Zara Zhang


Math Professor Wins 'Genius' Grant

Mathematics professor Jacob A. Lurie ’00, along with three other Harvard graduates, was named a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship on Wednesday.

Pussy Riot + IOP

Pussy Riot Members Speak of Protest, Imprisonment at IOP

Two founding members of the Russian punk rock protest group Pussy Riot spoke out strongly against Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday night at a forum at the Institute of Politics, raising awareness of what they consider to be oppression propagated by Putin in their country.

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Student Life

Magician Entertains Quad Residents

A professional magician entertained more than 100 students and staff at Currier House with card tricks and Harry Potter-style stunts during a magic show on Thursday.


Former Director of Harvard-Yenching Institute Dies

A former director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Patrick D. Hanan is remembered for his contributions to sinology.


Harvard Political Review Report Dissects Federal Budget Issues

The Harvard Political Review published its annual report for fiscal year 2013 on Thursday, offering a detailed review and analysis of U.S. fiscal policy and its predicted impact on the nation.

Student Groups

Identities Fashion Show Celebrates Diversity

The annual Identities Fashion Show showcased high fashion and celebrated diverse identities on Saturday night.


Palestinian Advocate Expresses Lack of Faith in US-Led Negotiations in the Middle East

Hanan Ashrawi, an executive committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, expressed her lack of faith in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process during a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Monday night.

All About The Numbers

Admissions 2014: By The Numbers

Yesterday at 5 p.m., the fates of many high school seniors were altered as top U.S. colleges released their Regular Decision results. But what do the numbers tell us?

Innovation and the Economy

World Economic Forum Founder Discusses Global Economy at IOP

The discussion, titled “Improving the State of the World”, was moderated by David R. Gergen, co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government.


Environmental Engineering Professor Named Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

John Briscoe, a Harvard professor who specializes in water management and economic development, received the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize, a prestigious award for achievement in water policy and administration, on Friday.

Cultural Citizenship: Yo-Yo Ma at the IOP

Yo-Yo Ma '76 Brings Music to IOP

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 filled the Institute of Politics with the sound of music yesterday during a discussion on the arts, which culminated in an interactive cello performance that received a standing ovation from the audience.

GPA Trumps SAT

Study Finds High School GPA Trumps SAT in Predicting College Success

Nearly a third of America’s colleges are test-optional, meaning that applicants have a choice whether or not to submit their SAT/ACT scores. Does this policy make their admission decisions less reliable? According to a recent study released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the answer is “No”.


Professors, Students Spread Message of Venezuelan Change

The discussion, titled “#SOS Venezuela: Politics, Protests, and a Plea for Change”, was led by Francisco J. Monaldi, visiting professor of public policy, and Roberto Rigobon, professor of applied economics at MIT.


Israeli, Palestinian Group’s Performance Promotes Political Unity Through Music

In an interactive, interfaith performance at Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall on Saturday night, seven Israeli and Palestinian musicians shared a message of peace through the only language that they said they all share–music.

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven


Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out