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HDS gives thanks for its harvest

November 6, 2013

Rain may be good for the garden, but last Friday it forced Harvard Divinity School (HDS) to take its Harvest Celebration inside Radcliffe Hall. The annual fete gathered together students at HDS... Continue reading

Three days, three wild finds

November 5, 2013

The house-size boulder looked like a good landing site, at least viewed from the maps and satellite images Tim Laman and Conrad Hoskin found online. It was large and stood out in the boulder... Continue reading

Fighting prejudice by admitting it

November 5, 2013

“Every single person in this room is prejudiced,” said Gail Price-Wise to the more than 100 people assembled in the Student Organization Center at Hilles.  With that provocative opening salvo, Price... Continue reading

Flour power

November 5, 2013

When Joanne Chang was approached by a cable TV network in 2006 to host a show about the science of sweets, she was thrilled. The owner of the landmark Flour Bakery and a 1991 graduate of Harvard,... Continue reading

Taking talking leaves

November 5, 2013

After nearly four centuries, Harvard has attics full of curios and treasures. Among them are the whimsical, the earnest, and the odd: Emily Dickinson’s writing desk, Houdini’s handcuffs, a T.S.... Continue reading

Stages of bloom

November 4, 2013

The Rafflesiaceae family of plants has many identities — producer of the largest flowers in the world, for one, with some specimens measuring a meter or more in diameter. They’re also known as “... Continue reading

Progress report

November 4, 2013

Life at Harvard can be a big adjustment for freshmen — and for their parents. “I went to his multivariable calculus class, and the only part of the lecture I didn’t understand was the part... Continue reading

Online, on site, in the field

November 4, 2013

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Dean Julio Frenk unveiled a new vision for public health education Friday, one that blends online, in-person, and in-the-field learning into a “modular”... Continue reading

Oh, the horror!

November 1, 2013

Boo! These days you can’t turn on the television without a zombie, a witch, or a vampire flashing or — in the case of the zombies — moving at a steady, 18-minute-mile pace across the screen.... Continue reading

Sox title strikes right note

November 1, 2013

One could have mistaken the hordes of sleep-deprived Red Sox fans yesterday for zombies. After all, it was Halloween — but the celebration around Boston was all about the Red Sox winning the World... Continue reading

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