Crimson staff writer
Cecilia R. D'Arms
Shopping Week Committee to Propose Changes in January
A faculty committee tasked with reviewing potential changes to undergraduate course enrollment expects to deliver its recommendation to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in January, according to the committee’s chair.
Back at Harvard, Chetty Explores Economic Inequality Through 'Opportunity Insights' Initiative
Economist Raj Chetty ’00 returned to Harvard this fall not just to teach, but also to develop Opportunity Insights, a new institute of researchers and policy analysts focused on addressing economic inequality in America.
Economics Professor Gita Gopinath Appointed First Woman Chief Economist of IMF
In the chief economist role, Gopinath will lead a team of more than 1000 researchers while also serving as the most influential policy adviser to the managing director of the IMF.
Typhoon Mangkhut Hits International Students' Homes
As Typhoon Mangkhut — so far labeled the most powerful storm of the year — struck Southeast Asia, Harvard students checked in with loved ones back home.
Harvard Medical School Demonstrators Demand Gun Control, Gun Research Funding
The event was organized by “Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic,” a national organization of healthcare professionals which advocates for “evidence-based policy” to reduce gun injuries.
Computer Science, Greek Mythology Classes Surpass Intro to Economics in Top Fall Course Enrollment
Computer Science 50 led course enrollment numbers with 724 undergraduates, according to data from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences registrar’s office Thursday.
Lawrence D. Bobo Named Next Dean of Social Science
Lawrence D. Bobo, professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology, will become the dean of Social Science on October 1.
Radcliffe Institute Panelists Discuss Contemporary Feminism
The Institute convened “Feminisms Now” in honor of the Schlesinger Library’s 75th Anniversary and the event highlighted how feminism has changed since its founding.
Harvard Students Can Now Pursue a Secondary in Educational Studies
Harvard's brand-new Educational Studies secondary is officially open for business. Eleven students have already declared the secondary and at least 30 more are interested.
Government Department Introduces Two New STEM-Focused Tracks
This upcoming year, students concentrating in Government will be able to specialize in “Data Science” or “Tech Science” for the first time.