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Derrick Asiedu

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Institute of Politics Announces Fall Fellows

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, former Haiti Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis, and former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer are among the six resident fellows who will be joining the Institute of Politics this fall, the IOP announced today.


Harvard Community Garden Vandalized Again

The Harvard Community Garden was the target of vandalism early Monday morning, the latest incident in a series of vandalisms that have plagued the garden since it opened this April.

Humanities Division

Eric Nelson Granted Tenure in Government Dept.

Professor of Government Eric M. Nelson ’99 has authored three books, speaks three languages, and reads five languages—all at the tender age of 32. To top it all off, the University has appointed Nelson, a political theorist, full professor in the government department.

Food and Drink

Take-out Menus at Your Fingertips

n Cambridge this summer but missing the delights of a HUDS meal plan? Don't subsist entirely on food bought with buy-one-get-one-free coupons from Qdoba. We just discovered this (slightly out-of-date but still useful) list of menus from a smorgasbord of Harvard Square and Cambridge area restaurants that you should check out.

Food and Drink

Korean BBQ is Back!

Harvard University Dining Services has heard your pleas, and Korean BBQ will be back on the menu starting Tuesday, May ...

Top Chef

Freshmen Clinch Top Chef

Carolyn S. M. Stein ’13 and Anna C. Mapes ’13 clinched victory at the second annual Harvard Top Chef competition yesterday at Annenberg.

Undergraduate Council

HUDS Tells UC: Slim Chances for Hot Breakfast

Harvard University Dining Services Executive Director Ted A. Mayer pointed out the weaknesses of different proposals to bring hot breakfast back to the Houses at an Undergraduate Council meeting on Monday.


Banner Stolen From Garden

The banner above the recently-opened Harvard Community Garden at 27 Holyoke Place was stolen Thursday night, according to a complaint filed with the Harvard University Police Department.

House Life

Be Harvard’s Top Assassin: Naked Ambition

Have an epic Assassin’s kill to share? You can still submit your story for the chance to be Harvard’s Top Assassin! This week, we share with you a submission from Luke A. Salisbury '12 that shows that a true assassin will use everything from nunchucks to nudity—whatever it takes to get the job done.


Drawing Muhammad

The fact that this offense is expressly prohibited by a group’s holy text should require delicacy and courtesy on the individual level—not an exception to our principles.

Food and Drink

We All Scream for Ice Cream Ratings

Summer is coming up, which means two things: it’s time to find the best spots to fix that unnatural pallor you’ve gotten from spending your days indoors and it’s time to find ice cream to counter the soon-to-be searing Cambridge heat. In this subjective and unscientific review, we’ll give you the lowdown on where to get the best ice cream based on a sample of the $4 vanilla ice cream cups at four different Harvard Square ice cream parlors.


Harvard Garden Opens Officially

The Harvard Community Garden, which officially opened last weekend, was featured in this past weekend’s Earth Day celebration.

Food and Drink

Crimson Cocktail: Blame It On The Goose

Bored with Busch? Think Natural Ice is nasty? Reeling over Rubinoff? Every day, we try to bring you news worth ...


HUDS To Honor Earth Day With Green Dinner

Tonight’s dinner hasn’t traveled very far to get to your tray—most of it is locally and sustainably grown as part of Harvard University Dining Services’ Earth Day Dinner.

Student Life

Be Harvard’s Top Assassin

It’s that time of year again. Birds are chirping, legs are showing, and fear is spreading across the campus as people flee from armed assailants. Assassins games have sprung up almost everywhere and epic stories of intrigue, espionage, and broken friendships abound. Kills are executed in the darkness and in the open.