Crimson staff writer

Indrani G. Das

Latest Content

University Finances

Divestment Movement Continues at Harvard

Divest Harvard continues to garner support from students, faculty, and other members of the community for its efforts to force the University to divest from fossil fuel corporations.

Widener Library
Admissions Feature

12 Essential Tips for College Visits

Visiting doesn’t have to be stressful—it can also be one of the most helpful tools for picking out where you want to go. Here we have a “to do” list to aid you in making the most of every visit.

Harvard Business School

HBS Simplifies MBA Application Requirements

Harvard Business School announced last week that it has revised the application to its flagship MBA program in an effort to better reflect the School's mission and to attract a wider pool of applicants.


After UHS Trips, Some Students Question Amnesty Policy

For some students, the repercussions of an alcohol-related UHS trip carry over beyond the hospital visit itself—causing them and others to question whether they should make the trip to after-hours at all.


Students Launch Fund for Green Projects

A student-run website launched last week will connect sustainability projects on Harvard’s campus to potential donors, paving the way for green improvements to University facilities, including LED lights in the Quad and a new dishwasher for Cabot Cafe.

Rallying to Divest Harvard
Undergraduate Council

Students Rally for Harvard To Divest

More than 100 members of the Harvard community rallied outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday to deliver a petition calling for Harvard to divest from fossil fuels.


Freshmen Advised as Fortnight Kicks Off

Hundreds of members of the Class of 2016 crowded into Annenberg Hall Monday night for the kickoff of advising fortnight. The two-week long program consists of a series of panels, open houses, teas, and socials for each of the College’s 48 concentrations with the goal of helping freshmen to choose their concentrations by the end of their sophomore fall.

On Campus

Sheryl Sandberg Urges Students to be Fearless, Ambitious

Sheryl K. Sandberg ’91, chief operating officer of Facebook, told audience members in a packed Sanders Theater to be aggressive in pursuit of their ambitions.

Student Groups

Keystone Pipeline Critics Back Markey

A group of students, many of whom are affiliated with Divest Harvard—a campaign calling on the University to divest from fossil fuel companies—are encouraging students to vote for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey in the state’s upcoming primaries for the U.S. Senate race.

Future of Energy

NRC Chair Talks Nuclear Regulation

Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulator Commission, argued that NRC oversight of U.S. nuclear technology is important for ensuring the adequate protection of public health and safety.


Professor Calls for Action on Climate Change

Environmental science professor Michael B. McElroy suggests that climate change is a threat to national security in a recent report.

Valentine's Day Makeover for the Women of the YWCA

Office for Sustainability Spearheads Cosmetics Drive

Tables covered in gourmet chocolate, pastries, and gift bags of donated cosmetics filled the YWCA in Cambridge Thursday during its 10th annual Valentine’s Day Cosmetics Drive.

Romance Languages

Studying the Uncommon

In the seventeenth century, Harvard students were required to take three years each of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Syriac as well as demonstrate fluency in Latin as part of their graduation requirements, according to The Crimson.


Happy Birthday, Abe Lincoln

Today marks Abraham Lincoln's 204th birthday, and to celebrate, Flyby brings you some interesting tidbits about our favorite Badass in Chief.


Office of Sustainability Launches E-Waste Collection Program

Harvard’s Office for Sustainability has placed clear, blue, e-waste collection tubes in over 50 locations across campus. The new program strives to increase the degree to which Harvard students recycle smaller, handheld e-waste from laptops, batteries, chargers, and phones that is harder to keep track of than the larger waste already collected by building managers and other personnel.