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Regional diversity at Harvard does not mirror the demographics of the United States.
Regional diversity at Harvard does not mirror the demographics of the United States, with certain areas of the country over represented in student population.
While enhanced recruiting efforts and financial aid initiatives in recent years have created the most diverse student body in the school’s history, Harvard’s geographic numbers are still unrepresentative of the United States as a whole.
Luke R. Heine '17 shows off Minnesota running tank tops that he designed.
Mark S. Staples '17 poses with a mug and flag from his home state of North Dakota. Staples is one of few students from the region.
Students munch on chips and dips at the newly reinstated Texas Club's Texas Independence Day celebration.
Luke R. Heine '17 shows off his hometown, Duluth, Minn., on a map in his bedroom.
Doors in freshman dorm Weld Hall are decorated with pictures of students' hometowns. The Freshman Deans Office says geographic diversity factors into rooming assignments.
"It was unexpected for me to be proud of the South. If I was proud of the South, it was a problem," William F. Morris IV '17 recalls about his transition into college from rural Georgia.
Philosophy professor Jeffrey K. McDonough pictured here next to the door to his office, which is covered completely in artwork by his two children.
Condominiums on Pleasant Street in Cambridge are Harvard-owned, and occupants must be University faculty or senior level administrators. Individual units are priced below market value.
Hopi E. Hoekstra, a professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, sits in her office, next to drawings created by her young son Henry.
Assistant professor of government Ryan D. Enos walks down Kirkland Street to his office in the CGIS Knafel buidling from his home a few blocks away.
Philosophy professor Jeffrey K. McDonough, pictured here in his office with his dog, Martha.