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Music

Groundbreaking AIDS Researcher Dies at 62

Norman L. Letvin ’71 was remembered after his death last month for not only his groundbreaking research but also his welcoming demeanor, musical gifts, and devotion to family.

Economics

Using Google to Track Racism

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard doctoral candidate in economics, recently wrote a paper which uses data from Google searches as a gauge of racial attitudes in the United States.

Books

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Research

Losing Their Minds

A freezer malfunction at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center damaged 150 brain samples.

Old Books
College

Course Catalog for 2012-13 Now Available

For those looking to get a head start on Pre-Term Planning, which opens on June 4, the course catalog for the 2012-13 academic year is now available via the Registrar's website. Among the thousands of different courses offered in Harvard's 46 varying concentrations, a few stand out. For your reading enjoyment, we've chosen two that we find particularly interesting.

SEAS

Harvard To Offer Master's Degree in Computational Science and Engineering

Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will launch a new master's degree program in Computational Science and Engineering this fall, with enrollment beginning in September 2013.

Theater

ART's Production of 'Porgy and Bess' Receives 10 Tony Nominations

“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” an adaptation of the 1935 opera, scooped up ten Tony nominations last Tuesday, second only to “Once,” the musical version of the eponymous 2006 film.

Lowell

Russan Monks Continue Lowell Bell Tradition

Father Roman Ogrzykov, the head bellringer at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, manipulated the Lowell Bells with ease on Wednesday afternoon, quickly tolling the three quick strokes that ended that afternoon’s bellringing session.

College

Indecision

Exactly 2,032 students were accepted to the class of 2016, and those who haven't already committed must make a decision tomorrow. While we here at Flyby know the choice is obvious, we offer this playlist to any prospective students still grappling with indecision.

Academics

Students Required to Submit Sources for Final Expos Papers

In an effort to more rigorously teach students about the proper use of external sources, the Harvard College Writing Program now requires freshmen to submit not only a bibliography but full PDFs or photocopies of all materials cited in their final papers for Expository Writing 20.

Drew Faust

Tommy Lee Jones '69 Wins Harvard Arts Medal

Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones ’69 was awarded the 18th annual Harvard Arts Medal at a ceremony on Thursday that highlighted his time at Harvard as well as his distinguished acting career.

On Campus

Q&A: John Lithgow Talks Arts First

"It’s remarkable how many of the elements of that very first year are still in place 20 years later."

Music

Jason Pierce Plagued by Medical and Lyrical Troubles

Though Pierce remains capable of a rousing guitar rave up, “Sweet Heart Sweet Light” is dominated by sluggish ballads that make the album a torpid and disjointed affair.

College

Decisive Students Declare Their Concentrations Early

Though they constitute a small minority, students who have taken this route say that, as long as a student has made the right decision on an academic field, declaring early provides distinct and unique benefits.

Music

Guitarists Make Berklee Into School of Rock

Dreadlocks, Stratocasters, and massive arrays of effects pedals were all on display at the Berklee College of Music’s annual Guitar Night: Rock and Pop concert.

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

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Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture

Dictionary
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