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Comping Harvard

With so many organizations having comps and barriers to entry, Harvard becomes a difficult place to navigate. Intense comps often intimidate students, driving them away from new activities.

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Activities Fair Draws Thousands of Undergraduates to Quad

While students praised the myriad offerings, administrators have expressed concerns about the priority that many students place on extracurriculars.

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Harvard Law School

Exchange Between Law Record, Minow Raises Questions About Dean’s Accessibility

​A tense, and now public, exchange this month between Harvard Law School spokespeople and the editors of The Harvard Law Record over the publication’s right to print an interview with Law School Dean Martha L. Minow prompted questions about Minow’s accessibility to students and journalists.

International Women's Day on the Radio
On Campus

International Women's Day on the Radio

Madge Kaplan speaks fondly of her experiences working on a 24-hour radio show showcasing women’s voices on International Women’s Day during the 80s, while Kate Rushin, Eileen Bolinsky, Melanie Berzon, and Anita McFadden smile in remembrance.

TDM Magazine

Curtain Rises on New Theater Dance Media Magazine

Theater Dance Media, a new student-produced magazine focusing on design and performing arts at Harvard, debuted this week.

Student Groups

HLS Panel Explores the Future Frontiers of Space Governance

Representatives from NASA, Space Systems Loral, and SpaceX discussed the future of laws governing outer space during a panel at the Law School Wednesday.

567 Nations: The History of Federal Indian Law

Law School Launches Series on Diversity

After a year that saw Harvard Law School embroiled in debates over race and diversity, Law School Dean Martha L. Minow has launched a new lecture series entitled “Diversity and U.S. Legal History.”


Law Review Inducts Most Diverse Class of Editors in History

​For the first time in the publication’s nearly 130-year history, the Harvard Law Review inducted a group of editors this year whose demographics reflect those of their wider Law School class.

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Student Groups

Millennials Prefer Democrats Keep the White House, IOP Poll Finds

Millennials prefer a Democrat win this year's presidential election by an almost 30 percent margin, according to the Institute of Politics' Public Opinion Project spring poll.

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On Campus

The Laugh Track

The next generation of Harvard comic performers are continually organizing shows, formulating new jokes, and assembling fresh stand-up routines. Humor might be entertaining, but entertainment is hard work.

Club Postering
On Campus

Club Postering

A comp poster rests on the ground by the Lamont poster kiosk. Student group members wake up early to advertise their clubs during specified times on Mondays and Thursdays.

Logging Hours

School Work: The Benefits and Burdens of Campus Jobs

While some students find the expectation that students work during term time a meaningful distraction and opportunity for learning, others describe it as a major burden that puts them at a disadvantage.


Comping Creativity

​When high school seniors open their acceptance letters to Harvard, they are invited to attend one of the world’s most exclusive institutions. But when students who decide to matriculate arrive on campus as freshmen, they find a whole new set of exclusive institutions with their own barriers to entry. Getting into Harvard doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll feel at home here.

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The Diversity Issue

Fifteen Minutes Magazine explores the state of diversity at Harvard by examining the past and present.

On the Field

The View From the Press Box

The athletic communications office is often overlooked, but it is influential in its efforts to promote Harvard’s varsity sports teams.