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House Life

Happy Days in Pfoho

If the cold and dreary weather has you feeling down, you should check out the recently opened “Happy Room,” the beach-themed break room in the basement of Pforzheimer House.


Harvard Carnival Draws Allston Students

Students from the Gardner Pilot Academy gathered at Harvard’s Gordon Track for a carnival organized by Harvard students this past Friday.


Harvard Ranks 10th in Sporcle

Harvard may be the number one university in the nation, but Sporcle—the addictive online quiz-based procrastination tool—ranked Harvard at number 10 in its college rankings for the week of Nov. 21-27.


ASU President Talks Higher Education

Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, said during a talk yesterday that universities were partially at fault for the country's biggest problems.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Discusses Rust Belt Economics

Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer expressed his conviction that Detroit can recover from its current economic slump during a discussion with political leaders at the Harvard Kennedy School last night.

On Campus

Feeling Stressed? We've Got Your Back.

Feeling stressed? Flyby has compiled a list of various resources around campus to help you keep calm during the busy finals season.


Harvard and MIT Scientists Examine Face ID and Gender

Scientists from Harvard and MIT have discovered that human brains tend to perceive a face as either male or female depending on where it appears in our field of view, according to a recently published study.

Student Life

CouchSurfing Guests Banned from Houses

The Office of Student Life has forbidden students in upperclassmen Houses from hosting overnight guests they meet through the online hospitality exchange network, Mather House Master Michael D. Rosengarten and Adams House Master John G. "Sean" Palfrey ’67 confirmed yesterday.


Harvard Continues Extra Yard Officers

Additional police officers hired in response to a robbery outside Thayer Hall last Thursday will continue to patrol the Yard this weekend, according to a Harvard University Police Department spokesman.

Harvard Law School

Lawyers Discuss LGBT Barriers

A panel of experienced lawyers assured law students that being gay does not need to be a barrier to workplace success at an event yesterday at Harvard Law School.


Cornell Law Professor Speaks on Sovereign Debt

Governments should be flexible and creative in their treatment of sovereign debt, according to a Cornell Law School professor who spoke in Robinson Hall last night.


Ebrahim-Cao Seek To Build A More Social Campus

Laughing together across a table at the Greenhouse Café, Senan Ebrahim ’12 and Bonnie Cao ’12, who are running for Undergraduate Council President and Vice President respectively, come across as lifelong friends. Few would guess that they have only known each other since their sophomore year. The duo, elaborating on their personal experiences in the Undergraduate Council, are just as at ease discussing UC politics as their run-in with a four-year-old in a “Where the Wild Things Are” costume.

On Campus

Breast Cancer Awareness Week Dresses in Pink

Pink bras and tank tops embellished with statistics about breast cancer hang outside the Science Center as part of a number of events sponsored by the Harvard Cancer Society for a week dedicated to raising awareness.


Scientists Talk Public Policy

Two Harvard professors and a broadcast journalist explored the impact of uncertainty in science research on public opinion and policy decisions in a panel discussion at the Geological Museum last night.