Crimson staff writer

Elizabeth S. Auritt

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Niall Ferguson
Harvard in the City

Ferguson Apologizes for "Stupid" and "Insensitive" Comments About Keynes

When Niall Ferguson found himself behind the podium of a recent conference of over 500 financial advisors and investors, he took the opportunity to make remarks that proved insulting to Keynesian economics, gay people, childless adults, and most reasonable bystanders, all in one fell swoop.

University Fundraising Drives

Harvard Eyes Internal, External Models for Capital Campaign

As it prepares to launch the capital campaign, Harvard may look back to lessons learned from its 1990s campaign. It may also turn an eye toward its peer institutions, like Stanford and MIT, who have recently run successful fundraising drives in the 21st century.

House Life


House Life

No Monkeying Around With Lev's Monkey Bread

Platter after platter of monkey bread seemed to materialize out of thin air and disappear in a matter of minutes at Leverett House's Masters' open house on Monday. Monkey bread lovers will have to forgo the backdrop of oriental rugs, a grand piano, and picture-perfect views of Boston to eat their beloved delicacy for approximately the next six months.

On Campus

Congratulations on Walking to Class!

You can pat yourself on the back each morning as you make the trek from Thayer to Sever Hall. With each step you take, you're doing your part to help make Harvard a little greener.


Despite Renovations, Upperclassmen Spurn Old Quincy

When Old Quincy reopens its doors in the fall after a year of construction, it will feature flat-screen televisions and furniture in every common room, new ceiling fans in every bedroom, and printers on every floor. But upperclassmen aren't biting.

Lockdown at Harvard
On Campus

Feeling Better, Moving Forward

Last week's events may seem like a distant, bizarre nightmare now. Or, they might seem all too fresh and returning to quotidian life might seem daunting. It may seem completely natural to throw yourself back into that Stat 104 p-set or nearly impossible to transition back from days that played out like an episode of 24.

Student Life

New Alcohol Education Program Previewed at CSL Meeting

Representatives from the Harvard University Health Services and Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors previewed Harvard Proof, a new alcohol education program tailored to the Harvard student that will replace AlcoholEdu this fall, during the monthly Committee on Student Life meeting Thursday morning.


Shocked Harvard Students Recount Bombings

Three people died and more than 130 were injured, though as of press time there were no confirmed reports of Harvard faculty, students, or staff suffering injuries due to the blast.

After Boston Marathon Explosions, the Scene in Harvard Square
Extension School

After Marathon Explosions, All Appears Safe at Harvard and in the Square

In the hours after bombings at the Boston Marathon, Harvard Square was thrust into a state of unrest following unconfirmed bomb threats, an evacuation of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the cancellation of some evening classes. The Cambridge Police Department confirmed that the area was clear of all potential threats Monday evening.

Student Groups

Yardfest, A Shrinking Stage?

Tyga’s controversial lyrics might go largely unheard if there isn’t a strong showing at this year’s Yardfest. But is it just "Rack City" that could make Yardfest less successful than spring festivals at other universities?

Student Groups

OSL Asks Yardfest Organizers To Reconsider Tyga Choice

The Office of Student Life has requested that the student groups organizing Yardfest reconsider their choice of Tyga as the headliner for the spring concert, following student outcry and an online petition claiming that the rapper’s lyrics promote sexism and violence.

Student Life

Tyga Officially Announced as Yardfest Headliner

Tyga will headline this year’s Yardfest, according to an official announcement made by the College Events Board Wednesday evening nearly 20 hours after two students preemptively revealed the artist.


Freshmen Banned from Houses Wednesday

Members of the Class of 2016 will be barred from the College’s 12 upperclassmen Houses on Wednesday night, as administrators attempt to prevent the prohibited tradition of River Run.


Eliot House

Every day between now and Housing Day, Flyby will release two new House rankings. The top two Houses will be revealed on Wednesday, March 13. Check back daily for updates! Eliot historically housed the rich and the famous of Harvard undergraduates: those students with last names such as Cabot, Lowell, and Adams. Though housing randomization has done away with its exclusivity, Eliot's rich community and classic Harvard facilities make it one of the most desirable Houses on campus. With an expansive, hammock-filled courtyard, beautiful river views, and close proximity to classes in the Yard, residents are hard-pressed to name drawbacks of their beloved Domus. This year, Eliot maintains its second place position in the House rankings.