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Football 2017: Harvard 38, Lafayette 10

10.14.17

Nothing like having your superstar return a punt 85 yards to get you back on track.

The Harvard Sophomore Aiming for City Council

10.13.17

Unfortunately for Nadya Okamoto ’20, a candidate in next month’s Cambridge City Council election, the height of campaign season happens to coincide with back-to-school season.

Health Benefits to Cost 3.8 Percent More

10.11.17

After several years of significant increases in employee healthcare spending, Harvard’s overall healthcare costs will increase 3.8 percent in 2018 (down from last year’s 7 percent increase, and 7.3 percent the previous year). Employees’ monthly premiums will increase between 3 and 5 percent, depending on their chosen plan and salary tier.

Sunil Amrith, Kate Orff, and Damon Rich Awarded MacArthur Grants

10.11.17

Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family professor of South Asian studies and professor of history, has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship (better known as the “genius grant”), a no-strings-attached award of $625,000 paid out over five years.

Football 2017: Harvard 14, Cornell 17

10.8.17

That’s why they play the games.

Peer Schools Outperform Harvard’s Endowment

10.5.17

The State of the Final-Club Debate

10.3.17

Last Friday, when members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) received their materials for the first faculty meeting of the year, held on the afternoon of October 3, they may have thought they’d been sent an old agenda. A report from the USGSO (unrecognized single-gender social organizations: final clubs, fraternities, and sororities) committee was docketed.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Debt Deal

10.3.17

Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean Michael D. Smith used his annual report to colleagues for the 2016-2017 academic year, being released today, to highlight an academic initiative focused on inequality in America; update data on the faculty’s makeup; and outline striking details about FAS’s capital spending on House renewal and other projects—and the resulting strain on its finances.

Radcliffe Institute Dean Liz Cohen to Step Down

10.3.17

Jones professor of American studies Lizabeth Cohen, who was appointed dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in early 2012 after serving as interim dean for several months, announced today that she would step down at the end of the academic year. She will return to her research and teaching role in the history department after a one-year sabbatical. 

One Step Closer to a New Alma Mater

10.3.17

After releasing a draft of recommendations developed through conversations and listening sessions with Harvard faculty, students, and staff, the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging has selected a longlist of 20 choices from among 168 submissions to replace the final line of Harvard’s alma mater.

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