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Summer Postcards 2014




It’s weird being in a country where things just seem to work.

Harvard Square

Fired Insomnia Cookie Employees Protest Alleged Labor Violations, Call for Higher Wages

A rally Thursday outside the company’s Harvard Square location highlighted a week of picketing in front of the store.

Summer Postcards 2013


Viewing the South of Medellín from the North

Summer Postcards 2013

A Tale of Two Cities and a Soccer Match

At dinner, our conversation was regularly punctuated by cries of local supporters. Soon, however, the people at the small hole-in-the-wall diner next door erupted into cheers: the final score was 2-0. “Somos campeones, otra vez,” they chanted. “We are the champions, once again!”

Summer Postcards 2013


Tear Gas in the Distance after the Street was Cleared by Police. From @xanderotalvaro

Summer Postcards 2013

Tear Gas and Coffee

“Run!” I looked up and saw it, a foreboding cloud rolling down the street, grey tentacles stretching towards me. Soon, I felt it—my eyes stung as tears suddenly flowed down my checks. I froze for a moment and saw shrouded hooded figures emerging from within the cloud, trying to outrun its advance, before my smarting eyes forced me to join the fleeing crowd.

Harvard in the World

Between Harvard and Yale, a World of Difference

At a time when some universities are expanding their physical footprint abroad, Harvard remains committed to keeping its undergraduate student body firmly rooted in Cambridge.

Harvard in the World

Students Protest Investment in Apartheid South Africa

Although Harvard never did fully divest from South Africa, 25 years later the student participants look back proudly on the small role they played in the downfall of the apartheid regime.

Villa I Tatti

Villa Houses Scholars, History

In a time of continual change in the Harvard community, I Tatti serves as a living time capsule, upholding the vision and traditions of its founder, renowned art critic Bernard Berenson, Class of 1887.

Harvard Business School

Business School Classroom Opens Doors in Mumbai

Harvard Business School opened the doors of a new classroom last week—but instead of being located across the river, this time the classroom happens to be in Mumbai, India.


Harvard Sues To Evict Cameroon Embassy from D.C. Building

Harvard University brought a lawsuit this week asking a federal judge to direct the U.S. Marshals Service to evict the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon from Harvard-owned property that the embassy currently occupies in Washington, D.C.

Graduate School of Design

Deans and University V.P. Meet With Israeli Leaders

A group of some of Harvard’s most preeminent professors—including deans of four graduate schools—traveled to Israel last month, where they met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

Central Administration

Business School Professor Krishna G. Palepu Appointed President's Senior Adviser on Global Strategy

Harvard Business School professor Krishna G. Palepu was appointed to the newly-created position of Senior Adviser to the President for Global Strategy on Wednesday, marking the next step in the University’s efforts to define a coherent approach to its international engagement.


Radiation Sickness Therapy Developed

A treatment regimen using a combination of two established drugs may alleviate radiation sickness, with potential application in nuclear emergencies, according to a study led by Harvard-affiliated researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Children’s Hospital of Boston.