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Avi Loeb

Breakthrough Starshot

I warn him that I study history, but he is encouraging. “Well, history begins with the big bang.”

Student Groups

Painting for the Resistance: Harvard Student Power Network

“Let’s move past the mourning phase and be ready to fight and act.”

Around Town


Molly Finlayson
Fifteen Most Interesting

Molly K. Finlayson

Even before political unrest came to a head, life during her Mormon mission had been far from easy.

A Record of Some Kind

A Record of Some Kind

The small device gasping for breath on the table in front of me contained the images of my summer—carefully catalogued evidence of the time I had spent trekking around the Malay Peninsula of Southeast Asia.

At the Pool
Front Feature

Breaking the Surface with Schuyler Bailar

Bailar is the first openly transgender athlete in any Division I NCAA sport. He’s struggled with body image, eating disorders, and dysphoria, but today, showing off in the pool, all of that seems distant. It’s not: If Bailar is confident and comfortable in front of a camera today, it’s because he’s worked hard to get to that point, and because of the impact he believes his attitude will have on others.

Damon Clark

Living the Culture

His home in Assayii, New Mexico, a place named for the red rock of the canyons there, is starkly different from the halls of Harvard. “We live where the pavement ends,” Clark says with a laugh. “Literally, there’s a road that’s called ‘The Road to Nowhere’, and I live further on.”

Museum of Fine Arts' #mfaNOW Event
Visual Arts

24 Hours with the Clock

Can a film about its own duration possibly maintain such manic levels of devotion? Only time will tell.

Lorgia Garcia-Peña

Lorgia H. García Peña

García Peña is a professor of Latino studies, one of the first ever to be hired at Harvard—a role that she describes as both a responsibility and an opportunity for innovation.

Harvard Map Collection

All Over the Map

“Harvard cannot hope to have strong departments in everything,” the University is reported; to have said. In any case, Geography was gone for good. Or so it seemed.


Retrospection: Rustication

Draper was already a likely candidate for banishment to the countryside

Title IX Cover

Seeking Trust: Navigating Harvard's Sexual Assault Policies

With their sexual assault policies under scrutiny by the federal government, students, and professors alike, Harvard's Title IX administrators have done their best to keep up. Questions, though, persist: How does Harvard respond to cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault? And how should it?

Wasabi Roulette
Food and Drink

Wasabi Roulette

The Wasabi Roulette that made my companion cry.

Japan's Atlas

You Are Here

Before I arrived in Tokyo, I envisioned a map of the airport, the subway, the series of turns I’d have to make to get to the tiny Shinjuku apartment where I would spend the first night.

Japan's Atlas
Photo Essay

Japan's Atlas