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House renewal in ‘full swing’

House renewal in ‘full swing’

April 16, 2014

When the former Inn at Harvard is fully transformed to accommodate students from Dunster (and, in the future, other Houses undergoing renewal), it will be a home away from the House, with familiar features including a dining hall, lounge, junior and senior common rooms, a seminar room, and music practice spaces.

Senior wins Churchill Scholarship

Senior wins Churchill Scholarship

April 15, 2014

When he first arrived on campus from his native Long Island, N.Y., Harvard senior Levent Alpoge debated between two concentrations: computer science and mathematics.

The debate ended when Alpoge took Math 55 during his freshman year. That one class convinced him that the mathematics faculty’s teaching was inspired.

Hidden in plain sight

Hidden in plain sight

April 8, 2014

Utopian worlds, sign-language poetry, and DNA origami — the subjects are as fascinating and varied as the students who explore them.

Along a small street in the heart of Harvard Square, Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) students are busy at work on their thesis projects in the Linden Street studios.

Celebrating sustainability champions

Celebrating sustainability champions

April 4, 2014

From updating the Harvard University police fleet with new hybrid police cars that increased fuel efficiency across the department to an overhaul of building-controls systems in four buildings at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) that led to more than $400,000 in savings, the Harvard Green Carpet Awards recognized the outstanding efforts of a wide-ranging group of 14 project teams and 129 students and staff toward a more sustainable campus.

Professor Richard N. Frye dies at 94

Professor Richard N. Frye dies at 94

April 4, 2014

In the summer of 1948, Richard N. Frye was nearing the end of a postdoctoral fellowship in the Society of Fellows of Harvard University when he traveled to southern Iran, making his way by mule to the village of Sar Mashhad. Frye battled drought and sandstorms but, with the help of native Qashqai people, was able to climb a small cliff to collect an impression of an 800-word stone inscription written in ancient Pahlavi — one of the largest found in the Near East.