Data Analysis


One in Four Class of 2020 Athletes Quit Varsity Teams During Their Time at Harvard

Though hundreds of members of the Class of 2020 have suited up for Harvard’s 42 varsity athletic teams during their time at the College, more than one in four athletes ended up quitting their teams, according to online roster data.


Project Information Literacy Scholars Discuss Information in an Age of Big Data

Fewer than 40 percent of college students trust news sources, according to Project Information Literacy researchers who presented on the relationship between students and digital media at an event held Thursday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Harvard Economics Department Plans More Intro Classes Focused on Real-World Applications

The Economics Department is working to create more entry-level courses focused on the applications — as opposed to theory — of economics in an effort to attract more freshmen and sophomores, according to Department Chair Jeremy C. Stein.


The Class of 2021, By the Numbers

From first-generation status and admissions statistics to gap years and interest in campus social life, The Crimson's fifth annual survey of Harvard's incoming freshmen breaks down the Class of 2021.


Harvard Launches Data Science Initiative

Harvard has launched the Data Science Initiative, a University-wide program that aims to bring together data scientists in different fields.


Class of 2020, By the Numbers

From first-generation status and admissions statistics to gap years and interest in campus social life, The Crimson's fourth annual survey of Harvard's incoming freshmen breaks down the Class of 2020.


Class of 2019: By the Numbers

From first-generation status and admissions statistics to gap years and interest in campus social life, The Crimson's third annual survey of Harvard's incoming freshmen breaks down the Class of 2019.


A New Era for Harvard Recruiting

The growth in attention to the Harvard football and men's basketball programs is largely a byproduct of the work that the teams’ coaches—Tim Murphy and Tommy Amaker—have done rebuilding their respective programs into national powers.


Geography of Harvard Athletics pt. 2

The Crimson performed an analysis of athletes on Harvard men’s basketball and football rosters from 1970-1971 to 2014-2015 using information listed on GoCrimson.com. The maps above show the distribution of hometowns for the athletes listed in the data set, with different ones for before and after coaches Tommy Amaker (men's basktball) and Tim Murphy (football) took the helm of their respective programs. The varsity athletes from the data set appear on the map only in the year they first were listed on their team's roster.


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