Faculty Debate Changes to Language Requirement, Simultaneous Enrollment At FAS Meeting
Members of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences discussed proposed changes to Harvard’s language requirement and simultaneous enrollment policies at a virtual meeting Tuesday.
Harvard’s Language Exchange Program Receives Culture Lab Innovation Fund
Harvard’s Language Exchange Program received a multi-thousand-dollar grant from the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging to expand the reach of its language-learning platform.
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.
Language Courses Adapt to Connect Students Across Screens and Across Cultures
As Harvard students and faculty settle into virtual classrooms this fall, language instructors across several FAS departments have been developing new methods of engaging students virtually.
Students Protest, Pen Open Letter In Response to Professor’s Tenure Denial
Roughly 50 students staged a sit-in at University Hall Monday evening to protest the tenure denial of Romance Languages and Literatures associate professor Lorgia Garcia Peña and to call on Harvard to create a formalized ethnic studies program.
Garcia Pena Office
History and Literature associate professor Lorgia García Peña was not given tenure despite student lobbying in her support.
Why I Declared 2019: Humanities
To get some perspective on concentration declaration, we asked Flyby sophomores studying the humanities why they declared.
Professor Lorgia Garcia Peña works in the Romance Language and Literature Department. Peña is receiving vocal support from students as she is being put up for tenure.
Students Lobby University to Tenure Latinx Studies Professor
More than a dozen students have launched a letter-writing campaign in support of Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature and History and Literature Lorgia Garcia Peña’s bid for tenure.
Harvard to Continue Support for Cuba Travel Despite Government Restrictions
Amid growing tensions between Cuba and the United States under the Trump administration, Harvard will continue to support students in their academic endeavors abroad in Cuba.
You Speak What?
Within the classrooms of Harvard’s smallest language classes, a wide mix of people work to grasp the unfamiliar sounds and systems of a language that few of their classmates will ever understand.
Un Concierto de Brian Chambouleyron
Argentinian troubadour and musician Brian Chambouleyron performs a concert in Adams House Monday night as part of the Arts Argentina: Creativity and Exile Festival sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Chambouleyron performed songs in several languages including French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Accidentally in Love: Verena Conley
My big obsession right now is the question of care, in the sense of attentiveness to the world. We live in a world of censors where experience is discounted, but I still wanted to go back to a case where the woman from [this world] becomes observant and starts to look at the world better.
The Humanities at Work
The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.
After Attacks, Harvard Library Archive Charlie Hebdo Materials
The Harvard College Library and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures are creating an archive to preserve materials related to the January attack on French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo and the aftermath of the shooting.