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Brandon J. Dixon

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Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Woman of the Year

​Octavia Spencer, an Oscar-winning actress and children’s book author, will be the the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2017 Woman of the Year.

Black Mirror
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Black Mirror

Black Mirror, one of Netflix's hit shows, is the trippiest thing you'll ever watch.

University Finances

Corporation Eyes Political Contributions in Shareholder Report

The Harvard Corporation also considered proposals on greenhouse gas emissions, disparities in pay between men and women in the workplace, and private defense contracts in Israel.

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my.Harvard courses

my.Harvard's landing page is looking rather sleek these days.


Alumni Association Nominates Eight for Overseers Election

​Harvard has nominated eight alumni to fill five spots on the Board of Overseers, the University’s second highest governing body, that will become vacant later this year.


In Symbolic Gesture, Walton Declares Memorial Church a ‘Sanctuary’

Reverend Jonathan L. Walton declared Memorial Church a “sanctuary” space for Harvard affiliates two weeks after University President Drew G. Faust said she would not adopt the label for Harvard's campus.


Russian Hackers Sent Phishing Emails From Fake Harvard Email Address

In the days after the 2016 presidential election, a group of hackers tied to the Russian government launched a phishing scheme through a fake Harvard email address in an attempt to spread malware to American think tanks and nonprofits.

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Student Life

An Open Letter to Our Favorite Lamonster

We all have that one friend who has buried themselves in Lamont during reading period. We're starting to get worried about ours...

Maggie Williams

Maggie Williams Will Return to IOP in January

Margaret “Maggie” A. Williams, who served as director of the Institute of Politics before taking a leave of absence from her post to serve as an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, will return to Harvard in January.

Queen's Head Debate Watch

Bannon Will No Longer Attend Harvard Campaign Debrief Event

​Top Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon will no longer attend an Institute of Politics event about the 2016 presidential campaign this week.


Early Yardfest Artist Rumors Spur Facebook Debate

The only problem? There is no shortlist yet for the Yardfest concert.

Stein at the Million Student March

Harvard Profs Say Stein's Recount Effort Won't Affect Election Results

Jill E. Stein '72-73 is grabbing national headlines this week after she launched an effort to recount votes in three states Donald Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.

A Conversation with Cornel West

Cornel West Will Return to Harvard

West, a renowned scholar and political activist, will assume a joint appointment in the Harvard Divinity School and the department of African and African American studies, several news outlets reported last week.


Janitors’ Contract Ratified in 403-105 Vote

The agreement, which the workers ratified 430 to 105, ended a relatively short round of contract talks in comparison to some of Harvard's other campus unions.

Oh, So That Happened

Three Things to Help You Get Over Yale's Win

Who cares if Yale won? There are tons of things to be happy about right now.