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Personal Finances
FAS

Harvard Economics Department Holds Inaugural Personal Finance Workshop Series

Students concentrating in a variety of fields gathered in Harvard Hall for the Economics Department’s first session of its four-part inaugural Personal Finance Workshop series on Monday evening.

Sanders 1
College

Laibson and Furman to Take Over Ec10, Increase Number of Lectures

The two professors will replace Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw as course heads of Ec10, the department’s year-long flagship introductory course and one of Harvard’s largest undergraduate courses. Mankiw announced in early March that he will step down from teaching the course at the end of the semester to pursue “new pedagogical challenges.”

Littauer
UHS

Economics Department Starts Initiatives to Improve Student Wellbeing Following Mental Health Survey

The Economics Department is taking steps to improve its graduate students' mental health in light of a survey conducted among Ph.D. students in the department which showed high percentages of anxiety and depression.

Littauer
FAS

Harvard Economics Department Plans More Intro Classes Focused on Real-World Applications

The Economics Department is working to create more entry-level courses focused on the applications — as opposed to theory — of economics in an effort to attract more freshmen and sophomores, according to Department Chair Jeremy C. Stein.

First Day of School
College

The #MeToo Movement Makes Its Way Into Harvard Courses

As women around the world have come forward with personal stories about sexual misconduct they’ve faced, Harvard courses have begun to integrate explorations of #MeToo movement themes and issues into their curriculum.

Littauer
FAS

Harvard Economists Join Policy Proposal to Combat Climate Change

More than 3,300 economists, a number of whom are Harvard affiliates, signed the “Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends,” calling for a bipartisan climate change solution, the Climate Leadership Council announced last month. The statement is the largest of its kind, with a historic number of economists signing onto it, including 27 Nobel Laureates.

First Day Blues
College

New Econ Class Sails into Top Enrollment Rankings as Ec 10b Maintains Dominance for Sixth Year

Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” has long reigned as spring semester's most enrolled-in class, but this year the course saw a new contender from within its own department — the brand new course Economics 1152: “Big Data," which had just 32 fewer students.

WGS
FAS

Striving to Become a Department, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Sees Growth

Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality — though currently a small program offering only undergraduate degrees and graduate secondary fields — is working towards one day becoming a “full-fledged” department, Acting Chair of WGS Françoise Lionnet said in an interview Friday.

A Conversation with Cornel West
College

Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break

Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy Cornel R. West ’74  will return to teaching African and African American Studies 10: “Introduction to African American Studies” this semester after 18 years away from the course.

Harvard Band Plays at Primal Scream 2018
College

It Was A Normal Tuesday Night. Then Scores of Harvard Students Dropped Their Underwear.

A biannual tradition, Primal Scream takes place at the end of reading period and just before the start of final exams in both the fall and spring semesters.

Harvard Yale Crowd
Football

Harvard Students Celebrate 135th Game Victory — Less So The Venue

Harvard's commanding 45-27 victory over Yale in the 135th iteration of The Game delighted College students who had witnessed back-to-back losses to Harvard's New Haven rival the past two years.

Memorial Church: A Retrospection
Student Life

Harvard Honors Veterans on World War I Centenary

Although students did not have the day off, they and other campus affiliates found a way to honor veterans.

Sexpardy!
College

Harvard Sex Week Returns to Stimulate Campus Conversations

. “It reaffirmed to me that we may be brilliant in the classroom, but we still need and deserve a comprehensive education in the bedroom, and so I'm proud of the work that Sex Week does," organizer Lita D. Peña ’19 wrote of Sex Week.

Harvard Art Museums
On Campus

Speakers Emphasize Awareness At Humanitarian Action Summit

Students, faculty, and researchers from Harvard and elsewhere gathered Thursday at the Harvard Art Museums for the 2018 Humanitarian Action Summit's talks.

Classroom to Table
College

Classroom to Table Program Returns With 'Limited' Funding

The popular “Classroom to Table” program — a College initiative that funds meals between undergraduates and faculty members around Harvard Square — re-opened its registration portal for the fall 2018 semester this past Monday.

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