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Caroline C. Hunsicker

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Proposed Theater Concentration Would Draw on Existing Courses

A proposed concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media would draw heavily from existing resources, using current teaching staff and curricula from across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and outside groups.


New Civil War Course Finds its Footing Among Various Disciplines, Venues

In a partnership between the A.R.T. and the History and Literature Department, "Staging the Civil War" navigates literary, theater, and archival sources to bring a new perspective to the Civil War.


Humanities Frameworks Courses Change in Their Second Year

The professors in charge of the Humanities Frameworks courses have adapted their syllabi, expanding the interdisciplinary nature of the courses.

Jill Abramson

Abramson To Extend Time at Harvard by One Year

Former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson came to Harvard last fall as a visiting lecturer and was originally slated to teach for one year.

Harvard Medical School

Med School Nets $30M in Grants for Pharmacology Research

The Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science at the Harvard Medical School was recently awarded $30 million in funding from government agencies in response to proposals from the program’s principal researchers.


Undergraduate Assaulted Early Monday Morning North of Campus

A female undergraduate was assaulted by an unidentified man early Monday morning as she walked on Beacon St. in Somerville, several blocks north of campus.

On Campus

Contract Employee Injured after Fall from Science Center Roof

Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, a contract employee for Harvard Energy and Utilities Services fell from a water cooling tower while working on the roof of the Science Center.


Contracted Workers Face Alleged Disparities in Treatment, Privileges

From early morning duties to late night shifts, staff at Harvard maintain the dining halls, provide custodial services, and work to keep the campus secure. While many of these workers are directly employed by the University, thousands of them are actually employed by independent companies, which work on contract for Harvard.


HUPD Reports Unarmed Robbery Near Leverett Saturday Morning

The Harvard University Police Department issued a community advisory Saturday evening after a female unaffiliated with the University reported that she was attacked and robbed while walking near Leverett House on Memorial Drive early Saturday morning.


Number of Thefts in River Houses Rises

Thefts on campus spiked over the past week in several of the River Houses, where items ranging from laptops to cameras to coats were reported stolen.


Students React to Proposed Campus Center

Though University President Drew G. Faust emphasized that the new Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center would foster “one University” for all Harvard students, many students across the University remain skeptical about whether Faust’s goal can be accomplished.

Harvard in the World

Harvard Philippine Forum Responds to Typhoon Haiyan

As Harvard students with families in southeast Asia sought assurance of their relatives’ safety this weekend, students groups on campus began mobilizing relief efforts to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Student Groups

Innovation Summit Encourages Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs, Harvard affiliates, and students from across the United States convened in Northwest Labs on Saturday for the Igniting Innovation Summit.

Harvard in the World

EdX, Jordanian Queen Partner To Unveil Edraak

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan unveiled Edraak, an online education website for the Arabic-speaking world, during a visit to Harvard on Thursday.


Despite Common App Glitches, Harvard Retains Nov. 1 Deadline

After several schools delayed their early application deadlines in response to technical glitches on the Common Application website, Harvard’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has decided against changing the date.