Matthew M. Beck

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Undocumented, Undeterred

His interactions with friends and teachers, he wrote then, were marred by “fear, secrecy, a sense of being undeserving, illegitimacy, invisibility, and a heavy form of guilt.”


British, Irish, Immigrant, and Gay

Upon reading through the article, Ruth let out a literal sigh of relief before calling Kristin, her partner of four years, to share the news.


An International American

Speaking with Caucasian friends of his who had similarly international upbringings, Michael found that their transitions into American life were made easier by the assumptive associations between being white and being American.


The White Cross

And yet, America was all they were to know until they died.


Russian for Native Speakers

Russian, interspersed with the occasional English idiom, flowed from her lips, like a bilingual mad-lib.


Setting Off

Over the course of the semester, I will interview students from across our university’s wide-reaching immigrant community, loosely defined for the purposes of this column.

Op Eds

In Your Own Backyard

Five minutes later, I hung up, the queasy feeling in my stomach moving upward through my chest. I couldn’t process the conversation.

Fight Rape Culture

Fight Rape Culture

This flyer was seen posted on a gate to Quincy courtyard early Friday morning.

Harvard Divinity School

Walton Officially Accepts Professorship

Reverend Jonathan L. Walton was instituted as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister last Sunday during the eightieth anniversary service of Memorial Church's founding.

Sparks House Tailgate
Memorial Church

Pusey Minister Hosts First Tailgate

In preparation for Harvard football’s first night-game of the year, the staff and clergy at Memorial Church gathered for the inaugural Sparks House tailgate, braving the rain that put a slight damper on the celebration.

In The Meantime

15 Questions with Jonathan L. Walton

Reverend Jonathan L. Walton, Pusey Minister in Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, sits in his crimson-walled office, wearing a black suit and royal purple shirt. Walton was appointed in April 2012 to the position previously held by the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes. Tributes to his sports fanaticism decorate his office: A basketball signed by Tommy Amaker sits atop one of the bookshelves. FM munched on some peanut M&M’s with Walton, and talked about Memorial Church air conditioners, tailgates at Sparks House and his 3-month-old son Baldwin.

On Campus

Sparks House Undergoes a Color Change

Sparks House—historic landmark and former private residence to the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes—has undergone a color change. Recently a bright shade of canary yellow, the House has now been painted a taupe tone, restoring the house to its original color that dates back over 150 years.


Rev. Jonathan L. Walton Will Replace Gomes as Pusey Minister

Reverend Jonathan L. Walton, a Harvard Divinity School professor, has been appointed Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, the University announced Wednesday. Walton is an ordained Baptist minister who received tenure as a professor at the Divinity School this semester.

Harvard Divinity School

New Harvard Divinity School Dean Announced

David N. Hempton, a professor of Evangelical theological studies, will be the Divinity School’s next dean, Harvard University President Drew G. Faust announced Friday.

Memorial Church

Gomes' Personal Effects Sold at Auction

The estate sale of the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes, Harvard’s longtime Pusey Minister and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, attracted longtime acquaintances as well as antique collectors.