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Martha Whitehead

Courtesy of Harvard University


A new leader for the library system


Harvard College Gen Ed curriculum nears, and faculty members rethink course registration.

March-April 2019

Anthony Abraham Jack

Photograph by Jill Anderson

Anthony Jack’s new book on the “doubly disadvantaged”

March-April 2019

Illustration by Manon de Jong

The Undergraduate considers the Smith Campus Center

March-April 2019

Carpenter Center: home to Visual and Environmental Studies, soon to be Art, Film, and Visual Studies—a better name for the work done there

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Renaming Visual and Environmental Studies to signal a clearer focus on making art and film


Bryce Dallas Howard and Milo Ventimiglia

Bryce Dallas Howard portrait by Martina Tolot

Bryce Dallas Howard and Milo Ventimiglia will receive their awards on January 31 and February 8, respectively.  


Are data from massive open online courses a crystal ball into the future of online education?

Data from Science Magazine/Chart by Lydia S.C. Rosenberg

Harvard and MIT experiences suggest a more constrained vision for massive free courses.


Statue of John Harvard

Statue of John Harvard

Photograph by Ericodeg/

More women in science, and a steady increase in Asian-American admits 


Supporters of affirmative action protested in Harvard Square the day before SFFA v. Harvard went to trial...

Photograph by Liu Jie/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

The lawsuit that could determine the fate of affirmative action

January-February 2019