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Large GenEd Course during Shopping Week
College

FAS Committee to Announce Future Course Registration Proposal in December

The Committee on Course Registration announced Wednesday that it will reveal its proposal for the College’s future course registration model in December, which could spell the end of the current shopping week system.

Davis Center Georgian Studies
FAS

Harvard Davis Center Announces New Georgian Studies Program

Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is launching a new program for Georgian Studies with the support of the Georgian government, the center announced Wednesday.

Shopping Week Rally
College

After Undergrads Rally for Shopping Week, Teaching Fellows Reiterate Job Uncertainty Concerns

Earlier this month, a petition gained more than 1,300 signatures in support of shopping week, the system in which students browse courses the first week of class prior to registering. Students rallied to preserve shopping week last Tuesday, marking the first day of voting in the referendum.

Penny Pritzker
College

Penny Pritzker ’81 Donates $100 Million for New Economics Department Building

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and business leader Penny S. Pritzker ’81 donated $100 million to the Economics Department to support the construction of a new department building, Harvard announced Tuesday morning.

COVID-19 Accommodations in Classes
Student Life

With Return to In-Person Instruction, Courses Adapt to Accommodate Quarantining Students

Bereft of in-person instruction for 18 months, students eagerly returned to class. Yet, for those with symptoms or diagnoses of Covid-19, online learning is not just a remnant of the past.

Shopping Week Rally
College

As Referendum Opens, Students Rally in Support of Shopping Week

Undergraduates rallied in support of shopping week in Science Center Plaza Tuesday afternoon, waving signs and distributing fliers that read “Save Shopping Week” and “Stop Course Preview Period” to students filing out of their classes.

Freshman Survey Data 2021
Student Life

Freshman Recruited Athletes Less Ethnically Diverse than Previous Years, Survey Reports

One major subset of the Class of 2025 — recruited athletes — is more predominantly white than in previous years, according to the results of The Crimson’s annual freshman survey.

First Day of Classes
College

‘It’s Just So Different’: Harvard Students Return to the Classroom After 18 Months

After more than a year of Zooming into classes from across the world, Harvard undergraduates walked into classrooms Wednesday to start their fall courses.

SEAS Photo Essay 2
FAS

For First Time, $1 Billion SEAS Complex in Allston Welcomes Hundreds of Students

Hundreds of students filed into the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston on Wednesday, the first day the eight-story steel building — more than five years and $1 billion in the making — hosted lectures and seminars.

First Day of Classes
Student Life

Harvard Will Not Hold In-Person Shopping Week for Third Semester in a Row This Fall

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will hold virtual course previews in lieu of an in-person shopping week — a period at the start of the term when students can test out classes before officially enrolling — for the third semester in a row this fall.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Committed to Gender Equity A Decade Ago. How Successful Have Its Efforts Been?

In the last decade, students, faculty, and administrators have worked to carve out a space for women to succeed at the historically male Business School, which exists in the shadow of the male-dominated finance field. This year, the gender distribution of the school's top graduates is more even — but some students say the school still has work to do.

Harvard Yard
College

Seventy-Four Harvard Undergraduates Awarded 2021 Hoopes Prize for Research

Seventy-four Harvard undergraduates were awarded the 2021 Thomas T. Hoopes prize for outstanding scholarly work or research.

Covid Empty Campus Yard
College

Khurana Says College Preparing to Support Students in Transition to In-Person Fall

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that the College is preparing for the unique challenges of returning to a full campus this fall and is considering ways to support students in their transition to residential life.

Life on Campus
House Life

DSO Looks Ahead to Virtual Visitas, On-Campus Outdoor Programming

Administrators at the Dean of Students Office discussed their planning for a virtual iteration of the College’s admitted students’ weekend — Visitas — and potential College-sponsored outdoor activities in an interview last week.

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SEAS

Student-Led Report Finds Gender, Ethnicity-Based Disparities in Computer Science at Harvard

Widespread disparities based on factors of identity persist in undergraduates’ experiences in computer science at Harvard, according to a report published Friday by the student advocacy group Harvard Women in Computer Science.

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