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Yen H. Pham

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Committee Calls for Historian of LGBT History at Harvard

In light of the controversy surrounding history professor Niall Ferguson’s recent comments about economist John Maynard Keynes’s sexuality, the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History—an affiliate of the American Historical Association—has called on Harvard to hire a tenure-track scholar devoted to the study of BGLTQ history.


Ferguson Comments and Apology Draw Mixed Reactions

In the face of international criticism, Harvard History professor Niall Ferguson apologized for his comments about John Maynard Keynes’ sexual orientation and its relation to his economic theories, prompting mixed reactions from the Harvard community.

Dating Workshop
House Life

Tutor Helps Students Read the Signs

Laure E. “Voop” de Vulpillieres ’02, a non-resident tutor in Kirkland, shared her secrets for success at asking people out on dates with about 80 students gathered in Cabot House Living Room Friday night.

Student Groups

QSA, Libertarian Forum Protest U.S. Blood Donation Policy

The letters, signed by more than a quarter of Harvard undergraduates, protested a government policy that universally bans men who have had sex with other men from donating blood.

Student Life

Fung Wah Bus Service Ordered to Shut Down

Fung Wah, the low-budget Chinatown bus service, has been ordered by federal and state officials to suspend service indefinitely following reports that the company’s fleet posed serious safety risk.


OCS Discusses Workplace Discrimination and Diversity

Harvard affiliates shared their experiences with discrimination and lack of workplace diversity during a discussion at the Office of Career Services on Monday.


New Gallery for Woodberry Poetry

A new installation at the Lamont Woodberry Poetry Room commemorates a time in Cambridge history when one could dial ‘617-492-1144’ and hear anyone from Allen Ginsberg to the Pope read a poem out loud.


Zadie Smith Dishes Advice, Dispels Myths at MFA

The Game

Students Stay In From H-Y Game

While many of their classmates trekked to Harvard Stadium to watch the Crimson beat Yale on Saturday, some undergraduates did not attend The Game due to other commitments or lack of interest.

Raghuveer-Zhu Victory
Undergraduate Council

Raghuveer-Zhu Victory

Tara Raghuveer ‘14 (right) and Jen Q. Y. Zhu ‘14 celebrate and thank their supporters and staff at their victory party after learning that they had won the UC Presidential Election.



Undergraduate Council

Goodman-McLeod Prioritize Social Life

Goodman and McLeod focus on three goals to bolster a higher objective of expanding social life on campus: reforming the UC’s social programs committee, restructuring the UC’s committee system, and encouraging administrators to change social life policy.

UC Town Hall 2
On Campus

Students Discuss Shuttle Updates

Harvard Transportation Services is working on a new initiative to install electronic screens at shuttle stops that would indicate arrival times, Harvard Transportation Services General Manager David E. Harris, Jr. said during a Shuttle Town Hall Monday night.

Harvard Square

Harvard Square Businesses Cope with Effects of Severe Weather

When Hurricane Sandy battered Harvard Square, Cambridge businesses were forced to reassess their usual consumer priorities.


In Roundtable, Professors Talk Politics, History

A roundtable on the role of history and the law in the current presidential election drew a crowd in the Barker Center Tuesday night.