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Cultivating Public Art in Cambridge: Piedmont’s Shadow Box

Every inch of Harvard Square must be utilized for small businesses to remain profitable. Within this bustling, commercial zone of Cambridge, however, there lies a hidden gem: A small place for public art.


Spanish 150 Students Curate Exhibit on Migration in Boylston Hall

The exhibit attempts to parse through the perpetual “bombardment of images” we consume regarding migration, according to Raquel Vega-Durán, who chairs the Faculty Advisory Committee for Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights.


The Small But Mighty: The River Charles Ensemble Takes the Stage

Despite consisting of only eight Harvard college students, the River Charles Ensemble’s  powerful instrumental melody reverberated throughout the entirety of Paine Hall on April 16 as they celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a spring concert.


Artist Profile: Max Scherr ’21 Navigates the Industry as a Young Filmmaker

The film industry is notoriously hard to break into, particularly without a connection to open the door. Yet every few years a newcomer stuns the industry with their fresh ideas and unique perspective. Recent graduate Max Scherr ’21 hopes to be the next.


‘DREAMstate’ Review: Boston Ballet Explores the Liminal

Boston Ballet's "DREAMstate" featured a triple bill of three stunning contemporary ballets: George Balanchine’s 1976 ballet “Chaconne,” Stephen Galloway’s world premiere DEVIL’S/eye, and Jiří Kylián’s 1996 “Bella Figura.”


Journalist Peter Hessler Discusses China’s Rise at IOP Forum

Author and journalist Peter B. Hessler spoke about his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in China while delivering the 2022 S.T. Lee Lecture at the Harvard Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.


Harvard Proposed a New Definition of Consent. Some Advocates Say its Wording is Flawed.

When Harvard released a set of proposed changes to its sexual harassment, non-discrimination, and anti-bullying policies two weeks ago, a new definition of consent was one of the key changes. While some student advocates welcomed the proposal as a step in the right direction, others have taken issue with its wording.


Neuroscience and Law Experts Discuss Cannabis and Public Policy at Harvard Law School Panel

Experts in neuroscience and law discussed the legalization of cannabis and highlighted its implications for public policy at a virtual panel hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics on Wednesday.


Psychiatric Epidemiologist Tamsin Ford Talks Children’s Mental Health Amid Covid-19

Child psychiatric epidemiologist Tamsin Ford discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on childrens' mental health in a virtual research presentation hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday.


‘The Just and the Blind’ Review: A Display of Art as Resistance

Shakur’s words remind us that throughout the history of Black subjugation and oppression, the ability of love to persevere within communities was an act of resistance, and the fostering of something beautiful against all odds.


Cultural Rhythms: Back and Here to Stay for the 36th Year in a Row

The extravagant showcase of culturally diverse individual and group student performances has become the largest event that the Foundation plans each year alongside smaller initiatives like dialogues and peer-to-peer workshops promoting equity and inclusion.


Harvard Takes Two of Three in Series Against Brown Behind Strong Bats in Home Return

The last time that the Harvard baseball team stepped on to O’Donnell Field to play a game of consequence was May 18, 2019 in a 3-1 win against Columbia. That changed this past Saturday, when the Crimson returned to its home stomping grounds for a resounding 17-7 win against Brown. That game kicked off a three-game weekend series against the Bears in which Harvard took the second game of the series 7-1 before falling in the matinee by a score of 7-5.


NAACP Defense Fund President Discusses Voting Rights at IOP Forum

Janai S. Nelson, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, discussed the judicial system’s role in fighting racial inequality at a forum hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics and the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project.


Pusey Minister Matthew Potts Reflects on Past Year and Looks Forward to New Initiatives

As his first year as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church draws to a close, Matthew Ichihashi Potts — who also serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School — reflected on his time as minister in an interview with The Crimson last week.


Harvard Faculty Will Vote on Double Concentrations and Shopping Week Proposals Today

At Tuesday’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting, Harvard faculty are set to vote on two controversial proposals — one that would allow students to pursue double concentrations and another that would replace shopping week with previous-term registration.


Henri Zerner Lecture: Christiane Baumgartner’s Monumental Woodcuts

Internationally renowned German artist Christiane Baumgartner presented her monumental woodcuts, highlighting the value of slowing down and taking her time in the contexts of both her process of creating artwork by hand and her path to finding her personal artistic style.


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