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Alec J. Grigorian

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.