Zachary S. Podolsky

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Low Stakes Prep

In the fall of my junior year, I wrote a series of columns in these pages which, so it seemed

The Blair Witch Hunts

There has been something of an uproar on campus this past week about the behavior of a certain Blair Hornstine.

The Quadling's Manifesto

Plenty of things about Harvard are unfair. Some students are admitted for reasons other than their talents; some have better

Sexual Assault's Forgotten Side

This time of year, the issue of sexual assault is in the forefront of the Harvard community’s consciousness. Due to

Expos 10, 20, 30...

When first-years arrive on campus each fall, they are beset with a variety of placement tests to determine the nature

Et Tu, Paul Krugman?

On Dec. 14, 2002, Tim Rutton wrote a column in the Los Angeles Times that discussed, among other things, the


Fools Rush In

Last week, Dean of the Faculty William C. Kirby appointed a new head of the newly created Office of International


More Transfers, Fewer Duds

I’ve spent the last several weeks scouring every nook and cranny of Harvard for new transfer students. Alas, I’ve failed


Stephen J. Gould, Where Are You?

How I wish Stephen J. Gould would rise again—as that other brilliant Jewish innovator allegedly did 2,000 years ago—and deliver


Quit the Race-Baiting, Kuumba

I am Jewish. Suppose I were sitting in the popular Core class Social Analysis 34, “Knowledge of Language,” and the


Problem Set Problem: Cheating

Let’s be upfront: cheating—most commonly in the insidious form of copying or other illicit collaboration—happens quite a bit at Harvard


Harvard, Yale: Tooth and Nail

Let’s just get it out of the way immediately: Harvard is not as good as Yale, and to claim otherwise


Ignore Those Uncaring Students

This year, 21 students entered the selection process for a spot on the Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE). Rohit Chopra

Food and Drink

A Movie Worth Dying For

The Ring is the first American remake of a Japanese blockbuster horror film that I have ever seen. It is


Veritas Has No 'Z'

It is reasonably common knowledge that Harvard admits a certain number of students each year on the condition that they