Crimson News Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friends and loved ones remember Cote K. Laramie '14, Philip V. Streich '13, and Joanna Y. Li '12.
The Crimson looks back on this year’s words of wisdom, humor, concern, and inspiration.
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.