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Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Public art is getting bigger in Boston. Throughout Beantown, artists are taking to the streets, creating large-scale works that encourage citizens to embrace the city’s public spaces.

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Far from being uniquely Islamic, ISIL represents the ugly face that societies tend to manifest when their modes of social, political, and religious organization become unsustainable.

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

In our quest to be the best, I find that we frequently lose sight of the amazing, meaningful talents we already do possess.

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board

Two major policy changes, approved in the span of just two months earlier this year, are set to overhaul the 124-year-old Administrative Board by next fall.

Exploring Identity: The Asian American Experience at Harvard
Scrutiny

Exploring Identity: The Asian American Experience at Harvard

While last year’s “I, Too, Am Harvard” focused on identity and belongingness on a multiracial campus, Harvard’s AAPI students will also examine these concepts within the context of their own community.

Peabody
Museums

Earth Movers

Archaeology is alive and kicking in the Boston area. At Harvard, a hands-on course in the Anthropology Department allows students to dig up artifacts in their own backyard. Meanwhile, the City of Boston Archaeology Program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage with the city’s historical legacy.

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

This Is CS50.

CS50 is exceptional for its size, its resources and the cult of personality around its charismatic leader. It is more than just a class at Harvard; it is a cultural touchstone, a lifestyle, a spectacle. This is CS50, and it’s here to stay.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

Three years ago the new architecture studies track within the HAA Department welcomed its first concentrators. Though the program has faced difficulties related to its somewhat pre-professional nature and its evolving relationship with the GSD, its commitment to providing students with knowledge that transcends technical design augurs a promising future.

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Behind virtually every historical film, there are consultants that have worked with the production team to help shape the look and the content of the movie. Harvard professors have helped directors to achieve a certain level of historical accuracy, but are also proponents of artistic freedom.

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Throughout the month of August, both The Crimson and the YDN, the daily student newspaper at Yale, surveyed incoming students about their backgrounds, interests, and future plans.

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Part III of The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2018 examines the academic and extracurricular pursuits of the incoming freshmen.

Acceptance Letters
College

Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope

Part II of The Crimson's annual freshman survey dives into the high school backgrounds, financial status, and college decision-making process of the Class of 2018.

Dance at the fair
Freshmen

Freshman Survey Part I: Get To Know Harvard’s Class of 2018

More than a quarter of surveyed students in the Class of 2018—the most diverse in Harvard College history by some metrics—reported that a member of their immediate or extended family attended the College.

Freshman Survey Cover
Freshmen

Class of 2018: By the Numbers

From legacy status and admissions statistics to political beliefs and sexual experience, The Crimson's second annual survey of Harvard's incoming freshman brings the Class of 2018 into sharper focus.

india_reina
Highlight

An Evil Woman

Travellers are too often tricked into thinking that the authentic of a place its in its orthodox, its normative.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board