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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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Student Groups

Harvard Video Gamers Booted from Tournament for Cheating

After making it all the way to the round of 16, a Harvard video game squad was booted from their tournament for cheating.

College

Pope Speaks at Harvard WorldMUN in Rome

​In a speech at the 2016 Harvard World Model United Nations in Rome last Thursday, Pope Francis urged international unity as a remedy for the ills of the modern world.

US Secretary of Homeland Security at the IOP
On Campus

US Secretary of Homeland Security at the IOP

United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson spoke to the public at John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday night. In a wide-ranging talk, Johnson lectured on a variety of topics, including his ongoing initiatives to address the issues of homegrown terrorism, border, and aviation security.

Quadded 2016
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Quadded 2016

A student orders drinks at the ice bar at Pforzheimer House’s Moors Terrace on Saturday night. The event, #QUADDED2016, was hosted by Pforzheimer’s House Committee in anticipation of Housing Day this coming Thursday.

Standing Ovation
Men's Basketball

Standing Ovation

Seniors Agunwa Okolie, Patrick Steeves, and Captain Evan Cummins get a standing ovation as they end their Harvard careers with a victory over Penn.

Quadded 2016
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Photos of the Weekend 03.06.16

Greenlaw on Theater Performance Grant Cap at UC Meeting
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Greenlaw on Theater Performance Grant Cap at UC Meeting

Finance Committee Chair William A. Greenlaw '17 speaks about the theater performance grant cap at the UC meeting. Many campus theater group members, upset that the UC had capped theater performance grants at $16,500 per semester, attended the meeting Sunday evening in the Leverett Library Theater.

The Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival Performing Arts Showcase: “A Night of Tributes”
College

Photos of the Weekend 02.28.16

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
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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.