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Bryce Dallas Howard helps Harvard's Hasty Pudding welcome first co-ed cast

Bryce Dallas Howard helped Harvard's Hasty Pudding kick off a new era during the 2019 Woman of the Year ceremony on Thursday. The actor and director was in Cambridge for a chilly parade through Havard Square followed by a bit of roasting as she received her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall. Howard also...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:47pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this Super Bowl weekend

Let's face it, your Sunday plans are probably already set in stone thanks to the Patriots' latest trip to the Super Bowl this weekend. However, if you're looking to have some fun before the big game, we've got you covered. Check out our guide to the best things to do in Boston this Super Bowl...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:14pm

Milo Ventimiglia named Hasty Pudding 2019 Man of the Year

Hasty Pudding just announced that Milo Ventimiglia is the 2019 Man of the Year.  Next Friday, the Man of the Year will be in a celebratory parade through Cambridge. Later, there will be a performance of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ production of “France France Revolution” as well as the...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:22pm

Kristine Guillaume is first black woman president of 145-year-old Harvard Crimson newspaper

The Harvard Crimson announced this week that Harvard junoir Kristine Guillaume will be the next president of the newspaper, making her the first black woman to helm the student paper in its 145 year history. Guillaume will lead the 146th guard, the term for the paper’s board of executives....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:09am

MIT study suggests beaming high-powered laser into space could attract alienlife

Are aliens real? Harvard astronomers suggested a a recent unidentified object may have been an alien spacecraft investigating Earth, and now, an MIT study proposes using a high-powered laser as a “beacon” to attract alien life, if it does exist in our galaxy. The MIT research, recently...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:54pm

Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other Democrats protest at Harvard

The Bipartisan Program for newly elected members of Congress held at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics featured another, less formal, orientation of sorts yesterday. Representative elects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and several other...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:04pm

Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School this winter. Harvard Law School students previously wrote an op-ed calling on the administration to take the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh seriously and investigate him before allowing him back on...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:47pm

Harvard Law School students walk out in support of Kavanaugh accusers

Hundreds of Harvard Law School students participated in a walkout on Monday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and show their support for Christine Blasely Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.  The walkout follows an op-...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:19pm

Delta Gamma Harvard sorority chapter closes in response to school's socialclub sanctions

The Harvard sorority chapter of Delta Gamma has closed in response to the university’s sanctions against single-gender social groups on its Cambridge campus. Delta Gamma’s shuttering marks the first such single-gender social group to halt its operations in response to Harvard’s...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:51am

Harvard rescinds some admission offers after students share offensive memes

Memes are an internet sensation, but they can also have real-world consequences. At least 10 students accepted to Harvard College have had their admissions rescinded after sharing racist and “sexually explicit” memes in a Facebook group titled “Harvard memes for horny...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

Theresa Lund, Harvard researcher dubbed Sidewalk Susie, placed on leave after viral video

Update, 7/20/18: Theresa Lund has been placed on leave by the Harvard Humanitatian Initiative, where she was the executive director, in the wake of a video in which Lund asks a neighbor who was with her biracial daugther if they live in the "affordable units" around Harvard University....

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:43am

Harvard researchers say these 5 healthy habits could add 10 years to your life

What’s the secret to living a long, healthy life? While there’s no magic potion, there are a few healthy habits that can keep you fit while adding 10 years or more to your life expectancy, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a report released this week,...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:27am

Harvard Law School profs will represent student arrested by Cambridge police

Two professors from the Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute will represent Selorm Ohene, the 21-year-old Harvard student arrested by Cambridge police Friday night. Ohene’s arrest has garnered attention and sparked controversy due to the use of force by officers in...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:36pm

Larry Nassar abuse survivor to speak at Harvard about justice, forgiveness

Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, will speak at Harvard University this week about justice and forgiveness. The event, called “Can we reconcile justice and forgiveness?” is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at the...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:51pm

Harvard takes steps to become a more inclusive campus

Harvard University is making some changes in an effort to be more inclusive. The school’s Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging released its final report this week, which includes recommendations, goals and tools to make the Ivy League campus a culture of belonging. The task...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:52am

Researchers issue call to arms to combat fake news

There’s a revolution brewing to fight fake news — the only problem is, experts still don’t know much about it. Yes, there have been some studies on the topic, but there’s still a lot more work to be done. That’s why researchers from Harvard, MIT, Yale, Columbia...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:26pm

Harvard professor put on leave following sexual harassment allegations

A Harvard University professor has been placed on leave following sexual misconduct allegations by more than a dozen women. Jorge Domínguez, a Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) government professor, was put on administrative leave on Sunday, the Harvard Crimson reported. The move comes...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:35pm

Thomas Lennon on the legacy of National Lampoon

Few publications have left as big of an impact on the comedy landscape as National Lampoon. A spinoff of the storied Harvard Lampoon, the famed magazine became a cult hit in the late '70s for its subversive and often shocking style of humor. While National Lampoon helped launch the careers of...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:33am

Activist Angela Davis donates her archives to Harvard

Angela Davis is an icon of the 1960s, known for her political activism, academic achievements and overall radicalism. Now, Davis’s life, through her writings and photos, will live on at Harvard. Harvard University announced Tuesday that Davis is donating her archives to the Schlesinger...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:44pm

Mila Kunis helps Harvard's Hasty Pudding usher in changes

Between the annual roast and parade around Cambridge, the Woman of the Year ceremony is usually a light-hearted affair for Harvard's Hasty Pudding. However, this year's festivities honoring Mila Kunis ended up taking a backseat to controversies surrounding the theatrical group's long-...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:16am