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FAS

Professor Ezra Vogel, ‘A Towering Figure in East Asian Studies’ with a ‘Heart of Gold,’ Dies at 90

Vogel, who served as Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, and was described by his colleagues as a visionary in East Asian studies, died on Dec. 20 at age 90 of complications from cancer surgery.

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College

Despite Decrease in Concentrators, Students and Faculty Alike Defend the Humanities

Of the 18 concentrations in the Arts and Humanities division, 10 have experienced significant decreases in numbers of concentrators, six remained relatively steady, and two saw slight increases between 2015 and 2019.

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Humanities Division

Historians Discuss American Internationalism in Newly Released Books

Harvard History Professor Nancy F. Cott and Brown History Professor Samuel Zipp shared the stories of five twentieth century American internationalists and the legacy of their writings in a Mahindra Humanities Center webinar Monday.

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Research

Scholars Trace Violent History of Immigration Policy at 'Border Inhumanities' Panel

Scholars discussed the origins and evolution of migration and border politics at a panel discussion Monday evening, pointing out violence throughout the history of American immigration policy.

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FAS

English Department Discusses Emerging Issues in Literature in New Virtual Forum

Harvard’s English department has developed a new online forum to discuss emerging issues and trends within the field of literature as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the fall semester and keeps the University’s scholars apart.

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On Campus

A.R.T. Announces Initial Action Steps to Further Anti-Racism Commitment

The American Repertory Theater, led by Artistic Director Diane M. Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announced initial steps toward establishing its commitment to anti-racism on its website earlier this month.

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College

Arts and Humanities Division Outlines New Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Arts and Humanities Division has announced initial details on their website regarding the launch of a new humanities fellowship program in the spring of 2021.

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Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Ring in Fall Semester with New Interdisciplinary Courses

As Harvard begins its first all-online semester, the Arts and Humanities division is offering a new set of interdisciplinary courses designed to meet the needs of a virtual classroom.

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FAS

College Will Require All Fall Courses to Guarantee Students Two to Four Hours of Live Interaction

Though all courses will be virtual this fall, Harvard College expects professors to guarantee every student — regardless of time zone — between two and four hours of live interaction with course staff or peers each week, according to official College guidelines.

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Student Life

Ceramics Program Reboots Courses through Virtual Instruction

Harvard Ceramics Program kicked off its summer programming Monday with a newly developed set of online courses.

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Student Life

Theater, Dance, and Media Seniors Say Pandemic Threatens Portfolios, Post-Grad Prospects

Some seniors studying Theater, Dance, and Media say they are concerned about their portfolios and post-grad plans in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Race

Faculty Voice Concerns Over Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders During Pandemic

Faculty in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations say they are concerned about increased discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders  in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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FAS

Coronavirus Disrupts Writing, Research for Harvard Faculty on Leave

While the novel coronavirus pandemic has uprooted the lives of many faculty working on campus this year — forcing them to switch to remote teaching and ramp down laboratory research — it has also disrupted the work of many faculty currently on leave.

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Music

Music Department Chair Suzannah Clark Named Director of Harvard's Mahindra Humanities Center

Music department chair Suzannah E. Clark will serve as the next director of Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center, the University announced in a Wednesday press release.

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College

Hum 10 Students Criticize Lack of Racial Diversity on Syllabus

Though the Humanities 10a and 10b curriculum has evolved over the past several years, some students say they are still dissatisfied with the lack of racial diversity in the year-long course’s reading list.

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