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Helix Classroom
Extension School

DCE Uses Portable Technology to Support Students Learning Remotely

Instructors at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education can now accomodate teaching students learning both in person and remotely in nearly every classroom thanks to the portable technology software HELIX.

Shopping Week Rally
Student Life

FAS Committee Recommends Scrapping Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration

A Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee released a proposal recommending the College replace its current “shopping week” course registration system with a system of previous-term registration.

Bridget Terry Long
Academics

HGSE Launches Online Education Leadership Master’s Program Targeting Mid-Career Professionals

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is launching a new fully-online master’s program in Education Leadership, part of its efforts to increase access for mid-career professionals, HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long said in an interview Wednesday.

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College

College Developing Proposal for Double Concentrations Without Combined Thesis

A committee within Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Education is developing a proposal to introduce double concentrations at the College, which it hopes to submit to a faculty vote in spring 2022.

Larry Summers in 2014
College

Harvard Affiliates Help Found New University In Response To Free Speech Concerns in Higher Ed

Several current and former Harvard professors are helping establish the University of Austin, a private liberal arts school in Texas launched in response to what some of its founders see as a culture of censorship within higher education.

UC Meeting
Undergraduate Council

UC Stands Against Course Preview Period, Establishes Advocacy Fund

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to release a statement against Harvard’s decision to hold a course preview period and to establish an advocacy fund on Sunday evening.

Freshman Family Weekend
College

Freshmen Parents Brave Strike, Storms for Family Weekend

Parents, siblings, and relatives of the Class of 2025 had to dodge strikers and escape storms this weekend as they visited Harvard for First-Year Family Weekend.

Strike Academic Events
Labor

First Day of Grad Union Strike Disrupts Classes, Causes Confusion

The first day of the Harvard graduate student union strike disrupted undergraduate courses as the union formed picket lines to discourage students from attending class.

Graduate Council
Student Life

Harvard Graduate Council Mulls Shopping Week, Graduate Student Strike at Monday Meeting

Harvard Graduate Council members mulled the potential impacts of reinstating shopping week and as well as an imminent three-day strike by the University’s graduate student union during a public meeting Monday.

Dean Khurana
College

Khurana Says College Will Maintain Academic Continuity in Event of Grad Student Strike

With the graduate student union poised to stage a walkout in the coming days, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday that the College is making plans to maintain academic continuity.

Jeff Blossom
Academics

Jeff Blossom

Maya Jasanoff
History

Maya Jasanoff

Dean Gay
FAS

FAS Dean Gay ‘Pretty Confident’ In-Person Classes Will Continue

Faculty of the Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said she “could not be more pleased” about the Covid-19 positivity rate on campus during an interview last week.

Lamont Library
On Campus

Students Celebrate Campus Libraries Reopening

The reopening of libraries across the University almost 18 months after they shuttered their doors has been met with jubilation from students eager to check out books and frequent communal study spaces.

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Student Life

Students, Faculty Conflicted Over Return to In-Person Labs

With the benefits of virtual labs in mind, Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said Harvard’s Board of Overseers and the Science Education Office are discussing the question of what aspects of virtual learning could be applied in the return to in-person work.

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