New Winthrop House masters, the first African Americans in those roles at Harvard, juggle duties as teachers, researchers, student mentors, and parents of a new baby.
The tradition of careful, individual review of applications to Harvard College goes back to its earliest days. Each application receives as many as four readings prior to selection meetings.
Harvard students raise almost $37,000 in benefit concert for Haitian relief.
David H. Souter, a native New Englander and Harvard alumnus who served nearly two decades on the U.S. Supreme Court before stepping down in 2009, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 359th Commencement.
Revised FAS student course evaluation system draws strong 96 percent participation.
A new endowed prize fund, established by Daniel Pierce ’56, has been named in honor of Cynthia Wight Rossano for her services to Harvard University and to commemorate Harvard’s history.
With professional-level standards already in place and the spirit of self-sufficiency a prized commodity, the question remains: Should there be University-funded performance degrees?
Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds welcomes students to share their thoughts and concerns about undergraduate life during her office hours.
During Grand Elections, the annual ritual for incoming members of the Harvard Crimson’s editorial board, merry participants sang, danced, and paraded around Harvard Yard.
Known as a bastion of academe, Harvard has more Division 1 sports programs than any other college — and thousands of students in club, intramural programs.
A Harvard panel looks at the Haitian crisis through the lens of both history and medicine.
A new collaboration among the A.R.T. Institute, Harvard’s Office for the Arts, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club offers students an intense, three-week immersion program involving graduate-level training in the dramatic arts.
Erich Segal, the author of the Harvard-based novel “Love Story” and who once taught classics at the University, died of a heart attack on Jan. 17. He was 72.
Beginning next fall, Harvard College will resume enrolling a small number of undergraduate transfer students from other colleges and universities. The ...
The Harvard Ceramics Program turns 40 this year and says goodbye to its longtime director Nancy Selvage.
Longtime supporters of Harvard College financial aid, Gerald R. (Jerry) Jordan Jr. and his family established the Gerald Jordan Family Scholarship in 1995-96 to ensure that undergraduate students in need of financial support are able to attend the College.
Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman announced Dec. 16 that Lino Pertile will become director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy, beginning next summer.
James R. Houghton, the longest-serving member of the Harvard Corporation and chair of the University’s 2006-07 presidential search, today announced his plans to step down at the end of the 2009-10 academic year, after 15 years on the Corporation.
Concluding its annual meeting and interviews at Harvard on Nov. 20-21, the Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellowships Administrative Board awarded fellowships to six graduating seniors for 2010-11.
The Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, has elected 48 seniors to its Class of 2010.
Harvard College has launched a new online Plan of Study tool to help undergraduates outline the courses they will take throughout their four years at Harvard.
Lamont Library recently opened Collaborative Learning Space, an innovative learning space designed to foster collaboration and bring a new level of flexibility to library instruction.
While Harvard the institution is picking up the pace on supporting the arts, Harvard the students — as ever — are busy making the arts their “irreplaceable instruments of knowledge.”
On an internship from the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Peter Bernard '11 traveled to Japan where he worked at a bookstore and learned that "the culture of books and print is alive and well."
Green '13 is a new initiative from the class of 2013 that aims to change the culture of personal behavior, starting with being more sustainable.
This year the Hiram S. Hunn Memorial Schools & Scholarships Award recognizes seven for their work with Harvard’s Schools Committee.
In October, Freshman Parents Weekend fills campus with mothers and fathers eager to and experience all aspects of Harvard life.
Freshman Parents Weekend involves first-year students and family in sessions designed to smooth the transition to college.
"Since I realize that direct service is only one aspect of assisting, I became more involved with advocacy, working on education issues and with PBHA’s Student Labor Action Movement."
Harvard will begin a week of events and activities relating to service and outreach and involving Schools across the University community. The programs will help to highlight the richness of the public service landscape at Harvard and will introduce students to the many varieties and pathways into service around the University.
Isha Jain ’12 and Anastasia Roda ’12 have been invited to speak at the International Women’s Forum’s 2009 International World Leadership Conference in Miami on Oct. 8.
Before closing the book on William R. Fitzsimmons’s turn answering reader questions about Harvard, we wanted to reflect a bit more on the content of those questions — which ultimately topped 900.
At Harvard, a freshman seminar Greg Mankiw is teaching had 15 slots, and 200 applicants — getting into it, he notes, was about a hard as getting into Harvard all over again.
The arrival of first-year students in Harvard Yard is always accompanied by the hustle and bustle of activities during freshman orientation — or Opening Days as it’s known at Harvard.
In March, the three Harvard students along with senior Kelly Peeler, who has since left the group because of other commitments, were among several winners at the university’s business plan competition.
Today, The Choice presents the fifth (and final) installment of its reader Q&A with William R. Fitzsimmons, the longtime dean of admission and financial aid at Harvard College.
Weissman fellow spends 10 weeks in South Africa empowering youth through soccer and education.
Annenberg Hall, arguably the most extraordinary 9,000 square feet on Harvard’s campus, has served since 1874 as a gathering place, dance hall, Commencement location, reception venue, exam hall, and, since 1994, as the dining hall reserved for freshmen in Harvard College.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has ended fiscal 2009 under budget by $6 million after targeted budget cuts were implemented and current-use financial gifts to the endowment increased.
In today’s installment, he discusses how the admissions committee weighs the essay portion of the application, and tracks admissions decisions long after the applicant in question has graduated Harvard.
In today’s installment, William R. Fitzsimmons discusses how the admissions committee considers extracurricular activities (as with anything in admissions, there is no one-size-fits-all approach), as well as the importance of teacher and counselor recommendations. (Such references, the dean writes below, are sometimes projected onto a screen during committee deliberations, so that all can see them.)
In a celebratory forum in Lowell Lecture Hall Sept. 3, Harvard President Drew Faust and others explain and extol Harvard’s new General Education requirements, which take effect this year with the Class of 2013.
New concentration is the latest example of the University’s commitment to and pre-eminence in the promising field of stem cell research.
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.
Caitlin Rotman '10 reveals a few quiet spaces and tranquil places around campus.
Harvard President Drew Faust, following long tradition by leading the academic year’s first Morning Prayers service at Appleton Chapel, praised the sense of common purpose brought by a coordinated School calendar. “We have chosen a common calendar for the common good,” she said.
The Committee of the Howard T. Fisher Prize in Geographical Information Science (GIS) has announced that Harvard College senior Shubha Lakshmi Bhat and Alisha Holland, a Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government, are the 2008-09 recipients of the Howard T. Fisher Prize in Geographical Information Science.
On June 4, administrators sighed with relief at the weather, speakers went over their notes, and graduates congregated in black-tasseled flocks alongside a rainbow of professors in their own caps and gowns. Meanwhile, the Harvard Gazette staff fanned out across the campus on Commencement day to pick a rainbow of their own — colorful accounts of the long, happy day. Read about the oldest graduates — and the youngest. Watch Divinity School angels take off, and see Medical School grads wearing surgical masks. Hear the bells peal and maestro Wynton Marsalis play “America the Beautiful.”
The jersey, the helmet, the pads, the cleats — at a glance it’s easy for Andrew Berry to blend in with the rest of his teammates. But take a look at the Bel Air, Md., native after he’s left the stadium and you’ll realize that it isn’t just football that makes him special.
The following Harvard College seniors have been named Thomas T. Hoopes Prize winners for outstanding scholarly work or research. The prize is funded by the estate of Thomas T. Hoopes ’19. The recipients, including their research and advisers, are as follows: