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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.
“Those who can’t do, teach.” It’s an age-old mantra and one commonly rejected by artists who double as educators. But for award-winning cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud, the saying has always rung a little true.
2014 was a year of change and controversy as Harvard affiliates reacted to events on campus and across the nation. In this feature, Crimson Multimedia uses photo and video to recap the 10 biggest stories of 2014.
The First Team All-Ivy setter has demolished the Harvard and Ivy League record books in just two seasons.
Art imitates life, as life imitates art. This is especially apparent in “Three Sisters,” which runs on the Loeb Mainstage from Nov. 7 to 15. In this particular production, directed by Anna A. Hagen ’15 and co-produced by active Arts Executive Emma R. Adler ’16 and Andrew P. Gelfand ’15, renowned contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl takes the classic Chekhov play and gives it a modern twist.
Administrators hope a new course catalog tool will spur students to reflect on their educational goals when searching for courses, even as some professors worry that more targeted search tools will limit exploration.
When Joshua Kantor is not playing the Organ at famed Fenway Park, he works as a Harvard librarian.
With more students applying and being accepted early, admissions counselors and experts say that the admissions process has been pushed earlier and earlier in recent years.
With so many barriers to entry and a functioning, but imperfect system, legal experts say that the student-driven law review model is here to stay.
More and more students spend a majority of their downtime on social media. Facebook has replaced a great deal of human interactions as a means for communication and meeting new people.
While Facebook has undoubtedly made students at Harvard feel more connected, academics and Harvard administrators are not sure whether it has truly brought the College closer together.
Members of Divest Harvard, the student group currently spearheading the divestment movement, say that President Faust's letter reaffirming Harvard's anti-divestment stance serves as a source of motivation, rather than discouragement.
Despite growing interest nationwide in statistics and “big data” over the past decade, students and faculty in the department have said that much of the new excitement for the field at Harvard is due to Blitzstein’s personal commitment to teaching and the enormous influence he has had on the undergraduate body.