The Harvard Women’s Center honored an undergraduate and an innovative entrepreneur during the Women’s Leadership awards. The awards have a legacy of distinguished recipients and recognize “contributions by women that challenge, motivate, and inspire.”
The renovation of Dunster House, which will be the first full House to undergo renewal, is to begin immediately after Commencement and last 15 months. The Dunster community will be relocated for the next academic year to “swing” facilities, with its temporary hub at the former Inn at Harvard, which is undergoing a complete renovation. Other House communities will also stay at the inn during future renewals.
Harvard President Drew Faust convened a panel of top female leaders in media, business, and government to talk about the evolving role of women, and the challenges as well as opportunities facing women today.
Three specialists spoke to students about the benefits of intuitive eating in an event at Sever Hall.
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.
Two Harvard College students deliver pizza (with some STEM education baked in) to Cambridge middle school kids.
A new course on how to handle big data designed by Assistant Statistics Professor Luke Bornn immerses students in a competitive environment, driven by peer learning, to understand how to handle the massive data sets common in real-world problems.
Junior Parents Weekend drew more than 1,300 relatives and guests of the Class of 2015.
In a new master class series at HGSE, David Malan demonstrates why his course CS50, is wildly popular and what goes into creating memorable learning experiences for students.
Interim College Dean Donald H. Pfister touched base with students on a Harvard shuttle bus this week.
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.
For 10 days in January, near the end of Winter break but just before classes resumed, students across Harvard took advantage of a wide array of programming that ranged from artistic and creative pursuits to career and professional development opportunities, recreational activities, and practical skills development.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain, founder and director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, talks about Facebook’s past, present, and future as it turns 10 years old.
Harvard experts convened to discuss the big issues and parties at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
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.
Wintersession is the time between terms that allows students who have returned before the start of classes to experience unique opportunities they may not otherwise pursue during the semester. Once again this year, undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and alumni came together to participate in a vast array of programming.
Rakesh Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and co-master of Cabot House, will become dean of Harvard College on July 1. In a question-and-answer session, he discussed how his career and tenure as House co-master helped prepare him for the tasks ahead.
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.
Visual and Environmental Studies students visited the Harvard Map Collection to see the spoils of a scavenger hunt for the longest map, the smallest map, and other cartographic treasures.
News of recovery efforts left the headlines in the month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines. But Harvard College students continue to raise awareness and funds for relief. So far, they have raised $12,000 and hope to continue as the most devastated parts of the Philippines begin the slow, long process of rebuilding.
No explosives or suspicious devices were found following the evacuation and sweep of four Harvard University buildings by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Admission notifications have been sent under the Early Action program to 992 prospective members of the Harvard College Class of 2018.
Harvard College recognized 111 students who graduated midyear, outside the traditional Commencement cycle.
The annual “Giving Thanks” open house was an opportunity for members of the Harvard community to write notes of gratitude to fellow staff members and provide support for community programs.
Harvard College interim Dean Donald Pfister and President Drew Faust welcomed the families of first-year undergraduates to campus Nov. 1 for the start of Freshman Parents Weekend, the annual two-day program of lectures, tours, and open houses.
The Class of 2017 got creative for the annual freshman pumpkin-carving contest. Entries were on display at Annenberg Hall just in time for Halloween.
Winthrop House is expected to be the next undergraduate residence in Harvard College’s House system to be renewed.
William F. Lee, A.B. ’72, will become the Harvard Corporation’s senior fellow next summer, succeeding Robert D. Reischauer, A.B. ’63, the University announced today.
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.
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.
A panel of faculty led a discussion about academic integrity with an audience of undergraduates, staffers, administrators, and other faculty members. This session was the first in a series of community-wide discussions on the topic.
Kathryn Walsh ’14, of Adams House, and Roland Yang ’14, of Kirkland House, have been named this year’s David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholars.
In his final semester teaching, Professor Alan M. Dershowitz and his colleagues look back on his 50 years at Harvard Law School.
As part of a project by Professor Deirdre Barrett to resurrect a study started in 1940, a group of Harvard undergraduates probed the dreams of British officers captured early in World War II and held in a German prison camp.
Harvard College interim Dean Donald Pfister and Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde made themselves available to field questions from students in a “meet the deans” forum.
The start of a new semester signals many things, one of which is "shopping week," where undergraduates sit in on classes and check out syllabi before committing to a course.
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.
At the annual Freshman Convocation Monday, Harvard President Drew Faust and other University officials told the Class of ’17 to embrace challenges, reach out to fellow students and others, and keep open minds about what the future should hold.
After 15 months of construction and renovation, Old Quincy, the first test project in the House Renewal initiative, began welcoming students this week.
As freshmen move into dorms in and around the Yard, fellow students, faculty, and administrators offer their advice on how best to adjust to the Harvard experience. Their suggestions range from maintaining basic wellness to making sure to have fun.
After 15 months of construction and renovation, Old Quincy is ready to welcome back students for the academic year.
Harvard’s President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences has provided a boost to four new programs, as well as providing renewal or extension funding to three other projects.
Donald Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and dean of the Harvard Summer School, has been appointed interim dean of Harvard College. Pfister’s career at Harvard spans nearly 40 years.
Founding Father and patriot John Hancock, he of the famous signature, was also famed in his day as the Harvard treasurer who left town while managing the College funds — and returned them two years later.
Putting problem sets, papers, studying, and exams behind them, a small group of Harvard students brought together by Professor Melissa Franklin built their own boat, going from raw materials to finished product in just five days and then launching the vessel on the Charles River.
Patrick Harlan ’93 drifted into Japan on a Glee Club trip the summer after he graduated from Harvard and quickly found his way to the stage, becoming a well-known comedian and a regular face on Japanese television. Harlan talked to the Gazette about his offbeat journey.
To reverse a decades-long decline in arts and humanities concentrators at Harvard College, three reports from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences propose new courses, art spaces, a networked curriculum, and other steps to bolster the field on campus.
He grew up poor in Prague, but Jirka Jelinek '13 used his College years to learn, grow, and discover other parts of the world.