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Decoding Harvard's Most Popular Class

Decoding Harvard's Most Popular Class

Freshmen pose for a photo booth at CS50 Puzzle Day on September 6, 2014. Prof. David J. Malan later posted the photo booth pictures on Facebook.

Reina A.E. Gattuso '15
Student Life

4 Dollar Wine Critic

There are a lot of bars in Harvard Square that serve decent glasses of prosecco and interesting cocktails for around ten bucks a pop, which is cute, considering I’ll have to start repaying student loans in a year if I don’t get into grad school. For this reason, FM is giving the people what they want: the best cheap wines of Harvard Square, reviewed by a seasoned early twenty-something casual drinker with no specialty knowledge of alcohol whatsoever. Have at me.

Student Life

Out of the Army, Back to School

Israelis are not the only students at Harvard who have to factor in mandatory service to their education and career plans. Fifteen Minutes also spoke to students from South Korea—who typically take time off in the middle of college in order to complete their mandatory two years—and from Singapore about their transitions between service and scholarship.

Reflections on Ferguson
On Campus

Today in Photos (09/18/2014)

Decoding Harvard's Most Popular Class
Student Life

Harvard Today: September 18, 2014

Happy Thursday! We all know that today is Throwback Thursday, or also known as our favorite day to receive social media validation on Facebook and/or Instagram! If you’re considering uploading a photo today with a #tbt, read below for some (self-proclaimed) sage advice on sharing that photo with all your virtual fans!


For Many UC Hopefuls, Humor Is a Touchstone

For a growing group of UC candidates—fueled by the surprise victory of UC President Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 last year—humor has become the go-to strategy to separate themselves from this year’s field.

Facebook at Puzzle Day

This Is CS50.

CS50 is exceptional for its size, its resources and the cult of personality around its charismatic leader. It is more than just a class at Harvard; it is a cultural touchstone, a lifestyle, a spectacle. This is CS50, and it’s here to stay.

Jason Segal
Student Life

Harvard Today: September 15, 2014

Happy Monday! We’re currently wishing the weekend were one day longer so we could actually do (or maybe start) our homework, because we all know that the Monday morning routine before class is probably one of the worst parts of the week. Here’s a rundown of how your morning will probably go before your 10 a.m. class:

Mark Mitton: Magician
Student Life

Magician Entertains Quad Residents

A professional magician entertained more than 100 students and staff at Currier House with card tricks and Harry Potter-style stunts during a magic show on Thursday.

Student Group Travel

College Ups Funding for Student Group Transportation Following Student Death

The College will offer an additional $30,000 in grants for domestic student group travel this academic year in response to recommendations from a working group convened last spring.

Student Life

Summer in Three Words

Khurana meets with students at SOCH
Student Life

Harvard Today: September 11, 2014

Good morning, Harvard. Today we remember those who have lost their lives on 9/11 and honor those who serve to protect our country. There will be a special Morning Prayers at Memorial Church at 8:45 A.M. Additionally, through the help of the Make It Count Foundation, Harvard students have created a special 9/11 memorial made of ribbons honoring the lost lives at the flagpole in front of Annenberg.

Ferguson Demonstration
Student Groups

Race and 'Respectability'

The organizers of Harvard's Ferguson solidarity event speak about respectability politics, the narrative of success, and why being a Harvard student shouldn’t matter.

Charles River Run
Student Life

Harvard Today: September 8, 2014

Happy Monday! Incase you needed something to make you even more excited about the start of the school week, just a friendly reminder that shopping week is coming to an end and Study Card Day is tomorrow! In light of Study Card Day, see which of the below applies to you:

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven


Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out