Exams

Spring Screaming
College

Spring Screaming

Students gather in Harvard Yard at midnight before finals period to relieve stress through a spring Primal Scream.

Spring Screaming
College

Slippery and Streaking, Primal Scream Runners Storm Yard

Slipping, shouting, and streaking, herds of naked students participated in the biannual tradition of Primal Scream at midnight on Thursday morning, blowing off steam on the last night before final exams commence.

Leaning Tower of Coffee
On Campus

Leaning Tower of Coffee

Discarded coffee cups pile up in garbage receptacles across campus as students study in advance of final exams.

Primal Scream
College

Sprinting in the Buff, Students Mark the Start of Finals

Though last year’s Primal Scream was the site of controversy, with a student protest interrupting proceedings, this year’s was far milder in terms of temperament and temperature.

Honor Code Panel
College

To Curtail Cheating, Study Suggests Randomly Assigned Seats

A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.

Hitting the Books
Student Life

Hitting the Books

Students filter through Widener Library at dusk on Tuesday during exam period.

Primal Scream
Reading Period

Primal Scream

Students celebrate the end of reading period by participating in the semesterly Primal Scream tradition, running around Harvard Yard, many naked or wearing little for clothing.

Primal Scream
College

In Biannual Tradition, Students Streak Around Harvard Yard

More than a hundred students took a break from studying at the strike of midnight on Thursday to ring in the College’s spring final exam period with a clothing-optional lap around Harvard Yard.

netflix
FlyBy Blog

Movies to Watch Instead of Studying for Finals

Primal Scream Protest
College Administration

Protest at Primal Scream Leads to Chaotic Exchange

Protesters said that their goal was not to protest Primal Scream itself, but to hold a four-and-a-half minute period of silence before the run for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner of New York.

Eldo Kim
Crime

One Year Later, Kim Apologizes for Bomb Threat Hoax

Kim wrote that he could “only cringe at [his] sheer stupidity and immaturity” and felt he “betrayed the very community that [he] had intimately become a part of and come to love.”

Academics

Faculty Will Discuss Proposed Honor Code at Faculty Meeting Tuesday

Faculty members will discuss a proposed student honor code, the passage of which would require students to make an affirmation of integrity, at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

Exams

Students Clamor for Midterm-Free Housing Day, Administration Prioritizes Academics

Because Harvard’s academic calendar does not list Housing Day as a University holiday, many professors are not aware of its date and do not take the event into consideration when creating their syllabi.

College

SAT Changes: Examining the New Rules in the Style of the Old SAT Essay

Prompt: Is it better to have a short and practical test, or a long, expensive, complicated one?

AP Test Picture
Admissions

Advancing Advanced Placement

According to a recent report released by the College Board on February 11, 2014, the number of high school students taking Advanced Placement Exams has been consistently increasing over the past 10 years.