University News

Valentine's Day Makeover for the Women of the YWCA

Office for Sustainability Spearheads Cosmetics Drive

Tables covered in gourmet chocolate, pastries, and gift bags of donated cosmetics filled the YWCA in Cambridge Thursday during its 10th annual Valentine’s Day Cosmetics Drive.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Uses Skype to Interview Applicants

From applicants living in Asia to military personnel who are on active duty, qualified prospective students for Harvard Law School were interviewed through the free videoconferencing software Skype for the first time.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Students Vote in Favor of Responsible Investment

Students at the Harvard Kennedy School became Harvard’s second student body to vote yes on a referendum question supporting responsible investment of the University’s endowment.

Student Life

Students Convene for Obama’s Fifth SOTU

Students crowded into the Harvard Kennedy School’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Tuesday night to watch President Obama deliver his first State of the Union Address since his re-election in November.


HDS Professors React to Papal Resignation

Harvard Divinity School professors reacted with surprise—and in some cases, comprehension—to Pope Benedict XVI’s historic announcement Monday that he will resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of this month.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Professor Settles in Gender Discrimination Suit

Five years after filing a gender discrimination lawsuit against Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School professor Carol A. Warfield has reached a $7 million settlement with the Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital.


Office of Sustainability Launches E-Waste Collection Program

Harvard’s Office for Sustainability has placed clear, blue, e-waste collection tubes in over 50 locations across campus. The new program strives to increase the degree to which Harvard students recycle smaller, handheld e-waste from laptops, batteries, chargers, and phones that is harder to keep track of than the larger waste already collected by building managers and other personnel.

John Harvard Snow

As Blizzard Hits, Harvard Copes with MBTA Closings, Staff Shortages

Nearly two feet of snow coated Harvard’s campus this weekend as winter storm “Nemo” became Boston’s fifth-largest snowstorm on record, with 24.9 inches of snow measured in the city according to official reports.

Harvard Divinity School

$10 Million Donation To Fund New Endowment at Divinity School

The Harvard Divinity School announced a $10 million gift from James R. Swartz ’64 and former Divinity School artist-in-residence Susan Shallcross Swartz last Wednesday. The donation—one of the largest in the school’s history—will fund the creation of the Susan Shallcross Swartz Endowment for Christian Studies, supporting new professorships, fellowships, and programming at the Divinity School.


Interfaith Students to Help Educate Prisoners

Kaia Stern, a lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, called the Harvard Interfaith Prison Education program an invaluable step towards fixing a prison system in “crisis” at the program’s official kick-off event Thursday evening.


Harvard's Plan for Fence Panels Denied

The Commission voted Thursday night to strike down a University proposal that would have affixed decorative panels to sections of the fence guarding entry to Harvard Yard in the Science Center Plaza.


TV May Halve Sperm Count

Watching too much television can lower a man’s sperm count by up to 44 percent, according to a recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.


Lacking Space, SEAS Plans Allston Expansion

As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences awaits its planned move across the river to Allston, the school is in search of short term solutions to immediate problems created by a lack of space.


Students Object to Hillel Policies

A group of Harvard students has launched a campaign protesting international Hillel policies banning partnerships with student groups that “support boycott of, divestment from, or sanctions against the State of Israel.”


Royal Society President Calls for Integration of Science and Policy

Greater efforts should be taken to integrate scientific research into policies, Paul M. Nurse, the president of the Royal Society, said at the Science and Democracy Lecture Series on Wednesday evening.