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Sofia V. McDonald

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Sparks Tea
In The Meantime

Communi(tea), Once More

In the deep dusk of winter afternoon, Sparks House continues to glow nearly a year after Reverend Peter J. Gomes’ passing.


Beyond The Classroom Walls

It is 5:00 p.m. on a Tuesday and the sky is already black. But the soft, warm light in the mahogany-walled Eliot library makes bearable the early end to the day. In the back left corner sits the only other student in the room. Headphones in, back straight, face calm, she has positioned her pen on a fresh sheet of lined paper, ready to take notes on her assigned reading. From far away, it’s easy to recognize which textbook she is perusing.


Tim J. Reckart ’09

What do Wallace and Gromit, the endearing British inventor/canine duo, have in common with Harvard? Both inspired Tim J. Reckart ...


Uzodinma C. Iweala ’04

For those who don’t know him, it might be surprising to hear that the preferred extracurricular activity of Uzodinma C. Iweala ’04, author and M.D., in college was “sleeping.” But evidently, he would need his rest for his future literary and medical pursuits. Since graduation, Iweala released “Beasts of No Nation,” his 2005 novel exploring the world of a child soldier in a fictional African country, and received a degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


Steven Arrigg Koh ’04

To call him “well-travelled” would be an understatement. After completing his degree in psychology from Harvard, the half-Lebanese, half-Korean Steven ...


Love Stories

"People would never fall in love if they had not heard love talked about.”

Chickwich Challenge

The Chickwich Challenge

If Friday nights are any indication (whether you’re slaving away in Lamont or drinking away at the Bell Tower), excess ...

Chickwich Challenge

Chickwich Challenge

For The Moment

Swappin’ Swag

Look out, Tyra—this isn’t just some “America’s Next Top Model” fashion show­—this is Harvard formal season. Last Sunday afternoon, Styleta ...

Student Groups

EAC Holds Earth Day Celebration

The Harvard College Environmental Action Committee hosted the annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday afternoon.

In The Meantime


On a dark, rainy Saturday evening, thunder came from Lowell Lecture Hall, where TAPS, Harvard’s undergraduate tap dance company.

In The Meantime

In the Heat of the Kitchen

Anxiety didn’t disappear for everyone when students finished their exams before Christmas—in fact, for many employees of Harvard University Dining ...

Single Ladies
For The Moment

I Am...Fierce

Last Wednesday evening, in Harvard’s Malkin Athletic Center, all the ladies—and not just the single ones—channeled their inner Beyoncé, learning ...

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize