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Letter from the Editors: Is Harvard Worth It?
Six and a half billion dollars. Is Harvard worth it?
Harvard Sophomore Charged in Bomb Threat
Harvard College sophomore and Quincy House resident Eldo Kim, 20, has been charged in connection with Monday’s unfounded bomb threat against four buildings on Harvard’s campus and will appear in U.S. District Court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning.
Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-, Most Common Grade Is A
The median grade at Harvard College is an A-, and the most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.
Faculty Hear From SEAS Deans, Faculty Council, and Professors of Religion at Monthly Meeting
Two deans from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences laid out priorities and concerns on behalf of colleagues involved in the planning process for the school’s eventual move to Allston at the monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tuesday afternoon.
FAS Will Seek $2.5 Billion in Its Portion of the Capital Campaign
The goal, which comprises a little more than a third of the record-breaking $6.5 billion the University hopes to raise in the coming years, will likely make The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences the largest subset of the overall fundraising effort.
Donors Descend on Cambridge for FAS Campaign Launch
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith is expected to unveil the total fundraising goal as well as a more holistic vision for the campaign in an address Saturday morning in Sanders Theatre.
The nearly hour-long event, held in a Harvard Medical School lecture hall, represents one step in a broader effort by the task force to engage with numerous constituencies on both of Harvard’s campuses before it begins drafting its recommendations.
Cabot Library and Science Center Atrium To Be Renovated
Though an unnamed donor has been secured for the project, the size of the gift and a timetable for the project have not been determined.
Engineering Mike Smith
The FAS Dean’s proponents describe him as a consensus-building visionary, and his detractors see him as a functionary in an increasingly corporate administration. But seven years into his tenure, many members of the community he leads still don’t have a clear grasp on what drives Mike Smith.
Facing Tight Budgets, FAS Looks to Harvard Campaign for Financial Support
As the Faculty of Arts and Sciences continues to chart tight budgets in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith and his lieutenants are looking to the Harvard Campaign for financial relief, according to the Dean’s Annual Report for academic year 2012-2013.
Video Production Studio Supporting Digital Pedagogy To Open in Widener
The new space, which will open next month on the concourse level of Widener Library, will aim to provide faculty with an opportunity to create digital material for Harvard courses online and on campus.
Evelynn Hammonds Honored in University Hall Tribute
Alternating between laughter and tears, Evelynn M. Hammonds stood at the front of a crowded faculty room in University Hall Thursday afternoon as former administrative colleagues and fellow faculty members paid tribute to her five-year tenure as Dean of the Harvard College.
$15 Million Gift To Launch Center for African and African-American Research
The gift from donor Glenn H. Hutchins ’77 will financially unite seven existing initiatives and fund a handful of new programs in the field.
Matthew Platt, Instructor at Center of Cheating Scandal, Now Off the Tenure Track
It is unclear whether the decision to remove Platt from the tenure track is connected to his involvement in the Government 1310 case.
Jokes That Aren’t Funny: Racism and Harassment in Student Traditions
‘First Draft of History’: Kristen Welker ’98 Charts Path from Crimson Reporting to White House
To the Class of 2023: On Self-Censorship
Adams House Installed — Then Removed — an $8,900 Covid-19 Air Disinfection System
Who Can Be ‘Racist’?