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The neon-laced skyline glowed through the tall win- dows on the 42nd floor. Papers were spread all over the black wooden table, next to a cup of roasted green tea and plate of warabimochi. I perused the reports of several companies in the portfolio, attempting to make sense of the data—market trends, products, divisions, projections, and other nuanced details. How could I possibly use all this data and start another Silicon Valley here in Japan?
I was miserable, the thought wheezed, I should go home. And it never quite left. Two months later, when my dog’s cancer was close to consuming him, I called it quits and got on the next flight to Boston.
This summer, Harvard students stayed in the area, working to compose a musical with Sara Bareilles, curate museum exhibits, and stage a play focused on the Romanian Revolution.
Unable to rent a cello in the small Tuscan town, Siena, where she was studying abroad, Saskia Maxwell Keller '18 travelled fifty miles to Florence by bus. But that was not the biggest challenge she faced – she had to find a quiet space where no one would hear her scales and concertos.
Enjoy this last week in quiet Cambridge before the p-sets and dinner meetings start flooding back in.
Harvard students and recent graduates have flocked to the 2016 campaign trail this summer, knocking on doors around the country for the candidates of their choice.
Passerby walk past Cabot's Candy in Harvard Square on Thursday afternoon. The store, which opened July 22, sells a variety of candy including salt water taffy and fudge.
Rainwater glistens on bikes locked outside DeWolfe after a thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon. The storm, which was described as "severe" on the Harvard Alert System, occurred from approximately 4:08 to 4:45 p.m. and included hail, thunder, and lightning.
Singer-songwriter Ryan LaPerle performs on JFK St. on Wednesday evening. LaPerle is based in Cambridge, MA.
Construction workers gather inside Yellowwood Courtyard at Winthrop House on Monday afternoon. Yellowwood Courtyard, which will be closed from June 1 to Aug. 15, is undergoing renovations under the Engineering and Utilities Chilled Water Extension Project.
Fire trucks respond to a fire alarm pulled on Sunday evening. The fire alarm was allegedly pulled by a summer school student, according to sources.
Andrew W. Mayo '17 teaches summer telescope classes as part of a program hosted by Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe. The classes, which are held bi-weekly at the telescope in the Science Center, are free of charge, though students are required to fill out a short application to attend.