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The choice to walk on to a Harvard sports team has major social and academic implications that non-recruited students might not anticipate before they join, influencing the make-up of their social circles and their course schedules.
Following Boston’s 2024 bid, University President Drew G. Faust says Harvard will not divert fundraising to the Olympics.
If Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Harvard could host up to 10 events.
If current plans hold and the International Olympic Committee picks Boston, Harvard could host up to 10 events in the 2024 Games.
Bid documents, released Wednesday, include plans for Harvard venues to host aquatics, fencing, field hockey, tennis, and water polo for the Olympic Games, as well as five others for the Paralympic Games.
Tim Wheaton, a former head coach of the women’s soccer team, will leave in January to become Colby College’s new athletic director.
The ‘jock’ stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth for many athletes on campus. Some varsity athletes stay in on their Friday nights to do homework; others spend their free time watching movies or playing ping pong. Beyond athletic prowess, there is no common thread among Harvard athletes, who come in all shapes and sizes. The perception, more so than it is inaccurate, is damaging.
The search committee will consider interim head coach Kevin M. Tyrell, who led the Crimson to its first Ivy title in six years this season, and outside candidates to replace former coach Tim D. Murphy.
In order to fulfill their concentration requirements, many students must miss either an entire practice per week or portions of practice throughout the week.
A member of the women's hockey team jogs across Anderson Bridge to get to practice.
A panel of seven professional athletes, including two active NFL quarterbacks, agreed that technology will play an increasingly larger role in sports at a discussion at the Harvard Innovation Lab Thursday.
In conjunction with Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal, Harvard Athletics facilities have been replacing their dimmer fluorescent lightbulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs to create brighter and more cost-efficient arenas for athletic practice and competition.
Jack Reardon ’60 announced last week that he will step down from his position as Harvard Alumni Association executive director next year.