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Fifteen Questions: Glenda Carpio on Humor, Hum 10, and the Failure of “Success” Stories
The Chair of the English Department sat down with Fifteen Minutes to discuss rethinking the literary canon and immigrant narratives. “I was the lucky one, I survived,” she says. “What happens to those who are undone by the violence of having to be uprooted?"
With Roe in Peril, Revisiting the History of Abortion Activism at Harvard
In comparison to historical waves of activism at Harvard, today’s campus culture surrounding abortion-related issues is relatively quiet — leaving a vacuum all the more striking in the face of looming national threats to abortion access.
Fifteen Randomly Generated Seniors
From Fifteen Minutes Magazine: We always told ourselves that anyone is “interesting” if you ask the right questions. This year, we’re putting that hypothesis to the test.
Amanda S. C. Gorman '20 is the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States and a self-described future candidate for the U.S. presidency.
Cashing In On Crimson
From nonprofit workshops to lucrative college consulting businesses, here's the story of how organizations leverage the Harvard brand to advance their interests.
Housing Beyond the Gender Binary
“The way I had been assigned to this entryway—this formal gendered categorization of suites, the birth name on my door, the lack of open space to challenge any of that—made it hard to feel at home there,” Noah Wagner '18 says.
With so many organizations having comps and barriers to entry, Harvard becomes a difficult place to navigate. Intense comps often intimidate students, driving them away from new activities.
Our Own Little War
Harvard doesn’t have a Robert E. Lee, or a John C. Calhoun. Even so, questions of Civil War remembrance and Southern heritage crop up in Cambridge every so often.
A Social Blueprint: Harvard's Houses, From Randomization to Renewal
Amid campus-wide debate on Harvard’s social landscape, some hope that the time is ripe to breathe life into a tired social scene stifled by a socially fractured student body.
Half the Battle: First-Generation Students at Harvard
First-generation students are navigating uncharted territory. As the first in their immediate families to pursue education at a four-year college or university, they have to surmount all the usual challenges of Harvard. But they face an additional hurdle: their parents can’t give them advice on surviving college.
The Bitter Pill: Harvard and the Dark History of Birth Control
In the 1950s, two Harvard professors tested the birth control pill on mentally ill Massachusetts women and low-income Puerto Rican women, raising questions about research practices at Harvard and beyond.
Newport House, formerly known as Phi Delta Sigma. After Amherst College banned in fraternities in 1984, the college purchased most of the former fraternity houses and converted them to residential houses.
A blank wooden crest remains on the wall of Agard House. The residential hall used to house the Delta Phi Fraternity at Williams.
Phi Delta Theta
The crest of Phi Delta Theta, Weston Hall's former occupant, can still be seen on the edifice of today's building.
Mayo-Smith House Party
Two students walk into a party at Amherst's Mayo-Smith House on Sept. 8.
Students talk and dance during an apple-themed party at Bowdoin's Reed House—formerly Chi Psi.
It's High Time: Weed at Harvard
Even after recreational marijuana became legal Massachusetts in the fall, some Harvard affiliates—professors, administrators, proctors, deans, even students—still clam up when asked what they think about using the drug on campus.