D. SIMONE KOVACS

Religion

Students Discuss Morality, Religion

While Opening Days serve as a chance for carefree socializing before classes start, undergraduates took up some of life’s graver matters-—morality, ethics, and religion—on Sunday.

Student Groups

Seniors Launch Social Justice Site

Launch 2012, a new website created by a group of Harvard seniors, aims to connect the Class of 2012 after graduation through public service and positive social change.

IOP

John C. Culver

Former Iowa Senator John C. Culver '54, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1962, has been a life-long supporter of Harvard's Institute of Politics.

Drew Faust

I-Lab Showcases President's Challenge Projects

Ten finalists for the President’s Challenge showed demos of their social entrepreneurship projects to a large crowd at the Innovation Lab on Friday evening.

Research

Johnson Named Interim Director of Primate Research Center

Associate professor of medicine R. Paul Johnson has been appointed the new interim director of the New England Primate Research Center after Frederick Wang resigned following the death of four primates in the Harvard Medical School laboratories.

Currier

Ugandan Student Accepted to Harvard, with Help from Kasiisi Project

Akandwanaho, who does not have a last name and is known to friends and mentors by the Western name “Dominic,” is the son of illiterate farmers. He believed that his life would closely resemble his parents’. But now, he has the chance to matriculate at Harvard next fall as a member of the class of 2016.

Music

Rutgers Student Talks Rihanna and Violent Assault

Rihanna’s music released in recent years can be read as a response to the violent assault she experienced at the hands of Chris Brown in 2009, argued Kevin Allred, a doctoral student at Rutgers, on Thursday night.

Harvard in the City

Tatar Discusses Development of Fairy Tales

Professor Maria Tatar, the chair of the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology, noted the historical evolution of fairy tales in a lecture Thursday at the Dudley branch of the Boston Public Library in Roxbury.

Events

Vagina Cupcakes, Vibrators, and Orgasms, Oh My!

At Saturday night’s eighth annual Female Orgasm Seminar, guests ate cupcakes with vagina- and penis-shaped chocolates on top while learning about female sexuality from sexologist Logan Levkoff.

ArtisTalk: Laurie Simmons
College

Simmons Discusses Doll Photography

Laurie Simmons, an American contemporary photographer who captures photos of dolls, talked Tuesday at the Sackler Museum about the unique focus of her most recent photos—a life-sized Japanese sex doll.

Ghungroo 2012
Music

Ghungroo Showcases Student Talents

Four female dancers in brightly colored skirts with bells wrapped around their ankles danced gracefully to a Classical Indian song at Agassiz Theatre Thursday night in the twenty-third annual production of Ghungroo.

Social Entrepreneurship
IOP

Panel Discuses Social Entrepreneurship

Investors are critical to social entrepreneurship, panelists said Friday at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics.

Occupy Lamont holds Think Tank Discussions
Libraries

Occupy Holds 'Think Tank' in Lamont

A day before they plan to end their occupation of Lamont Library Café about 20 supporters of the Occupy Harvard movement talked in the café on Thursday night about the next steps that they will take after they leave this most recent encampment when the library closes at 10 p.m. on Friday.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture