College News

Quincy Construction

Quincy Renewal Still on Schedule

Though scaffolding and black tarp continue to shroud the facade of Old Quincy, renovations on the building are proceeding according to plan.

Student Groups

Chess Club Prepares for Comeback

The leaders of Harvard Chess are pushing to intensify the team’s tournament training in hopes of becoming more competitive nationally in the long run.

Science Center Construction
On Campus

Science Center Plaza Renovation Moving Forward on Schedule

With the Science Center Plaza construction project approaching completion ahead of schedule, Harvard officials are touting the space’s potential to become a bustling communal gathering area.

"The Human Organism" Through the Years
Gen Ed

After 40 Years, One Last Hurrah

When Joseph D. Brain delivered the first lecture of his new physiology course “The Human Organism” in 1971, scientists had not yet eradicated smallpox, profiled DNA, or discovered HIV.


Classes Address Collaboration Policies

Among crowded classrooms and stacks of syllabi, professors outlining their collaboration policies have become a common theme of opening lectures.


Student Task Force Report Examines University Gun Policy

A focus group of Undergraduate Council representatives released a report early this month examining the University’s policies on guns, discussing the history of gun-related incidents on campus, and recommending policy actions to prevent campus shootings.

Men's Basketball

Alumnus Slams Harvard's Handling of the Cheating Scandal

Thomas G. Stemberg ’71, founder of the retail chain Staples and a prominent supporter of the Harvard mens’ basketball program, characterized the College’s handling of the Government 1310 cheating scandal as “Orwellian” in a personal letter addressed to University President Drew G. Faust.


New Dean of Student Life Brings Years of Administrative Experience

When Stephen Lassonde takes the helm of the Office of Student Life in March, he will encounter issues similar to many he faced in his previous posts, including a changing residential environment and a disciplinary system that many have described as misguided.