Anthony S.A. Freinberg

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Janus-Faced Harvard

Old habits die hard. Consequently, after two years of writing editorial columns about undergraduate life at Harvard, I can’t resist

Little Ricky and the Review

In the spring of 1978, as Harvard prepared to introduce its radical new Core program, one undergraduate was extremely distressed.

Reviewing the Review

Well, the big day is almost upon us. Next week Associate Dean of the College Jeffrey Wolcowitz will publish the

Not So Special After All?

I have to admit, it stung a little. When I picked up my New York Times last Tuesday morning, I

Opening Up the Forbidden City

On Monday night, University President Lawrence H. Summers held his latest highly visible meet and greet session with undergraduate students,

Pipe Down and Wise Up

Over the weekend University President Lawrence H. Summers announced a bold new initiative that will drastically increase financial aid to

Those Who Can't, Grade

A few years back the British government launched an advertisement to woo more young people into teaching. It featured various

Vegging Out

Vegetarianism has always seemed to me like some sort of strange, distant religion—perfectly admirable, perhaps, but utterly alien to my

Digging Foundations

While it will be years before Harvard starts the construction work that will revolutionize the University’s presence in Allston, one

Disillusionment Actually

Last weekend, lacking cinematic inspiration, I went to see Love Actually. It was crap, actually. The plot was so thin

Location and Dislocation

After spending the first 18 years of my life in England, Thanksgiving is still a somewhat alien holiday for me.

Crunch Time

Harvard has been abuzz recently with talk of athletic renovations. The Crimson reported on Oct. 27 that administrators were actively

Good for the Sole

A great deal of food is simply meant to be eaten in quantity. No one ever wants to stop after

Forgetting To Remeber

Late Sunday morning, early in my rainy drive back to Harvard from a weekend with my family in New Jersey,

Plus Ça Change

The philosophy underlying an American liberal arts education can broadly be summed up, to quote former Harvard President A. Lawrence