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Social Science Concentrators Adapt to the Virtual Thesis Process

In an unprecedented semester of virtual learning, seniors concentrating in social science disciplines say they have faced a host of new challenges in completing their theses — but also a few upsides which come with an all-virtual writing process.

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Harvard Economics Professor Isaiah Andrews Wins MacArthur Grant

Harvard Economics professor Isaiah S. Andrews was one of 21 recipients of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the MacArthur Foundation announced on Tuesday.


Professor Kosuke Imai to Oversee Gov 50; Kane Will Continue Teaching

Government professor Kosuke Imai will take over as the official head of Government 50: “Data” in order to “ensure that the course can proceed without further disruption,” divisional Dean of  Social Science Lawrence D. Bobo and Government department Chair Jeffry A. Frieden announced in a letter to students Thursday.


Gov 50 Preceptor David Kane to Resume Lecturing Despite Calls for His Removal

Harvard instructor David D. Kane will remain as preceptor for Government 50: “Data” and resume teaching duties on October 13, according to an email he sent out to students Tuesday night.


Gov 50 Students React to Allegations Against Instructor with Anger, Surprise

Dozens of students condemn allegations that Government instructor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts endorsing bigotry and white supremacy.


Students Allege Harvard Instructor David Kane Made Racist Posts on Blog

Harvard undergraduates allege David D. Kane, Government preceptor and Government 50: “Data” instructor, authored racist posts over the course of several years under the pseudonym “David Dudley Field ’25” on his website EphBlog.

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Charles Murray to Speak in Gov 50 Lecture Series

Charles A. Murray ’65 will speak virtually on Oct. 16 to students in the course Government 50: “Data” as part of the course’s optional speaker series entitled “Data Scientists, Data Professionals, Data Dissidents.”

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Social Science Faculty Transform Their Courses for Online Learning

During an unprecedented semester of virtual learning, Social Sciences professors teaching large lecture courses say they are working hard to keep their classes as engaging and interactive as possible.

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Entering Phase 2: Moderna Therapeutics Races to Create COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna Therapeutics, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, is at the forefront of coronavirus vaccine development. The company recently received FDA approval to move onto Phase 2 of vaccine testing, in addition to $500 million in grants.


Harvard's LabXChange Provides Platform for Remote Scientific Learning During Pandemic

As schools around the country transition to virtual learning, LabXChange — a new scientific learning platform built by Harvard — allows STEM students the opportunity to mimic a science classroom and lab experience.

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Office for the Arts Develops Digital Performance Series to Combat Social Isolation

The Office for the Arts launched a digital series called "Pause for Art" featuring artistic performances by Harvard affiliates, with the aim of providing viewers a sense of community through music, poetry, and other art forms.

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Former Energy Secretary, Deputy Discuss Nuclear Energy and Climate at IOP

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman ’78 discussed the importance of nuclear energy in an event moderated by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Meghan L. O’Sullivan at the Institute of Politics Monday night.

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Linguist Daniel L. Everett Discusses Origins of Language at Science Book Talk

Daniel L. Everett, a linguist, introduced his newest book and discussed the origins of language with a crowd of more than 200 Wednesday.

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Brian Greene Talks the Physics of Free Will at Science Center Lecture

Theoretical physicist and Columbia University professor Brian R. Greene ’84 emphasized humanity’s unique place in the cosmos — despite occupying a miniscule sliver of space and time — at a Science Center talk Wednesday night.

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Learning Happiness With Professor Jason Mitchell

For Mitchell, combatting the tragic consequences of the reported spike in mental illness on college campuses was a key motivation behind his new course, GenEd 1154: “The Science of Happiness.”