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Student Groups

Harvard Islamic Society Launches Muslim Life Fund Campaign

The Harvard Islamic Society launched its Muslim Life Fund campaign last Friday and hopes to raise $30,000 in 2014.

We Made It
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Scholar Speaks on Influence of African American Muslims

Zaheer Ali ’94, scholar and former vice president of the Harvard Islamic Society and the Black Students Association, spoke about the increasing influence of African American Muslims on American culture at a talk at the Barker Center Thursday evening.

Janelle Monáe Receives Award
Gender and Sexuality

Janelle Monáe Honored as Artist and Advocate

The Harvard College Women's Center and the Black Men's Forum recognized the Yardfest headliner in separate ceremonies on Monday.


Africa Week Wraps Up with Faces of Africa Show

Students danced, sang, and performed spoken word during the annual Faces of Africa show in Lowell Lecture Hall on Friday.

Latinx Forum
Student Groups

Latino Students Share Frustration, Look for Common Ground at Town Hall

At a forum sponsored by Concilio Latino Thursday night, students expressed frustration with a perceived lack of support and discussed distributing a survey to Latinos on campus.


LL Cool J Named 2014 Cultural Rhythms Artist of the Year

Decorated rap artist LL Cool J will be honored at day-long festival, hosted by the Harvard Foundation, which will also feature student performance and food, on Feb. 22.


Former History Dept. Chair MacCaffrey Remembered as Generous Mentor

Wallace T. MacCaffrey, a former chair of the History Department and an avid scholar of the Elizabethan era, died Dec. 13 in Cambridge, England. He was 93.


Admissions Officers or Facebook Stalkers?

Rumors have circulated that colleges admissions officers factor a student’s online profile or activity on sites like Facebook and Twitter into their admissions decision.

Harvard Square

Community Members Dash Around Cambridge in Yulefest 5K

Over a thousand people dressed as Santa Clauses, elves, and reindeer descended upon Harvard Square for the third annual Yulefest race on Sunday morning. The run, one of five annual 5k races in Cambridge, kicked off at the intersection of Holyoke Street and Massachusetts Avenue and was followed by a post-race block party on Brattle Street.


Get to Know Your Bulldogs: A Flyby Quiz

In anticipation of the upcoming Harvard-Yale game, we at Flyby thought we'd put together a quick quiz so you can get to know your enemy a little better. It turns out there are some hidden treasures over there! See if you can figure out a few fun facts about some of the Yale football team. Good luck!


Activist Talks Youth Engagement in Education

Fifty-seven million children around the world do not go to school, but youth advocacy can play an important role in reversing this trend, according to Chernor Bah, youth representative to the United Nations High Level Steering Committee.

How Do We Get Out?

Panel Discusses US Prison Dilemmas

Ten distinguished professors gathered in Emerson Hall on Wednesday as part of the Mahindra Humanities Center event “Prison USA: The Dilemmas of Mass Incarceration”. The event, composed of two panels, dealt with the origins and current state of the American penal system and with the potential for change and solutions.


HUDS Unveils Sixth Annual "Harvest Dinner"

Harvard University Dining Services brought its usual weekday offerings up on a notch on Thursday in celebration of National Food Day, serving New England fare like Maine lobster bisque, spinach gnocchi, and four berry pie.


Bill Baxley Reflects on 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

William J. “Bill” Baxley, the former Attorney General of Alabama, spoke at Kirkland House on his role in prosecuting one of the men involved with the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing—a moment often thought of as a turning point in the civil rights movement.

Food and Drink


The "Applenut Cone," a food mashup made using HUDS ingredients.