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Getting My Feet Wet

I remember many things from my cousin’s wedding—my poofy bridesmaid’s dress, the humidity, how pretty the small church looked…
5.1.08

Rebuilding Churches

In college, Tim McCarthy ’93 was deeply involved in public service—as a Big Brother and head of the Freshman Urban Program steering…
5.1.08

A Peal Before Leaving

Question: “What was I, a young American student of medicine and electrical engineering—and an observant Jew—doing in the…
5.1.08

Students of Virginity

Sunday’s New York Times Magazine had a thought-provoking story on a Harvard student group founded on the principle of sexual abstinence…
4.1.08

Off Harvard Time

Many Harvard undergraduates give personal happiness and reflective decision-making short shrift in the race for academic accolades and…
3.1.08

Sophomores, Sex, Soap

Lisa Nestles into the folds of Adam’s grey fleece jacket, her hand entwined in his. The two lovers share a park bench and an uncertain…
1.1.08

Teaching and Learning Abroad

Mollie wright ’09 expected to spend her summer in Costa Rica teaching English. She was, after all, a volunteer for WorldTeach, a…
1.1.08

Applying Yourself

On a hot September day in 2004, President Lawrence H. Summers was addressing the large group of newly arrived freshmen and their parents about…
1.1.08

Concentration Complications

Of all the difficult decisions one confronts as an undergraduate, the selection of concentration is perhaps the hardest. Fortunately, it is also…
11.1.07

Homes Away from Homes

Though I have two years left before I bid farewell to Harvard, I stayed through Commencement this past June to write for the Crimson and…
9.1.07

Practically Perfect in Every Way

In small white rooms lit by fluorescent lamps and littered with empty soda bottles or coffee cups, undergraduates often find themselves heading…
7.1.07

Jete Propelled

Heather Watts says that she prepared for teaching her Harvard course, “George Balanchine: Ballet Master,” the same way she used to…
5.1.07

Sexy Struts

Start with a stance that points the heel of one foot toward the middle of the other. Stand up tall, your back slightly arched. Stride forward…
5.1.07

Culture(less) Club

During the year and a half I have spent as a student at Harvard, I’ve been befuddled by tRNA in a Life Sciences 1a lecture, experienced…
5.1.07