Harvard admissions officials say 938 students have been admitted early to the College to the Class of 2021, as early action thrives as a “new normal” for undergraduate admissions.
President Drew Faust and University officials unveiled a plaque to honor and remember slaves whose labor helped fund the bequest establishing Harvard Law School 200 years ago.
James E. Ryan, one of the nation’s leading scholars of education law and policy, will become the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The sunny, modular home architect Richard Rogers designed for his parents in the 1960s now serves as an urban studies lab for the Graduate School of Design.
John A. Paulson gives $400 million to Harvard to endow the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the largest donation in the University’s history.
Applications for admission to Harvard College are up 4.6 percent this year, with 39,044 students applying to the Class of 2020.
The members of the Harvard Class of 2020 have received their acceptance notifications. The College is admitting 2,037 applicants from a record pool of 39,041.
As the new dean of Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education, Huntington D. Lambert is charged with continuing to blend technology with teaching and learning to serve highly motivated students who invest their time to advance their education through the Extension School, Summer School, Professional Development Programs, and the Institute for Learning in Retirement.
On Match Day 2017, more than 150 Harvard Medical School students learned where they will spend the next three to seven years of their training.
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.
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Harvard Business School will soon have a new home for executive education with the dedication Monday of Tata Hall.
On March 31, admission notifications were sent to 1,990 of the record 37,307 who applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2019.
Harvard Business School and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have announced a joint master’s program aimed at shaping leadership in tech.
Applications for admission to Harvard College rose to nearly 40,000 this year, with a record 39,494 students applying, 1.2 percent more than last year.
A special exhibit to mark Harvard Divinity School’s bicentennial year, “Faces of Divinity: Envisioning Inclusion for 200 Years,” tells the story of the School since its founding in 1816.
A question-and-answer session with Frank Doyle, incoming dean of the rapidly growing Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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.
Harvard College will expand its investment in undergraduate financial aid this year by more than $10 million, providing a record $166 million in need-based scholarships to undergraduates. Beginning in the fall of 2012, financial aid will be further increased for low-income students by raising the income level under which parents pay nothing for the cost of attendance.
A new joint degree program for undergraduates and graduates at Harvard Extension School is designed for students with strong business experience.
The Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), based at SEAS, launched its new Innovation Space Sept. 1. The space expands SEAS's resources for experiential innovation education and provides Harvard's undergraduate student innovators with the first dedicated environment for learning and working in teams on entrepreneurial projects.
In an interview with the Gazette, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow reflects on her eight years leading the School.
Efforts to promote sustainability at the Graduate School of Design include composting, freecycle, racks, and a green roof at Gund Hall.
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.
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.
“Elements of Architecture” was reprised in Cambridge as Harvard Professor Rem Koolhaas expounded on the exhibit during a lecture that kicked off the Harvard Graduate School of Design's “The Grounded Visionaries” weekend (Sept. 12-14).
As the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School celebrates its 50th anniversary, alumni reflect on the important influence it had on their lives.
An interview with Dean David Hempton to mark the bicentennial of Harvard Divinity School.
Students coming into universities today are “digital natives” and fundamentally different in their use of technology than the “digital immigrants” who teach them, according to John Palfrey, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Officials at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) recently announced that the late Alan L. Gleitsman has left a bequest of $20 million to the School in order to advance his longtime passion: the pursuit of social justice. The gift is to serve as an endowment at the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at the School.
Admission notifications have been sent under the Early Action program to 992 prospective members of the Harvard College Class of 2018.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design announced Wednesday that John K.F. Irving ’83, M.B.A. ’89, and Anne Irving Oxley have donated $10 million to the School in honor of their father, John E. (Jack) Irving. This leadership gift will kick-start the Graduate School of Design’s campaign efforts.
At Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the tiered, open spaces long known as “the trays” help fire students’ imaginations.
The family of the late, influential Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has donated his papers to the Harvard Law School Library.
A panel at Harvard Divinity School included the deans of the Law School, Business School, and Ed School. The focus was how the Divinity School could be of assistance.
For many Harvard undergraduates, the learning continues after the school year ends. While there’s much to be gained from traditional work and internship experiences, many College students use the summer months to expand their horizons and explore areas not necessarily related to their concentration or career plans.
FreeThink@Harvard is a new interactive e-learning series sponsored by the Dean of Students Office at Harvard Extension School. Each discussion is led by Harvard faculty and includes a classroom chat with a crowd of Harvard alumni, students, faculty, and staff that is also streamed online.
The Instituto Cervantes Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University will be a center for tracking Spanish language growth.
Harvard College today announced a new initiative to encourage promising students from modest economic backgrounds to attend and complete college. It will use social media, video, and other Web-based communications, along with traditional forms of outreach, to connect high school students to Harvard and to other public and private colleges.
Nearly 82 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2018 will matriculate at Harvard College, which would be the highest percentage to attend since slightly more than 83 percent of those admitted to the Class of 1973 came in 1969.
Harvard College on Dec. 11 sent admission notifications to 977 prospective students through its Early Action program.
The Harvard Corporation has approved Harvard Law School’s recommendation to retire its shield, which includes part of the crest of a slaveholding family that helped to establish the School.
The Bertarelli Foundation of Switzerland, co-chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, M.B.A. ’93, has established the Bertarelli Foundation Health and Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Fund with a gift to Harvard Business School.
A record 37,305 students have applied for admission to Harvard College’s Class of 2019.
Nearly 81 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to enroll in August. Last year, 80.9 percent matriculated; 81 percent did so the year before. The last time Harvard’s yield on admitted students reached these levels was 1969 for the Class of 1973.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will jointly offer a new degree at the intersection of their disciplines. In a Q&A session, the two deans outlined what’s ahead.
Final projects were displayed Dec. 7 for the “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter” science fair. Illustrating the tenacious bond between science and cooking, students used physics, chemistry, and biology to manipulate recipes and create foods that stretch the imagination.
A major effort under way at Harvard School of Public Health to redesign its educational strategy has received significant new support of $12.5 million from the Charina Endowment Fund and Richard L. (M.B.A.’59) and Ronay Menschel.
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.
Harvard’s Summer School offers students young and old access to the University’s archives, museums, and libraries, as well as more than 300 courses.
Harvard physicist Federico Capasso is the co-recipient of the 2015 Rumford Prize, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He shares the prize with Alfred Cho in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology.