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Brandon J. Dixon

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Unusual Arguments
Flyby Blog

Five Things Harvard Should Make Free (On Top of Tuition)

Last week, a slate of alumni running under the name “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” for the Harvard University Board of Overseers announced their intention to lobby for a critical change in Harvard’s tuition practices. They intend to use Harvard’s massive endowment to make Harvard College free for all students attending.

A Northeastern Agreement

Northeastern Adjunct Faculty Union Reaches Settlement

It is not clear what effect the deal will have on the status of Harvard’s non-ladder faculty—which currently is not represented by a union—even as the issue has gained increased attention.

Steering Committee Discusses FOP's Future

FOP’s Struggle With Diversity

Leaders of FOP’s steering committee both past and present are candid about the struggles they face in addressing the dearth of diversity within the program, citing a score of both institutional and social barriers as obstacles of closing that gap.

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

Professor Posits Dark Matter Led To Dinosaur Extinction

The book “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,” released Oct. 27, posits that a “pancake-shaped disk” of dark matter is responsible for causing a comet impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Year in Photos: Housing Day
House Life

Dear Dartmouth, Here’s Some Advice

Dear Dartmouth, we here at Flyby recently heard that you have announced plans to change your current housing system to resemble more closely the residential housing system that schools like Harvard and Yale employ. After that crushing defeat a few weeks ago by our seemingly unstoppable football team, who could blame you for trying to make yourself more like us?


Campaign Seeks Donations To Fund STEM Mentorship Program

The crowdsourcing endeavor, #StemtoShine, aims to raise $5,000 to support one of the organization’s mentorship programs.

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
Undergraduate Council

Flyby's Ideal UC Candidate Platforms

What does the Flyby team at the Crimson believe are some unaddressed, substantive issues?


Study: Non-Ladder Faculty Often More Involved in University Communities

​While non-tenure-track faculty members at universities are perceived as having less expertise, they are often more involved in the university community than their tenure-track counterparts, according to a recent study of two unnamed universities.

Undergraduate Council

UC Election Ticket Predictions

At Flyby, we have been thinking hard about which people might be considering running.

"OTHER: A Multiracial Student Photo Gallery"

Photo Gallery Highlights Multiracial Student Experiences

The exhibit features more than 50 models who identify as multiracial, each of whom posed for a portrait and answered a series of questions displayed in a written transcript.

The President's Challenge
Central Administration

Innovator Stig Leschly Encourages Failure at President’s Challenge Launch

Leschly, who serves as CEO of MATCH Education, shared anecdotes about his experiences with failure, rejection, and a determined tubist at the event in the i-Lab, stressing the ubiquity of failure.

turkey plympton street
Flyby Blog

turkey plympton street

Spotted: turkey on Plympton Street.

turkey plympton street
Flyby Blog

Harvard Square Turkey Now Has Facebook Following

​For those worrying that Canadian Thanksgiving had finally meant doom for Harvard’s most beloved celebrity, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The turkey is still waddling around Cambridge with the same self-absorbed independence that has made students fall in love. But now its infamy has spread from the exclusive email lists of Dunster House to Facebook.


Undergraduates Explore Startup Industry at Conference

Start @ a Startup is a conference in its fourth year that “connects the brightest college students with startups from across the country for a weekend of educational and recruiting events,” according to its website.

UC First General Meeting

UC Debuts Alumni Advisory Council

The current and primary focus of the Undergraduate Council’s alumni board is to foster relationships between College alumni and current UC representatives.