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Record Breaker Deuel
Men's Crew

Rookie Rower Deuel Breaks the Lightweight Erg Half Marathon World Record

Drake Deuel broke the lightweight world record in the half-marathon on the erg, a 13.1 mile, or 21,097 meter, feat of fitness that bested the previous time by almost an entire minute.

Chopping It Up
Men's Crew

Top-10 Ranked Women's and Men's Crews Secure Multiple Wins

The No. 2 men's lightweight crew erupted off the starting line and never looked back, finishing eight seconds ahead of the Big Green and nine seconds ahead of the Engineers in a time of 5:45.126.

Men's Crew

All Four Crew Teams in Action, Highlighted by Big Wins for Men's Lightweight

In a busy slate filled with competitive racing for all four of Harvard’s crews, the lightweight squad made an especially bold statement to begin its season. In temperatures bordering on nippy, the No. 4 ranked lightweight crew faced four ranked opponents over the weekend, overcoming all of them.

Laser Focused

Men's and Women's Crew Teams Return to Action This Weekend

This weekend, all four of Harvard’s crews will take to the water to battle opponents in a full slate of competitive racing. It will mark the first time this year that all four are on the water in competitive atmospheres.

What a Crew
Men's Crew

Men's Heavyweight Excels While Radcliffe Crews Falter in Opening Weekend

The men’s heavyweight crew team comfortably bested both No. 10 Cornell and No. 15 George Washington. The Radcliffe crews met different fates, however, with The Black and White heavyweight team falling to No. 8 Brown, and the lightweight crew falling to both No. 8 Georgetown and Bates.

Black Oar White
Women's Crew

Women's Heavyweight Crew Bests Michigan State, Falls to Ohio State

Harvard battled chilly waters and two Big 10 opponents in their spring opener, eventually coming out 3rd-best. The Black and White claimed four of the five races against the Michigan State while conceding all five races to the Ohio State.

Yard Archaeology

New App Will Let Users Look Below Harvard Yard

Enrollees in Anthropology 1130: “Archaeology of Harvard Yard" are creating the app. These students also dug up and excavated the items rendered visible by the technology.


Archaeologist Randall White Talks Early Art at the Peabody Museum

“In my whole career, I’ve never had the sensation I had when I turned over the block from Blanchard and saw an image that no one had seen for 37,000 years,” White said.

Women's Swimming

Dahlke and Leung Represent Women's Swimming and Diving at NCAAs

​At this year’s NCAA Championships, two members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team brought their talents to the national stage. Sophomore Miki Dahlke and senior Jing Leung competed in the meet in Columbus, Ohio, which stretched for four days starting on March 14.

Housing Day Tradition
House Life

Impending Midterms Dampen Housing Day Festivities

On the eve of Housing Day, many freshmen faced the predicament of balancing Housing Day excitement with the challenges of taking midterm exams.

Atul Gawande

Gawande Speaks on Addictiveness of Opioids at IOP: 'I Had No Idea'

​Atul A. Gawande spoke candidly about the opioid epidemic at an event on public health issues at the JFK Forum at the Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.

Dropping The Oars
Men's Crew

Oar d'Oeurves

After competing in several regattas in the fall, Harvard, a national force in crew, sets its sights on a successful dual meet and championship season in the spring.

Head Above Water
Women's Swimming

Swimming and Diving Reclaims Frank Keefe Trophy

At the Ancient Eight championships over the weekend, Harvard women’s swimming and diving team took their third Ivy Crown in five years, accumulating 1616 points and beating the rest of the field by 125.5 points.

Block Party
Women's Swimming

Women's Swimming and Diving Sets Records but Loses Dual Meets

Although Harvard ultimately fell in dual contests to Yale and Princeton, the Crimson had many strong swimming and diving performances that highlighted the team’s potential to impress in the league meet in a couple of weeks.


Wrestling Pins Stanford, Maryland in Pair of Close Meets

Both wrestling dual meets this weekend were decided by one point, and the grapplers from Cambridge emerged from the fray with two victories.