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Cordelia F Mendez

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Men's Crew

Harry Parker Remembered for Dedication to His Sport and to His Rowers

Even after 53 years at Harvard coaching hundreds of student-athletes passing through Newell Boathouse, Harvard men’s heavyweight crew coach Harry Parker impressed many with his ability to remember graduates of his program.

Women's Ice Hockey

Five Make USA Hockey Cut

Five current and former Harvard women’s hockey players edged another step closer to the Olympics as USA Hockey announced its 25-player U.S. Women’s National Team in a press conference Monday morning. Rising seniors Lyndsey Fry and Josephine Pucci and rising junior Michelle Picard will join Crimson alumnae Kate Buesser ’11 and Julie Chu ’06-’07 as members of the squad that will begin a residency training program in September based at The Edge Sports Center in Bedford, Mass.

Men's Crew

Longtime Men's Heavyweight Crew Coach Harry Parker Dies at 77

In his 51 seasons leading the Crimson, Parker coached the team to 22 undefeated regular seasons, the most recent of which was this spring, and a combined 16 official and unofficial national championships.

Year in Sports

Ivy League to Big Leagues

Athletes take a variety of roads from Harvard to professional sports.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Season Recap

The women’s lacrosse team struggled to compile wins in a rebuilding season. The Crimson won just two league games and three overall in the entire season.

Women's Golf

Women's Golf Season Recap

Injuries and sharing a coach couldn’t stop women’s golf from winning its second consecutive Ivy crown and recording program-low rounds.

Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Season Recap

After losing nine of its first 11 matches, the Crimson rebounded to win half of its Ancient Eight contests, highlighted by five wins in six matches in the beginning of October.

Women's Basketball

Upset Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Women's Basketball vs. Princeton

With win at home, Harvard denies Tigers undefeated conference season.

Harvard Kennedy School

Canada Tells HKS It Is Time To Pass the Baton

Addressing Harvard Kennedy School graduates and their families at the School’s class day on Wednesday, Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of social service organization Harlem Children’s Zone, encouraged this generation to complete the charitable work of the previous generation and improve society for the children who need it most.


Students Shed Clothing, Reading Period

As the clock struck midnight, shouts rang out across Harvard Yard. Despite exams to come in nine hours, students bared it all in the spring incarnation of an age-old, clothing-optional tradition: Primal Scream.

Men's Crew

Men's Heavyweights Win 16th Straight Smith Cup

It was sweet number 16 for the no. 2 Harvard heavyweight men’s crew as the Crimson bested both No. 4 Northeastern and Holy Cross in five-of-five races on Saturday on the Charles River. The victory was Harvard’s 16th straight Smith Cup in the annual regatta between the cross-town rivals.

Sports Briefs

SPORTS BRIEF: Men's Heavyweight Crew Continues Undefeated Season

They say 16 is the sweetest. Such was true as the No. 2 Harvard heavyweight men’s crew team bested both No. 4 Northeastern and Holy Cross in five races on Saturday on the Charles River. The wins allowed the Crimson to capture the 16th straight Smith Cup over its cross-town rivals.

Men's Golf

Men's Golf Finishes Sixth at Ivies

Two freshmen led the Harvard men’s golf team as the squad closed out its season at the Ivy League Championship this weekend at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland.


Juszczyk Nears NFL Dream

Harvard hasn’t had a player drafted into the NFL since the St. Louis Rams took Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 eight years ago. But that may all change this weekend, as senior Kyle Juszczyk steps into the public eye after weeks of speculation, press, and weighty expectations.

Women's Crew

Radcliffe Lightweights Defeat Top-Ranked Rival Stanford

Until then, the Black and White will continue to train, now with the knowledge that they have already bested the Cardinals this season.

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