Students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be able to purchase semester MBTA bus and link passes at 50 percent off beginning next fall, a more generous discount than the current 11 percent.
Student-nominated speakers from each of Harvard’s 12 graduate schools presented TED-talk style mini-lectures at the 6th annual “Lectures that Last,” in front of a packed 830-person Memorial Church audience Saturday evening.
After a committee reviewing General Education recommended a program-wide section target of 12 students, members of a graduate student campaign aimed at lowering section sizes are reevaluating their priorities.
Graduate Student Council members approved the organization’s yearly budget and discussed smartphone applications and the potential for a graduate student 401(k) retirement plan at their first meeting of the semester.
By using Facebook to analyze over 50 billion friendships across 187 countries, a recent study conducted in part by one Harvard professor suggests that people from “high social class” countries tend to have lower percentages of international friends.
“I’m not trying to be politically correct here. I am here illegally. If the cops wanted to show up and detain me, they can,” journalist Jose Antonio Vargas said. “But I as a person am not illegal. For me, the culture has to shift first, and unfortunately we’re not there yet.”
Active and globally recognized, Harvard’s Science, Technology, and Society network is seeking to ingrain itself into the University’s academic structure, striving for a Ph.D. program to produce scholars and teachers for Harvard and beyond.