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Ferguson Apologizes for Comments
History

Over Lunch in the Women's Center, Ferguson Apologizes to Harvard Community

Before an audience of about 30 Harvard students and affiliates crowded in the intimate setting of the Harvard College Women’s Center, history professor Niall Ferguson offered another apology Monday afternoon for his recent controversial comments about economist John Maynard Keynes’s sexuality.

IOP

Carr Center Speakers Express Disapproval of Israeli-Palestinian Water Distribution

Calling for comprehensive solutions to the water crisis in the West Bank, Tufts professor Annette Huber-Lee and Palestinian refugee Nidal al-Azraq presented work on improving Palestinian access to adequate safe water at an event hosted Thursday evening by the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Boston Marathon

Journalists Discuss Impact of Social Media on Recent Coverage

Speaking at a panel discussion at the Walter Lippmann House Wednesday evening, several professional journalists said that Twitter fundamentally shaped the way they covered the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing shootout and manhunt.

College

Donuts in Quincy!

For those of you who have as big of a sweet tooth as some of us here at Flyby do, you'll be happy to know that the pop-up "Donut Shop" might become a regular Sunday morning phenomenon in Quincy. The brainchild of Sam R. Peinado '15 (who learned how to make donuts over Winter break and came up with the idea of selling them on campus), the Shop had its grand opening this past Sunday at the Quincy Grill and stayed open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

College

How to Save a Life

Nalini Ambady, a former associate professor of psychology at Harvard, is currently fighting for her life against leukemia. Ambady, who is now a professor at Stanford, has just seven weeks to find a bone marrow match before her next round of chemotherapy. According to the website nalinineedsyou.com, Ambady has a one in 20,000 chance of finding a matching donor.

Science

Searching for Supernovae

The trip, which is an optional part of Astronomy 100, allows undergraduate students to work with Harvard Astronomy’s Supernova Forensics group to identify and learn more about the nature of supernovae, or stellar explosions. But more than supplementing students’ academic material, the course’s unique spring break trip gives students a glimpse into the lives of professional astronomers.

On Campus

HKS Panel Encourages Religion in the Public Sphere

Christian author Jim Wallis and Memorial Church Minister Jonathan L. Walton argued that the public should harness the power of religion to pursue the “common good” in politics on Monday in an event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

On Campus

Stuff Going On This Weekend

Not sure what to do this weekend? Tired of drunkenly stumbling around Cambridge for the umpteenth time? Then check out Flyby's guide to the choicest happenings in town:

Student Groups

Lecture on Muhammad Kicks Off Islamic Awareness Month

In celebration of its annual Islamic Awareness Month, the Harvard Islamic Society kicked off a series of events this week in order to bring attention to Islamic issues and the Muslim community at Harvard.

Mathematics

Harvard Places First In Putnam Math Competition

Harvard placed first in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, which is often considered the most prestigious annual college-level math competition in the world, the Mathematical Association of America announced last week.

Religion

Student and Faculty Researchers Reflect on Trip to Hindu Festival

Last month, more than 50 Harvard researchers traveled to Allahabad, India, to study the Kumbh Mela, a two-month-long religious affair that attracts tens of millions of visitors to a rotating location in India every three years.

School at School
Columns

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Men's Crew

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CS50 in Mather
Columns

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Closing Ceremony
Columns

Ignore Congress. Close Gitmo.