A New Chapter for the Oldest Corporation

The departure of William F. Lee ’72 will bring a new era for the Harvard Corporation. As he exits, the body has turned to a starkly different figure to fill his shoes: Penny S. Pritzker ’81, who brings deep ties to Washington’s most powerful players and a net worth of more than $3 billion.

Harvard and the Fight for Foreign Collaboration

Debate over the regulation of foreign money in academia, once an afterthought, has become a microcosm of the U.S.’s attempts to remain the world’s top innovator, exposing a tension between the government’s efforts to remain competitive and academia’s goals to promote innovation and the free flow of ideas.

A Harvard Without Affirmative Action?

Affirmative action has narrowly survived several Supreme Court scares before. But now, experts say the court — made up of six conservative and three liberal justices — is likely to overturn four decades of precedent allowing schools to consider race in their admissions processes. It remains less clear what might come next.


Norman Khumalo

City Manager Finalist Norman Khumalo said he is driven to Cambridge as a “community in transition” in his candidate questionnaire. Cambridge, he wrote, is “pursuing contemporary ideals and in some cases losing ground on gains achieved in the past.”

Meet the Finalists to Become Cambridge’s Next City Manager

With the upcoming departure of Louis A. DePasquale in July, the search for the next Cambridge city manager — the most influential government post in the city — is well underway. The Initial Screening Committee, composed of four City Councilors and 15 Cambridge residents, has narrowed down its list of potential candidates to four finalists. The City Council will publicly interview each of the candidates on June 1 and will vote on the next city manager during its meeting on June 6.




Harvard and the Fight for Foreign Collaboration

Debate over the regulation of foreign money in academia, once an afterthought, has become a microcosm of the U.S.’s attempts to remain the world’s top innovator, exposing a tension between the government’s efforts to remain competitive and academia’s goals to promote innovation and the free flow of ideas.

Bacow Presses Lawmakers on University Endowment Tax, Foreign Funding Disclosures During Trip to Washington

Last week University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby against taxes on large university endowments and tightened federal regulations for foreign funding disclosures.

Harvard Police Department to Prepare Proposal for Five New Unarmed Campus Support Officers

Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay plans to develop a proposal that would create five new unarmed “Campus Support Officer” positions, he said in an interview last week.




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A Fade Not Forgotten: Football v. Yale, Game of the Year

The 137th installment of The Game featured three lead changes, junior kicker Jonah Lipel breaking the Ivy League single season field goal record, a blocked punt returned for a touchdown, and a 66-yard, 59-second drive by the Crimson to secure a wild victory. It was junior wide receiver Kym Wimberly who came down with the winning score, a 12-yard fade from junior quarterback Luke Emge.

A Lavietes Legend Retires: Kathy Delaney-Smith, Coach of the Year

In 40 seasons as Harvard's women's basketball coach, Kathy Delaney-Smith racked up 630 victories, 11 Ivy League championships, and six NCAA Tournament appearances. Her team culture was built through camaraderie and trust, leading her to become the all-time winningest basketball coach, male or female, in conference history.

Ice in His Veins: Nick Abruzzese, Male Athlete of the Year

No Harvard male athlete saw more success this year than Nick Abruzzese. From joining the USA squad for the 2022 Beijing Olympics to being named Ivy League Player of the Year to winning the ECAC to signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the junior forward's 2021-22 was special.






From Boston Calling: Avril Lavigne Rides the Wave of the Pop Punk Renaissance

The singer’s set served as a time capsule that preserved the style, sound, and energy of the mid-2000’s emo punk scene.

From Cannes: 'El Agua' Is Not The Supernatural Thriller You Might Expect — It’s Better

Where its premise might suggest a supernatural thriller, the film instead unravels as a vivid and emotive slice-of-life movie, beautifully tracking the blossoming romance between two teenagers.

From Cannes: “Hunt” Piles Twists Onto A Classic Spy-Movie Structure To Confusing Effect

The film offers an engaging portrait of the everyday dangers and bureaucratic infighting in an intelligence agency servicing the Korean military dictatorship, but eventually drags under the weight of its countless plot twists.

From Cannes: 'Tirailleurs' Depicts France’s Exploitation of Senegalese Conscripts In Fast-Paced, Tragic World War I Story

Though Mathieu Vadepied makes a meaningful commentary about French abuse against colonial subjects in the name of the war effort, his latest film certainly has its issues.


Molting Season

It was the ease with which the guy had done it. How simple it was for him to care for this animal, and even then, how unexpected it was that he would.

From Cambridge: Ramadan Kareem!

The iftar dinner I attended this past week was just as the chaplain described it: crowded, chaotic, and above all, cozy.

Therapize Me?

What would accessible, meaningful, comprehensive mental health care at Harvard entail? How can our existing services be used in concert to provide a more tailored safety net for students? And what responsibility does the University have in providing this network of care?

The Patron Saint of The Harvard Crimson

Fabian Fall’s bronze bust overlooks the Sanctum, the large, wood-paneled room on the second floor of The Crimson. It’s the only such figure in the room. The plaque underneath makes no mention of the fact that he took his own life.


A Fade Not Forgotten: Football v. Yale, Game of the Year

The 137th installment of The Game featured three lead changes, junior kicker Jonah Lipel breaking the Ivy League single season field goal record, a blocked punt returned for a touchdown, and a 66-yard, 59-second drive by the Crimson to secure a wild victory. It was junior wide receiver Kym Wimberly who came down with the winning score, a 12-yard fade from junior quarterback Luke Emge.

A Lavietes Legend Retires: Kathy Delaney-Smith, Coach of the Year

In 40 seasons as Harvard's women's basketball coach, Kathy Delaney-Smith racked up 630 victories, 11 Ivy League championships, and six NCAA Tournament appearances. Her team culture was built through camaraderie and trust, leading her to become the all-time winningest basketball coach, male or female, in conference history.

Ice in His Veins: Nick Abruzzese, Male Athlete of the Year

No Harvard male athlete saw more success this year than Nick Abruzzese. From joining the USA squad for the 2022 Beijing Olympics to being named Ivy League Player of the Year to winning the ECAC to signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the junior forward's 2021-22 was special.

Cheryl Watson Fisher

Affordable housing, climate change, universal pre-K, and equity — these are just a few of the issues that Cambridge City Manager Finalist Cheryl Watson Fisher said she hopes to tackle if appointed in June.


Molting Season

It was the ease with which the guy had done it. How simple it was for him to care for this animal, and even then, how unexpected it was that he would.

From Cambridge: Ramadan Kareem!

The iftar dinner I attended this past week was just as the chaplain described it: crowded, chaotic, and above all, cozy.

Therapize Me?

What would accessible, meaningful, comprehensive mental health care at Harvard entail? How can our existing services be used in concert to provide a more tailored safety net for students? And what responsibility does the University have in providing this network of care?

The Patron Saint of The Harvard Crimson

Fabian Fall’s bronze bust overlooks the Sanctum, the large, wood-paneled room on the second floor of The Crimson. It’s the only such figure in the room. The plaque underneath makes no mention of the fact that he took his own life.