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Alec J. Grigorian

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History of Science

Black Hole Initiative Receives $7.2 Million in Funding

​Harvard’s newly formed Black Hole Initiative received funding two weeks after world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking spoke about the initiative to a packed Sanders Theatre on April 19.

Dan Fu '18 and Serena Wang '16 at Arts First Festival
Visual Arts

Students Put Creativity on Display at Arts First

​This weekend, students, faculty, and Cambridge residents came together for the 24th annual Arts First festival, a showcase of a variety of art forms including dance, music, theatre, and public art.

Flipped Classroom
Flyby Blog

The Quickest Route to Your TF's Heart

It is that time of year: finals season. The ship has sailed on actually understanding any of the material. You're regretting all that time you spent collaborating, but don’t worry. All hope is not lost. There is one way that you can still pass. You are going to have to make your TF love you.


Student Podcast ‘This Harvard Life’ Premieres at Barker Cafe

Approximately 30 undergraduates filled the Barker Center Cafe on Wednesday evening to listen to the two premiere episodes of “This Harvard Life,” a student-produced podcast.

Harvard Kennedy School

Crowd Gathers for Screening of Environmental Documentary

“Racing Extinction” described the threat posed to endangered species in China, Indonesia, and Hong Kong by the combination of excessive hunting and climate change.

John Harvard
Flyby Blog

How Harvard Has Messed Us Up for the Real World

Here at Harvard, we are taught by some of the best professors in the world, and we are lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the hardest working and most engaged students. We are getting ready to become productive members of society, to make a difference as leaders. Some of us will go into public service, some into medicine, and many will work in finance or consulting. But, as much as we love it here, life at Harvard doesn’t always translate well for the real world in so many ways.


Diane Quinn Chosen as A.R.T. Executive Director

​Diane Quinn will take on the role of executive director of the American Repertory Theater beginning Dec. 1, joining Diane M.Paulus '88, who will continue as the A.R.T.’s artistic director.

Money and Politics
On Campus

Blaming Citizens United Is an ‘Oversimplification,’ Tribe Says

​Harvard Law School professor Laurence H. Tribe ’62 argued Monday that holding the 2010 ruling primarily responsible for campaign finance issues is “a dangerous oversimplification.”

Office of Career Services

Harvard Lands Fourth in Economist’s First College Rankings

Peter F. Lake ’81, a professor at Stetson University College of Law who specializes in higher education law, said he was unsure how this new system would hold “in a crowded field of metrics.”

Student Groups

Activist Argues Western Inaction Led to Putin’s Rise in Power

To a packed lecture hall that was standing-room only, Kasparov said that when the Soviet Union collapsed, few would have predicted what he characterized as the dictatorial state of Russia today.

Democratic Watch Party
Student Groups

JFK Forum Draws Large Crowd for Democratic Debate

Perhaps the loudest and most unified response in the room was to Sanders’ declaration to Clinton that “the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn email,” which elicited widespread laughter and applause from the crowd.


Amid Crises, Experts Gather To Discuss E.U.’s Future

Academics and policymakers at the conference were cautiously optimistic about the E.U.’s ability to survive its current crises.