Joshua Blecher-Cohen

New Territory: Pathways and Barriers to a Harvard Major

Some students feel underprepared to study certain fields—especially those in the humanities—because they were not exposed to them in high school or lacked the resources to explore them on their own.


Bomb Threat Investigation Remains ‘Active and Ongoing’

Last Monday, four Harvard buildings were evacuated and searched after Harvard Police received a report of a bomb threat that proved to be unfounded.

Harvard’s Youngest Residents

The College lifestyle is not designed for young children, but at Harvard, proctor and tutor children are exposed to a wide diversity of people and experiences, and in turn, influence the daily lives of residential undergraduates.


Police Investigate Law School Vandalism as Hate Crime

Law School students and professors arrived in Wasserstein Hall last Thursday to find pieces of black tape placed over the portraits of black professors at the school.


City Councillor Leads Effort Advocating $15 Minimum Wage

Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen is spearheading an effort to raise Cambridge’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, though it remains unclear whether such a policy shift would affect Harvard.


Graduate Board Shuts Down Fox Club

The graduate board of the Fox Club, one of Harvard’s historically male final clubs, shut down the organization’s house just weeks after undergraduate leaders added women to their membership and a day after a party there prompted controversy among alumni.


Message With Possible Connection to 2014 Threats Surfaces

An undergraduate recently received a Facebook message from an account bearing a name associated with racially charged death threats that more than 100 Harvard students received via email last year.

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Kennedy School Nears $500 Million Campaign Goal

With $460 million raised, the school has brought in 92 percent toward its $500 million fundraising target.

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Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes



More Than Just Tape

The symbolic erasure of the Law School’s black faculty reflects the structural issues that still hinder Harvard from being a community where all of its members are wholly included.


Tweaking Tenure

Harvard, along with its peer institutions, should make clear to tenure-track faculty that expectations for teaching and interactions with undergraduates are high.


Great Trees and Small Things


Invisible Tape


Welcome With Open Arms

Rather and Banks Win Low Turnout UC Election

Shaiba Rather ’17 and Daniel V. Banks ’17 edged out two other tickets to clinch the Undergraduate Council presidency and vice presidency in an election with the lowest undergraduate voter turnout since 2011.

Five Harvard Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarship

Five Harvard undergraduates are winners of the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship, up three from last year when two Harvard students won the award.

Looking To Prevent Assault, UC May Change Finance Rules

Looking to bolster standards of sexual conduct at the College, the Undergraduate Council discussed a change to its Finance Committee’s rules for funding student groups—a policy which representatives hope will help to prevent sexual assault.


Men's Basketball

NOTEBOOK: Men's Basketball Boosted by McCarthy's Offense, Okolie's Defense

​After losing its first three games against Division I competition, the Harvard men’s basketball team (2-3) ended its longest losing streak since 2009 with a 35-point rout of the visiting Bryant Bulldogs (2-3). Freshman Tommy McCarthy set career highs with 16 points and eight assists and the Crimson shot nearly 55 percent from the floor in the 80-45 victory.



The Changing Face of The Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson has undergone numerous changes, both online and in print, over the past two decades. These changes have shaped the newspaper's focus in both design and content.