John A. Elzinga




Feldstein's Top Secret Economics Notes Left on an Airplane?

"Some people left their economics notes on the plane. Can Martin Feldstein, Lawrence Summers, and Jeff Liebmann please come to gate C10 to retrieve your economics notes?"

Cabot House
House Life

Cabot 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! The phrase, "I can see the SOCH from my House!" is not generally considered a good thing among Harvard undergraduates. Throughout the history of Flyby House Rankings, Cabot House has been nowhere near the top five. In fact, the House has typically ranked in the bottom two—so what's changed? Not much, as it turns out. After our careful research, it comes down to this—Cabot has simply been underrated. Yes, it's in the Quad. But Cabot's large singles, abundant facilities, beloved House Masters, and overall pleasant atmosphere make it one of the more appealing Houses on campus.


Watts Remembered by Friends for Adventurous Spirit

Watts—an avid mountaineer, loyal friend, and energetic student—passed away in an avalanche Friday while climbing Mt. Washington. He was 24.


Jimmy Watts ’10 Dies in Avalanche

James J. “Jimmy” Watts ’10 died in an avalanche while ice climbing on Mount Washington in New Hampshire on Friday. He was 24.

On Campus

To Do: Snow Day

Let's be real, this is the most snow we're going to have for a while. So ditch your real to do list, bundle up, and head outside. We at Flyby have created your Snow Day itinerary.

Carolina I. Ragolta

Carolina I. Ragolta

Like many children, Carolina I. Ragolta ’13 wanted to be an astronaut.


It Takes Two: Aron Zingman and Jackie E. Stenson

Aron Zingman and Jackie E. Stenson, co-tutors in Cabot House, have been dating for the last two and a half years. Last summer, they took a two and a half-week motorcycle road trip together, traversing Scandinavia’s harsh terrain.

Visual Arts

Ten Question with Ken L. Burns

On a cold Wednesday afternoon, FM sat down in Harvard’s Center for the Environment with internationally renowned documentary filmmaker Ken L. Burns, who was visiting Harvard to promote his new film, “The Dust Bowl,” a historical account of the ecological disasters of the 1930s.

For The Moment

Tell Me a Story: Joseph A. Fabiano

This week, FM searched Harvard’s halls for a story from the lives of the men and women who make the university run smoothly from day to day. Fabiano, a security guard, has been employed by Securitas for 10 years. FM simply asked him to tell a story.

2012 Election

FM Imagines: Jill Stein’s Green Party on Election Night

Jill E. Stein '73 turns off her radio and climbs down from her headquarters. The treehouse behind her, she knocks on the back door of a Toyota Prius.

Cribs: David N. Damrosch
In The Meantime

Cribs: David N. Damrosch

David N. Damrosch, Department Chair of Comparative Literature, joined Harvard’s faculty three years ago. Soon after arriving, he purchased this home on a quiet street behind the Graduate School of Design.

Fifteen Questions

15 Questions with Ian Frazier

Ian A. Frazier ’73 has always had a knack for humor. Now a writer for The New Yorker, he has multiple publications under his belt: essay collections, humor books, nonfiction pieces. His latest novel, “The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days”, brought Frazier back to Cambridge last week for a talk at the Harvard Book Store. Fifteen Minutes sat down with him to talk about childhood pranks, finding a voice, and his time at a porn magazine.

Student Groups

Activities Fair Brings Food, Flyers, and Unexpected Bibles

From the fishing club to the pre-dental society to a dozen or so a cappella groups, club representatives lined the Quad at the Friday activities fair to advertise their groups in creative fashion.

Student Life

Tell Us A Secret

Sunday, Flyby wandered Harvard Square and the surrounding area, asking people to divulge their secrets (identities kept completely anonymous, of course). Between the wealth of confused faces and people who just walked away, we got some interesting stories:

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

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

Awkward Eye Contact

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


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