Claire M. McLaughlin

SUMMERS NIGHTS
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#tbt: Larry Summers Gets Down With the Kids

In 2005, University President Larry Summers took a night off to “gyrate” with freshmen in Annenberg, for seemingly no reason at all.

First Day Of Classes
Throwback Thursday

#tbt: Shopping Week in Peril

While you're all enjoying the next few days of shopping week, take some time to remember that just over a decade ago this treasured period of no homework and leaving classes halfway through was in grave peril.

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Leverett

#tbt: Lev Introduces Internet Without Cords

Leverett House reopened today for its residents after undergoing massive renovations this past year. It wasn’t so long ago, though, that Leverett House underwent changes of a different variety. Back in the fall of 2002, Lev was the first Harvard house to offer its residents wireless internet. (Hey, ‘90s kids, remember when you needed cords and plugs to “surf the net”? Remember when people still called it “surfing the net”?)

Emmy Awards
Arts

Instant Reactions: Emmy Awards 2014

This year the Emmys fall on a Monday so we're on campus early to give you full coverage live and on location. The live coverage is true. The location is Cambridge, Mass. in front of our television screen. We're going non-HD on this one so we can make sure there are no delays in transmission. Stay tuned throughout the night to get our instant reactions.

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#tbt: Nerd Club Started at the College

"I came because I didn't have a problem set to do tonight, and I couldn't think of anything better to do," said Cabot House resident Allon G. Percus '92. This was in the days before laptop computers and internet porn.

Technology

#tbt: Admissions Website Vandalized During Prefrosh Weekend

We can’t imagine the fallout was actually that huge. This was 2001, back when most Harvard-bound high schoolers only logged on when they wanted to ask SmarterChild why they didn’t have any real friends.

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English

#tbt: Let Them Eat Keats

In 1955, English replaced Government as the most popular concentration among Harvard College freshmen. That’s right—back in the days before Sparknotes, hundreds of undergrads willingly signed up for English classes way before “Chick Lit” was even an option.

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#tbt: Assassination Fears When Fidel Castro Visited Harvard

Who knew? Fidel Castro used to be smokin' hot.

Henry VIII
History

#tbt: Ivy League Pranks

Aside from the classic prank: “I’m not rooming with you next year”—our roommates were totally kidding about that one—there have been more pranksters throughout H-Y-P history. We warn you: these Ivy Leaguers set a low bar.

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Politics

Presidential Superlatives: Valentine’s Day Edition

This year, America’s two greatest holidays fell on the same weekend. Let’s celebrate while we still can (because a Valentine’s Presidents’ Day Weekend only happens four out of every seven years). As our forefathers so writ and intended, here are some presidential superlatives of an amorous nature. Happy V&P Weekend!

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Harvard Today: Dec. 9, 2013

Happy Monday, everyone! If you happen to have some free time today (lolz), check out what's happening on campus besides studying and paper-writing:

Harvard in the City

Harvard Today: Dec. 2, 2013

Welcome back! As you brace yourself for the next couple weeks, check out what's going on at Harvard today:

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Harvard Today: Nov. 25, 2013

It's Monday, but turn that frown upside down—Thanksgiving is almost here! So get out there and slay the day. Here's what going on at Harvard today:

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Harvard Today: Nov. 11, 2013

MondayMondayMondayMondayMondayMondayMondayMonday. It's that time of the week again! Here's what's going on at Harvard today.

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Harvard Today: Nov. 4, 2013

Rise and shine! It's Monday again. We would tell you to celebrate by going to Yogurtland, but who wants to pay for 3 oz. of froyo? (Yep, they actually make you do this now, even on Mondays.)

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

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College

Unloading the Ad Board