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Joanie D. Timmins

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Demographics by House, 1964
House Life

A Debate on Housing

Starting in 1988, Harvard’s administrators debated a major alteration to the University’s House system. Originally created in the 1920s and later tweaked in the 1960s, the housing system was leading to “preppy ghettos” and racially imbalanced communities by 1988-1989.


On Sanders Stage, New Yorker Cartoonist Illustrates Power of Comics

With words and images, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman illustrated the history of comics and his own career as a cartoon artist at Sanders Theatre Friday evening.


Speakers Discuss Sustainable Development and Agriculture in Latin America

Representatives from NGOs working in South America and a Harvard professor spoke about the importance of sustainable agricultural practices within small native communities in South America at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Saturday afternoon.

Innovation for Greece

At Conference, Speakers Discuss Future of Greece

Academics, students, and professors from a range of fields came together to discuss the current state and future of Greece’s government and economic sectors on Saturday.

Syria and the Middle East
Harvard Kennedy School

Red Cross Official Describes Challenges Facing Humanitarian Organizations

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross described the challenges facing humanitarian aid organizations in Syria during a discussion Wednesday evening.


Former Harvard Professor Cornel West Talks Black Politics

Cornel R. West ’74, American philosopher and former Harvard professor spoke Thursday afternoon in Emerson Hall about black political thought, philosophy, and religion at an event hosted by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum.


Expert Discusses Iraqi Corruption, Climate Change

Zaid Al-Ali, an Iraqi lawyer, spoke about governmental issues in his country, particularly as they related to the environment and the Iraqi constitution.

Buddhism and Creativity
University News

In Norton Lecture, Hancock Discusses Buddhism, Sources of Creativity

Herbert “Herbie” J. Hancock, the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, discussed how his Buddhist beliefs have fueled his musical creativity in a lecture at Sanders Theatre Monday afternoon.



Members of The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers gather in front of Massachusetts Hall on Tuesday afternoon. They were celebrating the new contract made with the University, which ended the longest negotiations in the union's history.

The Honorable Felipe Calderón

Today in Photos (3/13/2013)



General Stanley McChrystal, Mayor Annise Parker, and Spencer Kympton speak at the IOP Panel "Ask What You Can Do For America's Veterans" on Monday afternoon at the IOP.


Today in Photos (03/12/2013)



Members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and student supporters protest outside of Massachusetts Hall on Tuesday to urge the University to agree to favorable terms in continuing contract negotiations.



Aryt Alasti, a Harvard security guard and member of The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, protests outside of Massachusetts Hall on Tuesday to urge the University to agree to favorable terms in continuing contract negotiations.

Jon Schnur
On Campus

Today in Photos (2/6/2013)