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Listen up!
Student Life

Listen Up!: Library Shenanigans, Dean Pfister, and Tutor Troubles

Welcome back to Listen Up! Your trusted Flyby advisers—two uniquely unqualified, naïve, decidedly uninteresting sophomores—are back with the latest advice and invaluable counsel.

Harvard Medical School

One Year after Marathon Bombings, Countway Library’s Digital Archive Commemorates Emergency Medical Response

The Countway Library of Medicine is continuing its efforts to expand “Strong Medicine,” a digital archive that captures and compiles the stories of last year’s emergency respondents.

On Campus

In Search of the Mask

For the past few years, professor Sean D. Kelly, chair of Harvard’s Philosophy Department, has been searching for a copy of Blaise Pascal’s death mask that just might be lost in Harvard’s collection. After little success, he recently offered an automatic A to any student in his “Existentialism in Literature and Film” class who can find the mask.

Practicarum Book
Harvard Law School

The Real Skinny: Harvard Books Not Bound in Human Flesh

Eight years ago, on February 2, 2006, The Harvard Crimson published an unreasonably long, rather boring but cleverly titled article, “The Skinny on Harvard’s Rare Book Collection.” The exposé revealed the identities of three rare books covered in human skin. Get it? Skinny. Skin-ny. HA. I almost chuckled a little.

Perfect pitch
Features

From the Harvard Library to Fenway, Red Sox Organist Says He's Ready for Opener

When Joshua Kantor is not playing the Organ at famed Fenway Park, he works as a Harvard librarian.

Tangled up in Blue
On Campus

Tangled up in Blue

Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day, the Harvard Graduate School of Education lights the Gutman Library in blue on Wednesday night. The library's illumination is part of a global initiative.

Blue Ivy
On Campus

Blue Ivy

Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day, the Harvard Graduate School of Education lights the Gutman Library in blue on Wednesday night. The library's illumination is part of a global initiative.

Edward Lear Collection at Houghton
Libraries

Harvard's Very Own Wikipedian

For seniors who have been slow on the uptake, it’s probably time to get a job. The cash flow from your bank account has slowed to a trickle and the care packages from your parents are no more. Luckily, to supplement your lavish Harvard lifestyle of sushi in Lamont and midnight Tasty Burger, there’s a perfect job opening for you.

Libraries

Libraries Install New Program to Speed Up Exit Times

Secure Exit, implemented in Widener and Lamont Libraries, will use a barcode scanner to check whether books are authorized to leave those libraries.

coffeegood
College

Study Spots Outside the Harvard Bubble

Let’s be real, Lamont during reading period is a rough place to be. Hordes of stressed, sleep-deprived and unbathed undergraduates camp out in those wooden desks for days at a time, frantic, dazed, and very short tempered. Flyby has attempted time and time again to prevent our readers from joining the ranks of the Lamonsters. This time around, we've decided to bring you options completely outside the Harvard bubble, and most offer WiFi!

Harvard Law School

National Treasures: In the Harvard Law School Library Collection

Although the Harvard Law School library has a tremendous collection of scholarly legal materials, its halls are not above housing the most modest of items: a lunch box. The small tin box was used by Holmes each day as he sat on the highest bench in America, helping to feed one of the greatest legal minds of American history.

Libraries

Image

Libraries

Image

For those who need a break from Lamont.

Books

Launch of Digital Dickinson Archive Clouded by Controversy

Wednesday’s launch of the Emily Dickinson Archive, a Harvard-led open-access website compiling hundreds of images of the poet’s surviving manuscripts, was supposed to be a celebration of successful scholarly collaboration. But a public dispute with Amherst College over control of and credit for the project has clouded the once-heralded launch.

Time Capsule
Libraries

Time Capsule

Professor Gary Urton, chair of the Harvard Anthropology Department, speaks at the site of the placement of a time capsule into the walls of Tozzer library. The capsule will be retrieved in 100 years, when the buildings is remodeled.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

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