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March 9, 2017

Wondering why joyous students were dressed as trees and yelling at the tops of their lungs on Thursday morning, or why others were wearing moose antlers or penguin costumes? Don’t worry, we’ve got... Continue reading

When undergrads are just living

March 8, 2017

Ostensibly, Harvard is a place to broaden one’s knowledge base and acquire new and important skills that carry over into life and a career. Things like course choices, papers, lab work, projects,... Continue reading

Poking at consciousness

March 8, 2017

Consciousness — our sense of ourselves in the world — seems at first glance to be a profoundly human trait, the basis of civilization. But its roots may rest in biology and social behaviors we share... Continue reading

Lessons in observation

March 8, 2017

What do the gold-plated skeleton of a wooly mammoth, an immersive art history class, and a pack of monogamous mice have in common? Plenty, it turns out, and those similarities can teach us... Continue reading

Ruth Hubbard Wald, 92

March 8, 2017

At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on March 7, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.   Ruth Hubbard Wald was a superb biochemist who studied the light-sensitive... Continue reading

Zuckerberg named Commencement speaker

March 7, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, the social networking platform widely credited with transforming how almost 1.9 billion people interact, will be the featured speaker at the Afternoon... Continue reading