Claire M. McLaughlin
Despite a recent dip in investment, Harvard's endowment is still doing alright at a respectable $30.7 billion. So just how much is 30 billion? Flyby took some time to investigate, and here's what we found:
Before you hear the comedian Andy Samberg, one of this year's Class Day speakers, Flyby thinks you should know a few things about the man who's sure to elicit more than a few chuckles.
I’m giving my life story to the Crimson. No, I’m actually talking about my relationship with my wife, which is more or less my life story because I can’t remember anything before that.
Next Monday at 5 p.m. is comedy hour, courtesy of the Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.
On Saturday night, freshman blocking groups gathered in the Cambridge Queen's Head Pub to compete in Harvard spin-offs of popular game shows.
The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and other schools too). Dartmouth seems to have found itself in the midst of what IvyGate has described as an "epic hazing scandal." While "epic" brings to mind greatness and heroism, in this case, there seems to be something rotten in the state of New Hampshire. Earlier this month, 27 (!) members of Dartmouth's Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity were charged with hazing violations that occurred during the 2009 and 2011 fall pledge season. Apparently SAE pledges were forced to "swim in a kiddie pool of rotten food, vomit and other bodily fluids; eat omelets made of vomit; and chug cups of vinegar." That's disgusting.
For any Crimson basketball fan, this an exciting moment, but for Swegan—one of the ten Harvard players who made the trip to the tournament in 1946—it brings back a flood of memories.
College students of the world rejoice—and don't feel the need to log off Facebook just yet. According to two blog posts published by the Harvard Business Review this week, it turns out that procrastination might not be as bad for us as we think, and hours spent agonizing over our futures are largely a waste a time. So instead of stressing, don't worry, be happy, and StumbleUpon to your heart's content.
Lisa Wade, Ph.D., a Sociology professor at Occidental College, studies the role of sex, sexuality, and gender in society. She will be speaking at Harvard’s inaugural Sex Week, which starts March 25.
We've published roundups on Jason Segel, John Legend, and Oprah Winfrey, and now there's Lady Gaga as well. Before the Mother Monster herself arrives in Cambridge this Wednesday to launch the "Born This Way Foundation" at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, here are some essential Lady Gaga facts every dedicated fan needs to know.
Rated R(vard). Coming March 8 to a theater near you.
Presidents' Day is upon us, and you probably don't have plans to commemorate or even acknowledge this admittedly forgettable holiday. But this year, let Flyby recount for you the stories of seven U.S. Commanders in Chief during and after their times at Harvard.
Just like it’s easy to hate on the popular kids in high school, it’s easy to hate on memes. After all, it doesn’t take a genius to notice that memes have become the prom king and queen of the internet—just take a look at your Facebook newsfeed.