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Snow covered Harvard

Harvard Runners Battle Winter Weather

Due to winter weather and icy paths, Harvard long distance runners have had to adjust training regimens and routes.

Harvard Athletics in the Spotlight

Harvard Athletics in the Spotlight

Harvard Athletics in the Spotlight

Are Athletics Overshadowing The Academy?

Since the formation of the Ivy League 59 years ago, the Ancient Eight have consistently struggled to balance athletic success and its impact on academics. These critics raise a question: Has Harvard overstepped the line?


Run the Boston Half Marathon

You don’t think you can run a marathon? Then how about a half marathon? There is a saying that goes “If you can do the math, then you can run Boston's Half Marathon on Sunday.” It’s not a well known saying, I made it up. But here are a few steps you can take so that you can run the race, even if you haven’t done any training whatsoever.

Harvard in the City


Nicole M. Pizzi runs on a Hemenway Gymnasium treadmill at the “Run for Boston” event on Wednesday, held to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Hemenway rented out all of its treadmills for the event, with all proceeds given to One Fund, the official charity set up by Governor Deval Patrick to help survivors of explosions.

Off Campus


Student Life

'We're Gonna Skate at One Rink and One Rink Only'

Feeling festive and need a break from studying that doesn't involve you perusing the depths of the internet or eating your body weight in cereal? Then treat yourself to an excursion to one of the many ice rinks the Boston area has to offer. Although Harvard's ice rink is not currently open due to construction, there are some great options not too far from campus that promise to fulfil all the ice skating dreams you've ever had.

For The Moment

Good Trend Alert: Spikeball

The first few games are uneventful; rules are learned and mistakes made. But soon things start to change.

Student Life

Campus Yoga Blog Launches

In an effort to bring together information about yoga and meditation opportunities at Harvard, Kelly S. Robinson ’13, who teaches yoga classes on campus, recently launched the blog Veritas Yoga.


8 AM: Bros, Overheard

It’s Friday morning ,time for the ’Berg and breakfast near bros.


Police Recover Greek and Roman Coins Stolen from Harvard

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

Student Life

Swim Across America Raises $55k

Swimmers from across the Boston area competed on Saturday to raise money for cancer research, at a Swim Across America fundraising event at Blodgett Pool.

If You Will It, It Is No Dream
Harvard in the City

Students Swelter in Boston Marathon

Temperatures approaching 90 degrees did not deter dedicated Harvard marathoners, who raced the 26.2 miles from Hopkington, Mass., to downtown Boston on the hottest April 16 in recorded Boston history.

Harvard Law School

Report Said Communists Shouldn't Teach at Universities

Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past. April 2, 1929: Historic Engine Makes Debut in Square Today At exactly five minutes past one today a fire engine of the Cambridge Catamounts, historic New England fire-fighting aggregation, drawn by six "Fire B'hoys" will make its appearance on Harvard Square. The engine, the one to be used by the Hasty Pudding Club for its production "Fireman, Save my Child," will start from an unrevealed place on Church Street and go up to the Square.

Student Groups

The Crimson Made Fun of the Lampoon Before the Lampoon Existed

Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past. March 27, 1874: Humorous Articles In reading over with care our college papers we find, as a general rule, that the various themes which meet our eyes apply directly or indirectly to college rules, college customs. This certainly ought to be expected, from the nature of these papers. I do not wish even to argue that this is not perfectly right; but I should like to call attention to the fact that a certain class of articles are not as a general rule popular, although their character might at first lead one to expect otherwise. I refer to humorous productions.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize