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Noah B. Pisner

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When will the water stop?
Student Life

The Crimson Weatherboard's Weekly Weather Review

I’d stay home and babysit my sister while mother would go off and sweat on sad middle-aged men who weren’t my father. The sweat would bead like rain drops on a car window.

A Rainy Shopping Period
For The Moment

The Weather: Sept. 27—Oct. 4

This week in last week’s weather, prose about the weather from last week, read to the tune of a Radiohead song.

On Campus

The Crimson WeatherBoard’s Weekly Weather Review

This week in last week’s weather, we talk about the weather from last week: A real meteorologist predicted that this week’s weather would be “mostly pleasant.”


5 Questions With Rachel A. Brown '10

Rachel A. Brown ’10 recently released her first EP, “Building Castles.”

On Campus

The Crimson Weatherboard’s Weekly Weather Review

Aggregate score: 7.9 ½ out of 10.

A Rainy Shopping Period
On Campus

The Crimson Weatherboard’s Weekly Weather Review

Every good news source needs a good weather team.

For The Moment

Venn Diagram: The Ivy League and Blue Ivy Carter

A child’s future destiny/The Future of Destiny’s Child

In The Meantime

Coordinates: On Country Roads

I can’t explain why I always want to cry every goddamn time I hear John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” It’s just a camp thing.




Read Across America Day: Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America Day: Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss!

Recruiting, Suits, Ties
Student Life

The Side Effects of Investment Banking

Springtime at Harvard means that hundreds of students are strapping on their fancy suits, accentuating the action verbs on their resumes, and exposing themselves to another deadly outbreak of investment banking interviews. Unbeknownst to most of these finance-types, however, are the health risks that result from continual exposure to such workplace activity.

Harvard on the Web

The Best of Harvard on '30 Rock'

Harvard graduates have been infiltrating NBC's primetime writing scene since Al Franken '73 first landed his "Saturday Night Live" writing gig in 1975. Those that followed Franken have included James "Jim" M. Downey '74, Conan C. O'Brien '85, B.J. Novak '01, and an insufferable slew of comedic know-it-all's from the Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.

For The Moment

The Name of The Game

In 1959, the syndicated sports columnist Walter W. “Red” Smith called a Yale athletics official at the time, Charlie Loftus, to say he wouldn’t be able to make that year’s Harvard-Yale football match. Loftus disbelievingly replied, “What? You’re going to miss The Game.”


Henson Calls for Teaching through TV

Lisa M. Henson ’82-’83, the chief executive officer of the Jim Henson Company and eldest daughter of the famous entertainment company’s namesake, spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Tuesday night to advocate for the increased use of multimedia educational tools in preschools.

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Harvard in the World

Niall Ferguson, Hero of the One-Percent?

Earlier this week on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Global Public Square (GPS), Harvard's Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of History Niall Ferguson debated with the director of Columbia's Earth Institute and former Harvard economics professor Jeffery Sachs '76. The point of contention was the cause of inequality in the U.S. and the interests of the Occupy Movement.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes