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Bike or Bust
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Bike or Bust

The most popular mode of transportation among Stanford students to get around on the 8,000-plus acres of campus is by bike.

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Ghost Stories of Harvard Yard

You check your phone. The shuttle is late again. It’s always late—by exactly eight minutes every time. You wonder why that is, but your thoughts are soon interrupted by the rattling of a geriatric bus, painted crimson, which comes squealing to a stop in front of Widener gate.

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Concentration Timeline

Last week, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced that the College likely offer a concentration in Theater, Design, and Media next fall. Though the addition of a new concentration is exciting, it’s not the first time it has happened—Harvard was not created with all 48 concentrations, but rather added them throughout the years. With the declaration date for sophomores looming on the metaphorical horizon (lookin’ at you, prospective English concentrators), FM has thoughtfully compiled a chronology of the addition of concentrations through the ages.

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In The School of Tyrannus

If you haven’t heard of Nathaniel Eaton, Harvard’s first head of school, it’s not because he’s one of the University’s buried treasures. Described by one student as “fitter to have been an officer in the inquisition, or master of an house of correction, than an instructer (sic) of Christian Youth,” Eaton’s disastrous year-and-a-half-long tenure, from 1638 to 1639, ended in a court case in which he was ordered to step down and pay a fine. The school closed down for the subsequent academic year. The affair was such a scandal that in 1940, some students argued that 1640 should be seen as the real founding year of Harvard College. Here are just a few things that made Nathaniel Eaton and his regime, well, shitty.

Stanford's Arches
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Stanford's Arches

Stanford's architecture is composed of arches, red-tiled roofs, and sandstone buildings.

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The Oval

The Oval, a floral garden that features the cardinal "S" logo of Stanford University, marks the official visual entrance to the campus.

Main Quad Entrance
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Main Quad Entrance

A student bikes through the west entrance of the Main Quad at Stanford.

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Students Prepare for National Novel Writing Month

Several dozen Harvard College students are preparing to put pen to paper for National Novel Writing Month, an annual campaign that encourages writers to craft an entire novel in a single month.

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College To Begin Honor Council Nomination Process

Administrators will begin accepting nominations next week to fill undergraduate positions on the student-faculty Honor Council that will adjudicate academic integrity cases starting next fall.

Currier House
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Currier Dean Takes BU Job, Will Depart at Year's End

Currier House Dean Laura K. Johnson will leave her position at the end of the semester, Currier House Masters Richard Wrangham and Elizabeth Ross wrote to the House community Monday evening.

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5 Conflicting Tips for Picking Your Concentration

What better way is there to procrastinate making the decision that may determine your entire financial career than by reading tips on how to make said decision? Here’s Flyby’s list of (sometimes conflicting) tips for choosing your concentration.

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Faust Makes 'Case for College' in Dallas Speech

Though she began by laying out the tangible indicators—wealth, employment, and civic engagement—that are often used to encourage college attendance, Faust spent the bulk of her talk arguing that college is critical for reasons that can’t necessarily be measured.

Paul Stanton
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Paul Stanton

Princeton Quarterback
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Princeton Quarterback

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Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

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Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?

Free Time
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In Search of Lost Time