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Year in Review

Ten Stories That Shaped 2013

From bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to bomb threats in four campus buildings, life at Harvard was anything but calm in 2013. As Harvard’s too-crazy-to-believe year draws to a close, The Crimson looks back at ten stories that most shaped life on campus in 2013.

Student Life


FlyBy Blog

From the Archives: Grade Inflation at Harvard

On Tuesday, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris stated that the median grade at Harvard College is an A-, prompting commentators the world over to criticize the perceived leniency of the College's grading standards. But this is not the first time such an outcry has occurred, nor is it likely to be the last. Below, Flyby presents a collection of news stories on grade inflation at Harvard over the years, from The Crimson’s archives.

Student Groups

Weinstock To Lead 141st Crimson Guard

The Crimson's next Managing Editor will be Nicholas P. Fandos '15, and Joseph R. Botros '15 will head the organization's finances and operations as its next Business Manager.

Mourner in Memorial Church

From the Archives: The Crimson's Coverage of the Kennedy Assassination

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy '40, Flyby presents a special collection of news stories from the archives. Click on the headlines below to see more of The Crimson's coverage of the assassination and its aftermath, in Dallas and D.C., and at Harvard.

25 Candidates, 9 Seats
City Politics

Interactive Feature: The 2013 Cambridge City Council Election

When Cambridge voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they'll pick from among 25 candidates, all of whom have different ideas about how best to negotiate University relations, fight crime and promote safety, interact with the environment, legislate housing, and foster Square business in the city.

Final Clubs

Final Clubs Through the Decades

With punch season now in full swing, it’s time to present the results of Flyby’s first-ever Final Club Survey. The online survey was emailed out last month to 4,838 sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and was partially or fully completed 1,927 times (though it should be noted that individuals could have taken the survey more than once). In the fourth installment of a six-part series, we take a break from reporting on our results to share with you a compilation of some Crimson-reported snippets from the past eight decades of the final clubs' storied history.

Year in Review



In Memoriam

Friends and loved ones remember Cote K. Laramie '14, Philip V. Streich '13, and Joanna Y. Li '12.



Year in Review

2012-2013 Year in Quotes

The Crimson looks back on this year’s words of wisdom, humor, concern, and inspiration.


Joanna Li '12 Dies

Joanna Li '12, a Kirkland House resident and neurobiology concentrator who had been on leave from the College since last spring semester, died Tuesday in Somerville, Kirkland House administrators announced in an email to the House community Wednesday night.

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

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact

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