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Petey E. Menz

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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.


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.


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.



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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


The Great Dictators

Punk was about disaffection, but I loved it with unfettered and unironic enthusiasm. Every band had something distinctive to listen to, and every band was amazing for it. It was during this manic stage of exploration that I discovered the Dictators, a short-lived group of Noo Yawk punks who cheerfully endorsed hamburgers, cheesy pop hits, and the suburban lifestyle. Fourteen years after they broke up, I was born, and fourteen years after that I discovered and soon fell in love with their debut album, “Go Girl Crazy.”


Winthrop Receives Funding for Speaker Series

Winthrop’s Senior Common Room Speaker Series will receive funding from the David B. Perini and Robert W. Woods Memorial Endowment Fund, established by Winthrop House alumni John J. Cullinane ’86 and William N. Thorndike ’86 to commemorate their deceased roommates.


Advising Fortnight Opens with Annenberg Event

Advising Fortnight began on Monday night with a kickoff event in Annenberg Hall. Representatives from every academic department at Harvard engaged them in conversations regarding their future studies.