Robert J. Fenster

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Where Are the Humanities?

Last week, under a humid, steamy tent across from Radcliffe Yard, University President Lawrence H. Summers said a few words

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Extracurriculars

During my FOP trip, right before my freshman year at Harvard, my FOP leader gave me my first dose of

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Gremlin Trouble

If you’re like me, you’ve believed in lucky gremlins at one time or another since arriving at Harvard. These fickle

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Harvard's Silent Manias

Before Spring Break, I honestly thought that I was going to die. Unlike my carefree, confident comrades who intrepidly planned

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Think About the Green Rabbit

Several weeks ago during my introductory cell biology course, my professor interrupted the usual drone about the fascinating world of

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Remembrance of the Present

This week seniors have begun to celebrate the infamous “last 100 days” of their Harvard careers. For the rest of

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Something to Talk About

Running on Valentine’s Day is a columnist’s worst nightmare. Undoubtedly, the majority of my readers have temporarily morphed into bitter,

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Dissent: One Admissions Process, Early

There is no question that the current two-tiered approach to college admissions benefits schools. They are able to guarantee that

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Paying Off the Hook

I’ve come to dread checking my mail. No, I have no irrational fears about contracting anthrax. Rather, I have come

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A Proposal To End Inflation

Last week the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) interrupted the tranquility of fair Harvard when it released a carefully constructed report

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The Crisis That Wasn't

Last Sunday night as I sat in my room typing the next installment of my column, thinking of how dull

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Reinventing Ourselves

One brisk morning several weeks ago, I trekked up Garden Street to the Registrar’s Office in order to glimpse the

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A Cauldron of Empty Metaphors

Last Friday, under a perfect Cantabridgian sky (magically arranged, of course), academically distinguished men and women garbed in hooded, harlequin

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Space to Slow Down

This summer, Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 sent each of us a letter entitled “Slow down: Getting

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POSTCARD FROM NEW YORK: Finding Responsibility

NEW YORK—I am spending the summer trying to figure out how fruit flies smell. That’s right: I am studying how

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Youth Homelessness in the Square
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For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
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VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

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Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance