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Final Clubs: The Exclusivity Problem

Stephen Turban | Posted 12.04.2016 | College
Stephen Turban

Imagine, you're a Harvard Sophomore. Each day, you open your door to see one of two things. 1. An envelope with your name, a wax seal, and an invitation to an exclusive final club event or 2. Nothing at all.

Is Diversity Less Important than We Think?

Stephen Turban | Posted 11.06.2016 | College
Stephen Turban

seek diversity. Be yourself. Make your own path. But, also seek out common bonds. Look for kindred values. And create the memories you'll share for a lifetime. In the words of M. Scott Peck, "Share our similarities, celebrate our differences."

5 Steps to Discover Your True North

Stephen Turban | Posted 08.12.2016 | College
Stephen Turban

If your legacy existed on a single wall... what would you write? Each year, Harvard's seniors confront this question. In Adams house, it is tradition for graduating students to paint a basement hallway. Some draw, others leave quotes, and a few trace a simple handprint.

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

How to Survive a Grad-School Physics Course While Staying Normal and Singing in an Opera

Matthew Krane | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Matthew Krane

Sometimes I was almost locked out of my mind by the anxiety. But balancing, to me, is possible if you're willing to stop planning a little bit. On any given day, the next day doesn't seem possible -- but it has to be possible, because you're being pulled.

Radcliffe Women Have Always Enjoyed 'Hooking Up'

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.18.2014 | Style
Mitch Wolfe

I am reluctant to call into question The New York Times, and especially its relatively recent discovery that women on American campuses are driving sexual encounters. After all, it is the American paper of record. However, I must take issue with The Times' recent campus sexual revelations.

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for Peter Gomes

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

Peter has been gone now nearly three years. At Thanksgiving I always think about him and his love for the traditions of Plymouth. His passing left a gaping hole in our collective hearts.

Top Secret: How Might I. F. Stone View the Snowden Situation

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Resurrecting the mighty I. F. Stone into the fray with Snowden, the NSA, and Washington: First, as to the facts.

Blame and Punishment: When Mea Culpas Are Simply Not Sufficient

Jay Halfond | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

The recent Internal Revenue Services targeting of the Tea Party implicated many -- where the lines of responsibility are fuzzy and perhaps even arbitrary. And just this past week, the dean of Harvard College resigned amidst a scandal-within-a-scandal.

SWUG Life: The View From Harvard

Posted 04.15.2013 | Women

This article is presented in partnership with The Harvard Crimson In this special edition of "Listen Up!"—Flyby's weekly advice column, written b...

Even Harvard Feels Bad That Harvard Won

Posted 03.24.2013 | Comedy

The Harvard Lampoon, the venerable humor rag that counts Conan O'Brien, John Updike and half the "SNL" and "Simpsons" writing staffs as alumni, has of...

Harvard (Sort Of) Apologizes For Secret Email Probe Following Cheating Scandal

Posted 03.12.2013 | College

This story is presented in partnership with The Harvard Crimson. Update: Harvard University apologized for a subject-line search of administrators'...

What Harvard's Like

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 09.07.2012 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

The H-bomb is referred to as such because of its cataclysmic result, no matter the initial intention. When you tell people that you went to Harvard, you get one of three reactions: awe, indifference, or "fight me."

Not Strictly Academic: What I Got Out of My Harvard Education

The Levo League | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
The Levo League

In this day and age, professional degrees aren't a cure-all for your career.

What I Owe Margarita Muñiz

Meg Campbell | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Meg Campbell

My children's education is just one debt I owe this remarkable educator.

The 13 Colleges With The Best Financial Aid

Posted 10.14.2011 | College

As college tuition rapidly becomes more expensive, a good financial aid package is an imperative part of the collegiate decision making process. ...

The Top 10 Most Studious Schools

Posted 10.08.2011 | College

In the mood for a six-hour cram session? Princeton Review recently named the schools where the students study the most. Claremont engineering gian...

WATCH: Amy Poehler Gives Hilarious Speech At Harvard

Posted 07.26.2011 | College

Amy Poehler gave a hilarious speech at Harvard's class day on Wednesday. "I can only assume I am here today because of my subtle and layered work ...

Searching for Self: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Caleb's Crossing is a mesmerizing novel that left me feeling both sad and emboldened.

Is Being A Prison Guard Better Than A Harvard Degree? | Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Roughly 2,000 students have to decide by Sunday whether to accept a spot at Harvard. Here's some advice: Forget Harvard. If you want to earn big bucks...

Harvard Students Promote Science Education in New Book

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James M. Gentile

Five current or recent Harvard undergraduates hope to inspire high school students to become involved in science with a new book titled Success with Science: The Winners' Guide to High School Research.

'Why Books?'

Harvard Crimson | Alyssa A Botelho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The experts involved in this discourse all agree that new technology is redefining our experience of literature; they differ only in their focus. Some...

'Fairy Godmother' Divvies Aid Among Hopeful Providence College Students | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The envelope arrives with good news. The college is pleased to announce that the student has been offered acceptance and, if he or...

The NY Times Made Me Do It

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The nation's journal of record; America's first draft of history; the Grey Lady, -- the New York Times -- got it wrong and that the crowd-sourced, open-source, oft-criticized Wikipedia got it right.