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Gina K. Hackett

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On Our Location

A connection like this is rarely a part of the traditional literary experience; the world about which you are reading is before your eyes

In The Meantime

Harvard in the Political Moments that Changed History

On a warm night in October of 1957, history professor Charles S. Maier ’60 left his dorm room to stand on Weeks Footbridge and stare at the sky.

Students React to the Presidential Election
Student Groups

Barack Obama Reelected, Prompting Celebrations Across Campus

President Barack Obama swept to victory on Tuesday night, sparking celebrations across campus among Harvard students thrilled to see the president reelected.


Running for Hurricane Relief

For many Harvard students, last Monday's hurricane translated to nothing more than a rainy day in pajamas and an extra day to work on that Stat pset. But for those who have family and friends in New York or New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy left destruction in its path—and two Harvard students are doing something about it.

In The Meantime

Outside the Two-Party System

Last Monday night, students across campus watched Bob Schieffer question Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on their respective foreign policy agendas.

For The Moment

Eight Pop Culture Inspired Costumes

Ah, Halloween, the magical time when every cheap creative costume idea you’ve brainstormed in the last year goes out the window and you end up as some sort of sexy baby animal. Lucky for you, FM’s here to make sure your budget’s no excuse for being the seventh person to show up to the costume party in cat ears, a tail, and not much else.


Partygoers Flee Cambridge Police Presence

Many students fled from parties this weekend, after Cambridge police officers showed up at final club parties and asked club officials to keep the noise down.

Gen Ed

Class Enrollments See Fluctuations

When Sandel announced in his first lecture that the course would introduce a Friday class this year, roughly half of the 800 students went back to their shopping lists to look at other course offerings.


Professors Emphasize Collaboration Policies on First Day of Shopping Week

Students muddling through their first day of shopping period encountered a change when several professors chose to highlight collaboration policies while introducing their courses this Tuesday.

Ad Board

Past Cases May Shed Light on 'Introduction to Congress" Investigation

Large-scale cheating scandals at the University of Virginia, the U.S. Naval Academy, and Dartmouth may offer insight into the approach Harvard may take in doling out punishments to students found guilty of academic dishonesty in Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress.”


Cheating Scandal Erupts After Short-Answer Questions Added To Congress Exams

Students who took Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress” in recent years describe a course with a noted culture of collaboration, a practice that eventually led to alleged widespread cheating after the professor added a difficult short answer component to the course’s take-home exams.

Summer Postcards 2012


An inside look at an old church aside Methoni castle, near Pylos, Greece.

Summer Postcards 2012


A Greek flag at the top of a castle in Nafpaktos.

Summer Postcards 2012


Cafés in a square in Nafplio with few customers.

Summer Postcards 2012

Athens, Greece