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Harvard Crimson - News - Jul 25

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Harvard Crimson - News - Jul 23

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HarvardX’s New Fall Offerings To Include Two SPOCs

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 21

HarvardX, the University’s branch of the online learning venture edX, this month announced its roster of new fall courses, including the platform’s first offering that will initially be open exclusively to Harvard students.

Morgan Stanley Exec To Serve as HMC's Chief Risk Officer

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 20

A Morgan Stanley executive will take over as Harvard Management Company’s next chief risk officer, the body announced Wednesday.

International Monetary Fund To Partner with edX

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 20

The International Monetary Fund will become the first body outside of higher education to offer courses through the online learning venture.

International Monetary Fund To Offer Courses Through edX

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 19

The International Monetary Fund has announced that it will partner with edX to become the first body outside of higher education to offer courses through the online learning venture.

Two Years After Warren, Medical School Lecturer To Run for Governor

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 19

Donald M. Berwick ’68, a lecturer on health care policy at Harvard Medical School, announced Monday that he will run for governor of Massachusetts in 2014.

Associate Dean Who 'Pinch-Hit' for Transitioning OSL To Depart

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 18

Associate Dean of Student Life Kimberly A. Pacelli, the administrator who helped guide the Office of Student Life while it had no head, will leave Harvard on July 19 to become senior associate dean of student affairs at Bowdoin College.

HUPD and Securitas Personnel Honored for Service During Week of Marathon Bombings

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 18

Four Harvard University Police Department officers and a Securitas manager were honored at a ceremony Monday afternoon for their service during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent search for the suspects.

Harvard-Allston Task Force Raises Concerns About Community Benefits Conversation

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 18

Members of the Harvard-Allston Task Force voiced concern at their meeting Monday evening that they are being given too little time to discuss the long-ranging impact of the community benefits package to be included as part of Harvard’s new Institutional Master Plan for Allston development.

Harvard Geneticists React to Supreme Court’s Gene Patent Ruling

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 14

While many in the scientific community lauded the Supreme Court’s ruling that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented, several geneticists at Harvard Medical School on Friday said they believe the decision warrants a more lukewarm response.

With Special Election Looming, Obama Stumps for Markey in Boston

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 12

Speaking at a rally in Roxbury on Wednesday, President Barack Obama urged a crowd of over 5,000 to back U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey of Malden, the Democrat who polls and analysts say is the favorite in the June 25 special election to fill the Commonwealth’s open Senate seat.

Virginia Law Professor Named Ed School Dean

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 10

James E. Ryan, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law whose scholarship has addressed educational opportunity, will serve as the next dean of the Graduate School of Education, University President Drew G. Faust announced Monday.

HMS Research Dean To Depart

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 7

William W. Chin, who has served as executive dean for research at Harvard Medical School for the past three years, will depart Harvard at the end of this month for a new position with a Washington, D.C.-based pharmaceutical trade group.

Faculty Reports Call for Solutions to Predicaments Facing Humanities Scholarship

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 6

A set of three reports released Thursday by a faculty committee call for a vigorous response to the decline of humanistic study at Harvard, including the establishment of new curricular offerings, an internship program, a new undergraduate humanities center similar to the Harvard Innovation Lab, and a new humanities-minded organization roughly modelled after the Institute of Politics.

Five New Members Elected to Board of Overseers

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 6

Five alumni were elected to Harvard’s Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body, the Harvard Alumni Association announced at its annual meeting during Commencement on May 30.

Underdog Gomez Goes on Offensive in Debate with Markey

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 6

U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez, the two men seeking the Commonwealth’s open U.S. Senate seat, traded jabs on a host of issues, spanning from abortion to gun control, in a charged debate Wednesday night at WBZ-TV studios in Allston.

Statistical Breakdown of the Class of 2013

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 5

An interactive examination of the habits, preferences, and plans of the graduating senior class.

HBS Simplifies MBA Application Requirements

Harvard Crimson - News - Jun 4

Harvard Business School announced last week that it has revised the application to its flagship MBA program in an effort to better reflect the School's mission and to attract a wider pool of applicants.

Harvard Strong: Multimedia Feature

Harvard Crimson - News - May 31

After explosions at the Boston Marathon and during a lockdown that paralyzed Greater Boston, administrators mobilized to keep the campus running.

'There Is No Such Thing as Failure,' Oprah Tells Harvard Graduates

Harvard Crimson - News - May 31

Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul and philanthropist of international fame, urged the University’s newest graduates to embrace setbacks as an opportunity for growth in her Commencement speech in Tercentenary Theatre Thursday afternoon.

Amidst Celebrations, Faust Warns of Grave Repercussions of Sequestration

Harvard Crimson - News - May 31

Addressing thousands of new graduates and their supporters in Tercentenary Theatre, University President Drew G. Faust argued Thursday afternoon that research spending cuts stemming from sequestration threaten Harvard’s ability to mount an effective intellectual response to crises like those experienced this year.

At 362nd Commencement, 7,321 Are Awarded Degrees

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

A total of 1,651 Harvard College seniors became graduates Thursday morning as University President Drew G. Faust conferred degrees on the Class of 2013 at the University’s 362nd Commencement exercises in Tercentenary Theatre.

At 362nd Commencement, 7,321 Are Awarded Degrees

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

A total of 1,651 Harvard College seniors became graduates Thursday morning as University President Drew G. Faust conferred degrees on the Class of 2013 at the University’s 362nd Commencement exercises in Tercentenary Theatre.

In Memoriam

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Friends and loved ones remember Cote K. Laramie '14, Philip V. Streich '13, and Joanna Y. Li '12.

Going Home

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

For a handful of students each year, Harvard’s environment is too much to bear. In search of wellness, these undergraduates leave Harvard, returning home to a world without the worries of college life. But before they go, students must navigate a complex and often stressful web of choices and procedures that at times are beyond their control.

The New Oldest Corporation in America

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Now, with the changes nearly complete, members and university governance experts say that these reforms have been largely successful. Along with its growth in size, the Corporation has expanded its contact with Harvard’s stakeholders by adding members that are increasingly involved with Harvard life.

Defusing the H-Bomb

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

No matter the race, a Harvard degree will attract attention—and typically, the most successful candidates try to weave that scrutiny into a narrative that resonates with voters.

A Cultivated Partnership

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

In January 2014 Menino will step down from the Boston mayorship, a post he has held since 1993. The city’s longest-serving mayor, Menino has collaborated with Harvard through four serving presidents, land purchases in Allston, and the rise of online education.

Revitalizing the Humanities at Harvard

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

As enrollment in the humanities has fallen, from 321 senior concentrators in 2010 to 284 in 2012, faculty and students are looking to counter what has proven to be a global shift away from the humanities.

Confronting The Sequester

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Three months later, the outlook for research varies from lab to lab. Nonetheless, most researchers and administrators at Harvard agree that when the cuts do trickle down, younger, incoming researchers will disproportionately suffer, hindering the development of a new generation of researchers and, ultimately, stalling long-term advances.

Fostering Community

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Some students feel more affinity with fellow concentrators than others. And on a campus that is brimming with extracurriculars, social organizations, and the residential House system, concentration community is just one element of the student experience.

SEAS, Crossing Over

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

The move will physically distance the engineering school from the undergraduate heart of Harvard’s Cambridge campus. And though facilities in Allston will not be ready until at least 2017-18, faculty members and students alike have already begun expressing concern regarding SEAS’ ability to remain integrated in a liberal arts education from its future home across the river.

The Community Builder

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Community members say without hesitation that Bailey’s first year on the job has been a successful one. Still, they say, problems remain for the BGLTQ community at Harvard.

Looking In by Looking Out

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

As Harvard embarks on a capital campaign unprecedented in scope, global priorities might seem to focus on bettering the world—but faculty and administrators say they will ultimately improve research and pedagogy back home at Harvard. To look inward and improve its Cambridge campus, the University has determined that it must first look out, beyond the confines of its physical presence.

The UC: Forceful + Weak

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Former and current UC representatives say that Raghuveer and Zhu are more assertive than their immediate predecessors, but that they are no more effective in convincing administrators to take action. No matter what approach the Council takes to encourage change, these skeptics say, Harvard will continue to act when it wants to and on its own terms.

The Rise of Student Research

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Now, as Harvard sees some of its key research grants reduced by the federal sequester, which set funding cuts into motion on March 1 to reduce the federal budget deficit, University programs like the HCRP may experience greater demand as student interest in research continues to grow.

Turning Up The Volume

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

In a year when the balance of power has tipped decidedly toward administrators, faculty largely agree: the forums available for faculty voice are not working as they should.

The edX Student

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

While MOOC advocates hope that transformation will lead to a democratization of higher education, low completion rates and edX’s changing economic model makes increasingly relevant the question of who takes the edX course—and why.

A Freshman Drinking Problem

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

Limited by the fact that administrators cannot police an illegal activity like underage drinking, many say Harvard has yet to find a solution to the freshman drinking problem.

Mining for Gems: The Easy Harvard Class

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

In the wake of the cheating scandal in Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress,” a course that had a reputation as an easy course, Harvard’s academic culture has come under fire. Among the issues at hand is the shirking of scholastic rigor, a practice that many argue is nothing new at Harvard.

Boss Harvard

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

In the wake of these difficult discussions, University employees have raised concerns over the nature of Harvard’s approach to labor relations after the financial crisis.

The Entryway Reimagined

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

But changes to the spatial arrangement of the Houses may also dramatically change the way students use these spaces, and House renewal presents project leaders with the opportunity to shape students’ interaction with their community.

Despite Tough Market, Harvard Law School Is Still a Safe Bet

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

As law schools throughout the United States struggle in the face of a shrinking number of opportunities available to graduates, employment rates for Harvard Law School alumni have remained somewhat constant over the past 20 years.

Collaboration Post-Gov 1310

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

A year after students in Government 1310 turned in their final exams, students and professors say that collaboration in the classroom remains. But with the push for faculty to clearly define their policies governing academic integrity and the proposal of Harvard’s first honor code, many say it has taken on a highly regulated form.

Learning From Occupy

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

This year's student activists, many of whom participated in Occupy Harvard in fall 2011, say they have a complicated relationship with the old movement. They have simultaneously exploited the consciousness and connections that emerged on campus as a result of Occupy Harvard while trying to improve on the shortcomings of last year’s activism. In doing so, they have gained what Occupy Harvard never could—the support of students and administrators.

Faust Looks Forward

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

While Faust's responsive leadership style has worked during tumultuous times for both the University and the world, it remains to be seen whether she can use her renowned communication skills to renew and refine inherited ideas and lead Harvard through an ambitious, 21st-century capital campaign.

A Divided Duty: The Role of the Resident Dean

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

The resident deans hold a dual role within the framework of the College, interacting with students both as academic instructors and as House-level advisers. Current and former administrators say that over the past several decades the position has evolved from a role that drew an equal balance between scholarly and administrative work into a job that entails a sometimes overwhelming list of bureaucratic duties.

Late Night in the Square

Harvard Crimson - News - May 30

The surge of late-night options has catered to the desire for a more robust nighttime culture and satiated the stomachs of students and residents, but it has also increased competition for existing businesses that have long been open after midnight. As new late-night eateries continue to emerge, Harvard Square is poised to play host to an even more vibrant nightlife.

Canada Tells HKS It Is Time To Pass the Baton

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

Addressing Harvard Kennedy School graduates and their families at the School’s class day on Wednesday, Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of social service organization Harlem Children’s Zone, encouraged this generation to complete the charitable work of the previous generation and improve society for the children who need it most.

Soledad O' Brien Addresses Harvard College Seniors

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

Soledad M. O’ Brien ’88-’00 encouraged thousands of students, parents, and alumni gathered in Tercentenary Theatre to break down barriers and “seek out goodness in others.”

Two Freshman Deans To Depart

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

Come fall semester, two familiar faces in the Freshman Dean’s Office will no longer be there. Resident deans William Cooper ’94 of Ivy Yard and Jonas V. Clark of Oak Yard are leaving the FDO.

Toobin Encourages HLS Grads To Be Imaginative

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

Journalist, lawyer, and award-winning author Jeffrey R. Toobin ’82 told over 700 Harvard Law School graduates to be imaginative with their careers amid a declining and transforming job market during the school’s class day ceremony on Wednesday.

Campus Workers Unite Under HUCTW

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

Director of the new Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers Kris Rondeau was attending a rally for Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign in a packed Sanders Theater when she received the good news.

A Not-So-Dry Season for the Class of 1988

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

For drinkers on campus, the times seemed grim.

In 1987, Harvard Kennedy School Fundraising Practices Came Under Fire

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

In the fall of 1987, Dean of the Kennedy School Graham T. Allison ’62 found himself on the wrong side of a scandal resulting in increased oversight of fundraising in Harvard’s schools.

Student Complaint Sparks Debate Over Campus Sexism

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

“It will be a cold day in Bangladesh before [the opening of the clubs to women] happens voluntarily,” Delphic Club member Michael A. Zubrensky ’88 told The Crimson in an article from February 1988.

A Shattered Campus: Self-Segregation at the College

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

Johnathan O. Williams ’88 was studying late at night in Currier House when four white students catapulting oranges from a neighboring breezeway shattered the plate glass window next to him. Not long after, Williams received a mysterious phone call.

Harvard Engages With The Cold War

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

In 1986, as the Cold War neared its end, Harvard featured a Soviet prison camp of its own.

On the Losing Team: Harvard Plays for Dukakis in 1988 Election

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

The last time a Harvard man and a Yale man faced off in a presidential election, the year was 1912, and neither candidate won.

Shadows of Black Monday Felt on Campus

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

Smith and his friends were huddled silently around a transistor radio in Dunster House, listening to news that the Dow Jones Industrial Average had recorded its largest single-day percentage loss.

Michelle Obama

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

When Ilene Seidman saw a photo in the newspaper of the 2004 Democratic National Convention’s keynote speaker and his wife, she was shocked.

Soledad M. O'Brien

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

When Soledad M. O’Brien ’88-’00 was lobbying for the vote of Cabot House sophomore Charles “Bradley” Raymond ’89, she did not know that she was speaking to her future husband.

A.O. Scott

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

When the Wicked Witch of the West and her evil winged monkeys appeared on screen in “The Wizard of Oz,” A.O. Scott ’87-’88 ran out of the room screaming.

Stephanie D. Wilson

Harvard Crimson - News - May 29

On July 4, 2006, NASA’s Discovery space shuttle lifted off into space, sending Harvard graduate Stephanie D. Wilson ’88 beyond the earth’s atmosphere for the first time in her life.

Working Group Convened To Evaluate University Assault Policies

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Harvard’s inaugural Title IX coordinator Mia Karvonides has convened a University-wide working group of individuals from various Schools and offices to “consider options” for sexual misconduct policies and procedures on campus.

Court's Affirmative Action Decision May Impact Harvard

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Harvard may have to change its admissions policies depending on the Supreme Court’s ruling in a landmark affirmative action case expected to be decided in the next few weeks.

HKS Dissertation on Immigration and I.Q. Draws Criticism

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

A recently unearthed 2009 Ph.D. dissertation approved by Harvard Kennedy School faculty has drawn strong criticism for its assertion that low-IQ individuals—a demographic that the author says is disproportionately Hispanic or of other non-white or non-Asian ethnicities—should be restricted from immigrating to the United States because they lack “raw cognitive ability or intelligence.”

At Baccalaureate, Faust Urges Seniors To 'Run Toward'

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

University President Drew G. Faust urged members of the Class of 2013 to pursue “lives of running toward” in her Baccalaureate Address Tuesday afternoon.

1963 Reunion Issue

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

In the 50th reunion issue, The Crimson takes a look at the Class of 1963 and re-examines the biggest stories from that time, from the Civil rights movement to the Cuban Missile Crisis to the introduction of freshman seminars.

Beset by Crises, Hammonds Sought To Protect

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

With Hammonds’s five-year tenure drawing to a close this summer, students and faculty say that this strong commitment to safeguarding her students was often impeded by unforeseen crises and administrative shortcomings. The dean who cared so much about protecting students, they say, could not get the job done.

Journalist Ellen Goodman '63, Frequent Recounter of 'Cliffe

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Goodman, who would graduate from Radcliffe and enter the workforce during a time of political and social change, came to write extensively about these inequalities and the position of women in society during her career in journalism. A Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Goodman continues what she describes as maintaining about gender relations in culture in retirement.

Chris Sims '63: Mathematician, Economist, and Many Things In-Between

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Choosing to make a career in applicable economics instead of abstract mathematics, Sims has striven to connect the theory with the data—a dedication to both the abstract and the literal that defines not only his career, but his life as both an academic, activist, father, husband, and horseback rider.

Gov. Booth Gardner, HBS '63

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Gardner matriculated to the Business School in the fall of 1961. There, he honed skills that—as several of Gardner’s political advisors told The Crimson—would be invaluable in his career in government. The former governor, who passed away this March, ran the state of Washington with a personal and compassionate management style, fighting for his beliefs until the end.

Janet Reno, J.D. '63, And Her Long Path From Cambridge to The Capitol

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

When Reno was a student at the Law School, there was only one women’s bathroom on the campus, found in the basement of Austin Hall. Professor W. Barton Leach ’21, who joined the Law School faculty in 1929, did not allow women to speak in class, saying their voices “were not powerful enough to be heard,” according to Charles Nesson, a former classmate of Reno’s, quoted in Anderson’s biography.

Fifty Years Old, And Still A Campus Art Hub

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

In 1963, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts opened to provide a home for Harvard’s student and faculty artists. The Carpenter Center, modern architecture pioneer Le Corbusier’s first and only North American structure, was and remains the official home of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.

Frosh of Class of 1963, Guinea-Pigs For The First Freshmen Seminars

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Incoming students in the fall of 1959—the Class of 1963—could apply to be placed in one of about 20 seminars offered that year, when the “Freshman Seminar Program” was first coined. These small-sized classes initially drew criticism from faculty and students but drove an innovative change in the focus and direction of the traditional Harvard education that has since remained a staple of the Harvard undergraduate experience.

Harvard Names President's Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Winners

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Three seniors who synthesized police software into a unified system to save time for law enforcement officers have won the 2013 President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship, University President Drew G. Faust announced in a statement last week.

Hammonds's Exit Made Official

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

Evelynn M. Hammonds will step down as the Dean of Harvard College on July 1, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced in an email to the Harvard community today, ending nearly two months of speculation about the embattled dean’s future.

Where We Stand: The Class of 2013 Senior Survey

Harvard Crimson - News - May 28

In a year marked by a major cheating scandal at Harvard, more than 30 percent of graduating seniors admit they have cheated on a homework assignment during their four years as undergraduates.

Magic, Magic, Magic

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

I think we all stopped at one point or another and looked up at the tower of Mem Church, thanking our lucky stars that we go to school at such a crazy, historic, beautiful, vaguely ridiculous place filled with incredible people.

Engagement: Allie K. Wunderlich ’13 and David L. Gray

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

After knowing me for three days, he told me I would make a great wife and mother someday. It wasn’t creepy; it was...a really nice compliment.

Engagement: Joshua G. Wilson ’13 and Sorrel L. Nielsen ’14

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

A couple days ago, I invited Sorrel to take a walk with me down to the Radcliffe Sunken Garden. I said I needed to take a phone call. Then I took the ring out of my pocket. I came back and held her hand.

Engagement: Esther S. Wu ’13 and Matthew G. Tung ’12

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

We spend a lot of time together. We’re usually deep in discussion or lost in thought. We also almost always know where the other person is and what they’re up to.

Marriage: Lauren E. Faraino ’13 and Kleber P. DeSouza

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

Kleber was bartending at Grafton Street, and I was a regular there, I guess, and we just met then. So romantic. Should we make up a really romantic story?

Engagement: Nicholas B. Waldo ’13 and Hannah M. Hostetler

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

In high school in Alaska, we lived 90 miles apart. The only way to see each other was by flying or ferrying. But you should never write anything off because it seems like a long shot.

Engagement: Jocelyn P. Blier ’13 and Daniel M. Schreff ’12

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

Finally, she ended up in Yenching Auditorium, where they had met. He turned on all the lights and proposed.

Marriage: Elizabeth P. Bronshteyn ’13 and Berel Bronshteyn

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

Just after Elizabeth returned from a semester abroad in the Czech Republic last fall, the couple went to a Build-a-Bear Workshop in Manhattan and made a teddy bear. They named it “Bliz”—a combination of their two names.

Engagement: William N. W. Forster ’13 and Racheal S. Epstein

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

There are going to be times when you hurt each other, and there are going to be times when you’re crazy. You just have to work on it. People don’t really get that anymore.

Marriage: Ashley K. Reynolds ’13 and Tim D. Reynolds

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

On their first date, they talked outside of Crema for four hours. “We just got each other. We could totally be ourselves.”

Engagement: Carolina R. Beltran ’13 and Christopher H. Weber ’13

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

A good friendship makes for a great relationship. That could be a fortune cookie.

Marriage: Anna R. McKenney ’13 and Shawn W. McKenney

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

"Long-distance relationships are tough, but they can be worth it. They can work out. Initially, we weren’t going to date because I was going to college, but it ended up working out."

Engagement: Abigail E. Hook ’13 and Andrew M. Garbarino ’13

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

First date, at Russell House on March 8, 2011. Andrew’s fellow Math CA was the waiter and brought them free carrot cake.

Marriage: František Bútora ’13 and Nikoleta “Nika” Bútorová

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

František secretly flew back to Slovakia for spring break of sophomore year, arriving on a Sunday. He surprised her at the church in the small valley that had special significance for them.

Engagement: Anthony J. Staccone ’13 and Anika R. Petach ’13

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

We once decided to bike down the entirety of Loch Ness in one day. It turned into a torrential downpour, with an inch of water covering the road, but we still made it!

Engagement: Thomas C. Wilhoit ’13 and Jordan A. Reddout ’10

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

I think it was when we first traveled alone together—we went to St. Augustine, Fla., for a weekend and explored the town. It’s nice to have someone who wants to visit 17th-century forts with you.

Harvard Picks Parnassus for Social Choice Fund

Harvard Crimson - News - May 27

Harvard will invest its soon-to-be-launched social choice fund into the Parnassus Equity Income Fund, the University announced in a press release on Thursday.

58 Professors Sign Letter Calling for Faculty Oversight of edX

Harvard Crimson - News - May 23

Fifty-eight professors from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences requested in a letter Thursday to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith that he appoint a faculty committee to draft “ethical and educational principles” that would provide a framework for FAS engagement with HarvardX, the University’s curricular contributions to edX.

Letter from 58 Professors to Smith Addressing edX

Harvard Crimson - News - May 23

Read the full text of a May 23 letter signed by 58 professors calling on Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith to appoint a faculty committee to draft guiding principles for interaction between FAS and HarvardX, which would then be put to a vote.

Largest Donor to Harvard Doubles Gift to Wyss Institute

Harvard Crimson - News - May 22

Nearly five years after donating $125 million to Harvard—the largest philanthropic gift ever to the University—Hansjörg Wyss has matched that sum with a second $125 million gift to the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Institute announced Tuesday.

Fundraising Drive To Be Called ‘The Harvard Campaign’

Harvard Crimson - News - May 21

The University will call its upcoming capital campaign “The Harvard Campaign,” University spokesperson Kevin Galvin confirmed Tuesday.

EdX More Than Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Schools

Harvard Crimson - News - May 21

Fifteen institutions of higher education joined edX on Tuesday, expanding Harvard and MIT’s one-year-old virtual learning venture for the first time to Asia and more than doubling the rapidly expanding platform’s size.

Oxford Librarian To Join Harvard Library

Harvard Crimson - News - May 21

Sarah E. Thomas, director of Oxford University’s library system, was appointed vice president for the Harvard Library, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 announced in a press release Monday.

Nieman Foundation Names Class of 2014 Fellows

Harvard Crimson - News - May 20

The Nieman Foundation of Journalism has named 24 journalists from across the globe to the 2013-2014 class of Nieman Fellows, who will take temporary leaves from their journalism careers to study at Harvard.

Evelynn Hammonds Expected To End Tenure as Dean of the College This Summer

Harvard Crimson - News - May 17

Evelynn M. Hammonds has been in negotiations about a possible departure from her position as Dean of Harvard College and is expected not to return to the post in the fall, a person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.

Committee Calls for Historian of LGBT History at Harvard

Harvard Crimson - News - May 17

In light of the controversy surrounding history professor Niall Ferguson’s recent comments about economist John Maynard Keynes’s sexuality, the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History—an affiliate of the American Historical Association—has called on Harvard to hire a tenure-track scholar devoted to the study of BGLTQ history.

Harvard's Newest Sorority Seeks To Enter the Harvard Social Scene

Harvard Crimson - News - May 17

With an inaugural group of 46 women, Harvard’s newest sorority Alpha Phi has sought to transition into the Harvard social scene in recent weeks.

Visiting Students Reflect on Strange Year at Harvard

Harvard Crimson - News - May 17

Students in the Visiting Undergraduate Student Program said they were not expecting to witness a massive cheating investigation, two University-wide closures resulting from the weather, an email search scandal, or a deadly act of terrorism when they came to Harvard this year.

Premeds in Search of MCAT Prep Say Harvard Classes Provide Insufficient Instruction

Harvard Crimson - News - May 16

With the Association of American Medical Colleges slated to introduce a new MCAT in 2015, Harvard students say that the premed track at Harvard does not adequately prepare them for the exam. And, they say, they often face prohibitively expensive costs when they turn to classes run by test preparatory companies for instruction.

After Distinguished Careers at University and Beyond, Three Earn Harvard Medals

Harvard Crimson - News - May 16

An international ambassador for Harvard, a trailblazing judge and policymaker, and a seasoned College administrator will receive the 2013 Harvard Medal for “extraordinary service” to the University, the Harvard Alumni Association announced Wednesday.

Anne Harrington and John Durant Named Pfoho House Masters

Harvard Crimson - News - May 16

History of science professor Anne Harrington ’82 and her husband John R. Durant have been appointed as the new Masters of Pforzheimer House, resident dean Lisa Boes announced in an email to the Pfoho community Thursday morning.

Faust's Earnings in 2011 Much Lower Than Those of Other University Presidents and Top Harvard Employees

Harvard Crimson - News - May 15

University President Drew G. Faust received $899,734 in salary and benefits in 2011, according to a recent filing with the Internal Revenue Service. While that figure is about the same as last year’s, Harvard’s chief investment manager, who is paid far more than most administrators, saw a 52 percent increase in her earnings.

Joanna Li ’12 Remembered for Grace, Kindness, and Curiosity

Harvard Crimson - News - May 15

Classmates and advisers remembered Joanna Y. Li ’12 as a kind and discerning friend who often went out of her way to help out those around her with a well-timed gift, a meaningful conversation, or a ukulele serenade. Li, who had been on leave from the College since February 2012, died on May 7 in her Somerville apartment.

Harvard Dropouts Pursue Startups

Harvard Crimson - News - May 14

Every Harvard student who founds a start-up does not become the next billionaire under 30. Instead, they are faced with a new set of obstacles, such as finding funding and developing management skills. And upon leaving, these former students must also find housing and often form an entirely new social circle.

Law School To Launch New Deferred Admission Program for College Juniors

Harvard Crimson - News - May 14

Harvard Law School will accept members of the Harvard College Class of 2015 next year in the pilot stage of a new deferred admission program for college juniors, according to the Law School’s Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer Jessica L. Soban ’02.

Undocumented Students Hope For Immigration Reform Bill

Harvard Crimson - News - May 14

The bill would provide undocumented immigrants who arrived before 2011 with a 13-year process that would lead to legalization and eventually citizenship.

Simmons Resigns in Protest

Harvard Crimson - News - May 14

More than a month after stepping down as head of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in protest of a Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ financial policy, government professor Beth A. Simmons said that top FAS deans have not formally acknowledged her resignation.

Harvard Completes $168.5 Million Sale of Watertown's Arsenal

Harvard Crimson - News - May 14

Harvard completed a $168.5 million sale of Watertown’s Arsenal on the Charles to electronic health records company athenahealth, Inc., according to a Monday announcement by real estate firm Avison Young.

Over Lunch in the Women's Center, Ferguson Apologizes to Harvard Community

Harvard Crimson - News - May 14

Before an audience of about 30 Harvard students and affiliates crowded in the intimate setting of the Harvard College Women’s Center, history professor Niall Ferguson offered another apology Monday afternoon for his recent controversial comments about economist John Maynard Keynes’s sexuality.

Hamed '14 Selected for Prestigious Thiel Fellowship

Harvard Crimson - News - May 12

A computer science concentrator and iLab regular, Zachary Hamed ’14 was selected as one of 22 2013 Thiel Fellows. The fellowship awards $100,000 to 22 young people from the ages of 17-20 to continue entrepreneurship projects related to science and technology.

Harvard Honors 81 With Hoopes Prize

Harvard Crimson - News - May 12

The winning projects, most of which were senior theses, were selected from a pool of nominations by students’ faculty supervisors. Hoopes winners are awarded $4,000 each and their nominators receive $1,000.

Athletic Department Announces New Women's Rugby Coach

Harvard Crimson - News - May 12

As the Harvard women’s rugby team transitions to varsity status next year, the Crimson will have an experienced leader at the helm of the emerging program. The Harvard Athletic Department announced the hiring of Sue Parker last Wednesday. Parker will take over as head coach of the varsity team starting in the fall of 2013.

IOP Announces Culver Scholarship

Harvard Crimson - News - May 12

The Institute of Politics announced Thursday the creation and sponsorship of the John C. Culver Institute of Politics Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to fund the tuition and mandatory fees for two-year graduate study at the Harvard Kennedy School. The first Culver Scholars will enroll at the Kennedy School for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Students Tested After UHS Confirms Case of TB On Campus

Harvard Crimson - News - May 12

The Cambridge Public Health Department and Harvard University Health Services are urging a limited number of students and faculty to undergo tuberculosis tests after a member of the Harvard community recently tested positive for the infection.

Students Tested After UHS Confirms Case of TB On Campus

Harvard Crimson - News - May 12

The Cambridge Public Health Department and Harvard University Health Services are urging a limited number of students and faculty to undergo tuberculosis tests after a member of the Harvard community recently tested positive for the infection.

Students Shed Clothing, Reading Period

Harvard Crimson - News - May 10

As the clock struck midnight, shouts rang out across Harvard Yard. Despite exams to come in nine hours, students bared it all in the spring incarnation of an age-old, clothing-optional tradition: Primal Scream.

Murnane Appointed Interim Dean of Ed School

Harvard Crimson - News - May 9

Richard J. Murnane, a professor known for his research on the intersection of economics and education, has been named acting dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, University President Drew G. Faust announced Thursday.

'Gangnam Style' Star Treats Harvard to Jokes, Korean Food

Harvard Crimson - News - May 9

Speaking off the cuff to a packed crowd in Memorial Church Thursday evening, Korean pop sensation Psy remarked on how strange it was to be giving a talk at Harvard.

Female HLS Graduates Enter a Job Market Dominated by Men

Harvard Crimson - News - May 9

The law firm Brune & Richard is an anomaly. In a world where female lawyers represent fewer than 20 percent of partners in private practices, women make up 12 of the 18 lawyers at Brune & Richard.

Faculty Approves Changes to Reading and Examination Periods

Harvard Crimson - News - May 9

A proposal that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approved at their monthly meeting on Tuesday will restructure reading and exam periods starting in 2014.

Harvard-Allston Task Force Begins Discussions on Community Benefits

Harvard Crimson - News - May 9

The Harvard-Allston Task Force engaged in the first of a round of discussions on community benefits in Harvard’s new Institutional Master Plan for Allston development at a task force meeting Wednesday evening.

White Powder in Envelope Prompts Evacuation at Law School

Harvard Crimson - News - May 9

An envelope sent to Harvard Law School Professor Alan M. Dershowitz that was opened Thursday afternoon contained a suspicious white powder, prompting the evacuation of Hauser Hall’s fifth floor.

Joanna Li '12 Dies

Harvard Crimson - News - May 9

Joanna Li '12, a Kirkland House resident and neurobiology concentrator who had been on leave from the College since last spring semester, died Tuesday in Somerville, Kirkland House administrators announced in an email to the House community Wednesday night.

In HLS Classes, Women Fall Behind

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

Among the top students in their graduating classes, men and women entering Harvard Law School earn similar undergraduate grades and LSAT scores. But as soon as students step into Wasserstein Hall, a dramatic gender disparity emerges.

Law School Students Vote for Divestment

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

Students at the Harvard Law School voted in support of a referendum calling on Harvard University to divest from fossil fuel companies, becoming the second student body after the College to vote in support of divestment.

GSAS Hosts Symposium on Student Research

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Harvard Horizons initiative—a program designed to highlight some of the best work of Harvard Ph.D. students­­—culminated in a TED Talk-style symposium on Monday.

At Meeting, Faculty Question Relationship With Administrators

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

In an hour-long discussion that touched on a variety of topics ranging from the expansion of HarvardX to development in Allston, frustrated professors questioned the consultative mechanisms currently in place and the degree to which administrators are willing to listen to the faculty.

Union Holds Rally for Higher Wages

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

Students and members of the Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guard Union rallied outside of Widener Library on Monday to call attention to the union’s ongoing contract negotiations with the University.

University Signs Sustainability Compact With MIT, City

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

University President Drew G. Faust signed the “Cambridge Community Compact for a Sustainable Future” on Monday in an official gesture of Harvard’s commitment to working with other institutions to address the threat of climate change in Cambridge.

Professors Extend Academia Into the Twittersphere

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

Now, as more and more professors sign up for Twitter handles, the exchange of academic information has accelerated to match the rapid-fire pace of online social media.

Despite Cancellation of Visitas, Yield for Class of 2017 Hits 44-Year High

Harvard Crimson - News - May 8

Eighty-two percent of students accepted into Harvard’s class of 2017 have decided to attend Harvard—the highest yield in 44 years.

Soledad O’Brien To Speak at Class Day

Harvard Crimson - News - May 7

Award-winning journalist Soledad M. O’Brien ’88-’00 will be this year’s Class Day speaker, the Senior Class Committee announced Tuesday night.

With President's Charge, Email Policy Group Meets for the First Time

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

A task force of 16 professors and deans pulled from nearly all of the University’s schools convened for the first time Monday to begin its task of reviewing existing University email privacy policies and recommending new ones.

City Council Considers Parking Space Rentals

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

Legislation inquiring into the legality of renting parking spaces in apartment garages was among the most contested issues discussed during Monday night’s City Council meeting, as Councillors related the matter to the larger issue of government regulation.

With President's Charge, Email Policy Group Meets For The First Time

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

A task force of 16 professors and deans pulled from nearly all of the University’s schools convened for the first time Monday to begin its task of reviewing existing University email privacy policies and recommending new ones.

UC Discusses Pre-term Planning

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

Undergraduate Council Representatives marked their final general meeting of the year with discussions about the potential removal of pre-term planning and a vote on previously-discussed changes to UC election procedure.

Final Faculty Meeting To Focus on Relationship Between Administrators and Faculty

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

At the end of a year marked by several high-profile top-down administrative decisions, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will dedicate a large portion of its final monthly meeting Tuesday to a broad discussion of its relationship with administrators.

Smith and Hammonds Express Regret, But Reaffirm Justification Behind Email Searches

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

In an interview with The Crimson last week, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith expressed regret over the handling of the search of Harvard resident deans’ email accounts.

Ferguson Comments and Apology Draw Mixed Reactions

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

In the face of international criticism, Harvard History professor Niall Ferguson apologized for his comments about John Maynard Keynes’ sexual orientation and its relation to his economic theories, prompting mixed reactions from the Harvard community.

Once Home to Kagan and Warren, HLS Faculty Still Only 20 Percent Female

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

At Elizabeth Warren and Elena Kagan’s former place of work, women constitute fewer than a fifth of all professors and assistant professors of law—a disparity that Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow called “absolutely inadequate.” With only 18 women among 92 tenure-track faculty members, the gender imbalance of Harvard Law School’s faculty is comparable to that of other elite law schools, yet still among the most severe of the approximately 200 law schools nationwide.

HMS Researchers Study Aggressive Behavior in Fruit Flies

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

In a new study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Harvard researchers found that two pairs of dopamine-producing neurons in fruit flies may be exclusively linked with aggressive behavior.

Losing Interim Tag, Williamson Becomes Permanent Director of Athletic Communications

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

Timothy Williamson was named Harvard’s permanent Director of Athletic Communications on Thursday after serving in the role on an interim basis for three months. Williamson succeeds previous director Kurt K. Svoboda, who became the Senior Assistant Athletic Director at Stanford University in February.

As House Masters Prepare To Leave Pfoho, House Master Candidates Visit

Harvard Crimson - News - May 6

Potential incoming House Masters Anne Harrington ’82 and John R. Durant, and their eight year old son Jamie, visited Pforzheimer House on Friday evening to engage with the students they may soon oversee.

Harvard Researchers Create 'Smallest Robotic Insect Capable of Flight'

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

A team of Harvard researchers have created what they say is the smallest robotic insect capable of flight—a nickel-sized prototype called RoboBee—that could one day be deployed in swarms for tasks, including environmental monitoring and search-and-rescue operations.

Journalist Soledad O'Brien Reflects on Race Relations Coverage

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

Award-winning broadcast journalist Soledad M. O’Brien ’88-’00 visited the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Thursday for a discussion on her career and experiences in journalism.

Harvard Eyes Internal, External Models for Capital Campaign

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

As it prepares to launch the capital campaign, Harvard may look back to lessons learned from its 1990s campaign. It may also turn an eye toward its peer institutions, like Stanford and MIT, who have recently run successful fundraising drives in the 21st century.

Eight College Students Receive Soros Fellowships

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

Harvard College students have received eight of the thirty 2013 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, which offer financial assistance to first- and second-generation immigrants pursuing graduate studies.

Carr Center Speakers Express Disapproval of Israeli-Palestinian Water Distribution

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

Calling for comprehensive solutions to the water crisis in the West Bank, Tufts professor Annette Huber-Lee and Palestinian refugee Nidal al-Azraq presented work on improving Palestinian access to adequate safe water at an event hosted Thursday evening by the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

myLINGO App Syncs Non-English Dubs in Real Time

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

Because of the work done by Olenka M. Polak ’15, non-English speakers will be able to go to the movie theater and enjoy blockbusters in their native tongues.

Yale Law School Dean Argues Against Corporate Participation in Political Campaigns

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

Speaking to an audience of professors and graduate students, Yale Law School dean Robert C. Post ’69 presented his case for a constitutional basis for campaign finance reform and argued against the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision which allows a certain degree of corporate participation in political campaigns based on the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

San Jose State Professors Criticize edX as ‘Social Injustice’

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

The Philosophy Department at San Jose State University condemned Harvard government professor Michael J. Sandel’s teaching of the edX course ER22x: “Justice” in an open letter sent this week.

HMS Study Finds Low Use of Asthma Insurance Coverage Among Young Adults

Harvard Crimson - News - May 3

A recent study at Harvard Medical School found that young adults in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 utilized less health insurance coverage for their chronic asthma than adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 did.

Teaching and Advising Staff Awarded at Annual Dinner

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Eight members of the Harvard community received recognition for their commitment to teaching and mentorship at the annual Teaching and Advising Awards Dinner held Tuesday evening in Kirkland Dining Hall.

New Sensor To Allow Creation of Cheaper, Gentler Robots

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a mechanism for tactile sensation that will allow robotic machinery to be more gentle, durable, and affordable than before.

Memory May Influence Motivation, Research Suggests

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Motivation in rats is influenced not only by their most recent experiences, but also by a series of recent experiences, according to a recent study by a team of Harvard biology researchers.

Scientists Use Plants To Determine "Tipping Point" in Ecosystems

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

No longer just interesting for their dietary habits, carnivorous plants have recently attracted the attention of Harvard Forest researchers by offering insight into the early detection of irreversible water pollution.

Hormone May Help Fight Diabetes, Research Suggests

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered a hormone which may lead to new treatments for patients afflicted with diabetes.

Embryonic Cells Differentiate Earlier Than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

The latest research conducted by Harvard Medical School researchers may revolutionize our current understanding of embryonic development. Specifically, a new study published last week in the journal Cell offers a new model to describe the way in which cells gain specific functions within the embryo.

Journalists Discuss Impact of Social Media on Recent Coverage

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Speaking at a panel discussion at the Walter Lippmann House Wednesday evening, several professional journalists said that Twitter fundamentally shaped the way they covered the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing shootout and manhunt.

Administrators Travel, Schmooze Donors as Capital Campaign Approaches

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

As the September launch of Harvard’s multi-billion-dollar capital campaign approaches, top-level administrators and members of the University’s development office are targeting and schmoozing prominent donors in search of gifts for Harvard’s most ambitious fundraising effort in history.

Upcoming Report to Address Challenges Facing the Humanities

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

In order to address concerns of declining student enrollment in the humanities, the Harvard Arts and Humanities Division is preparing to release an in-depth report analyzing trends in the humanities and recommending ways to rekindle undergraduate interest in the liberal arts.

Runners Raise Funds for Boston Marathon Victims

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Patrons at Hemenway Gymnasium exercised for a cause Wednesday as the gym dedicated its 19 treadmills to a fundraising effort in honor of participants at this year’s Boston Marathon.

Millennials Harbor Distrust Towards Government, IOP Reports

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Young adults aged 18 to 29, also known as the millennial generation, have an increased distrust in every political institution except the military, according to a biannual Institute of Politics report released Tuesday. Written and analyzed by students, the report also showed an increased polarization among party lines since the election and split opinions about gun regulation.

Punches Fly, Blood Splatters at Fight Night in the Plaza

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Blood splattered across the shoulders of boxer Robert Z. Cai '14 on Wednesday night as he continued throwing punches despite a bleeding nose.

Seniors Present at Final HarvardSpeaks Event

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

In pithy TED Talks fashion, four seniors shared anecdotes about Nicaraguan funerals, failed start-ups, and the behind-the-scenes workings of the Undergraduate Council Wednesday night at the final Harvard Undergraduates Speak event of the semester.

Panel Discusses Potential Pedagogical Reform

Harvard Crimson - News - May 2

Speaking to a packed crowd at the Graduate School of Education Wednesday night, linguist Noam Chomsky and other panelists argued for an education model that promotes a reciprocal relationship between teacher and student.

Mental Health Reform Movement Loses Steam

Harvard Crimson - News - May 1

In an indication that the student-led movement to reform mental health resources may be losing steam, Harvard University Health Services postponed the release of mental health survey results after zero students showed up to either of its two public presentations in the last week.

With Senate Primary, Activism at Harvard Low

Harvard Crimson - News - May 1

Sending text messages and making phone calls, several Harvard students sought to get out the vote for a U.S. Senate primary election that generated relatively little enthusiasm among political activists on campus.

Harvard Polls Draw Surprisingly High Turnout for Primary

Harvard Crimson - News - May 1

Despite low voter turnout across the state, participation at the polls in Quincy House was higher than expected Tuesday, as undergraduates and other members of the community cast their ballots in the first step towards filling the congressional seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Ellwood Meets with Students, Discusses Leadership Courses Uproar

Harvard Crimson - News - May 1

Harvard Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood addressed student concerns Tuesday night about the possible cancellation of a popular adaptive leadership course, but did not commit to maintaining practical leadership training in the Kennedy School’s curriculum.

Couple Shares Road Trip Experiences at GSE

Harvard Crimson - News - May 1

Six years after embarking on a year-long roadtrip across America, Shane M. and Amy E. Bugbee set out on another—this time, to Harvard.

Panelists Discuss Future of Humanities

Harvard Crimson - News - May 1

As the field of humanities seeks to assert its educational value and revive dwindling student interest, faculty and administrators from several universities gathered at the Knafel Gymnasium, formerly known as the Radcliffe Gymnasium, Tuesday afternoon to discuss the future of the humanities at Harvard and beyond.

Anticipating Capital Campaign, FAS Sets Priorities

Harvard Crimson - News - May 1

When Harvard’s capital campaign goes public later this year, the University is expected to formally unveil a handful of ambitious—and abstract—goals for which they will solicit billions of dollars in gifts.

Edward Markey Wins Democratic Senate Primary

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

Rep. Edward J. Markey, the veteran Democrat from Malden, grew a step closer to securing a seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night as he defeated Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, his more moderate challenger, in the Democratic primary special election. Gabriel E. Gomez, a former Navy SEAL from Cohasset, defeated two other candidates to secure the Republican Party nomination.

As Voters Trickle in to Polls, Primary Candidates Make Final Push

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

Campaign volunteers across the Commonwealth made thousands of last-minute phone calls on Tuesday afternoon, urging registered voters to turn out for the special election primary before the polls close at 8 p.m.

As Voters Trickle in to Polls, Primary Candidates Make Final Push

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

Campaign volunteers across the Commonwealth made thousands of last-minute phone calls on Tuesday afternoon, urging registered voters to turn out for the special election primary before the polls close at 8 p.m.

Massachusetts Voters Cast Ballots in Party Primaries

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

Voters trekked to the polls Tuesday morning to cast ballots in the party primaries that by tonight will narrow the field of serious contenders for the state’s U.S. Senate seat down to two.

With Eye on Prize, Markey Hopes for Primary Victory

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls for the special-election primary to fill the state’s vacated U.S. Senate seat. But experts predict that turnout will be low in the election to pick between either party-line-Democrat Edward J. Markey and his underdog, more moderate challenger Stephen F. Lynch, or a diverse slate of Republican hopefuls.

After UHS Trips, Some Students Question Amnesty Policy

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

For some students, the repercussions of an alcohol-related UHS trip carry over beyond the hospital visit itself—causing them and others to question whether they should make the trip to after-hours at all.

College Looks To Profit from Capital Campaign

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

Several upcoming projects—including the renovation of all 12 of Harvard’s residential Houses, the expansion of financial aid initiatives, and the construction of a new student center—suggest that a sizable chunk of the capital campaign’s proceeds will ultimately benefit undergraduates.

'Jesus of the People' Artist Reflects on Art and Inspiration

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 30

Standing behind her acclaimed painting “Jesus of the People”—a depiction of Christ as a young black man—artist Janet McKenzie spoke about her art and inspiration Monday night at Memorial Church.

With Negotiations Stalled, Police Union and University Disagree on Wage Increases

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

Eleven months after negotiations began and nine months after their contract expired, representatives from the Harvard University Police Association expressed continued frustration with the stalled progress in their conversations with the University.

Student Finalists To Face Off in Entrepreneurship Contest

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

Eight teams of finalists for the New Venture Competition will face off Tuesday for the final round of the student track of the Harvard Business School entrepreneurship contest.

After Donation, Radcliffe Gym Renamed Knafel Center

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

The Radcliffe Gymnasium will now be known as the Knafel Center, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced on Thursday, following a recent $10.5 million gift from long-time University donor and venture capitalist Sidney R. Knafel ’52.

Harvard Receives $50 Million Gift To Fund Life Sciences Entrepreneurship

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

Harvard has received a $50 million dollar gift for basic research in the life sciences from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the University announced Monday morning.

Different Goals, One University

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

As the University prepares for the public launch of a multi-billion dollar capital campaign, Harvard’s office of Alumni Affairs and Development, which is wrapping up a two-year “quiet phase,” is working to incorporate centralization into the campaign.

Administrators Seek Input from Harvard Community about Creating First Honor Code

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

In a round of discussions led by administrators this past week, the Committee on Academic Integrity began a “consulting phase” to solicit feedback from members of the Harvard community on its proposal to create the College’s first ever honor code.

Panelists Discuss Head Trauma Research

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

Three panelists described current medical research and long-term goals to reform care and policy on athletic head trauma and concussions during a biannual symposium of the Harvard Society for Mind, Brain, and Behavior in Science Center C on Friday afternoon.

Students Share Stories of Experience as Undocumented Immigrants

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

With signs that read “Nosotros Somos Iguales” and “Keep Families Together” as a backdrop, students gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Saturday evening to speak out about comprehensive immigration reform.

Researchers Praise Response to Marathon Bombing

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

Researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School praised the efficacy of the response by medical and law enforcement officials to the Boston Marathon bombings in a paper published last week by the school’s Program on Crisis Leadership.

Senate Candidates Propose Differing Education Platforms

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

As voters in the Commonwealth prepare to head to the polls on Tuesday to choose their parties’ nominees for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, they will have to consider a number of education platforms ranging from consensus proposals to uniquely bold new ideas.

Senior Class Committee Announces Class Day Student Speakers

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

Four seniors have been selected to deliver speeches at the annual Class Day ceremony on May 29, the Senior Class Committee announced on Sunday.

UC Debates New Election Proposals

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 29

Next September, every upperclassman house and freshman residential yard except Kirkland House will elect new Undergraduate Council representatives.

Astronomers Discover Exoplanets Covered by Oceans

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 27

Harvard astronomers have discovered two exoplanets in the recently found Kepler-62 planetary system that are covered in endless oceans of water, making them viable candidates for sustaining life.

Independent Report on Email Search Scandal Will Be Made Public

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 27

The Boston attorney conducting an outside investigation of Harvard’s email search scandal will share a written report of his findings with the Harvard community, according to a statement issued Friday afternoon by William F. Lee ’72, the Harvard Corporation subcommittee chair overseeing the external review.

HUPD Officers Honored as 'Heroes' by Celtics for Role in Marathon Bombing Manhunt

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 26

Three Harvard University Police Department officers were among those honored for their heroic efforts by the Boston Celtics Friday night at the TD Garden as part of the Celtics’ “Heroes Among Us” community outreach program.

Harvard Seeks Feedback on Honor Code Proposal

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 26

The Committee on Academic Integrity is soliciting feedback from undergraduates, faculty, and teaching fellows on a proposal to establish Harvard’s first-ever honor code.

Former Mexican President Calderón's Appearance at IOP Lacked Previous Controversy

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 26

In a conversation that steered clear of much of the controversy surrounding his arrival at the Harvard Kennedy School, former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon reflected on his term in office.

Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt Addresses Global Web Politics

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 26

During a talk Thursday at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, which was held to promote the book “The New Digital Age,” Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke to the way Google has navigated the changing relationship between technology and government.

UC Memo Recommends Strengthening Student Email Privacy Policy

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 26

A group of Undergraduate Council members drafted a memorandum on Harvard’s undergraduate email privacy policy that clarifies the policy, identifies potential ambiguity, and makes recommendations for changes.

Former CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien Named Visiting Fellow at Ed School

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 26

In honor of her efforts to expand educational opportunities, the Harvard Graduate School of Education announced yesterday that journalist and television anchor Soledad O’Brien ’00 will be a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the school for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Rejecting edX, Amherst Doubts Benefits of MOOC Revolution

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 26

For the more than 60 percent of Amherst College professors who voted against partnering with edX, reaching hundreds of thousands of students around the world does not align with the college’s mission to be “a purposefully small residential community.”

In Arts Medal Ceremony, Matt Damon Reflects on Marathon Bombings

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

Speaking before a Sanders Theatre crowd on Thursday, Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Matt Damon, a Cambridge native formerly of the Class of 1992, said he was glad to be home in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Harvard Students Fold Paper Cranes for Marathon Victims

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

On Wednesday night, around 100 students spent part of the evening folding paper cranes in Winthrop Common Room. The cranes, totalling 285 so far, were made to remember last week’s bombing and subsequent manhunt that claimed four lives and injured hundreds.

Vigil Attendees Seek To Take Back the Night

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

With flickering candles in hand, about 50 Harvard community members gathered in front of Memorial Church Wednesday evening to share or listen to stories of healing after sexual assault.

Admissions Counselors: After Visitas Cancellation, Yield Likely Steady

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

Despite the cancellation of Harvard’s admitted student weekend in the wake of a week of chaos following the Boston marathon bombings, admissions counselors and prospective students agree that the yield for the Class of 2017 will likely be consistent with that of years past.

Under the Microscope: Life Sciences 100r

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

Last spring, while her peers were sitting through Life Science lectures and replicating ages-old science experiments in lab, Valentina Lyau ’15 was learning a little differently. Ten minutes down Oxford Street, Lyau swiped into the restricted-access facilities of Northwest Laboratories to construct a virtual reality as part of a research seminar called Life Sciences 100r.

BPD Commissioner Reflects on Manhunt at IOP

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said that high levels of training and familiarity between different agencies were crucial to law enforcement’s quick apprehension of the Boston Marathon bombings suspects at a Wednesday panel at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

Harvard Duo Wins Parliamentary Debate Nationals

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

Joshua P. Zoffer ’14 and Ben D. Sprung-Keyser ’15 were named the youngest team champions in the history of the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s national tournament on Sunday, marking the second consecutive year that a Harvard team has won the tournament.

Study Reveals Early Malnutrition Affects Personality Formation

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

In a new study published last March in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Harvard researchers reveal that even a single incident of malnutrition in early childhood can have a profound effect on an individual’s adult personality. Individuals who had suffered from severe starvation as infants tended to be more neurotic and less adventurous, sociable, curious, and organized as adults.

Harvard Inaugurates 'Porch' Common Space

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

University President Drew G. Faust, Reverend Johnathan L. Walton, and other members of the Harvard community gathered outside Memorial Church on Wednesday to inaugurate Harvard’s newest common space, “The Porch.”

Partners Reflect on Experiment Fund's First Year

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

The Experiment Fund, the Harvard-affiliated seed-stage investment fund launched January of 2012, held its inaugural Experimenter Assembly in Kirkland Junior Common Room on Wednesday afternoon. During the public event, partners of the fund reflected on the organization’s first year of operations and celebrated its considerable progress thus far.

Harvard Square Businesses Donate to Marathon Victims

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 25

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many Harvard Square restaurants and businesses are donating portions of their sales to help victims of the attacks.

After Bombings, Senate Candidates Resume Campaigning for Primary

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

With next week’s primary election looming, Massachusetts politicians vying to fill the state’s open U.S. Senate seat found themselves grappling with an uncomfortable question this week: how soon is too soon to get back on the campaign trail after a devastating tragedy?

After Bombings, Senate Candidates Have "No Choice" But to Resume Campaigning for April 30 Primary

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

With next week’s primary election looming, Massachusetts politicians vying to fill the state’s open U.S. Senate seat found themselves grappling with an uncomfortable question this week: how soon is too soon to get back on the campaign trail after a devastating tragedy?

Employees, Students Protest Against University Financial Services, Citing Discriminatory Layoffs

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

Around 25 Harvard employees and students gathered in front of the Holyoke Center on Tuesday afternoon to protest what they allege to be the discriminatory layoffs of three workers at University Financial Services.

Tennis Star Puts Spin on Life's Challenges

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

Before an audience of over 400 packed in Emerson Hall Tuesday evening, former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi shared stories of his experiences in tennis and his strategies for overcoming challenges he faced.

Computer Science Professors Experiment With Flipped Classrooms

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

Faculty of Arts and Sciences classes have promoted group work in the classroom for years, but the flipped classroom method goes a step further by moving the traditional lecture out of the lecture hall.

Kennedy School Students Seeking Meeting With Administrators Regarding Recent Promotion Decision

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

Following outcry over a Harvard Kennedy School faculty committee’s decision not to promote lecturer Dean Williams—whose two courses on leadership are critical to the school’s practical curriculum, students say—the Kennedy School Student Government will request a meeting with administrators to discuss the decision and its implications for the school’s mission.

After Error is Revealed, Professor Pair Defends Core Conclusions

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

After coming under fire last week for a Microsoft Excel error and what have been called unconventional research methods in a prominent 2010 macroeconomics paper, Harvard Kennedy School professor Carmen M. Reinhart and economics and public policy professor Kenneth S. Rogoff are continuing to defend their research, saying that despite one mistake, their core conclusions remain unchanged.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Discusses Wartime Spending and Outlook

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

There was a theme of “hope” at the Institute of Politics Tuesday night, as United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter detailed a plan for how the United States can make the transition from a war-burdened economy to one that fosters peace and international cohesion.

Sommer Highlights Cultural Agency at Allston Ed Portal

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 24

In a speech that drew mixed reactions from an audience of about 30 Allston-Brighton residents, Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Doris Sommer described art’s potential for social empowerment both in the community and internationally at the Allston Education Portal Tuesday evening.

HMS To Close Primate Research Center

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

Harvard Medical School’s New England Primate Research Center will largely discontinue its operations by 2015, the Medical School announced Tuesday.

HMS To Close Primate Research Center

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

Harvard Medical School’s New England Primate Research Center will largely discontinue its operations by 2015, the Medical School announced Tuesday.

Democratic Senate Candidates Debate Security

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, and with primary day a week away, the two men battling for the Democratic nod to seek the state’s open Senate seat tangled over their voting records on homeland security in a debate Monday night at the WBZ-TV studios in Allston.

Panel Discusses Challenges of Translation

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

Scholars face an ethically fraught task in translating a text from one language into another, panelists agreed during a Monday afternoon discussion about translation held in Emerson Hall.

Sex Workshop Discusses Consent and Negotiation

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

In a room in Sever Hall Monday night, cookies were passed around and tea was served—a low-key setting for the discussion of sex. For two hours, representatives from the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and Harvard College Munch—a kinky sex discussion group at the College—discussed the importance of consent and negotiation in relationships.

Experts Address University Emergency Response

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

Student criticism of the University’s communication with the Harvard community after last Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon and the subsequent manhunt for the bombing suspects has drawn increased attention to the University’s process of alerting students during emergencies.

Despite Renovations, Upperclassmen Spurn Old Quincy

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

When Old Quincy reopens its doors in the fall after a year of construction, it will feature flat-screen televisions and furniture in every common room, new ceiling fans in every bedroom, and printers on every floor. But upperclassmen aren't biting.

City Council: Increased Demand for Mental Health Services Following Bombings

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 23

The Cambridge City Council voted on Monday night to bolster the city’s mental health services in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent manhunt. Councillors said that the need for mental health services in the city is great as many Cantabrigians struggle to process the tragedies of last week, as well as the fact that Cambridge residents were behind the atrocities.

Seeing Old With New: Digital Push Begins in Harvard's Art Museums

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 22

For some, however, a traditional encounter with a work of art in a museum is necessarily devoid of a device like an iPad. And as Harvard’s cultural collections come of age in the digital era, curators and other museum administrators must straddle a fine line between enhancing their collections and distracting from their original purpose.

Student Organizations Stage Same-Sex Hindu Wedding

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 22

Dressed in red saris and adorned with flowers, two South Asian women met in front of the Science Center on Sunday afternoon to be joined in pretend wedlock.

Community Reflects on Violence 'So Close To Home'

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 22

Aside from the near constant, piercing sound of sirens, the normally vibrant Harvard Square lay silent.

UC Representatives Note Marked Improvement in University Communications

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 22

The morning after the Boston Marathon bombings, Undergraduate Council representative Brett M. Biebelberg ’16 began to draft legislation firmly criticizing what he termed the University’s “flop” in communicating with students in the hours after the deadly attacks.

Without Visitas, Harvard Bands Together To Welcome Prefrosh

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 21

Hundreds of prospective Harvard freshmen, many eager to see the College for the first time, had their plans interrupted by the lockdown in the Boston area Friday which forced Harvard officials to cancel the annual spring weekend for admitted students.

Harvard Sports Teams Postpone Competitions Following Lockdown

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 21

Friday’s city-wide lockdown prompted seven Harvard varsity teams to postpone or withdraw from competition.

Reply Date Extension for Class of 2017 Under Possible Consideration

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 20

Following the cancellation of Visitas weekend Friday afternoon, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 told The Crimson Friday night that officials may consider the possibility of granting an extension for accepted students to reply to their offers of admission to the College.

Area Residents Relieved After Arrest of Marathon Bombing Suspect

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 20

Harvard Square remained quiet Friday night as students and residents slowly took back to the streets following the conclusion of a manhunt for the second Marathon bombing suspect that left much of the greater Boston area effectively on lockdown.

Months Before Marathon Bombing, Suspect Worked as Harvard Lifeguard

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

On Friday, as police lights flashed through their shuttered windows, Tsarnaev’s former coworkers and classmates were left to ponder an unsettling question: how could they reconcile the soft-spoken teenager they had known with the suspected terrorist whose flight left the greater Boston area in a state of fear-ridden lockdown for a full day?

As Manhunt Drags On, Anxious Students Watch from Inside

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

As Greater Boston came to a standstill Friday morning during the manhunt for marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, Harvard students sat anxiously in spaces across campus, glued to television screens as they waited news of developments.

Updates on the Situation at Harvard During the Manhunt in Greater Boston

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

In this space, The Crimson will provide updates on the situation at Harvard as the manhunt in the greater Boston metropolitan area progresses. To share information, please email news@thecrimson.com.

Harvard Cancels Visitas Weekend Programming

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

With greater Boston on lockdown as law enforcement officers hunt down the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Harvard has canceled programming for Visitas weekend.

Today's Front Page: Chaos in Cambridge

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

After a fatal shooting and a manhunt, The Crimson's Page 1.

University Closes With Marathon Bombing Suspect Still At-Large

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

Harvard University will be closed Friday due to public safety concerns prompted by an at-large gunman suspected of playing a role in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

Students Criticize Administrators' Response to Marathon Bombings

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

Student leaders criticized what some have characterized as a dangerously delayed communication from the University following Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon during the monthly meeting of the Harvard College Safety Committee Thursday.

Obama Addresses Boston Citizens After Marathon Explosions

Harvard Crimson - News - Apr 19

Hours before a standoff with police in Watertown concluded with the death of one of the two men believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, healing began in Boston on Thursday morning.