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Juliet E. Isselbacher

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Astronomy Department
Research

Harvard Astronomers Help Capture First-Ever Image of Black Hole

A research group led by a Harvard scientist unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday morning, drawing praise from both the scientific community and the general public.

Agassiz House
On Campus

Agassiz Name on Harvard Campus Honors Not Louis Agassiz, But Wife and Son

A recent lawsuit accusing former zoology professor Louis Agassiz of using photos of slaves to promote racist ideologies has reignited conversations about his name and legacy, but, Harvard staff say the Agassiz name on campus honors the contributions of his wife and son rather than his own.

Science Center
FAS

Underrepresented Minority Tenure Track Faculty in Harvard Sciences Increases to 13 Percent

The percentage of underrepresented minority tenure track faculty in Harvard's Sciences division has increased 10 percentage points to 13 percent in the past year, according to Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs.

Grad Council Meeting
FAS

Graduate Student Criticizes Harvard’s Reimbursement Policies As a Financial and Psychological ‘Burden’

The discussion surrounding reimbursement issues was refreshed after Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Ph.D. candidate Jessica E. Sagers published an op-ed in Science Magazine, detailing how she and her peers have suffered under Harvard’s current reimbursement policies.

Math Common Room
FAS

Some Math Faculty Chafe at Administrators’ Role in Faculty Hiring Process

Math Professor Wilfried Schmid publicly criticized what he viewed as administrators’ undue influence in the department’s current search at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ meeting earlier this month.

Astronomy Department
FAS

Following 2017 Controversy Over Origins of the Universe, New Paper Offers Test for Cosmic Inflation

Harvard astronomers have identified a cosmic signature that might help scientists understand what happened before the Big Bang. The paper provides a possible test to determine what happened before the Big Bang, a question that has long puzzled physicists and astronomers alike.

Power in STEM
Research

Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion

Graduate students in STEM departments shared stories about sexual harassment in the lab, issues with advisors, and unsafe working conditions at a discussion hosted by the graduate student union Wednesday night.

University Hall
College

Harvard Professors Prepare for New General Education Program Rollout

Faculty members gearing up to teach General Education courses under the revised program this fall say they are excited about the prospect of reaching new students. Some faculty members are preparing entirely new curricula to fit the requirements, while others are revamping previously offered courses to reach a broader audience.

Midterm Votes Analysis at Radcliffe
Politics

Radcliffe Institute Panel Unpacks 2018 Midterm Election

Four panelists discussed the role of female candidates in this year’s midterm elections with an audience of Harvard affiliates and Boston area residents Tuesday.

Midterm Votes Analysis at Radcliffe
Politics

Radcliffe Institute Panel Unpacks 2018 Midterm Election

Four panelists discussed the role of female candidates in this year’s midterm elections with an audience of Harvard affiliates and Boston area residents Tuesday.

HY 7
College

Students Rally During Harvard-Yale Spirit Week for 'Payback Time'

Spirit Week kicked off with a Chili Cook-Off in the Science Center Plaza and will close out Friday night with the dance party, “HYsteria,” which is open to all Harvard and Yale undergraduates.

Widener Library
College

Harvard Parents Proudly Don 'P’22' Caps for First-Year Family Weekend

Harvard Yard bustled with parents, siblings, and extended family members on Friday and Saturday as relatives of freshmen converged on Cambridge for the College’s First-Year Family Weekend.

Anne M. Raheem
College

HAA Announces 2019 Class Committee Officers and House Representatives

The Harvard Alumni Associaton annouced the nineteen seniors tasked with leading the Class of 2019 as officers and house representatives in an email to the senior class Friday afternoon.

Harvard-Yale Tickets
On Campus

Spike in Harvard-Yale Ticket Scalping Spurs Rebuke from Resident Deans

So many students have tried to resell their tickets to the Harvard-Yale football game this year — a violation of Athletics Department policy — that some resident deans are now admonishing undergrads over internal email lists.

Loomis Observatory
College

Undergrads Spearhead Repairs to Loomis-Michael Observatory Telescope

The changes are minor, but long overdue, according to Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe President Rodrigo E. Cordova ’19.

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