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Midshipman Catherine Brown ‘14 catches her breath after completing part one of the Combat Fitness Test.

Catherine A. Brown, Navy ROTC Midshipman

Catherine A. Brown, Navy ROTC Midshipman

Catherine A. Brown, Navy ROTC Midshipman
Student Life

Female ROTC Member Challenges Stereotypes

Catherine A. Brown ’14 stands at least a foot shorter than every man on the field this morning and at least six inches shorter than most of the women. But she doesn’t seem intimidated in the slightest. She is a ROTC cadet on her way to becoming a Marine, plain and simple.

City Politics

Sierra Club Endorses Local Candidates

The Sierra Club recently announced its endorsement of seven of the eighteen current candidates for Cambridge City Council.


Du Bois Fellow Talks Hip-Hop

Joycelyn A. Wilson, a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute of African and African American Research, opened her presentation of her academic work on Tuesday by rapping. Wilson, who is an Emmy-nominated documentary film producer, discussed hip-hop as a locus for education within the African American community.


Former NSA Counsel Talks Cyber Safety

Joel Brenner, Former National Security Agency inspector general and senior counsel, warned against the increasing vulnerability of American cyber society last night at the Cambridge First Parish Church.

Aftermath of 375 Anniversary

Harvard Yard Requires Repairs After 375 Party

Though the rain last Friday may have put a literal damper on the events of Harvard’s 375th anniversary, the weather didn’t stop many students and alumni from storming Tercentary Theater and ringing in the school’s birthday.

Student Life

Harvard Alum Creates ‘Hack’ Program at Yale

A year after the programming initiative Hack Harvard launched on campus, a similar-sounding enterprise has taken root at Yale.

Central Administration

Pre-Sales High for University Overseer’s Bio on Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ first authorized biography, written by Walter S. Isaacson ’74, has become the most popular pre-ordered book on and