Harvard Graduate Council Elects Nine New Board Members
The Harvard Graduate Council elected nine students from across the University’s 12 graduate schools to fill executive board positions this week.
Harvard Professor Jamaica Kincaid Lectures on Colonization, Land Use at Graduate School of Design
African and African American Studies professor and renowned novelist Jamaica Kincaid presented a lecture about colonization and land use to affiliates at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on Thursday.
Siloed and Strained, Graduate Students Report Emotional Wellbeing as Obstacle to Online Learning
Since the onset of Covid-19, graduate students have not merely been tasked with adapting their learning and scholarship to a digital platform: the dearth of in-person interactions has forced them to reconsider what academic, social, and emotional work entails.
Harvard Graduate Council Mulls Priorities, Challenges during Covid-19 Pandemic in First Public Meeting of Semester
The Harvard Graduate Council mulled student government priorities and institutional challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic in its first public meeting of the semester Wednesday evening.
Graduate School of Design Strips Architect's Name from House in Response to Open Letter
The Harvard Graduate School of Design will no longer refer to one of its houses as the Philip Johnson Thesis House in response to an open letter criticizing its namesake’s white supremacist views, Dean Sarah M. Whiting wrote in a letter last month.
HLS, HSPH, GSD, HDS, and Radcliffe Institute to Stay Virtual in Spring 2021
Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Divinity School, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will continue to hold their instruction and programming online next semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson Talks Race and Equity in Food at Design School Panel
Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson discussed race, class, and equity in food and art as part of a webinar series hosted by Harvard’s Graduate School of Design Thursday evening.
Design School Hosts Panel on the Intersection of Voting and Design
With the upcoming United States federal election on November 3, panelists at the Harvard Graduate School of Design discussed how integrating intentional design efforts can increase voter turnout and re-define civic engagement.
Harvard’s Design School 3-D Prints Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers Battling COVID-19
After Harvard’s campus operations largely halted due to the novel coronavirus last month, the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s fleet of 3-D printers has been put to work producing personal protective equipment for medical personnel at nearby hospitals.
Michael McKinnell, Renowned Architect and Harvard Design School Professor, Dies at 84
N. Michael McKinnell, an influential architect who co-designed Boston City Hall and taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for more than 20 years, passed away due to coronavirus complications late last month. He was 84.
Graduate School of Design Dean Will Take ‘Partial Step Back’ from Duties to Focus on Cancer Treatment
Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Sarah M. Whiting will take a partial step back from her position after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she announced in an email to the school’s affiliates.
Physicist and Environmental Activist Speaks at Design School 'Womxn’s Week' Event
Physicist and environmental activist Vandana Shiva cautioned against globalization and industrial agriculture while delivering the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s annual International Womxn's Day keynote lecture Tuesday evening.
Rahul Mehrotra Appointed Chair of Design School’s Urban Planning Department
Rahul J. Mehrotra has been appointed chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Department of Urban Planning and Design, the Design School announced last week.
With Contingent Worker Policy Change, Major Benefits and Unforeseen Challenges
As more than 150 temporary and less-than-half-time Harvard employees transition into permanent, benefited staff positions following a policy change that went into effect in March, the shift has brought “extraordinary” opportunities for some, but unintended challenges for others.
Sarah Whiting Named Next Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sarah Whiting, the dean of architecture at Rice University in Texas, will be the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During her nine-year tenure at Rice, Whiting helped restructure the school of architecture’s curriculum, enhanced facilities on campus, and increased funding for research and course development.
Architect Discusses Diversity and Affordable Housing at Harvard Design School
Architect Kimberly N. Dowdell discussed strategies for equitable urban development and promoting diversity in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Tuesday evening. In her lecture, Dowdell drew on her experiences growing up in Detroit and her work in real estate development.
Yuleyca Ortiz, the security supervisor at the Graduate School of Design and one of the subjects of the series.
Design School Sponsors Art Exhibit on Harvard Employees
“Harvard Works 2.0” is an eight-part portrait series on exhibition in the Science Center that highlights the work of Harvard's custodial and security staff.
Design School To Hire Diversity Admin Following Misconduct Allegations
The Design School has “made plans” to hire a diversity and inclusion officer following allegations of sexual misconduct against more than a dozen school affiliates.
Three Architects Join Design School’s Faculty
The Graduate School of Design will soon welcome renowned architects Jeanne Gang, Mark Lee, and Sharon Johnston into its halls as new professors of practice.
Boston Developer Donates $15 Million to Renovate Gund Hall
Boston developer Ronald M. Druker has donated $15 million to the Harvard Graduate School of Design to renovate and expand Gund Hall, its 45 year-old Quincy St. home.
GSD Student Showcase
An exhibit showcasing the work of Graduate School of Design students lines the walls of Gund Hall.
Wonne Ickx, cofounder of PRODUCTORA, explains Latin American architecture Tuesday afernoon at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Simeon Bochev, Harvard Business School Lead Rep and Harvard Graduate Council Vice President moderates a meeting of the council Monday evening.
With $92 Million Raised, GSD Campaign Focuses on Financial Aid, Facilities
With a year and a half left in its historic capital campaign, the Graduate School of Design has raised $92 million out of its $110 million goal, though several key initiatives such as financial aid and building expansion lag behind.