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Abigail L. Simon

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Diversity and Isolation

'Party of One': Diversity and Isolation in Harvard's Faculty

These stories provide a window into what it’s like to be an underrepresented minority professor at Harvard, an old and powerful institution that has openly struggled with faculty diversity in the past and present.

Food and Drink

Forward Thinking: Connecting Food and Friendship

What seemed like a surefire scam was actually Grant W. Burgess’s startup, Forward, founded in June 2016.

Shopping Week Chaos

Shopping Week Chaos

Though many undergraduates love the week for the flexibility it provides, for Harvard administrators, shopping week means not knowing the size of each course until the Course Registration Deadline.


The Great Balloon Hack

Members of MIT’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity had, in classic MIT engineering fashion, crafted a technological masterpiece: a Freon-driven hydraulic balloon device that they wired into an empty circuit breaker under the field.

Haunted Floating Staircase
Around Town

Who You Gonna Call?

S.P.I.R.I.T.S (Supernatural, Paranormal, Investigations, Research, Intuitive, Truth Society) of New England takes both a spiritual and scientific outlooks approach to paranormal activity.

Marxist Studies

A Trip to the Kremlim

Up the staircase of one small storefront at 550 Mass. Ave. is a particularly revolutionary spot: The Center for Marxist Studies.