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Luke W. Xu

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Baker Library

Business School Study Finds Handgun Waiting Periods Reduce Gun Violence

Laws instituting a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a gun reduce gun-related homicides by 17 percent, a Business School study says.

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Drew Faust

Faust's Successor Could Begin Duties Months Before Official Transition

Faust's successor could begin calling the shots months before she officially resigns the presidency in June.

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Venn Diagram: Gender vs. Gerrymander

Arbitrary lines?

Institute of Politics

At Harvard, Sean Spicer Meets Students and Sits In on Class

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spent three low-profile days on campus last week as part of his visiting fellowship at the Institute of Politics.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Business School Professor Named Morehouse President

Although this presidency will be his first official role at Morehouse, Business School professor David A. Thomas said he has “always had an attachment and admiration for Morehouse.”


Roommate Horror Stories

“Are you aware that your roommate swims?”

Around Town


Everyone, it seems, has moved on from Harry Potter. Except Petali. For some reason, the small Mt. Auburn flower shop has transfigured its storefront into something straight out of Diagon Alley.

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A Step in the Left Direction

Through the Leftist Club, English hopes to alleviate the stigma around the concept of Leftism.

Grateful Burger
Student Life

Hate It: The Grateful Burger

​Despite its appearance and name, a Grateful Burger does not taste like a regular burger. It tastes like beef pumped with chalk, which I suppose is the idea.

Debate Watch
Front Middle Feature

Spicer, Manning to Join IOP as Visiting Fellows

​Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary, will join the Institute of Politics this year as a visiting fellow.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Business School Expands Financial Aid Opportunities

Aiming to support more students from lower-income backgrounds, Harvard Business School will launch several scholarships targeted at first-generation college students.

Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Business School, SEAS Launch Joint Degree Program

​The Business School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will offer a joint master’s program intended for “future leaders of technology ventures,”

Radcliffe Institute

Woodruff and Ifill Receive Radcliffe Medal

Amid applause and light drizzle, journalists Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill received the Radcliffe Medal at the annual Radcliffe Day Ceremony Friday.

Executive Education
Harvard Law School

'A Win-Win': Executive Education

University leaders trumpet alternative programs as the future of education. Conveniently, they're also quite lucrative.

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Slouching Towards Mather House

Big, bold, and Brutalist, Mather's signature nineteen-story monolith towers over the Charles from the corner of Cowperthwaite and Banks.