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Professor Summers
On Campus

This Week in FM (10/23/14)

Massachusetts Hall
Visual Arts

New Concentration Was Years in the Making

Although implementation is just a series of approvals away, much has yet to be determined for Harvard’s first-ever dramatic arts concentration.

Barker Center Cafe
Food and Drink

Beatnik at the Barker

Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.

Yard Yoga
On Campus

Today In Photos (10/09/2014)

 English Department

English Department

A student stands in one of the reception areas in the English Department, located in the Barker Center, on Wednesday.


Daisy Chain: Books

FM asked the following seniors about their favorite books and genres, the novels they’re excited to read, and the works they wish they had time to learn more about. Each recommended a bookshelf they admired, and we followed the extensive trail.


In Defense of Full-Body Spandex

He opened the door to reveal a tiny room cluttered with ski waxing benches, oversized duffels, rainbow clusters of racing skis, and scattered posters of Olympic skiers peeling off the stark white walls. I could tell right away that this wasn’t the latest in ski technology: this was a home.

Scottish Watch

Scottish Watch

British and non-British students congregate to watch the referendum results on Scottish independence in the Leverett Senior Common Room. Millions of Scottish citizens went to the polls on Thursday, September 18, 2018 to determine the future of Scotland and Great Britain.

Scottish Watch

Scottish Watch

The referendum on Scottish independence could upend a 300-year joint history that was established in 1707 under the Act of Union.


Poetry by the Charles

Afternoon sunshine twinkles off the Charles River’s tiny blue waves and warms the grass on its shores. Beneath the nearby trees, students lay out on towels with their laptops and textbooks. Some people on the walking path seem hurried, others are enjoying a leisurely jog or stroll. Several, however, have stopped to read the mysterious string of poems stapled to a nearby tree.

College Administration

Lowell Tutor Becomes Acting Kirkland House Dean

Ari R. Hoffman ’10, a resident tutor in Lowell House, will serve as the acting Kirkland House dean this semester, while Cory T. Way, a sociology lecturer who usually holds the dean position, is on sabbatical.

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson ’76 To Teach Undergraduate English Courses in the Fall

Ex-colleagues of the The New York Times's former executive editor say that Harvard is fortunate to have Abramson, who will focus on narrative non-fiction during the upcoming academic year.

FlyBy Image

#tbt: Let Them Eat Keats

In 1955, English replaced Government as the most popular concentration among Harvard College freshmen. That’s right—back in the days before Sparknotes, hundreds of undergrads willingly signed up for English classes way before “Chick Lit” was even an option.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Benjamin Bagby

Composer, harpist, and performer of medieval music, Benjamin Bagby is currently touring the country performing “Beowulf” in its original Old English.

Thermonuclear Monarchy

Professors Discuss Nuclear Warfare and Democracy

Professor Elaine Scarry discussed her new book, "Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom" Thursday.

Free Time

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School

What We Forget About School: School