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Commencement

The Harvard Kennedy School is Getting More International. Its Offerings Are Not Keeping Pace.

In interviews with The Crimson, HKS affiliates raised concerns that the school’s curriculum, faculty, and financial aid programs have not kept pace with its growing international student population despite some efforts from leadership.

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Commencement

Copy-and-Paste: How Allegations of Plagiarism Became the Culture War’s New Frontier

Harvard had already found itself in the crossfires of the culture war. But with new software at their disposal and a trove of unscrutinized scholarship to dive into, the plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay had opened up a new frontier.

University Hall
FAS

Harvard FAS Faculty Largely Dismayed by State of Academic Freedom on Campus, Per Survey

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences is broadly pessimistic about the current state of academic freedom at the University, according to The Crimson’s annual FAS survey.

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FAS

Harvard Researchers Create Largest-Known Map Of Portion of a Human Brain

Researchers at Harvard in collaboration with Google have released the most detailed map of a section of the human brain to date.

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College

‘I Knew What I Signed Up For’: Elite Harvard Athletes Navigate a Delicate Balancing Act

Several athletes at Harvard compete in their sport on a national or international stage. While many of these athletes said they feel satisfied with Harvard’s support of their sporting endeavors, they also pointed out the challenges of this balancing act.

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College

Protesters Prepare for Final Exams Amid Encampment, Threat of Disciplinary Action

As undergraduates occupy Harvard Yard in the most significant pro-Palestine demonstration on campus to date, they are also balancing their role as students during a critical time in the semester: finals period.

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College

Harvard Students Form Academic Freedom Group Amid Debates Over Speech, Neutrality

Roughly a year after more than 70 Harvard faculty members formed the Council on Academic Freedom, some Harvard undergraduates have decided to follow their lead.

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College

‘Stretched Thin’: Harvard Proctors, PAFs Express Mixed Feelings on College’s New Freshman Advising Model

Harvard College’s newly re-designed first year advising system drew mixed reactions from freshman proctors and undergraduate advising fellows.

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FAS

Harvard Science Dean Stubbs Says He Does Not Know Timeline for Search for Successor

Harvard Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said he does not know the status of the search for his successor, even as he is set to depart to his role at the end of the semester.

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Academics

Phi Beta Kappa Elects ‘Junior 24’ From Harvard Class of 2025

Twenty-four Harvard juniors learned Friday that they were elected to Harvard College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society.

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FAS

‘Incredibly Difficult’: Social Science Profs Struggle to Find Graduate TFs

Courses in the Social Science division are facing a shortage of graduate student teaching fellows as Harvard’s Ph.D. cohorts have shrunk following the Covid-19 pandemic and amid a general shift away from the humanities and social sciences.

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Labor

Some Postdocs Will Vote Challenge in HAW-UAW’s Upcoming Union Elections

As Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto Workers gears up for its unionization election in early April, some workers will participate in the vote despite not yet being formal members of the potential bargaining unit.

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FAS

Harvard to Bring Back Introductory History Course for Fall Semester

The Harvard History department will resurrect an introductory undergraduate History course this fall after almost two decades.

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FAS

Harvard College Launches Civic Engagement Certificate Program

Harvard launched a new certificate program on civic engagement focused on training students to be engaged citizens, the University announced March 6.

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Student Life

College Dean Khurana Says He Hopes Class of 2028 Attends Harvard Despite Controversies

Nine days before Harvard College is expected to release its regular decision admissions results, Dean Rakesh Khurana said he hopes the University’s recent controversies surrounding campus antisemitism will not deter applicants from attending Harvard.

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