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Thinking is Craftwork

Just after spring break, I piled up the things that I’d accumulated while writing my thesis, intending to return what

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Point/Counterpoint: Striking the Right Note

The Mainstream Choice: ’Cause You Asked for It, ’Cause You Need One I’ll admit it—before Yardfest 2009 began to mater

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Beyond Service

At our new president’s behest, we have become a “service nation.” At least this appears to be the case from

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Annotations: Valentine's Day

A Season for Spending Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day of love for some, bitterness for others, and little note to

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Taxes and Duties of the Private University

This piece ran as part of our focus on Harvard's endowment. Last June, University President Drew G. Faust rose in

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Greater Metropolitanism

In an article written just before the election, Alec McGinnis noted in the Washington Post that, in addition to being

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Vox Barbara

In October of 2006, the New York Times reported that the millions of free newspapers distributed to subway passengers were

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Nothing’s Easy

“Rethink,” begged the large type on the official Harvard posters advertising sustainability events last week. The implication of this slogan

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Postering in the Ethnographic Gaze

Early last Monday morning, I offered to help a student group I belong to with a round of postering in

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Et in Arcadia Ego

As I suspiciously nosed my rented Corolla over the one-lane, open-grate bridge that crosses the Redbank River in Climax, Pennsylvania,

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Point/Counterpoint: Applaud Abroad?

Time (and space) to think Recent data from the Office of International Programs shows an encouraging shift in student attitudes

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Situations in Space

Like a troop ship launching into the night, the University last Thursday convened a scouting party to the future almost

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Notes On A Tire Swing

This afternoon, Harvard students will congregate in Tercentenary Theater for an orgy of hot dogs and background music. The administration

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Clinging to Utopia

There is perhaps no corner of the Internet so ebullient this week as the Facebook group in which the proud

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The Semiotics of the Seal

Just past Dawes Island, at the entrance to Cambridge Common, is a marble gateway topped with an ironwork trellis. At

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Adventures in Separation and Spain

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Dare to Dye

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Dos Besos

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