Ash Wednesday has come and gone, but it’s not too late to participate in Lent, a Christian tradition wherein observers give up a luxury for the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday.
The rise of college-oriented online dating sites, some students say, is symptomatic of a student population that is frustrated with the social options on campus.
Flyby found Dean Thomas A. Dingman '67 swiping students into lunch at Annenberg today. Rock on, Dean Dingman. You win.
Dean Thomas A. Dingman '67 swiped students into lunch at Annenberg Saturday while HUDS experienced staff shortages due to the blizzard.
On Sunday, millions of Americans took a break from their humdrum lives to tune into one of the biggest television events of the year, and possibly of the decade. Even Harvard managed to make an appearance, with professor Dan Gilbert starring in a Super Bowl ad. But for those of you who somehow missed this momentous event, Flyby has recapped the 10 most phenomenal moments of the evening.
Harvard Thinks Big rang in its fourth year on Thursday, featuring seven celebrity/professor speakers with 12 minutes each to present the next—you guessed it—big idea. Although Drew Faust couldn't make it (allegations were made that she was off in LA lobbying the Academy of Motion Pictures for Lincoln), people still packed into Sanders Theatre to attend the event, one of Harvard's newest traditions. In case you missed it, here is our tl;dr version of the two hour event.
It's time to pay homage to one of the great American traditions: the Super Bowl. Although the game is traditionally celebrated through copious amounts of PBR, wings, and a betting pool, student athletes recently received a friendly email from Ryan Pekarek, a Compliance Intern from Harvard University's Department of Athletics, with the subject line "Don't Bet On It," reminding them that the NCAA prohibits "engaging in gambling activities as they relate to intercollegiate ore professional sporting events."
This winter, you might want to save your holiday shopping for after finals period. Researchers from Harvard and other universities have found that sadness (a common condition among students trying to finish papers and projects at the end of the semester) not only leads to increased spending, it also impacts the quality of our financial decisions.
“My faith is not ashamed of me. The God I understand is not ashamed of me. Or the people that I work with. I don’t think that there are more gut-real stronger people than the ones you meet on the street. They sure know how to survive the un-survivable.”
With the smell of biryani wafting out the door, members of five different faith groups gathered for a common purpose Monday, breaking a day-long fast to raise money to fight childhood hunger.
Platonic no more. According to a recent study published in Scientific American, we’re hot for our friends.
A week after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, the Harvard Red Cross kicked off a fundraiser Sunday with the goal of raising one thousand dollars for hurricane victims.
As former governor of Massachusetts, winner of the Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his class, and founder of a multi-billion dollar investment firm, you would think that the Harvard Business School would be proud to count Mitt Romney as an alumnus.
The excitement in the air was palpable: “There’s just nothing like it on this scale,” said Allston resident Bryan Monroe.
“I take offense to that question,” she says. “I don’t think of it as them at our protests. I think of it as us at their protests.”