Indrani G. Das

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College

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
Green

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.

Research

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
Cambridge

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.

History

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.

Environment

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.

On Campus

FreeCycle Encourages Reuse

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Cambridge community flocked to the Science Center on Friday to drop off their unwanted items in exchange for the latest finds at Harvard’s FreeCycle.

Student Groups

Harvard Donates Blood, Raises Awareness for Hurricane Relief

Members of the Harvard community filled the basement of Northwest Labs Monday, waiting over an hour each to donate blood as part of Harvard’s Hurricane Sandy Red Cross Blood Drive.

Harvard Divinity School

Former Divinity School Dean Ronald F. Thiemann Dead at 66

Former Divinity School Dean Ronald F. Thiemann, a noted scholar whose research focused on the application of theology and religion to other disciplines, died late last week. He was 66.

Science

Mathematician Gives Back

Samuel K. “Krishna” Dasaratha ’13’s research doesn’t involve mice or chemicals or lasers. He’s a mathematician, and his field of investigation is, in a word, curves.

Historical Accuracy of Crimson Straw Polls
Politics

If Harvard Picked The President

According to the records of Harvard presidential straw polls over the 139-year history of The Crimson, the winner of the Harvard poll has actually won the general election 50 percent of the time.

Hurricane Sandy
Student Life

Students, Professors Enjoy Rare Day Off

As Harvard closed its doors for Monday's classes in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, students and Cambridge residents say they were enjoying the thrill of the meteorological event—and the day off it allowed.

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