More Than 800 Institutions Sign Harvard Letter Calling on Brazil to Fund Philosophy, Sociology
Scholars from more than 800 institutions worldwide have signed an open letter — written by two Harvard graduate students — in response to Brazil’s plan to disinvest in philosophy and sociology at public universities.
Harvard Economics Department Holds Inaugural Personal Finance Workshop Series
Students concentrating in a variety of fields gathered in Harvard Hall for the Economics Department’s first session of its four-part inaugural Personal Finance Workshop series on Monday evening.
Laibson and Furman to Take Over Ec10, Increase Number of Lectures
The two professors will replace Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw as course heads of Ec10, the department’s year-long flagship introductory course and one of Harvard’s largest undergraduate courses. Mankiw announced in early March that he will step down from teaching the course at the end of the semester to pursue “new pedagogical challenges.”
Economics Department Starts Initiatives to Improve Student Wellbeing Following Mental Health Survey
The Economics Department is taking steps to improve its graduate students' mental health in light of a survey conducted among Ph.D. students in the department which showed high percentages of anxiety and depression.
Harvard Economics Department Plans More Intro Classes Focused on Real-World Applications
The Economics Department is working to create more entry-level courses focused on the applications — as opposed to theory — of economics in an effort to attract more freshmen and sophomores, according to Department Chair Jeremy C. Stein.
The #MeToo Movement Makes Its Way Into Harvard Courses
As women around the world have come forward with personal stories about sexual misconduct they’ve faced, Harvard courses have begun to integrate explorations of #MeToo movement themes and issues into their curriculum.
Harvard Economists Join Policy Proposal to Combat Climate Change
More than 3,300 economists, a number of whom are Harvard affiliates, signed the “Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends,” calling for a bipartisan climate change solution, the Climate Leadership Council announced last month. The statement is the largest of its kind, with a historic number of economists signing onto it, including 27 Nobel Laureates.
New Econ Class Sails into Top Enrollment Rankings as Ec 10b Maintains Dominance for Sixth Year
Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” has long reigned as spring semester's most enrolled-in class, but this year the course saw a new contender from within its own department — the brand new course Economics 1152: “Big Data," which had just 32 fewer students.
Striving to Become a Department, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Sees Growth
Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality — though currently a small program offering only undergraduate degrees and graduate secondary fields — is working towards one day becoming a “full-fledged” department, Acting Chair of WGS Françoise Lionnet said in an interview Friday.
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.
It Was A Normal Tuesday Night. Then Scores of Harvard Students Dropped Their Underwear.
A biannual tradition, Primal Scream takes place at the end of reading period and just before the start of final exams in both the fall and spring semesters.
Harvard Students Celebrate 135th Game Victory — Less So The Venue
Harvard's commanding 45-27 victory over Yale in the 135th iteration of The Game delighted College students who had witnessed back-to-back losses to Harvard's New Haven rival the past two years.
Harvard Honors Veterans on World War I Centenary
Although students did not have the day off, they and other campus affiliates found a way to honor veterans.
Harvard Sex Week Returns to Stimulate Campus Conversations
. “It reaffirmed to me that we may be brilliant in the classroom, but we still need and deserve a comprehensive education in the bedroom, and so I'm proud of the work that Sex Week does," organizer Lita D. Peña ’19 wrote of Sex Week.
Speakers Emphasize Awareness At Humanitarian Action Summit
Students, faculty, and researchers from Harvard and elsewhere gathered Thursday at the Harvard Art Museums for the 2018 Humanitarian Action Summit's talks.
Harvard Kennedy School Student Mateo Gomez Remembered as ‘Caring, Calm, and Selfless’
Tom Hanks Named Harvard 2023 Commencement Speaker
Yoshito Kishi, Organic Chemist Who Climbed ‘Mount Everest’ of Synthesis, Dies at 85
Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey to Undergo External Investigation Amid Allegations Against Coach
Jokes That Aren’t Funny: Racism and Harassment in Student Traditions