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Samuel E. Stone

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Packing the House: Behind Harvard's Rising Sports Ticket Sales

Behind the scenes, Harvard’s athletics department is working to push its ticketing operations into the digital age and has quietly instigated a steady rise in attendance over the past five years, bucking trends that have set in at other schools.

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How Harvard Football Landed ESPN’s College GameDay

Athletic department officials say the iconic show has delivered lasting benefits to the department. Most significantly, these include a boost to recruiting efforts.


Athletics Holds Annual Season Ticket Holder Celebration

The event, which included a luncheon and raffle, preceded the Crimson’s afternoon game against Penn and drew alumni as far removed from their college days as Paul I. Lee ’46, who will be heading to New Haven for his 73rd Harvard-Yale game this fall.

On the Field

The View From the Press Box

The athletic communications office is often overlooked, but it is influential in its efforts to promote Harvard’s varsity sports teams.


HUDS Expands Yardfest Sustainability Efforts

This year’s Yardfest, the College’s outdoor concert headlined by Jessie J, will boast an increased focus on sustainability with a buffet featuring completely compostable dishware in an effort to reduce waste at the event.

Harvard Stadium

Harvard Upgrades Stadium Field

The project, which will bring hybrid turf technology to the Stadium began on April 6 and is set to conclude by June 8.

New CVS Store Open
Student Life

New 24-Hour CVS Opens at 6 JFK Street

A new CVS, complete with 24-hour service and a pharmacy, opened at 6 JFK St. Sunday several days ahead of its projected April opening.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

City Council Votes To Cut Ties with TransCanada, Explore Sustainability

A unanimous Cambridge City Council vote requesting not to renew the city’s energy contract with the TransCanada Corporation might make Cambridge one of just a handful of American cities to pursue total independence from non-renewable energy sources.

The Other Field of Study

Walking On, Trading Off: Athletes Reconsider Varsity Life

The choice to walk on to a Harvard sports team has major social and academic implications that non-recruited students might not anticipate before they join, influencing the make-up of their social circles and their course schedules.


Dorm Crew Tests High-Tech Cleaning Fluid

The cleaning fluids, manufactured by EcoLogic Solutions, are largely composed of saltwater that has undergone electrolysis to give it strong detergent and disinfectant properties.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

$800,000 in Grants Awarded to Climate Change Projects

As part of the Climate Change Solutions Fund’s inaugural round of awarding, seven Harvard affiliates collectively received roughly $800,000 in grants for projects focusing on climate change.

Harvard Stadium

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Bid documents, released Wednesday, include plans for Harvard venues to host aquatics, fencing, field hockey, tennis, and water polo for the Olympic Games, as well as five others for the Paralympic Games.

Student Life

Protesting Ferguson Decision, Hundreds Rally in Yard

The protest came just two days after several hundred students from Harvard and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School flooded the center of Harvard Square in protest.

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Vigil Marks World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day, leaders of the Global Health and AIDS Coalition shared stories about HIV/AIDS at their annual vigil on the Memorial Church steps on Monday night.

UC Meeting on 03/09/14
Undergraduate Council

UC Insider Kanuparthy, Outsider Horvath Prioritize Student Life

As a UC insider and outsider, the pair say they aim to improve student life and administrative decision-making by delivering four proposals related to summer storage, house renewal, student group funding, and the Smith Campus Center.