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Marella A. Gayla

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Memorial Hall

Our Own Little War

Harvard doesn’t have a Robert E. Lee, or a John C. Calhoun. Even so, questions of Civil War remembrance and Southern heritage crop up in Cambridge every so often.


Endpaper: Epidermis

I usually make my pilgrimage when the start of school is in sight. While the ides of August have many people clinging to the hard-earned summer in their hides, I am eager to shed and start anew—and I mean this very literally.

Reverend Walton
On Campus

‘Education Not Deportation’: Professors Under Arrest

“There weren’t a lot of question marks,” a professor says. “People knew what to expect.”

Professor Marjorie Garber

Marjorie Garber

" Teaching a course is a matter of trying to find out where students’ interests are and presenting the material so that it catches fire for them," says Marjorie Garber. "That’s the thrill of it and the risk of it."

Teen Mag Quiz: Do I Like You?

Teen Mag Quiz: Do I Like You?

Do I Like You or Am I Only Sleeping Over Because I Live in the Quad?

Do I Like You or Am I Only Sleeping Over Because I Live in the Quad?

Teen Mag Quad Header

Teen Mag Quad Header

Teen Mag Quad Header

Teen Mag Quiz: Do I Like You or Am I Only Sleeping Over Because I Live in the Quad?

When I get to your dorm, do I have to feign interest in your artwork?

Tinder Fractal

Year in Review: FM Quotes That Also Make Great Tinder Bios

Our cover stories do more than shed light on pressing issues at Harvard. They can also help you scheme cuties.

Pageant crown.

Eyes On The Crown

In offstage and onstage interviews, Vuong brandishes her knowledge of current events and promotes her platform: empowering homeless youth. For the talent portion of the pageant, she plays classical music—often Chopin—on the piano. For the “swim” and “evening” categories, she models the requisite attire while walking in a figure-eight shape onstage.

Women's Center

‘Feminist Hysteria’: A History Of Sexual Violence At Harvard

The year was 1960, it was orientation week for Lynn J. Ochberg ’64's freshman year at Radcliffe, and, she said, she had just been sexually assaulted by a senior on Harvard’s football team.

Rally for a Sanctuary Campus

Activists and Undocumented Students Disappointed By Sanctuary Campus Decision

Some students said they are disappointed by University President Drew G. Faust’s decision not to label Harvard a "sanctuary campus" although they remain optimistic about many of her proposals to protect undocumented immigrants.

Jonathon Roberts
Fifteen Most Interesting

Jonathan S. Roberts

“Being in here right now, I still feel a lot of the energy,” Roberts says. He’s referring to the last time he sat in this spot: About a month ago, Roberts and more than 100 supporters packed this same lobby for seven hours, cheering and singing in solidarity with Harvard’s dining workers.

Defenders of the Undocumented

Students and Faculty Report Hate Speech, Harassment Around Harvard After Election

​A handful of University affiliates have reported incidents of harassment around Harvard’s campus, echoing a nationwide uptick in hate speech after Donald Trump’s election.

An framed photo rests on the desk of Daishi M. Tanaka ’19

Calling Home: Undocumented Students, After the Election

Within his first 100 days in office, Trump hopes to begin building a wall on the southern border of the U.S. and repeal several executive actions of the Obama administration, likely including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people to live, work, and drive in the U.S. legally. Undocumented immigrants, at Harvard and elsewhere, are feeling fearful.