President Susan Hockfield issued a joint statement last Thursday with the presidents of Princeton and Stanford in an effort to shift the furor over remarks made by Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers ’75 last month into a more productive context.
Responding to concerns that onerous visa requirements are discouraging foreign students and scientists from coming to the United States, the State Department has extended the time many of them can remain before renewing security clearances.
The clearance is required for foreigners working in areas the government deems “sensitive.” Fields like chemistry, engineering and pharmacology can be in that category.
The Steam Cafe opened yesterday, replacing the Dome Cafe on the fourth floor of Building 7.
The Presidents’ Council of the Interfraternity Council will vote on whether to expel the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity from the IFC at a meeting on Feb. 23, said IFC President Christopher P. Child ’06.
Harvard University has brokered a new long-term deal with the city of Cambridge for the payments it makes each year in lieu of taxes. The agreement will bring the city more than $60 million over the next 20 years, but some city councilors say they wish it went further.
Shafrira Goldwasser, professor of computer science and engineering, was chosen for her “contributions to cryptography, number theory, and complexity theory, and their applications to privacy and security,” according to the press release.
Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ recent comments about possible causes of the underrepresentation of women in science and engineering have generated extensive debate and discussion -- much of which has had the untoward effect of shifting the focus of the debate to history rather than to the future.
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