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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House Life

Dean of Students Office Praises Compliance With Covid Rules, Discusses Spring Programming

Reflecting on the first two weeks of the semester, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair lauded students in a Monday interview for their adherence to Covid-19 policies since returning to campus amid a nationwide surge in Omicron cases.

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Students Reflect on First Week of Online, Hybrid Classes

Despite returning to campus for an in-person semester, some Harvard students attended classes over Zoom last week — a relic of last year’s remote instruction.

Shopping Week Flyer

‘Picking Classes in the Dark’: Harvard Undergrads Bemoan Fourth Straight Semester Without Shopping Week

Harvard undergraduates participated in a virtual course preview period last week, marking the fourth straight semester without shopping week — a longtime scheduling quirk that allows students to sample classes before enrolling.

Bridget Terry Long

HGSE Launches Online Education Leadership Master’s Program Targeting Mid-Career Professionals

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is launching a new fully-online master’s program in Education Leadership, part of its efforts to increase access for mid-career professionals, HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long said in an interview Wednesday.

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Extension School

DCE Uses Portable Technology to Support Students Learning Remotely

Instructors at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education can now accomodate teaching students learning both in person and remotely in nearly every classroom thanks to the portable technology software HELIX.

Shopping Week Rally
Student Life

FAS Committee Recommends Scrapping Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration

A Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee released a proposal recommending the College replace its current “shopping week” course registration system with a system of previous-term registration.

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College Developing Proposal for Double Concentrations Without Combined Thesis

A committee within Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Education is developing a proposal to introduce double concentrations at the College, which it hopes to submit to a faculty vote in spring 2022.

Larry Summers in 2014

Harvard Affiliates Help Found New University In Response To Free Speech Concerns in Higher Ed

Several current and former Harvard professors are helping establish the University of Austin, a private liberal arts school in Texas launched in response to what some of its founders see as a culture of censorship within higher education.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Stands Against Course Preview Period, Establishes Advocacy Fund

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to release a statement against Harvard’s decision to hold a course preview period and to establish an advocacy fund on Sunday evening.

Freshman Family Weekend

Freshmen Parents Brave Strike, Storms for Family Weekend

Parents, siblings, and relatives of the Class of 2025 had to dodge strikers and escape storms this weekend as they visited Harvard for First-Year Family Weekend.

Strike Academic Events

First Day of Grad Union Strike Disrupts Classes, Causes Confusion

The first day of the Harvard graduate student union strike disrupted undergraduate courses as the union formed picket lines to discourage students from attending class.

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Student Life

Harvard Graduate Council Mulls Shopping Week, Graduate Student Strike at Monday Meeting

Harvard Graduate Council members mulled the potential impacts of reinstating shopping week and as well as an imminent three-day strike by the University’s graduate student union during a public meeting Monday.

Dean Khurana

Khurana Says College Will Maintain Academic Continuity in Event of Grad Student Strike

With the graduate student union poised to stage a walkout in the coming days, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday that the College is making plans to maintain academic continuity.

Jeff Blossom

Jeff Blossom