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SEAS Dean Doyle Says Diversity Plan Has Made ‘Great Progress’

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III said in a Thursday interview with The Crimson that the school has made “great progress” in implementing its “robust” diversity plan.


SEAS Prof. Behind Withdrawn Policing Course Continues Research, Plans Fall 2021 Iteration

Bioengineering professor Kevin K. “Kit” Parker wrote in a Thursday statement to The Crimson that he plans to teach a course on data analysis and policing strategy in fall 2021, despite cancelling the course this semester after student backlash.

Engineering Classes Adapt Online

‘How Do You Do the Lab Classes?’: Harvard’s Engineering School Adapts to the Virtual World

Engineering courses are among those that face the greatest logistical hurdles in adapting to a virtual setting – equipment can often be expensive and immobile, while labs and group projects present a need for collaboration.

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After Five Years of Construction, SEAS Faculty and Staff Begin Transition into New Allston Science and Engineering Complex

After the coronavirus crisis delayed the opening of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston, faculty and staff at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have begun transitioning their offices to the new building.

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Three Harvard Professors Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Three Harvard professors were among 106 new members elected this year to the National Academy of Engineering, the NAE announced Tuesday.

College Life

SEAS Welcomes Sophomores at Virtual Convocation

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences officially welcomed concentrators from the class of 2023 at its first virtual sophomore convocation Thursday night.

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Harvard Physicist Federico Capasso Wins Ives Medal and Quinn Prize in Optics

Harvard Applied Physics professor Federico Capasso was awarded the 2021 Frederic Ives Medal and Jarus W. Quinn Prize, the Optical Society announced Thursday.


Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration for Class of 2023

Economics remained the most popular concentration for the Class of 2023, with 186 declared sophomores. Computer Science and Government also retained the second and third spots, with 120 and 111 declared sophomore concentrators, respectively.


SEAS Cancels Class on Controversial Policing Strategy After Student Petition

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences canceled a new course this semester focused on police counterinsurgency tactics after a widespread petition called for its withdrawal, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III wrote in an email to school affiliates Monday.


Richard Cooper, Longtime Harvard Economist and Public Servant, Dies at 86

Richard N. Cooper — who taught international economics at Harvard starting in 1981 and served in four different U.S. presidential administrations — died of lymphoma on Dec. 23 at age 86 at his home in Cambridge.

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Conservatives on Campus Attempt to Find Their Footing As Trump Presidency Ends

As the sun sets on Donald Trump’s term, Republicans at Harvard hope to revive their party’s traditional emphasis on conservatism. At the same time, they believe the past four years have created a specter that will loom over them as they engage in campus discourse.

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Central Administration

Trump and Harvard Spar Over Immigration, Relief Funding

Policies enacted by the Trump administration during the coronavirus pandemic brought tensions between the administration and Harvard to a head, culminating in a lawsuit Harvard filed against the federal government in July.

Guido Goldman

Guido Goldman, Co-Founder of Center for European Studies, Dies at 83

In their 30-year collegial relationship, what Professor Charles S. Maier ’60 remembers most about Guido G. Goldman ’59 is his “magic sense of connectivity” — a connectivity that stretched from personal relationships to trans-Atlantic partnerships.

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A Look into the Lives of Conservative Students on Campus

For Wesley L. Donhauser ’21, president of the Harvard Republican Club, the negative stereotypes attached to Republican students on campus can be “shocking” at times.

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Sophomores Select Concentrations in First Completely Virtual Declaration

More than 1,300 sophomore students declared their concentrations virtually last Thursday evening, drawn mostly towards concentrations consistent with past years.