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Derek G. Xiao

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Snapchat at Harvard
On Campus

Snapchat at Harvard

James R. O. Nakajima ’18, left, checks Snapchat as he waits in line at the Greenhouse Cafe. Many Houses and campus organizations--from Annenberg Hall to Widener Library--recently created geotag filters on the app.

Student groups gather to support HUDS workers’ healthcare rights
On Campus

Photos of the Day 02.24.16

Cool "Kiting" Thetas
College

280 Women Rush Sororities, Expanding Campus Greek Life

Following the recent trend of a growing Greek presence on campus, 280 women signed up for sorority recruitment this year, matching the record large cohort last spring that sought entrance to one of Harvard’s four sorority chapters.

Student Groups

Datamatch Attracts Students with Jokes, Free Food, and (Maybe) a Little Something Else

​Having missed the start to cuffing season and looking for alternatives to Tinder, 3,300 of Harvard’s lovelorn students are taking their quest for a Valentine digital this year and enrolling in Datamatch.

David Friedrich
College

Students Give Mixed Reviews to Revised Travel Grant Program

With last school year’s increase of $30,000 in funding for domestic student group travel, some club leaders say that travel grant funding levels are still insufficient, while others praise the increased focus on safety.

Debating Political Correctness
College

Students Debate Merits, Pitfalls of Political Correctness

​In light of a contentious year on college campuses across the nation, a small crowd of a hundred students gathered Tuesday evening to watch four of their peers debate the merits and pitfalls of political correctness and “PC culture.”

Club Postering
Student Groups

Students Brave Winter Chill to Claim Poster Space in the Yard

Dressed in their thickest winter coats with their breath visible in the morning air, a crowd of students eagerly gather in the Yard every Monday and Thursday morning as they wait for Facilities Maintenance Operations to clear the boards of last week's posters.

Crime

Former Judge Recounts Fight Against Guatemalan Corruption

Claudia Escobar, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study led a movement for judicial independence by forming a legal opinion on the Guatemalan election process.

Yenching Closes
Student Life

Yenching Shutters Doors After 40 Years

Loyal customers were shocked and saddened by the sudden closing on Sunday evening of Yenching restaurant, a Szechuan-style Chinese eatery that has been a staple of Harvard Square for decades.

Loeb Fellowship Lecture by Caledonia Curry
Graduate School of Design

Artist Talks Artistic Resistance for Loeb Fellowship Anniversary

Urban artist and activist Caledonia Curry—better known by her artist name "Swoon”—opened the Loeb Fellowship 45th anniversary and alumni weekend.

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony
Events

Nas and Eric Holder Honored With W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Harvard presents the medals annually to individuals in recognition of extraordinary contributions to African American culture and the “life of the mind.”

Terry Fox Run
College

Runners Honor Terry Fox in Second Annual Event

​More than 100 runners gathered in front of Newell Boathouse on Sunday to commemorate Canadian marathoner and cancer research activist Terry Fox.

On Campus

Professor Lectures on Rate of Rising Sea Levels

Geophysics professor Jerry X. Mitrovica’s lecture was part of a series lectures presented by the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture this fall.