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Christopher W. Stubbs

FAS Strengthens Grant Compliance Procedures

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is now giving faculty “mandatory training packets” on grant proposal disclosure responsibilities and will recommit to enforcing a rule that faculty submit their grant proposals early, Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in a Tuesday interview.

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Former Harvard Student Sues University for Denying His Degree Following Sexual Misconduct Findings

Former Harvard undergraduate Damilare Sonoiki ’13 filed a lawsuit against the University Oct. 21 alleging that the College unfairly withheld and ultimately denied him his degree after three fellow students accused him of sexual assault.

Christopher W. Stubbs

Sciences Dean Stubbs Hopes to Improve Division's Gen-Ed Offerings

Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in an interview on Friday that he hopes to help members of his division develop and improve their General Education offerings in the coming year.

Lab Grown Meat

Harvard Scientists Make Lab-Grown Meat Breakthrough

Harvard scientists have engineered a structural innovation in lab-grown meat that gives it a more palatable, realistic texture, according to a paper published in Science of Food last week.


A Witch’s Hex on the Harvard Name

Though he held one of the most powerful positions in the colony at the time, Mather was not the sole Harvard man implicated in the witchcraft calamity.

Margery Ectoplasm

The Lingering Spirit of William James

William James is best known for his writings on philosophy and psychology, which frequently appear on the syllabi of Harvard courses. Yet his passion for psychical phenomena — occurrences and abilities that seemingly transcend the explanatory power of natural laws — is less widely acknowledged.

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Harvard Researchers Gain Insight Into Mechanisms of Viral Assembly

Harvard scientists have settled a long-standing debate about how viruses assemble, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Sept. 30.

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Sciences Division

16 Harvard Affiliates Receive National Institute of Health's Director’s Awards

The High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program awarded a total of $267 million to 93 “trailblazing” and “out-of-the-box” research proposals, whose uncertain outcomes can disadvantage them in the “traditional peer review process,” according to the NIH site.

First Day of Shopping Week

Harvard Physics, Women+ of Color Project Collaborate on Graduate School Workshop

The Harvard Physics department, in collaboration with the Women+ of Color Project, hosted a Graduate School 101 Workshop Weekend from Friday to Sunday for women who come from backgrounds underrepresented in physics.

Jerry X. Mitrovica

Harvard EPS Professor Jerry Mitrovica Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship

Harvard Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Jerry X. Mitrovica was one of 26 individuals awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship Wednesday.

The Science of Happiness

CS50 Tops Course Enrollment While Popular Gen Eds Fall Short Due to Course Caps

Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science” retained the reigning spot as the College’s largest course this fall, a distinction held by the perennially popular Economics 10a: “Principles of Economics” up until 2017.

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Harvard Scientists Among Those to Win Prize for First-Ever Black Hole Image

Astronomy lecturer Shep S. Doeleman of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics led the team of 347 prize winners, among whom the three million dollar award will be evenly apportioned.

First Day of Shopping Week

Students Struggle with My.Harvard Outages As College Debuts New Gen-Ed Program on First Day

My.Harvard — the website that houses Harvard’s course registration system and a list of class offerings — was inaccessible to some users the night and early morning prior to the first day of courses.

"Cat Person"

'Cat Person’: Reflections on the Male Gaze and Anti-Romance

A bad romance is a story — albeit poorly written — about attraction. An anti-romance is a story about repulsion.

Harvard Law Review

Lawsuit Alleging Harvard Law Review Discriminates in Member Selection Process Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that was brought against the Harvard Law Review in October alleging the legal journal violates federal anti-discrimination laws in its member and article selection policies.