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Petey E. Menz

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"Rocky Horror" Draws Devotees and Virgins on Third-to-Last Saturday Night

Seasoned transvestites and “Rocky Horror” virgins alike turned up Saturday night for the Full Body Cast's third-to-last midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the soon-to-be-closed AMC Loews Harvard Square 5 theater.


Two Harvard Musicians Honored

Chase E. Morrin ’15 and Kevin Sun ’14 will be recognized for musical excellence by the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program.


The Real 1%: Harvard Admits 15 Transfer Students

From a pool of 1,448 applicants, 15 students were admitted to Harvard College in the 2012 transfer admissions cycle, putting the acceptance rate for students who start their time at Harvard as sophomores or juniors at approximately 1 percent.

Food and Drink

Cambridge Considers Soda Ban

Three weeks after a similar controversial plan was put forward in New York City, the city of Cambridge is considering a ban on large servings of sodas in city restaurants.


After 1,500 "Rocky Horror" Screenings, Harvard Square Movie Theater To Close in July

If you have not yet seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the movie theater in Harvard Square, you have only three more Saturday nights to do so.


Faust and Undocumented Students Welcome Obama's Immigration Order

President Barack Obama’s executive decision Friday to limit the deportation of undocumented immigrants has been met with a mixture of joy and scrutiny from the Harvard community.


SEAS Team Develops Ice-Repelling Technology

A new technology to prevent ice and frost from forming on surfaces has been developed by a team of Harvard researchers led by engineering professor Joanna Aizenberg. The technology, known as Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces—SLIPS, for short—even works in humid and high-pressure conditions, where ice has historically been difficult to repel.

Felipe's Taqueria

The Burrito Brawl: A Case for Felipe's

Within a few months of living in Cambridge, I began to ask myself how on earth do Boloco, Chipotle, and Qdoba compete with Felipe’s?


Make Music Harvard Square to Provide Eight Hours of Live Music

The fifth annual Make Music Harvard Square festival will bring eight hours of live music to the Square.


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.


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.




Losing Their Minds

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

Old Books

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.


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.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard