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Nathalie R. Miraval

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Mitton the Magician!
Student Life

Mitton the Magician Visits Winthrop House

Canadian native Mark Mitton astonished a crowd of Winthropians Monday night as part of the Senior Common Room Series at Winthrop House. The magician, known for making Will Smith appear in the middle of Time Square, kept the crowd entertained by changing into fantastical costumes, making cars appear in the most unlikely places, and even teaching the audience members some simple tricks of their own.


Mitton the Magician!

Color App
Student Life

Photo Sharing App Debuts at Harvard

Color Labs plans to test it new smartphone and Facebook application—an innovative take on visual connectivity—exclusively at Harvard College.

Harvard in the City

New Swiss Bakers Present to Allston

Allston residents munched on Swiss Challah, Pretzel Baguettes, and fresh Swiss Cheese at Wednesday’s Harvard Allston Task Force Meeting, in stark contrast to the serious and often tense tones of past meetings.


Allston Residents Feel Disconnected

One month after Kevin A. McCluskey ’76 stepped down from his post as senior director of community relations for Harvard, the position has yet to be filled, leaving a gap in communication between Allston residents and the University.

Harvard in the City

Harvard Approves Allston Work Team Recommendations

University President Drew G. Faust and the Harvard Corporation have approved the Harvard Allston Work Team’s five recommendations for future University development in Allston.

Innovation Lab
Harvard Business School

Innovation Lab Looks to Help Start-Ups

Speaking before an audience of about 50 students on Thursday, the director of the Business School’s Innovation Lab predicted that the forthcoming Allston facility will reduce the University’s shortcomings in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.


Boston Redevelopment Authority Approves Tata Hall at Harvard Business School

Construction on Tata Hall has gained official approval following a unanimous vote Thursday night by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which oversees city development projects.

Food and Drink

Allston Farmers' Market Struggles

The Harvard Allston Farmers’ Market—envisioned as part of the University’s outreach into the Allston community—has had trouble attracting customers and vendors.


September 11 Interfaith Conversations

City Politics

Tata Hall Construction To Benefit Allston

Members of the Harvard Allston Task Force argued in a letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority that the Tata Hall project represents an opportunity for the University to develop the community.

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Harvard Square

Now Buying French Fries Is an Act of Generosity

You get French fries. Local businesses draw in customers. Charities make money.


Capuano, Facing Likely Competition from Warren, Announces He Will Not Seek U.S. Senate Seat in 2012

Rep. Michael E. Capuano has decided not to run for a seat in the Senate.

On Campus

Students Break Box Fort World Record

Students Break Box Fort World Record
On Campus

Students Break Box Fort World Record

Kirkland House temporarily turned into a fortress with the help of Laura E. D'Asaro '13 and other House residents. You may remember D'Asaro from two years ago, when D’Asaro broke the world record for crawling the fastest mile in 22 minutes and four seconds. Seeing box after box piling up in recycling bins during move-in as a sophomore, D'Asaro was inspired to build a giant box fort. Only 284 boxes were needed to break the record, but the final fortress consisted of exactly double that amount.

Free Time

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization