Rumor has it that in 1791, a prankster and Dublin theater proprietor by the name of James Daly made a bet that he could make up a nonsensical word that would become a catchphrase overnight. He hired a group of street actors to write the word “quiz” on the walls around Dublin, and the next day people were asking each other what “quiz” meant. No doubt some know-it-alls claimed they had the answer, while others thought it was a test.
Picture a sleepy Sunday afternoon in Harvard Yard. There are a few people on the steps of Widener catching up on last week's reading. Freshman trickle back to their dorms from a Sunday brunch of Veritaffles. And then comes Julie C. Woods '81, and the silence is broken with the rhythmic sounds of her djembe.
A two-day interdisciplinary conference that examined the changing experiences of soldiers in modern society was hosted by the Humanities Center last weekend.
Marina M.A. Connelly '12 shares her experiences living with albinism in Australia and in the United States during a panel discussion sponsored by the Harvard Foundation that focused on the violence against people with albinism worldwide.
Elena Rosen, co-founder of Just Think and the National Association for Media Literacy Education, leads a focus group on Knowledge, Media, and Social Innovation at the Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship in Bolyston Hall last Saturday.
Both American and Brazilian education systems have their advantages and disadvantages, and a lot to learn from each other
Lack of an education that encourages critical thinking is the main reason that I decided to pursue my education abroad
I have had access to resources and opportunities that were unimaginable in China
From a fiscal nightmare to a campus shooting, 2009 had it all. See the stories, events and people that made the top headlines this past year.
In the meantime, people can protect themselves by continuing to wash their hands, maintaining social distancing from sick individuals, and checking the website for information about availability of the H1N1 vaccine.
Silly me, I was so disillusioned with life I didn’t even realize I had contracted H1N1 until they told me.
Officials at the University Health Services will advise all undergraduates to be vaccinated against swine flu in sharp contrast to Massachusetts policy and to a just-completed Harvard Medical School study that will recommend against mass immunization of young adults.