Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed the College’s new crop of undergraduates during Freshman Convocation on Tuesday, urging them to embrace Veritas, with an eye toward inclusion and diversity, a goal of discovery, an openness to change, and a readiness to question assumptions and take chances.
Tim and Michele Barakett’s $25 million gift to The Campaign for Arts and Sciences will extend the impact of financial aid for undergraduates.
For incoming freshmen to Harvard College’s Class of 2020, ‘start-up’ grants will help ease the pressures of everyday expenses.
Robin Kelsey, chairman of the Department of History of Art and Architecture, has been named dean of arts and humanities. He will begin July 1.
Harvard joins other private universities in legal brief asking NLRB to keep prior ruling avoiding graduate student unions.
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences gave its support Tuesday to a report that backs a diverse student body with deep interaction.
New Winthrop House addition will be named Robert M. Beren Hall, in honor of alumnus.
In a question-and-answer session, two Harvard deans sat down with the Gazette late last week to talk about the impending change to the House master title that was announced at the Dec. 1 faculty meeting, and to give the thinking behind the switch.
President Faust and other University leaders urged students toward a spirit of discovery in the convocation ceremony for the Class of 2019.
Dunster House opened its doors Saturday as students moved in for the first time since its renewal. It took 400 workers more than a year to complete Dunster’s 183,060 square feet of updates and additions.
Harvard’s freshmen arrived on campus Tuesday, and started settling in to college life, and new routines.
A question-and-answer session with Frank Doyle, incoming dean of the rapidly growing Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The Harvard community celebrates John A. Paulson’s $400 million gift to boost the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the University’s largest donation ever.
The Harvard College deanship will be renamed the Danoff Dean of Harvard College, in recognition of the longtime dedication of Ami Kuan Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82, and their most recent generosity in support of Harvard College and House renewal.
Francis J. Doyle III, a distinguished scholar in chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), has been appointed the next dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and will take the reins on Aug. 1.
The renewal process is beginning for Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s oldest undergraduate dorms.
Political theorist Danielle S. Allen has been appointed both to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as a professor in the Government Department and to Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as its director.
Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, today announced the appointment of Harry R. Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, as interim dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), effective Jan. 1, 2015.
A Q&A with Cherry A. Murray, who will depart Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the end of December.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was awarded to seven recipients, who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to African-American culture. The special ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
In recognition of the long, sustained support of Paul B. Edgerley, M.B.A. ’83, and Sandra Matejic Edgerley ’84, M.B.A. ’89, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences deanship will be named in honor of the Edgerley family. This is the first of Harvard’s deanships to be named.
Leverett House’s McKinlock Hall re-opened to students at the beginning of the academic year after 15 months of reconstruction. McKinlock is the second completed project in the House renewal initiative, which is one of the largest and most ambitious capital improvement campaigns in Harvard College history and a major campaign priority.
The Class of 2018 gathered at Freshman Convocation to hear from University leaders on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
The members of Harvard’s Class of 2018 arrive and move into their dorms, where they are welcomed by University leaders.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara Elliott Rogers have announced O’Neil A.S. Outar will become the new senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) effective Sept. 8.
House renewal is one of the largest and most ambitious capital improvement campaigns in Harvard College history, aiming to transform the student experience by ensuring that each House can strongly support the learning and living needs of the modern undergraduate.
When the leadership of Harvard College changes hands later this summer from interim Dean Donald Pfister to incoming Dean Rakesh Khurana, undergraduates will find that while the life experiences and research backgrounds of the two couldn’t be more different, their focus on the job of dean is the same.
Harvard University announced today that New York–based The Pershing Square Foundation (PSF), founded by alumni Bill Ackman ’88, M.B.A. ’92, and his wife, Karen Ackman, M.L.A. ’93, has awarded the University $17 million to catalyze the work of its Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative.
University leaders gathered at the Science Center to celebrate an update of the Harvard Mark I exhibit.
More than 350 Harvard alumni and friends gathered in Los Angeles earlier this month to network with peers and take part in discussions on why creativity is so essential to living our best lives.
Harvard College has sent admission notifications to 2,023 students, 5.9 percent of the applicant pool of 34,295. Included are record numbers of African-American and Latino students, who constitute 11.9 and 13 percent of the admitted class, respectively.
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith recognized the hard work and contributions of 52 FAS employees during the fifth annual Dean’s Distinction Awards ceremony and reception, held in University Hall on Thursday.
Harvard University announced today that alumnus Kenneth Griffin, A.B. ’89, founder and chief executive officer of Citadel, has made the largest gift in Harvard College history. The $150 million gift is principally focused on supporting Harvard’s financial aid program.
Harvard is marking the 10th anniversary of a revolutionary financial aid program that eliminates the cost of the College for those in need, and reduces it for struggling middle-class families.
Applications to Harvard have remained near record highs for the fourth year in a row. This year, 34,295 sought admission to the Class of 2018.
Newly revealed plans for the renewal of Dunster House show significantly expanded social and program spaces and new horizontal corridors that will complement the traditional vertical entryways.
Rakesh Khurana, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and co-master of Cabot House, has been named the new dean of Harvard College.
Since students moved back into Quincy House’s Stone Hall in August, after 15 months of construction, they have explored and utilized the new academic, social, and study spaces in creative ways.
Winthrop House is expected to be the next undergraduate residence in Harvard College’s House system to be renewed.
Incorporating hands-on, experiential learning with rigorous classroom study is the sort of innovative approach that Harvard has striven to support in recent years, the sort that will play a central role in the Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences.
Approximately 60 percent of Harvard College students receive need-based scholarship aid, and 20 percent of families pay nothing. To keep Harvard College affordable for students from nearly every financial background, funding for this program is one of six top priorities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Capital Campaign.
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith formally launched the $2.5 billion Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences on Saturday morning at a standing-room only alumni event at Sanders Theatre.
The Science Center atrium and Cabot Science Library, already filled with bustling undergraduates, will undergo a transformation to support learning and teaching for the digital age while more effectively connecting the library to the atrium and plaza social spaces.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith recently spoke about the priorities for the coming campaign and his vision for the FAS.
Sarah Thomas, the new vice president of the Harvard Library, will now also oversee the libraries of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The appointment signals a move toward a more unified and coordinated library system.
After months of construction, a “video capture studio” is near completion at Widener Library as part of Harvard’s commitment to exploring, innovating, experimenting, and leading change in how faculty members teach and students learn.
Supporting the development of a robust campus, one that enhances Harvard’s mission of innovative teaching and learning, while simultaneously fostering connections across the University and the broader community will be an important goal of The Harvard Campaign.
Harvard University Provost Alan Garber announced the appointment of historian and humanities scholar Peter K. Bol as vice provost for advances in learning.
After 15 months of construction, the renewal of Old Quincy — the neo-Georgian portion of Quincy House — was completed Saturday when it was renamed Stone Hall in honor of Robert G. Stone Jr. ’45, the late senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Two Harvard undergrad spent the summer at Widener Library working with a newly acquired collection of zines, the self-published, self-distributed counterculture voices of the 1980s and early ’90s.