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Rhodes Scholarship Recipients
Academics

Seven Harvard Students Selected as Rhodes Scholars from U.S., South Africa

Seven members of Harvard’s Class of 2023 have been selected as Rhodes Scholars to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford.

Advising
College

Does Harvard’s Advising System Work?

Harvard lauds its advising system as “the key" to ensuring students can fully explore the school's curricular and co-curricular opportunities. But some students and advisers are less convinced of its merits.

Harvard Yard
College

Pantano, Adeleke to Assume New Roles at Harvard College’s Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Laura Peña Pantano was promoted to Associate Dean of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, and Titus Adeleke will serve as the new Assistant Dean of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct and Secretary of the Ad Board.

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Research

Harvard to Establish New Institute for Climate and Sustainability Through $200 Million Donation

Harvard will establish the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability to advance the University’s commitment to climate-oriented research and foster a hub for collaborative studies, the University announced Tuesday.

Priya Parkash Duke Commencement Address
Student Life

Duke Senior’s Commencement Speech Appears to Plagiarize 2014 Address by Harvard Student

Duke University’s 2022 undergraduate commencement speaker, Priya Parkash, appears to have plagiarized a 2014 student commencement address at Harvard given by Sarah F. Abushaar ’14.

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College

Seventy-Three Students Awarded 2022 Hoopes Prize

Seventy-three students undergraduates learned Thursday that they had won the Hoopes Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding scholarly work each year.

University Hall
College

With Double Concentrations Approved, Some Students Reconsidering Plans of Study

Earlier this month, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences overwhelmingly approved a proposal allowing College undergraduates to pursue double concentrations starting next fall.

Quincy House
College

Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes 25 Harvard Juniors

Twenty-five juniors at Harvard College learned of their induction into the Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, through an email from the Office of Undergraduate Education on March 28.

Graduate School of Education
College

Harvard Ends Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, Closing Off a Path to Teaching for College Students

The Harvard Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, which provided College students with teaching credentials prior to graduation, was recently ended as part of an effort to direct students interested in teaching to the Graduate School of Education’s new Teaching and Teacher Leadership master’s program.

Massachusetts Hall
Academics

Harvard Task Force Recommends University Expand Digital Education Presence

The Harvard Future of Teaching and Learning Task Force issued a report on Wednesday detailing the learning innovations inspired by the pandemic and recommending the University invest in making digital tools and new forms of online content available globally.

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Race

Students Say Required Harvard Kennedy School Class on Race and Racism Left Without Adequate Resources

Students say the Kennedy School has failed to provide enough institutional support for one of the race and racism requirement’s two flagship courses, “Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Power,” taught by Professor Khalil G. Muhammad.

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Politics

‘Distressful’ and ‘Devastating’: Ukrainian Students Speak Out on Invasion

Between “numbness,” “sadness,” and grief, Ukrainian students at Harvard face difficulties navigating academic and personal life amid the invasion of Ukraine.

Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22
College Life

Two Harvard Seniors Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Neuroscience concentrators Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22 were among 23 students in the United States tapped for the 2022 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Gates Cambridge announced in early February.

FAS Tenure Report
College

Harvard Faculty to Consider Granting College Credit for Remote Summer School Courses

The Harvard Faculty Council received a proposal that would allow remotely taught Summer School courses to be taken for Harvard College credit.

SEAS
Race

SEAS Looks Toward Future Improvements in Diversity and Inclusion

As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enters the third year of its five-year Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan and undergoes multiple leadership transitions, students and faculty look towards future progress.

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