Year: 2006

  • Nation & World

    College Class of 2010 is the most diverse in Harvard history

    The Class of 2010 has set new records for economic, gender, and ethnic diversity. Following a 24 percent increase last year in the number of students eligible for Harvards new Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) for low-income families, the HFAI program grew an additional 10 percent this year. A record 51.8 percent of those admitted are…

    9 minutes
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    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending April 3. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/.

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    Hutchison memorial planned

    A memorial service for retired Harvard Divinity School (HDS) Professor William Robert Hutchison will be held at the Memorial Church on April 28 at 2 p.m. An honorary associate and…

    1 minute
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    Bright Hockey Center plays host to Lobster season

    World-class professional tennis team the Boston Lobsters is gearing up for another season at Harvards Bright Hockey Center, scheduled for July 6-26. The home of the Lobsters has been modified to include a new cooling system and improved sight lines for a more intimate seating venue than seasons past. This season, special guests and live…

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    Harvard expands financial aid for low- and middle-income families

    Reinforcing its commitment to opportunity and excellence across the economic spectrum, Harvard announced on March 30 a significant expansion of its 2004 financial aid initiative for low- and middle-income families. Beginning with the class admitted this week, parents in families with incomes of less than $60,000 will no longer be expected to contribute to the…

    4 minutes
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    Green Campus Initiative looks at global environment

    The Harvard Green Campus Initiative (HGCI) invites University faculty, staff, students, and alumni to its upcoming conference, titled “Harvard Vision 2020: A Bridge to Campus Sustainability,” to contribute their thoughts…

    1 minute
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    Missing link crawls out of muck

    Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a species that provides the missing evolutionary link between fish and the first animals that walked out of water onto land about 375 million years…

    2 minutes
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    Newly found species fills evolutionary gap between fish and land animals

    Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a species that provides the missing evolutionary link between fish and the first animals that walked out of water onto land about 375 million years…

    1 minute
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    Seven children doing well with laboratory-grown organs

    Three boys and four girls treated at Children’s Hospital Boston are the first people in the world to receive laboratory-grown organs. The children, aged 4 to 19, received bladders grown…

    1 minute
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    Study finds M-rated video games contain violence, sexual themes, substances, and profanity not labeled on game boxes

    According to a study led by Associate Professor Kimberly Thompson of the Kids Risk Project at Harvard School of Public Health, 81 percent of a random sample of “mature”-rated video…

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    Harvard expands financial aid for low- and middle-income families

    Reinforcing its commitment to opportunity and excellence across the economic spectrum, Harvard today (March 30) announced a significant expansion of its 2004 financial aid initiative for low- and middle-income families.

    4 minutes
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    The Class of 2010 is the most diverse in Harvard history

    The Class of 2010 has set new records for economic, gender, and ethnic diversity.

    9 minutes
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    Corporation launches presidential search

    The Harvard Corporation has launched the search for a successor to President Lawrence H. Summers, who recently announced his decision to step down as president of the University at the end of the 2005-06 academic year.

    5 minutes
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    Prayers don’t help heart surgery patients

    Many – if not most people – believe that prayer will help you through a medical crisis such as heart bypass surgery. If a large group of people outside yourself,…

    2 minutes
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    Researchers create pigs that produce omega-3 fatty acids

    Researchers report they have created pigs that produce omega -3 fatty acids, which are known to improve heart function and help reduce the risks for heart disease, representing the first…

    1 minute
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    X inactivation seen as contact sport

    At an early stage in a female embryo’s development, one of the two X chromosomes in each of its cells becomes inactivated. In two recent papers, the lab of Jeannie…

    1 minute
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    Child enrichment program still pays off after 15 years

    Researchers have detected the lasting benefits of early childhood education 15 years after the program ended. What may have seemed like three years of fun and games at the time…

    1 minute
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    Statement on Sinopec divestment

    A statement issued today (March 23, 2006) by the Harvard Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (CCSR) regarding stock in China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corporation).

    3 minutes
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    KSG receives $1.5 million gift to endow women in U.S. politics program

    At a time when women are ascending to the executive branch of government in countries such as Liberia, Germany, and Chile, the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) has announced a $1.5 million gift to endow the Barbara Lee Women in U.S. Politics Training Program and Lecture Series to train women for electoral office in the…

    2 minutes
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    Iran’s nuclear ambitions

    A recent discussion at Harvard Law School about Irans nuclear ambitions mirrored the current state of international relations: The Iranian faction claimed that Iran is within its rights enriching nuclear material, while U.S. representatives asserted either that Iran is untrustworthy or, worse, that Iran clearly intends to develop nuclear weapons. The March 16 discussion was…

    6 minutes
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    Gehrkes to take over at Quincy House

    Lee and Deb Gehrke have been named acting co-masters of Quincy House for the 2006-07 academic year, while Quincy co-masters Robert Kirshner and Jayne Loader are on sabbatical.

    2 minutes
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    Sports in brief

    Clicking Crimson roll through Albany, capture ECACHL title to advance The Harvard men’s hockey team tallied five power-play goals, including three unanswered scores in the opening frame, to eclipse Cornell,…

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    Harvard rattles old guard

    The ghosts of Harvard Fencings past were smiling on Sunday evening (March 19).

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    ‘Domestic Spying’ takes Goldsmith Prize

    The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government has awarded the $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting to James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times for their investigative report Domestic Spying. Risen and Lichtblau revealed that the U.S. government, in the name of…

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    Kuriyama examines body and culture

    In Japan today, the two most common physical complaints are lower back pain and a condition called katakori, according to Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History Shigehisa Kuriyama, citing 2003 statistics by the Japanese Ministry of Welfare and Labor.

    4 minutes
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    Renowned authority on African drama comes to FAS

    Literary critic Biodun Jeyifo, an authority on African drama widely viewed as the worlds leading interpreter of works by Nigerian writer and playwright Wole Soyinka, has been appointed professor of African and African-American studies in Harvard Universitys Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.

    2 minutes
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    Historian of modern China joins FAS in July

    Henrietta Harrison, a historian of modern China whose study of emblematic individuals and communities has opened broad new windows on Chinas dramatic cultural and political shifts over the past two centuries, has been appointed professor of history in Harvard Universitys Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.

    3 minutes
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    Gazette resumes publication on April 6

    The Gazette will not publish on March 30 due to spring recess. The Gazette will resume its normal publication schedule on April 6. The news deadline for that issue is…

    1 minute
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    President Summers holds office hours

    President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office on the following dates: Thursday, April 20, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 4-5 p.m. Sign-up…

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    Faculty Council notice for March 22

    At its 14th meeting of the year on March 22, the Faculty Council considered revised legislation on secondary fields and a delay in timing of concentration choice, discussed Faculty of…

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