Harvard sponsored its first hackathon, HackHarvard, drawing almost 500 students from around the world. The goal of the Nov. 13-15 event was to find solutions to real-life problems in just 36 hours.
A Your Harvard gathering in Atlanta probed the ways in which the nation’s educational system has fallen short in promoting equality in learning.
Five Harvard students are among the 32 Americans headed to Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. Their interests are diverse, but one thing Neil Alacha, Grace Huckins, Rivka Hyland, Garrett Lam, and Hassaan Shahawy share is a desire to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world.
Staff members from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences gathered at University Hall to see friends, enjoy cider and cookies, and write notes to co-workers, in the annual Giving Thanks open house.
Historian Ann Blair has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor. She will become the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor.
Issues of race and inclusion prompted fresh discussion across the University last week, and police probed an act of vandalism at the Law School.
Five students from the Class of 2016 were named Rhodes Scholars on Saturday, and will begin their studies at Oxford next October.
On Nov. 18 the members of the Faculty Council approved the Harvard Summer School course list for 2016. They also heard a report on the legislated review of the Ph.D. program in Film and Visual Studies and a report on student diversity. Finally, they discussed proposed reforms to the General Education program.
In a question-and-answer session, Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, discusses Harvard College’s approaches to diversity, makes recommendations, and reaffirms the College’s priorities to foster a culture of inclusion.
Former Boston Red Sox pitching great Pedro Martinez spoke with Professor Michael Sandel Tuesday about his illustrious 18-year career.
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This fall Harvard reached a major milestone in its commitment to sustainability with its 100th LEED certified space. Harvard now has more certified building projects than any other higher education institution in the world, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.
To bring that dream of opportunity to Boston, Harvard undergrads, local educators, and parents from Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal on Oct. 29 to explore paths to college.
During an Ed Portal discussion, Harvard Professor Ashish Jha examined where the global health system failed when Ebola began to spread.
Weld Boathouse is home to the Radcliffe lightweight and heavyweight crews, as well as Harvard’s recreational sculling and intramural House crew programs. It also supports a wide range of fitness programs, including yoga, cycling, and weight training.
Jeffrey S. Flier will step down as dean of Harvard Medical School next July and return to teaching following a sabbatical year in 2016-17.
Diane Quinn has been named executive director of the American Repertory Theater, Harvard University and the Board of Trustees of the A.R.T. announced on Nov. 9.
Howard Green, the George Higginson Professor of Cell Biology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School (HMS), a pioneer in the science of skin regeneration, died on Oct. 31 at the age of 90 after having served HMS for 35 years.
Harvard has filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.
The nation’s first student-run overnight shelter for 18- to 24-year-olds is the brainchild of two Harvard graduates.
Harvard’s Widener Library welcomed more than 500 staff members from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for a fall celebration featuring conversation and pie.