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Central Administration

Faculty Diversity Report Released

The number of female faculty members has increased by 16 percent since 2003 and the number of minorities has increased by 23 percent over the same time, according to the 2009 Faculty Development and Diversity Annual Report.

Speed Demon: Harvard Student Sets Record for Fastest Crawl
Student Life

Record Breaker Gets on All Fours for Charity

In high school, Laura E. D’Asaro ’13 broke the world record for being the fastest person to crawl a mile—raising over $5,000 for cancer research. Now, she's bringing that same drive to Harvard.

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Hillel Dining Hall: Full of Crap?

<p>Kosher diners will have to wait one more night before they can eat at Hillel again. The dining hall, which closed last night due to a sewage leak on the kitchen floor, will be closed again tonight. </p> <p> </p> <p>FlyBy was assured by a Hillel spokesperson that it was just a little leak, no big deal. </p> <p> </p> <p>But according to David P. Davidson, director of operations for HUDS, a floor drain located underneath the kitchen was backed up, causing a small puddle of sewage from the restroom upstairs. More details after the jump.</p>

Harvard Square

Street Performer, Storyteller Dies at 88

A revered storyteller throughout Harvard Square and Boston, Hugh M. Hill ’48, better known as Brother Blue, died from illness ...

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All Spammed Out

When your email telling FAS-IT that something is wrong with your email bounces, you know things have gotten bad. Really

On Campus

Bomb Squad Called To Fetch Cannonball

When Walter L. Condit returned from work on Monday to find police cars, fire trucks, and a bomb squad blockading Garden Street in front of his apartment, he had no idea they had been summoned to retrieve the cannonball sitting peacefully in his living room.

Sciences Division

Beloved Lab Administrator To Retire in December

Lenny Solomon, singer, songwriter, and lab administrator, will retire this coming December after 38 years as the research program manager for Harvard’s Anderson Research Group.

Harvard in the World

Law Professor, Alum Dead at 73

Former Crimson President Stephen R. Barnett ’57, a First Amendment professor emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Law, died last Tuesday after complications from a cardiac arrest. He was 73.

Study Pushes Better End of Life Care for Dementia

A new Harvard Medical School study recommends that patients with advanced dementia be given the same quality care as patients ...

Health Reform in an Era of Pandemics

HSPH Dean Calls For Health Reform

Drawing attention to the idea of health security during an era of pandemics, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health Julio Frenk yesterday called for “reform in the midst of a storm.”

HSPH Professor Dies in Car Crash

Stephen W. Lagakos, a long-time Harvard biostatistics professor whom colleagues remembered for his scientific leadership and personal warmth, died in ...


Water Drops Defy Elemental Physics

Fluid dynamics researchers Jacy C. Bird and William D. Ristenpart were doing routine experiments on water droplets, when the supposedly ...


Findings Focus On Sustaining Weight

Overweight women still stand to gain much in long-term health if they maintain their above-average weight instead of letting more ...

MacArthur Program Names ’09 Recipients

Three Harvard affiliates were named recipients of the 2009 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow yesterday. Professor of