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Books

15 Minutes with Michael Pollan

​Michael Pollan, the acclaimed food journalist, is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute exploring psychedelic drug therapy. Pollan talked with FM about healthy eating hacks in college and his self-proclaimed “spiritual retardation.”

College

Travia To Depart Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services

In the post for 10 years, Ryan M. Travia is set to depart Harvard mid-March and take up an associate dean of students position at Babson College.

Student Life

Cambridge Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

The Cambridge City Council passed an amendment to the Tobacco Ordinance last week that raised the age to legally purchase tobacco in Cambridge from 18 to 21, effective in June.

Harvard's Alcohol Policy
College

Analysis: Dartmouth’s Hard Alcohol Ban Unlikely To Affect Harvard

Harvard administrators and national experts said that while they are not surprised by the new policy at Dartmouth, they expect the changes to have little effect on Harvard College's alcohol policy.

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP
Folklore and Mythology

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP
UHS

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Both are useless for decision-making.

Research

Study: Anti-HIV Drugs Shown Largely Safe for Pregnant Women

The recent study examined the incidence of negative health effects in infants whose mothers used antiretrovirals and was designed to help doctors assemble the safest combination of HIV drugs by indicating which are associated with the least risk.

Designer Jewelry
Obama

Get Out: Thrift Shops

It's time to swap your old duds for some vintage finds.

Senior Survey Cover
Undergraduate Council

Interactive Feature: The Class of 2014, By the Numbers

The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.

beezin
Drugs

Confessions of a Harvard “Beez-er”

"One of the best places to beez is the open air because the chilly windst will augment the effects of beez. Longtime beez-ers refer to this as the 'beez and freeze.'"

Responding to Drug Use
Research

You Might Want To Read This Study Before 4/20

Before indulging in any sins on the most holy day of the Christian calendar, you might want to check out a recent study, which found that even casual marijuana use, or smoking at least once a week, may lead to significant changes in the brain.

On Campus

Scene and Heard: Harvard's Drug Class

I had high hopes (pun intended) for the History of Science 140v: “The Historical and Cultural Lives of Drugs in the U.S.” lecture I was sitting in on. Would we discuss the pros and cons of doing various drugs? Would we learn that Ben Franklin secretly had a coke problem? Would there be free weed? The possibilities were endless.

UHS

Harvard Policies on Medical Marijuana To Remain Unchanged

Despite the legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts at the beginning of 2014, Harvard will not be altering its drug prohibition policies on campus to make an exception for medical marijuana.

Op Eds

Is the War on Drugs Over?

Legalization advocates, therefore, are feeling optimistic: Many expect full legalization, at least for marijuana, within a few years. This euphoria is understandable, but premature.

Research

HMS Finds Dangerous Substance in Energy Supplement 'Craze'

A popular and widely used workout supplement, Craze, has been discovered to contain a banned substance similar to methamphetamine, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes