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Eighty-two percent of students admitted to the Class of 2017 plan to enroll at Harvard this August. This is the highest yield since the Class of 1973 entered approximately two generations ago. The yield for the Class of 2016 was 80.2 percent.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced 49 artists and scholars who have been selected as its 2013-2014 fellows, among them are 15 Harvard faculty.
Twenty students who were chosen by lottery to join Professor Matthew Nock and Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds at her house for a “fireside chat.” The event was the second in a new series meant to connect undergraduates with faculty members in an open, informal, and welcoming atmosphere.
Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds hosted a fireside chat at her home with Professor Henry Louis Gates and about 25 student participants who had been selected through a lottery system. The chat was part of a series of events designed to foster interaction between undergraduates and faculty outside the classroom.
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Susan Shallcross Swartz and her husband, James R. Swartz ’64, have donated $10 million to Harvard Divinity School to establish the Susan Shallcross Swartz Endowment for Christian Studies.
For nearly five years, Harvard Extension School Dean Michael Shinagel and groups of 9- and 10-year-olds from a suburban Chicago elementary school have been great friends — by way of the U.S. Postal Service — and it’s the envy of the entire school.
Harvard has early connections to both winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics.
Several representatives of the Harvard Graduate School of Design took part in the Venice Biennale, a leading architectural event. Dean Mohsen Mostafavi helped to host an opening reception for the American Pavilion.
The Harvard College Administrative Board is investigating allegations that a significant number of students enrolled in an undergraduate course last semester may have inappropriately collaborated on answers, or plagiarized their classmates’ responses, on the final exam for the course.
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has given $8.1 million to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to support the continuation of the Kuwait Program at HKS’s Middle East Initiative.
Nawaf Obaid joins Belfer Center as visiting fellow
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Gutman Library has been partially refashioned into a thriving community space with areas dedicated to studying and socializing.
A longtime partnership at the Radcliffe Institute pairs students and fellows on a range of scholarly projects and research.
Jamie Oliver, the internationally acclaimed chef of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” will be honored by the Harvard School of Public Health for his substantial achievements in working to end the childhood obesity epidemic.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced the 51 women and men — from across the University and around the world — who will be convening as next year’s Radcliffe Institute fellows.
University leaders, donors, alumni, professors past and present, representatives from the city of Cambridge, and members of the architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects participated in the dedication of Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing Building on April 20.
A new complex at Harvard Law School is designed to pull its offshoots together, while promoting collaboration and interaction. Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Elena Kagan will be on hand to dedicate the new building on April 20.
Exhibit at the Graduate School of Design reflects life and trends from Gropius to Gehry.
Friends of Henry Hubschman, HLS ’72, M.P.P. ’73, have set up a fellowship in his memory at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School.
A total of 4,245 students have applied, and this year’s applicant pool is considerably more diverse ethnically and socioeconomically than that of any previous Early Action cycle.
Siddhartha Yog, M.B.A. ’04, founder and managing partner of The Xander Group Inc., has given Harvard $11,000,001 to establish two professorships, fellowships and financial aid, and an intellectual entrepreneurship fund.
Harvard Kennedy School students train to be leaders in the public sector — with the emphasis on public. A popular program makes the spotlight, whether in front of a camera, an audience, or a keyboard, less intimidating.
In response to a growing need for experience-based teaching materials, Joseph B. Tompkins Jr. has given $500,000 to Harvard Kennedy School to establish a case study fund and research endowment in his name.
With a green tour and “brain break,” Harvard freshmen learn early about the importance of living sustainably.