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Derek G. Xiao

Derek G. Xiao is the President of the 145th guard of The Harvard Crimson. He can be reached at derek.xiao@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @derekgxiao.

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Constructing the Harvard Life Lab
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Constructing the Harvard Life Lab

A chain-link fence surrounds a sign for the Harvard Innovation Lab. The University is currently constructing the Harvard Life Lab, slated to open in September 2016, a modular biotech addition to the existing i-lab dedicated to supporting student research and enterprise in biotechnology.

The Harvard Innovation Lab
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The Harvard Innovation Lab

The Harvard Innovation Lab rests empty.

Allston at Night
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Allston at Night

The benches at One Western Avenue sits quiet at night. The project, occupying a prominent site at the southeast corner of the Harvard Business School campus, represented Harvard's first step as it expanded its campus in Allston.

Tata Hall
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Tata Hall

Tata Hall, a facility completed in December 2013, stands under the stars of the Allston night. The seven-story Harvard Business School building includes residential space, classrooms, and common areas for Executive Education participants.

A Lone Light at Tata Hall
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A Lone Light at Tata Hall

A lone light shines from Tata Hall on a Saturday night.

Bill Barlow Talks Censorship and Reclaim HLS
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Bill Barlow Talks Censorship and Reclaim HLS

Third-year Harvard Law School student Bill Barlow talks to The Crimson about what he perceives as censorship by the Reclaim HLS movement. In protest, Barlow put up controversial posters voicing his concerns, which were subsequently taken down by Reclaim protesters.

Soldiers Field Road
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Photo Essay: Allston

Crimson photographer Derek G. Xiao explores Allston, where two-thirds of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is scheduled to move to in 2020.

Class Day Orators
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Class Day Orators

From left to right, Ivy orators Aaron I. Hendricks ‘16 and Christina M. Teodorescu ‘16 and Harvard orators Mariam H. Jalloul ‘16 and Min-Woo S. Park ‘16 pose for a photo before the steps of Tercentary Theater. The four were chosen to speak on this year’s Class Day, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore
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Class Day Orators
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Senior Class Committee Names 2016 Class Day Student Speakers

​Four seniors have been selected to speak at the Class of 2016’s Class Day festivities this year, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.

Cabot Library Construction
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Cabot Library Construction

A student exits Cabot Library, which will be undergoing renovations. Due to these renovations, nearby Greenhouse Cafe will close after this year.

Harvard Yard During Visitas
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Record Number of Prospective Freshmen Attend Visitas

Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.

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Steve Aoki To Headline Yardfest

​The quiet church bells in Harvard Yard are not used to competing with internationally renowned electro dance DJs, but that is just what will happen next Sunday.

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(in)Formal Party Promotes Inclusive Social Space on Campus

Amidst ongoing dialogue on campus about social exclusivity, the Phillips Brooks House Association, the College’s student-run umbrella public service organization, hosted an “(in)Formal” party at the Student Organization Center at Hilles on Friday evening in an effort to provide an inclusive social space for students.

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Harvard Wins National Debate Tournament For First Time in 26 Years

As the country tuned in to the men’s basketball national championship game on Monday night, another tournament—the oldest intercollegiate academic competition in the United States—was wrapping up at same time.