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The MetaLAB Drone

A white round creature with four arms and four legs, the Phantom drone II is differentiated from its cousins by the stabilized GoPro camera dangling from its belly. Its job is to help the metaLAB get their fancy aerial footage.

Visual Arts


Houghton Library unveiled a new exhibit “InsideOUT Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books,” on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The exhibit illustrates the art of bookbinding in the 21st century and how various artists interpret books to create unique book covers.

Visual Arts

Houghton Exhibit Digs into Book Binding

The exhibit, which is making its first U.S. appearance at Houghton, features works created by both American and British binders.


Harvard Will Save You From Your Copyright Crisis

This fall the Harvard Library system is launching its “Copyright First Responder” program.

At the Microphone
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy Family and Administration Sought to Establish Memorial at Harvard

In the months that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, realizing the late President’s wish that his national memorial consist of three parts—a museum, a library, and a political institute—and that it stand next to the Harvard campus.

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7 Best Library Bag Checker Conversation Starters

Some will greet you with a “good evening” at 12 in the afternoon, and others seem to only know one word, “books.” For all those times that you’ve wanted to take the conversation a little further, we present the Top 7 Bag Checker Conversation Starters!

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

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

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 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.


Earth Movers

Facebook at Puzzle Day

This Is CS50.

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors