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Alexander H. Patel

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Cabot Library
Sciences Division

Cabot Library Renovations To Begin as Early as Fall 2015

Greenhouse Cafe will be combined with the library as collaborative spaces replace books.

Officer Jabaree
Crime

Death Threat Investigation Continues as New Email Evidence Surfaces

Early in the day Saturday, Harvard Police issued a community advisory message that said the email likely originated from outside the country, and late that afternoon, another piece of evidence arrived in some Harvard students’ email inboxes that appeared to corroborate that.

Books

Q & A with William Deresiewicz

Deresiewicz sat down with The Crimson, answering questions about his views on the liberal arts, the college admissions process, and what advice he would give to Harvard students.

Excellent Sheep
Books

In Heated Discussion, ‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Fields Criticism from Faculty, Students

William Deresiewicz argued his claim that students of elite universities are growingly risk-averse, homogeneous, and career-focused with a panel of faculty members and students on Monday evening.

Peter Thiel + HBS
Harvard Business School

Thiel Talks Startups at Business School

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter A. Thiel stressed the role of innovation in entrepreneurship during a conversation at Harvard Business School on Thursday.

Acceptance Letters
College

Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope

Part II of The Crimson's annual freshman survey dives into the high school backgrounds, financial status, and college decision-making process of the Class of 2018.

Cambridge

Cambridge License Commission Discusses Crackdown on Ridesharing Services

The drafted regulations would require services like Uber to obtain city-sanctioned licenses and limit which devices may be used to calculate fares, among other rules.

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"
Books

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton signed copies of her new book, "Hard Choices," at the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening.

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"
Books

At Harvard Book Store, Hillary Clinton Draws 1,000

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary D. Rodham Clinton attracted thousands to the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening for a signing of her new book, “Hard Choices,” which has captured the attention of the national media since its release last week.

Number of Undergraduates Enrolled in SEAS Concentrations
SEAS

Engineering a Balance

As enrollment at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences continues to grow, many remain concerned about the school’s persistent gender gap.

Rothko and Holyoke
Museums

Art Museums Will Display Digitally Restored Rothko Murals in Inaugural Exhibition

Including the five murals commissioned by the University, the exhibition will display 38 of Rothko’s works created between 1961 and 1962 and many of the artist’s related studies on paper and canvas.

Harvard Business School

Khan Academy Founder Speaks of Leadership, Legacy at HBS Class Day

Addressing this year’s 900 MBA recipients, their families, and friends, online-education tycoon Salman Khan spoke of graduates’ leadership potential at the Business School’s Class Day ceremonies on Wednesday.

Hong Kong
Religion

Even after Harvard Group Drops Sponsorship, Black Mass Takes Place at Hong Kong

The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club has dropped its sponsorship of a re-enactment of a satanic “black mass” ritual, which was scheduled to occur Monday evening at Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub.

Response to 'Black Mass'
Religion

Citing University’s Commitment to Free Speech, Faust Says ‘Abhorrent’ Black Mass Will Not Be Barred

University President Drew G. Faust said in a statement earlier this morning that she affirms the right of the Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club to host a Satanic event involving a demonstration of “Black Mass” this evening, but strongly disagrees with the club’s decision to hold it.

Response to 'Black Mass'
Religion

Amid Opposition, Extension School Club Will Hold Satanic Black Mass Demonstration

Despite condemnation by the Archdiocese of Boston and many alumni and students on campus, an organization of Harvard Extension School students will host a staging of a satanic “black mass” on campus on Monday.

Hockey
Men's Ice Hockey

Hockey Preview 2014

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?