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Local to Read Poem for Obama

As a faculty member of the University of Chicago in the early 90s, poet Elizabeth Alexander worked closely with President-elect

Three More Harvard Grads Will Join Obama Ranks If Selected for Defense and Justice Department Positions

Three more Harvard graduates will be heading to Washington D.C. come Jan. 20. Last week, David W. Ogden, Michelle A.

Solar Devices To Power Wireless Access in Square

Three solar Wi-Fi-powered devices were installed in Harvard Square last week, with plans to increase this number in the near

A Life in Books Recalled

CORRECTION APPENDED Even as a 10-year-old, Frank P. Kramer seemed destined to be seen as a bookseller. “One day, I

Faust’s Civil War Book Falters in Quest for Non-Fiction National Book Award

University President Drew G. Faust’s book on the Civil War—one of the five finalists in the non-fiction section of the

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Academics, Street Art Merge in Harvard Square

While most thesis-writing seniors are making the library their second home, Cydney E. Gray ’09 is taking her thesis to

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Peabody Museum Hosts Annual Two-Part ‘Dia de los Muertos’ Celebration

Halloween wasn’t the only event celebrated this past weekend—the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology ensured that “Dia de los

Square Hosts Ghosts and Ghouls in Fashion Show

Three witches, a bride, and Curious George stormed down Palmer Street in style yesterday during the “Dare to Wear” Harvard

Anti-Psychiatry Exhibit Causes Stir

From “Free Tibet” to “Stop the Iraq War,” hordes of protesters milling around Out of Town News is no longer

The Duchess

Given the spate of costume dramas that have hit the big screen recently, you could be forgiven for failing to

Book Store Owner Departs

Just last month, the Harvard Book Store celebrated its 75th anniversary. But the Kramer family, who founded the store and

Book To ‘Tell-All’ About Facebook

A recent post on the well-known blog Gawker subjected Facebook’s often controversial roots to further scrutiny, when it reported an

Longtime Owners To Sell Harvard Book Store

Just last month, the Harvard Book Store celebrated its 75th anniversary. But the Kramer family, who founded the store and

A Semester Abroad Behind the Iron Curtain

In 1958, Judith G. Bridell ’59 and her fellow participants in the “Experiment in International Living” program in Poland met

Plans Revealed for Museums

In a few years, Lamont won’t be the only place where students cram for finals. Last week, the Harvard Art