Michael L. Shenkman

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Byerly Finally Got It Right

Since I spent two years, or half of my college experience, just trying to get into Harvard, I have naturally

Early Applications Again Set Record

For the last few years, early action applications have kept the Cambridge post office busy in early November--and this season

It's a Small Class After All

Gov 10 has been a rite of passage for years--but for the class of 2004, it will be history. Following


Ring, Ring, Ring Dartboard can't help but notice that classrooms this fall are not only overflowing with students, but also

Freshman Seminar Changes Considered

The Faculty Council discussed a proposal to expand Freshman Seminar course offerings and allow those classes to count for concentration

Deferred Admits Tell Their Exotic Tales

Daniel Z. Levine '03 When Daniel Z. Levine '03 started his summer internship in Washington, D.C. he was still waiting

Harvard Sees Highest Yield Since the 1970s

About 80 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2004 will attend Harvard, giving the College its highest yield

Project ADAPT: Defining the Mission

Early in his term as president, Neil L. Rudenstine asked his staff, "How many people work at Harvard?" But they

The 33-Digit Code Creates Headache for Faculty

A Faculty member recently observed that the 33 digits used to label University financial accounts are enough to tag every

In the Trenches: A Staffer Struggles with ADAPT

As a lab administrator in the chemistry department, Linda E. Ross uses the new financial systems implemented under Project ADAPT

Other Schools Face Same Problems

For some Harvard users, it is hard to imagine how the new financial information system could possibly be worse. But

Project ADAPT Timeline

1948: Harvard develops a mainframe-based electronic accounting system. 1993: The University's vice presidents meet and discuss data problems. They decide

Faculty Blast $112M Computer Systems

Project ADAPT was supposed to make everyone's life simpler. But nine months after it replaced the University's financial computer systems--and

Faculty Nibble Few Dining Hall Meals

Despite a new program to bring professors into the undergraduate dining halls, most Harvard teaching staff are still missing out

Harvard Receives Record Number of Applicants

While Byerly Hall officials are burning the midnight oil to evaluate 18,687 applications to the College, their counterparts at Yale