

Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies was one of the first centers to receive funding under Title VI of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's National Defense Education Act, which provided federal funding to educational programs that sought to benefit national security and U.S. economic interests.

Bureau of Study Counsel
On Campus

Bureau of Study Counsel

The Bureau of Study Counsel was founded in 1947, after an influx of World War II veterans, to support their academic and personal adjustments to college.

Serhii Polkhii
On Campus

Serhii Polkhii

Serhii Plokhii is a Ukranian-American historian and professor at Harvard College specializing in the history of Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Cold War studies.

University Hall at Night
FAS

Faculty Council Hears Plans for Allston Scheduling

The Faculty Council heard preliminary plans for course scheduling at the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences campus in Allston at its biweekly meeting Tuesday.

Milind Tambe
FAS

New Computer Science Professor Milind Tambe Aims for Social Impact

Milind Tambe has joined the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty as a tenured professor this fall and will head the Center for Research on Computation and Society at SEAS.

Academic Resource Center
Harvard Square

Academic Resource Center

The new Academic Resource Center is located at 1414 Massachusetts Avenue. The completed center is now open to students from Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Smith Campus Center
College

Peer Advising Fellows Instructed to Limit Academic Advising

Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office has instructed Peer Advising Fellows to not offer directive academic advice to freshmen and to instead refer students to their freshman advisers — a change some veteran PAFs say limits their ability to help freshmen.

New Oversight for BSC
College

Harvard College Rolls Out Free Peer Tutoring at New Academic Center

Harvard will now offer free peer tutoring to undergraduates — a change which comes with the launch of the College’s Academic Resource Center.

Bureau of Study Counsel
College

Harvard to Close Bureau of Study Counsel in December, Open New Academic Support Center

The College will open a new center for academic support in August and close the Bureau of Study Counsel in December, Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda Claybaugh announced in an email to students Monday.

Astronomy Building
Research

Harvard Undergrad, Professor Identify First Interstellar Meteor, Say It Could Support Theories of Life in Other Solar Systems

Astronomy Department Chair and Professor Avi Loeb teamed up with an undergraduate to identify the first interstellar meteor ever reported in our solar system.

University Hall
College

Private School Graduates Overrepresented Among Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

The students elected to Harvard’s chapter of the national academic society Phi Beta Kappa each year boast near-perfect grades and glowing recommendations. Most of them also hold diplomas from wealthy private high schools or well-funded public ones.

University Hall
College

Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes 24 New Harvard Juniors

Twenty-four College juniors learned Wednesday afternoon of their selection as inductees into the Alpha Iota chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society.

Sanders 1
Economics

Sanders 1

Economics 10: "Principles of Economics" will undergo a series of changes following longtime instructor N. Gregory Mankiw's departure. The course, held in Sanders Theater, will move to the Science Center and will be taught by two Economics professors.

Fellowships by House Since 2010
College

Quincy Residents Make Up Nearly A Third of Harvard Rhodes and Marshall Winners from Past Decade

Over the past 10 years, 60 Harvard College graduates have received Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Nineteen of those students lived in Quincy House, a number more than double the next highest number of winners from a single house.

Faculty Escape the Rain for a Meeting
Academics

Faculty Council Approves Proposal to Retain Shopping Week

The Faculty Council voted to endorse a proposal to retain “shopping week” until at least 2022 at its biweekly meeting Wednesday. The committee publicly released its report Wednesday, outlining what they viewed as key benefits of the current system as well as changes that could eliminate the drawbacks of that system.

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