Academics


Post-Tenure Denial Backlash, 'Ethnic Studies Rise' Initiative Lauds Professor García Peña

Students and scholars around the country tweeted passages from associate Romance Languages and Literatures professor Lorgia García Peña’s book “The Borders of Dominicanidad” last week to recognize her scholarly work following a controversy over her tenure denial at Harvard.


FAS Dean Gay 'Hopeful' Faculty Will Develop Ethnic Studies Concentration

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay reiterated her position that the search for faculty who study race and ethnicity must come before the establishment of a formal Ethnic Studies concentration in an interview Friday.


Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration for Class of 2022

Economics maintained its position as the most popular concentration, with 612 undergraduate concentrators at the College this fall, according to the Director of the Office of Institutional Research Karen Pearce.


Seven Harvard Seniors Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Seven members of Harvard’s Class of 2020 have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the American and Canadian secretaries of the Rhodes Trust announced Saturday and Sunday, respectively.


Extension School Degree Names 'Academically Wrong,' Dean Says

Dean of the Division of Continuing Education Huntington D. Lambert said in an interview Friday that he agrees with student complaints saying degrees awarded by the Harvard Extension School should be rephrased to more accurately reflect students’ programs of study.


JDP

The Harvard Law School on a cloudy Wednesday afternoon. Now, juniors in college pay no application fee when applying to the Harvard Law School through the Junior Deferral Program.


Lauren Kaminsky and Steven Biel

Lauren Kaminsky and Steven Biel are a dynamic duo inside and outside the classroom, nurturing a long-lasting friendship built upon collaboration within the History and Literature department.


Loitering 2

Professor and artist Stephen J. Prina and teaching fellow Hadi Fallahpisheh unpack a student’s project materials for their class Art, Film, and Visual Studies 80: "Loitering: Studio Course."


Loitering 1

Professor and artist Stephen J. Prina and teaching fellow Hadi Fallahpisheh observe a student project for their class Art, Film, and Visual Studies 80: "Loitering: Studio Course."


CMES

Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies was one of the first centers to receive funding under Title VI of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's National Defense Education Act, which provided federal funding to educational programs that sought to benefit national security and U.S. economic interests.


New Computer Science Professor Milind Tambe Aims for Social Impact

Milind Tambe has joined the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty as a tenured professor this fall and will head the Center for Research on Computation and Society at SEAS.


Academic Resource Center

The new Academic Resource Center is located at 1414 Massachusetts Avenue. The completed center is now open to students from Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Peer Advising Fellows Instructed to Limit Academic Advising

Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office has instructed Peer Advising Fellows to not offer directive academic advice to freshmen and to instead refer students to their freshman advisers — a change some veteran PAFs say limits their ability to help freshmen.


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