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Harvard 45, Georgetown 0


The tiredest fellow at Harvard Stadium last Friday night may well have been Kenny Smart ’18. The Crimson placekicker had a full evening of work, having swung his right leg on the game’s opening kickoff, six successful point-after-touchdown conversions and a field-goal attempt (also good), plus the kickoffs after each score. It was, on balance, welcome fatigue, a byproduct of Harvard’s 45-0 victory over outmanned Patriot League member Georgetown. The win ran the Crimson’s 2015 record to 3-0.

Harvard Unveils Plans for Science and Engineering Center


University officials have now released designs for the long-anticipated Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) complex in Allston—a 586,000 square-foot, six-story building expected to be completed in 2020.

Football: Harvard 53, Brown 27


Memo to the Brown University football team: When it’s the third quarter, you’re facing a fourth down and 50 yards to go, and you snap the ball out of the end zone for a safety that raises your deficit to 39-0—it might not be your night.

Prize Patter


“There’s some extraneous material, but he is a flashlight.”

A helpful dawdler has just explained to me the presence of a nearly nude man—his unclothed portions painted silver—in the lobby of Sanders Theatre: he is one of a pair of Human Spotlights (themselves wielding long silver flashlights), an institution at the Ig Nobel Prizes, whose twenty-fifth annual iteration occurred on September 17.

Harvard Endowment Rises to $37.6 Billion on 5.8 Percent Investment Return



Disturbed, Not Surprised: Students Respond to Sexual-Conduct Survey


Undergraduates expressed grave concerns about the widespread nonconsensual sexual contact on campus reported in a survey released on September 21, and about a potential disconnect between Harvard’s administration and students—issues that surfaced quickly following publication of findings from the survey conducted last spring.

Harvard Survey: Widespread Nonconsensual Sexual Contact


Harvard today released the results of a sexual conduct survey taken at the University during the spring of 2015, and the results—echoing those from the 26 other private and public AAU (Association of American Universities) institutions that participated—are troubling both for the University and for higher education more generally in the United States.

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Harvard 41, Rhode Island 10


Live long enough and you’re bound to see something new. And so it was that the Harvard football team alighted this past Saturday for its season opener in Kingston, Rhode Island, a place where it had not played in its previous 141 seasons.  Making itself at home immediately, the Crimson took an early 14-0 lead over a gritty but overmatched Rhode Island squad, withstood a Rams riposte, and poured it on with four unanswered touchdowns.

CS50 Comes to Yale


“Are we ready? Let’s do lights.” With those words from Yale professor Brian Scassellati, the room went dark, and the hundreds of students who’d swarmed through the aisles of the Yale Law School auditorium focused on the screen up front.

Existence as Resistance


“Guess who was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century.” Fletcher University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Studies, prepares for the surprise on my face.