Interfaculty Initiatives


Harvard Geneticist Discusses Insights and Questions from Ancient DNA

“In the last few years, the cost of genetic sequencing has decreased by a factor of a million,” David E. Reich '96 said. “This has revealed how little was known about the genetic relationships between people.”


Ethnicity, Migration, Rights Committee Forms Human Rights Group

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights recently selected 13 students to participate in the inaugural Human Rights Studies Working Group, which will expose students to opportunities and resources related to human rights.


SEAS Neighbors Eye Soon-to-be Vacated Space

As Harvard finalizes plans for the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s new Allston campus, the school’s current neighbors, from the Museum of Comparative Zoology to the Physics Department, are eagerly eyeing the space in Cambridge it will vacate.


CS50 Forays Into High School Computer Science with AP Pilot

CS50, one of the College's largest courses, is adding high school education to its sizeable portfolio with an AP Course supported heavily by Microsoft and currently being piloted in more than 40 high schools across the nation.


Harvard and MIT Launch New Online Cross-Registration System

Harvard students hoping to cross-register at MIT will encounter a simpler, online-only process to do so starting Tuesday, where previously they had to go through a bevy of logistical hurdles.


Paying the Price

The University remains opposed to divesting its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels, steadfast in the face of numerous sit-ins and demonstrations by students, alumni, and faculty affiliated with the activist group Divest Harvard.


Faculty Senate

"Anyone whose life is significantly affected by a decision should have a forum in which they can weigh in on or react to that decision," said History professor Maya Jasanoff ’96.


Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students in Class without Notice

Bol’s comments came in response to a question from Computer Science professor Harry R. Lewis ’68, who said he learned of the photographing—which took place during the spring 2014 semester—from two of his colleagues.


Task Force Readies Class Scheduling Change Proposals

In two of the proposals, the majority of FAS classes would meet in 90-minute blocks twice a week, over four days. The third would make few scheduling changes and is “very similar” to the current schedule


2014-2015 Du Bois Institute Fellows Announced

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research announced its 23 W. E. B. Du Bois fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year on Tuesday.


Zuckerberg’s Welcome: Kind Gesture, or Selfish Plot?

We all know the story: boy goes to Harvard, boy makes popular social media site, boy drops out of Harvard and goes on to become one of the world’s youngest billionaires. But there’s a plot twist!


New Report Explains Successes and Failures of Response to Bombing, Manhunt

According to a press release, the analysis serves to identify “those critical moments when planning, preparation and coordination paid off—as well as those occasions when performance left room for improvement.”


Education Professor Unveils Justice Project

Graduate School of Education associate professor Meira Levinson discussed the role of educators as agents of the state and the need for dialogue about justice within the educational sphere at a lecture Tuesday afternoon.


Same Story, New Book: Repackaging Humanities at Harvard

Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.


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