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Melody Y. Guan

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Medical School Receives $90 Million Gift For Cancer Research

Harvard Medical School has received a $90 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research “to spur innovative scientific inquiry and discovery,” the school announced Monday.

A Snowy Opening
Food and Drink

Shake Shack To Open in Harvard Square Thursday

Several months after announcing it was looking to open a location in Harvard Square, Shake Shack will officially open Jan. 2 at 11 a.m..

Six Rhodes Winners

With Six Winners, Harvard Is Top Represented School on List of American Rhodes Scholars

The newly selected Harvard-affiliated winners are Elizabeth H. Byrne ’14, Alexander J. Diaz ’14, Aurora C. Griffin ’14, Andrew S. Lea ’14, Paolo P. Singer ’13-’14, and Katherine E. Warren ’13.

Summer Postcards 2013

One World, One Dream

GABORONE, Botswana—There are two emotions that will forever spring to my mind whenever I recall my arrival in Gaborone, Botswana to conduct HIV/AIDS research. One is of an unbearable excitement to set foot on the African continent for the first time and embark on what promised to be a hugely transformative internship and adventure.

Summer Postcards 2013


Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Summer Postcards 2013


Masa Square at night

Summer Postcards 2013


Traditional Botswana handicrafts

Class of 1988

Harvard Engages With The Cold War

In 1986, as the Cold War neared its end, Harvard featured a Soviet prison camp of its own.


Harvard Names President's Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Winners

Three seniors who synthesized police software into a unified system to save time for law enforcement officers have won the 2013 President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship, University President Drew G. Faust announced in a statement last week.

Commencement 2013

Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 Shocks Campus

Six days earlier, President John F. Kennedy announced the presence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba in an address to the nation. On the brink of nuclear war, students huddled together in common rooms and voiced concern at faculty-led discussions. A few left campus all-together, some wrote in journals. Most had faith in Kennedy, “the Harvard guy next door,” and others criticized his stance as too aggressive.


Harvard Honors 81 With Hoopes Prize

The winning projects, most of which were senior theses, were selected from a pool of nominations by students’ faculty supervisors. Hoopes winners are awarded $4,000 each and their nominators receive $1,000.


PBK Announces 'Junior 24' for the Class of 2014

Twenty-four members of the Class of 2014 were inducted into the Harvard chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest honor society, the chapter announced Thursday afternoon.


HUDS Teams Up with Petsie Pies, Swiss Bakers

Harvard University Dining Services has partnered with Cambridge staple Petsi Pies and recent Allston arrival Swiss Bakers to offer products from these local bakeries in all their retail locations, including the Greenhouse Café.

Student Life

Math Lovers Celebrate Pi Day

Amidst rowdy campus-wide Housing Day celebrations, a group of math-loving students and professors held a party of their own in the Science Center math common room Thursday to mark Pi Day, the March 14 holiday that represents the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi.

Student Life

HUDS Serves Up Brazilian Cuisine for Annual Brunch

Dining halls were adorned with yellow and green tablecloths and filled with students enjoying avocado and salsa during Harvard University Dining Services’ Brazilian barbecue Sunday. HUDS provided the creative brunch in response to a fall survey, in which students selected Brazilian as the theme for the annual festive spring meal.