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.
Harvard Digitizes Colonial North America Archives
A decade-long project to digitize every 17th- and 18th- century manuscript and archive in Harvard’s collections relating to North America will be finished this semester, according to University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff.
Arts and Humanities Affiliates Discuss Inclusion In Wake of ‘Hateful’ Message Sent to Faculty Member
Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey held a town hall Tuesday to discuss inclusion and belonging, and update division affiliates on the investigation into a “hateful” message delivered to a Harvard faculty member last month.
Responding to a ‘Crisis in the Humanities,’ Harvard History Dept. Rebrands
Most notably, this fall the department rolled out a new series of “foundations” courses geared toward freshmen and students outside the concentration, including those attempting to fulfill the General Education program’s new Social Sciences distributional requirement.
Gay Announces Plans to Hire New Ethnic Studies Faculty
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay will hire three to four senior faculty to specialize in Asian American, Latinx, and Muslim American studies during the upcoming academic year, the University announced Monday.
The fourth floor of Sever Hall houses the Visual and Environmental Studies department's film library. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a potential change to the department's name.
Creative Writing Program Receives Record Number of Applications, Moves into Lamont
For the second year in a row, a record number of students applied to and enrolled in the English department’s creative writing workshops. This spring, the program includes 24 workshops — another all-time high — in both fiction and non-fiction disciplines.
Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break
Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy Cornel R. West ’74 will return to teaching African and African American Studies 10: “Introduction to African American Studies” this semester after 18 years away from the course.
Author J.M. Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities
The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.
Philosophy Department Holds Conference on Incarceration and Reentry
University Professor Danielle S. Allen, who gave opening remarks at the conference, said it is vital to canvass the topic of reentry in order to accomplish criminal justice reform.
CS100 Seeks to Bridge Tech and Humanities
Unlike CS50, however, basic coding knowledge and an online application were both required to enroll in Malan’s latest offering.
Creative Writing Program Offers Science Writing, 'Journalism in the Age of Trump'
The Creative Writing Program is expanding its course offerings this academic year, particularly to include a wider variety of nonfiction workshops.
Six Undergrads Win Inaugural ‘Transcript Project’
To participate in the inaugural Transcript Project, a contest for undergraduates, students submitted a piece of work that reflected on their academic experiences at Harvard not captured by their grades.