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Henry VIII
History

#tbt: Ivy League Pranks

Aside from the classic prank: “I’m not rooming with you next year”—our roommates were totally kidding about that one—there have been more pranksters throughout H-Y-P history. We warn you: these Ivy Leaguers set a low bar.

Covered In Books
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Covered In Books

The walls of Lepore's office are decorated with a variety of books, posters, and artifacts from significant time periods in American history.

Open Door
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Open Door

The door stands ajar in Lepore's office.

Walking Office Hours
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Walking Office Hours

Lepore is also known for her "walking office hours." Students are welcome to walk around the Yard with the American history professor during their appointments.

The Dallas Morning News
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The Dallas Morning News

A copy of The Dallas Morning News issue the morning after President John F. Kennedy's assassination lies across one of the tables in Lepore's office.

Dallas Morning News
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Dallas Morning News

A copy of The Dallas Morning News issue the morning after President John F. Kennedy's assassination lies across one of the tables in Lepore's office.

Jill Lepore's Books
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Jill Lepore's Books

Lepore's books sit on the shelf at the Harvard Book Store. Lepore's bibliography is expansive and continues to grow. Her next novel is slated to be published in October of this year.

Somerville Seats
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Somerville Seats

Movie theater seats previously used in the Somerville Theatre during the 20th century are permanently affixed to the floor.

At Her Desk
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At Her Desk

Jill Lepore, a professor of American history, in her office in Robinson Hall. Lepore is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine books.

At Her Desk
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A Tour of Jill Lepore's Office

At Her Desk
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Jill Lepore: A Historian’s History

Her work as an academic, a professor, and a magazine writer is to bring alive documents of the past; speaking with her is like encountering a living book.

History

Parents Weekends Throughout History

1819: Outside the Gates Mrs. Emerson: Oh son, I’ve missed you so! Have you decided? Law or Pre-Med? Ralph Waldo: Mother, I’ve decided to be a poet! Mrs. Emerson faints. Mr. Emerson glares at Ralph before carrying her back to their carriage.

L.A. Jeff
Books

This Week in FM (03/06/2014)

Loeb House
Student Life

Harvard Today: February 20, 2014

Happy Throwback Thursday! Today we’re honoring the history of Loeb House, the building between Lamont and Emerson Hall.

History

History Department Adds Latin American Scholars

The expansion is part of the department’s larger effort to restore its faculty in Latin American history after several years with no professors specializing in the field.

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture

Dictionary
Columns

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