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Lena K. Felton

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Gregory M. Hewett '17 and Jenni L. Pfeiffer
Commencement

Wedding Bells Class of 2017

Here from six members of the Class of 2017 who are married or engaged to be married soon.

Lena K. Felton
College

Endpaper: Final Postcard from Home

Harvard isn’t an easy place. It seems to run on anxiety, which first struck me when I moved into a too-small dorm room on a muggy August day more than three years ago.

View from the Fire Escape
Summer Postcards 2016

View from the Fire Escape

View from the Fire Escape
Summer Postcards 2016

View from the Fire Escape

It is frightening how easy it was to be convinced of the necessity, the magic, of this place.

Billy Orman's Working Area
College

Billy Orman

It's not hard to spot Billy Orman on his double-height "frankenbike."

The Harvard Crimson

The Passing of the FM Torch

CORDELIA F. MENDEZ ’16 , Chair I’m not going to say Cordelia F. Mendez ’16 could run the world, but I’m confident that she could at least run the country. That’s because Cordelia is easily one of the most competent people you will ever meet. And if you haven’t met her yet, then you should, because she is as smiley and friendly as she is capable.

Body Talk
College

Body Talk

While discussions about mental health often occur at Harvard today, many students say issues around body image and eating disorders remain in the shadows. Those affected suffer, for the most part, quietly and unsure of whom to turn to for help.

Louis Menand Scrutiny
Year in Review

Conversations with Louis Menand

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English Louis Menand will not travel far for his sabbatical next year. His office will move exactly 0.1 miles—a two-minute walk, according to Google Maps—from the Barker Center to Widener Library.

Thinking Big
College

Harvard Thinks Big VI

My eyes are tearing up as I make my way up to the balcony seats in Sanders Theater. Not because I’m overly excited by the prospect of Harvard Thinks Big VI, but because it is cold as hell, and my eyes haven’t stopped watering since I stepped outside.

Student Life

J-Term Journal: Tokyo International Airport

Why do people fall out of love? I write that in my notebook at Tokyo Haneda International Airport. It’s a lofty question to be asking myself at 6:00 a.m., when, beyond the concrete slabs of runway, a city is just beginning to wake up.

Lena K. Felton '17
College

The Science of Memory

I used to think that the best kinds of memories are the ones we invent for ourselves.

College

The Myth of the Harvard Jock

The ‘jock’ stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth for many athletes on campus. Some varsity athletes stay in on their Friday nights to do homework; others spend their free time watching movies or playing ping pong. Beyond athletic prowess, there is no common thread among Harvard athletes, who come in all shapes and sizes. The perception, more so than it is inaccurate, is damaging.

On Campus

Uncovering the D-Hive

Prescott St. between Harvard St. and Broadway is quiet, unassuming. Nestled between the large Barker and Carpenter centers and smaller buildings, the street is half-shaded in the early afternoon.

Land of Fog
Summer Postcards 2014

Land of Fog

Land of Fog
Highlight

Land of Fog

I don’t trust that the sky will wax dark or that day will become night, but I’m not fearful either way. Here, I can believe in perpetuity.