Police Recovered a Person from Charles River

Summer School Student Drowns in Charles River

A Harvard Summer School student who was recovered from the bottom of the Charles River Friday night was pronounced dead by drowning, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

National BGLTQ Organization Condemns Sanctions on Single-Sex Groups

A national BGLTQ support organization charged Harvard with contriving a shortsighted solution to issues of sexual assault and discrimination as it moves to implement a new policy that will punish members of single-gender, unrecognized social organizations.


Cambridge Police Warn of Local ATM Skimming Scheme

A skimming device—hardware that reads and stores a person’s credit or debit card information at an ATM—was recently discovered attached to a machine at a local convenience store in Cambridge

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Harvard Medical School Receives $20 Million Gift for Global Health Research

The gift will endow a professorship in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and provide funding—specifically for junior faculty and fellows—in fields including HIV and Ebola research.


Former Ph.D. Student Reaches Settlement with Harvard in Lawsuit over Royalties

In the lawsuit, Charest alleged that Harvard coerced him into accepting a lower share of investor royalties from the patent of a pharmaceutical drug that he helped develop while working in the laboratory of Chemistry and Chemical Biology professor Andrew G. Myers.


Blyth Resigns as Management Company CEO

Blyth, who assumed leadership of HMC in in January 2015, will leave for personal reasons, according to a press release from the University Wednesday, but will remain a senior adviser to the HMC Board.


BGLTQ Student Life Director Steps Down

Harvard’s first BGLTQ Student Life director Van Bailey departed earlier this summer after four years at the College as the office he oversaw moves to a new joint space with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


A.D. Club Rules Out Merger with Female Clubs

During a summer in which several single-gender social groups have adopted a wait-and-see approach in response to imminent University sanctions, the all-male A.D. Club has ruled out merging with a female club should it adopt gender neutral policies.




The Language of Academia

While we fight to make the language of academia equitable for everyone, we must keep reading, writing, and thriving in the languages we already own.​

Summer Postcards 2016

A Window to the Past

As I admired how the flecks of light from the windows cast a pale blue glow on the limestone walls, I remembered that understanding history is more than simply touring a set of grand monuments and museums carefully cultivated for public consumption this summer.


​Register, Vote, Prevent


Quiet Train and Roaring Earth


That Stinketh Not

Katherine O’Dair Named Dean of Students

​Katherine O’Dair, who has served as associate vice president of student affairs at Boston College, will become the College's Dean of Students on Aug. 15.

Harvard and Berklee Partner for Joint Music Degree Program

Harvard College and Berklee College of Music have formalized a new dual-degree program, marking the beginning of a partnership that promises to marry Harvard’s liberal arts curriculum with a more focused, advanced degree in music from Berklee.

In Landmark Ruling, Supreme Court Backs Race-Conscious Admissions

University President Drew G. Faust praised the decision for protecting affirmative action, a policy that Harvard has fought to keep in the past and continues to defend in court.


PSK Time Lapse

PSK Time Lapse

David and Andy Summer Style 2016

Summer Styles in Harvard Square

​This week, we ventured into the hub of Harvard Square on the lookout for anyone with some cool summer fashion.


On to the Big Leagues

Evaluating Football's 2016 Graduates' NFL Hopes Going Into Training Camps

The NFL draft has quickly become an important event on the Harvard sporting calendar. Despite falling short of hopes that multiple players might be drafted this year, the Crimson placed four players on NFL training camp rosters, no small feat



Artist Spotlight: PWR BTTM

The artists who sang out one of their college email addresses in a song, PWR BTTM are both fierce and thoughtful with a healthy serving of wit. The garage pop-punk duo spoke with The Crimson the band and reality television.