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Harvard Will Accept Fewer Students in Class of 2022

Dean Fitzsimmons

After an unusually large freshman class this year, Harvard College will accept fewer students into the Class of 2022 in hopes of admitting more students off the waitlist.

Newport House

Banned?

Visiting Williams, Bowdoin, and Amherst and exploring their archives by day reveals how other schools have enacted a Greek life ban. Wandering the three campuses at night offers a glimpse into life without social groups.

Black Students Association Condemns Assault of Cornell Student

“If it could happen at Cornell, it could happen here at Harvard,” said Hasani A. Hayden ’19, the President of BSA.

Act on a Dream Ramps Up During Trump Presidency

DACA

Act on a Dream—a student group that advocates for immigration rights—has lately grown in size and scope amid an outpouring of support.

Harvard’s Endowment Returns, Explained

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office

Harvard’s endowment posted an 8.1 percent return on its investments for the fiscal year. Here’s what that means, and why it matters.

In Presidential Search, Calls for Diversity

Harvard's Next President

Over the course of four centuries, Harvard has seen presidents of many stripes. But to date, all have been white. And, until current University President Drew G. Faust, male.

Panelists Strike an Optimistic Tone on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence panel at the IOP

“You invent new technologies, those new technologies create new kinds of jobs, but they also make us richer," said Jason Furman, the former chair of the CEA.

Banned?

Visiting Williams, Bowdoin, and Amherst and exploring their archives by day reveals how other schools have enacted a Greek life ban. Wandering the three campuses at night offers a glimpse into life without social groups.

Harvard’s Endowment Returns, Explained

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office

Harvard’s endowment posted an 8.1 percent return on its investments for the fiscal year. Here’s what that means, and why it matters.

In Presidential Search, Calls for Diversity

Harvard's Next President

Over the course of four centuries, Harvard has seen presidents of many stripes. But to date, all have been white. And, until current University President Drew G. Faust, male.

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Have confidential information about a Harvard-related matter that you want to share with The Crimson? We have several ways of receiving tips.

Clover Debuts Meat-Free Meatball Sandwich

Impossible Foods has faced regulatory hurdles as it seeks to brings its genetically-engineered “meat” product to a wider market.

OPINION

Columns

The Manning Fallacy

In discussion sections, lecture halls, and even online forums, students without the proper identity credentials can no longer credibly opine on controversial issues—regardless of the intellectual merit of those opinions.

Op-Eds

The Exploitation of Caring

Our graduate students would be better served if the University administration respected the critical teaching and research work tutors do and adequately compensated us for the additional work that they recognize needs to be done.

FM

Andrew W. Badinelli

Coordinates: Mount Auburn Street

If you look down past your phone, you’ll see the sidewalk bricks play a game of reverse Whack-a-Mole, rising unevenly out of the ground to fight back against your steps. Even if you survive the cars and the middle fingers and the tourists and that tenth Lumineers song, they still seem to say, screw you. Your foot strikes a particularly raised brick. You stumble. You look around but shake it off.

Brattle Flowers

ARTS

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Guilty Pleasures: ‘Gossip Girl’

For those who do not know, “Gossip Girl” managed to convince thousands of teenage girls that Brooklyn is a cheap neighborhood, that headbands should be worn past the age of twelve, that you shouldn’t take drugs (at least not before the SATs), and that the solution to every problem is to spread gossip through anachronistic blog posts about your fellow New York prep-school friends.

Racha Kirakosian

Teaching the Real Game of Thrones

“Students would say, ‘Oh, this is like “Game of Thrones.’ And I would say ‘Well, if anything, it’s the other way around.’”

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Page to Screen: The Glass Castle

Suffice it to say, I had high expectations when I learned that “The Glass Castle” would become a movie in August 2017.

SPORTS

Previews

Football to Take on Brown in Home Opener

Last week, the Crimson kicked off the fall with a close loss to non-league opponent URI on the road. The team is already clamoring to get back onto the field to make up for a disappointing start to the season.

Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Looks to Get Back On Track After Week Off

Harvard will have its work cut out for it but is hoping that the full week of preparation coupled with playing at the friendly confines of Jordan Field will be enough to keep Albany at bay.

Football

Football Prepares for Home Opener Against Brown

The Bears may seem like a trendy upset pick. I say otherwise. Harvard knows how to deal with gnats.