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“None of my friends are going to The Game, which is evidenced by the fact that we’re at IHOP deliberating whether our crêpes should come with lingonberry, and not on a shuttle into Boston.” 


Isa Flores-Jones and Catherine Zhang

Photographs courtesy of the subjects

The Ledecky Fellows provide an undergraduate perspective on life at Harvard.

September-October 2018

At Harvard African Students Association’s Africa Night (from left): Tom Osborn ’20 of Kenya; Joshua Benjamin ’21, of Phoenix, Arizona (whose ancestors are Angolan but were first brought to Charleston, South Carolina, in the late seventeenth century); Tawanda Mulalu ’20 of Botswana; and Mfundo Radebe ’20 of South Africa

Photograph by Christabel Narh

The Undergraduate looks at Harvard through an African filter.

September-October 2018

“Connections” and “Transformations” are both organized around frequent critique sessions,…

Image courtesy of Megan Panzano

Design courses enlarge the College curriculum.

September-October 2018

Lawrence S. Bacow
Photograph by Jonathan Shaw/Harvard Magazine

On the first day of classes, President Larry Bacow reminds students of the importance of reflection and contemplation.


Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

President Larry Bacow’s first Freshman Convocation 


FYRE’s student steering committee 

Photograph courtesy of FYRE

Harvard begins a program to acclimate freshmen from “historically marginalized communities.”


A FOP group looks out over a lake in New Hampshire, August 2015.

Photograph courtesy of FOP

Kenton Shimozaki ’19 reflects on lessons learned at Harvard’s First-Year Outdoor Program. 


Photograph of gymsuit by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Lest young ladies’ “tides” be deranged

July-August 2018