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#tbt: Admissions Website Vandalized During Prefrosh Weekend

We can’t imagine the fallout was actually that huge. This was 2001, back when most Harvard-bound high schoolers only logged on when they wanted to ask SmarterChild why they didn’t have any real friends.

The K-Period

What Your Text Punctuation Really Means

Now, though, these prefrosh are at Harvard, and at Harvard, it's punctuation that matters. That means that these prefrosh have got some stuff to learn. Don’t worry though, we're here to help. Here is a definitive list of how to de-code those texts.


Harvard Holds First Sustainability Hackathon

Participants from across the University, other Boston schools, and the Boston and Cambridge community tackled several environmental issues at the first Sustainability Hackathon at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Saturday.

Harvard 2048

Harvard 2048: A New Level of Procrastination

Next time you’re bored in class or need a diversion while studying, procrastinate while also burning these important people’s faces into your brain. Sorry for all the hours you're about to lose!

i3 '14
Student Groups

I3 Innovation Challenge Awards Four $10,000 Prizes

Three student projects won $10,000 grants in the seventh iteration of the I3 Harvard College Innovation Challenge.

Harvard Law School

Law School Duo Create Start-Up to "Unsend" Emails

Pluto Mail, a free service created by two Law School students, allows users to unsend, edit, and auto-expire emails after pressing send.

Harvard Square

Clover Welcomes Harvard Square’s First Bitcoin ATM

Clover Food Lab, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant chain, installed the first Bitcoin ATM in Harvard Square Monday morning.


The Fragrant Future of Communication

When Rachel D. Field ’12 and her small team encounter a problem, she can’t simply pass off the responsibility to someone else. “I have my degree now,” she says. “In theory, Harvard University says that I’m qualified to do this, so I’m just going to figure it out.” A project that started in a classroom is now unfolding internationally and in the public eye.

Innovation and New Technologies by Herbie Hancock

Innovation and New Technologies by Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist and keyboardist, speaks about melding music and technology at the fourth lecture in the Norton Lecture series Monday afternoon in Sanders Theatre.




Smexting with the oPhone

The evolution of virtual communication has been short but significant. Initially, text messages were just that, text. Then, emoticons were integrated (:D). These days, we can communicate with photos, videos, voice memos, and emojis—you never have to actually type again! Now, thanks to Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor David Edwards, a completely necessary new way to communicate is available, the smext.

Poster Child

New Exhibit Explores History and Science of Human Dissection

A new exhibit in the Science Center showcases human body parts and historical objects related to the science of dissection and anatomy.

Goldsmith Awards
Harvard Kennedy School

Today in Photos (03/06/2014)

Harvard Business School

At Request of ‘John Harvard Bitcoin,’ Club Holds Second Meeting

John C. Lo ’16 received what he called a “strange” email from an alleged alumnus who goes under the name ‘John Harvard Bitcoin’—an email that led to a meeting with other Bitcoin enthusiasts Wednesday night.

Computer Science

Harvard Research Computing Resources Misused for ‘Dogecoin’ Mining Operation

A Harvard community member had his access to University research facilities stripped last week after using the school's "Odyssey cluster" to mine "dogecoin."

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Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance