Course Overview: The Historical Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois

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Post by: Jarred Batchelor-Hamilton, MDiv 2020, HDS Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant.

If you’ve ever wondered what an HDS classroom looks like in action, this post is for you. Current MDiv student, Jarred Batchelor-Hamilton, writes about his experience in Dr. Cornel West’s course on W.E.B. Du Bois. Whether current applicant or prospective student, you are welcome to sign-up for a class visit on our Admissions Events Calendar. While the class featured in this post is not offered this semester, there are many other wonderful courses open to visitors. I also recommend checking out our Course Catalog.

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Professor West in action. Photo contributed by MDiv candidate Ismail Buffins.

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A Look Inside Shopping Week

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Post by: Tessa Steinert Evoy, MTS 2020, Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant

In this post, Tessa introduces “shopping week,” a Harvard tradition where students spend the first week of the semester “shopping” for classes they may want to take. Read on to learn more about how this process works and how students narrow down their classes from the countless courses offered to HDS students. 

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Looking forward to a blooming semester. Photo taken by Jonathan Beasley, HDS Office of Communications. 

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January Term in Mexico City

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Post by: Natalie Solis, MTS 2020, HDS Admissions Graduate Assistant

We already published one post about J-Term Opportunities, but couldn’t resist sharing Natalie’s J-Term internship in Mexico City, during which she was able to make connections for her research interests in “artivism” across Mexico. Read on to learn more about artivism and to discover the sorts of resources and experiences available for students interested in Latin American and Latinx Studies at HDS.

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Photo of Teotihuacan from the top of the Moon Pyramid overlooking the Avenue of the Dead and Sun Pyramid. Photo taken by Natalie Solis.

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J-Term Opportunities

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Post by: Tessa Steinert Evoy, MTS 2020, Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant

HDS students have the opportunity to enroll in winter term courses throughout Harvard, often referred to as J-Term. While HDS offers its own J-Term courses like Kerry Maloney’s “Comparative Monasticisms,” Tessa sought a course in the Harvard Graduate School of Education to supplement her studies at HDS and reinvigorate her passion for activist work. 

Winter snow and twilight at Andover Hall

A snowy Andover Hall. Photo taken by HDS Office of Communications. 

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Last Minute Application Tips from a Current Student

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Post by: Tessa Steinert Evoy, MTS 2020, HDS Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant 

This time last year, I was right where you are, making that difficult decision to finally press the submit button. Were there things I was forgetting, last edits I should have made, did I upload the wrong version of my statement of purpose? These were all questions that I asked myself before submitting. Looking back a year later, I wanted to share some last tips with you before you press that button.  Continue reading

How to Apply: Reapplication

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Post by: Mikaela Allen, MTS 2019, HDS Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant 

For the final addition in our “How to Apply” series, we decided to cover the reapplication process. Read on if you are interested in reapplying either now or in the future. Please also take a look at our previous three posts in this series, “How to Apply: Letters of Recommendation,” “How to Apply: Test Scores,” and “How to Apply: Statement of Purpose.” This information can also be located on our website and found within the application instructions in the application for admission.   Continue reading

How to Apply: Statement of Purpose

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Post by: Natalie Solis, MTS 2020, HDS Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant 

As part of our “How to Apply” series, I will be going over best practices for the statement of purpose. I do hope that you find this advice helpful during your writing process. Please check back soon for the next and final post in this series featuring common questions about the reapplication process. Don’t forget to take a look at the first two parts in this series, “How to Apply: Letters of Recommendation,” and “How to Apply: Test Scores.”  Continue reading

How To Apply: Test Scores

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Post by: Jarred Batchelor-Hamilton, MDiv 2020, HDS Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant 

Every year, we receive a large quantity of questions about various aspects of the application. This year, we thought it would be helpful to publish a series of posts to answer some of the most commonly asked questions. Last week, we published a Q & A about letters of recommendation. This week, we decided to focus on test scores. Please check back soon to see the next post in our series, “How to Apply: Statement of Purpose.”   Continue reading

How to Apply: Letters of Recommendation

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Post by: Mikaela Allen, MTS 2019, HDS Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant

Every year, we receive a large quantity of questions about various aspects of the application. This year, we thought it would be helpful to publish a series of posts to preemptively answer some of the more popular questions we receive. Please check back soon to see the next post in our series, “How to Apply: Test Scores.” Continue reading