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Academics

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College

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Senior 48

Forty-eight College seniors became members of academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa’s Alpha Iota chapter on Nov. 16, joining twenty-four classmates who were elected to the society in April.

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College

Sophomores Select Concentrations in First Completely Virtual Declaration

More than 1,300 sophomore students declared their concentrations virtually last Thursday evening, drawn mostly towards concentrations consistent with past years.

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College

Departments Court Prospective Concentrators Amid Remote Fall

As undergraduate classes pass the midpoint of a second virtual semester, department leaders within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences say they are unsure how the coronavirus will affect students’ concentration choice.

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Student Life

‘I’m Absolutely Terrified’: International Students Fear a Trump Re-Election

Believing their ability to live, work, and study in the United States is in jeopardy, several of Harvard’s international students say they are afraid of the prospect that President Donald J. Trump may be re-elected less than a week from the end of voting.

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Graduate School of Design

Graduate School of Design Faces Backlash After Restructuring Master of Design Studies Program

The Harvard Graduate School of Design announced Friday it has restructured its Masters of Design Studies Program, raising concerns among students and alumni over how administrators came to the decision and whether the shift will dilute the degree’s educational value.

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FAS

GSAS Remains Online for Spring Semester, Continues Emergency Support Initiative

The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will continue all instruction and cohort-building activities for the spring 2021 semester remotely, GSAS Dean Emma Dench wrote in an email to students last Wednesday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Students Grapple with Spring 2021 Decision

Harvard Kennedy School students say they are conflicted about spring plans following the school’s decision to offer in-person classes for international students in the spring.

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FAS

College Extends Deadline to Switch to Pass-Fail Grading to Nov. 16

The Undergraduate Educational Policy Committee extended the deadline for students to change a course’s grading basis between letter-graded and pass-fail to Nov. 16, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke wrote in an email to students Tuesday morning.

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Student Life

Social Science Concentrators Adapt to the Virtual Thesis Process

In an unprecedented semester of virtual learning, seniors concentrating in social science disciplines say they have faced a host of new challenges in completing their theses — but also a few upsides which come with an all-virtual writing process.

Barker Center
Research

Scholars Trace Violent History of Immigration Policy at 'Border Inhumanities' Panel

Scholars discussed the origins and evolution of migration and border politics at a panel discussion Monday evening, pointing out violence throughout the history of American immigration policy.

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College

A ‘Huge Opportunity Cost’: International Students Navigate Midnight Classes, Limited Extracurricular Opportunities

Last spring, Amy M. Zhou ’21 went to sleep at 2 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m., went back to sleep at noon, and woke up at 4 p.m. each day. Classes had transitioned online, and Zhou had to accommodate Cambridge timetables from 14 time zones away.

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College

Gov 50 Students React to Allegations Against Instructor with Anger, Surprise

Dozens of students condemn allegations that Government instructor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts endorsing bigotry and white supremacy.

Harvard Kennedy School
Research

HKS Alumni, Professors Develop App to Promote Inclusive Learning

As faculty and students across the University adjust to this fall’s online academic model, some are turning to a web app developed by a team of Harvard affiliates to promote inclusive classroom learning.

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College

Dozens of Fall Courses Address Race, Inequality in America

A host of Harvard departments are offering courses this semester that aim to engage with the racial injustice in America after a summer of protests over anti-Black racism.

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College

Arts and Humanities Division Outlines New Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Arts and Humanities Division has announced initial details on their website regarding the launch of a new humanities fellowship program in the spring of 2021.

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