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Articles: Students

Four young women of different ethnic backgrounds converse in a homey lounge

Illustration by Bodil Jane/Folio Art


The Undergraduate writes about the Harvard Women’s Center.


Photo of the author sitting with two friends, all in masks, in the Radcliffe Quadrangle as they watched virtual Commencement

The author (right) sitting with blockmates Mike Shirek (left) and Ernie Omondi (center) as they watched virtual Commencement

Photograph courtesy of Caroline Englemayer

A return to campus, to take in virtual graduation with friends


Our favorite student essays on the undergraduate experience


A selection of stories covering the admission of women, the Harvard-Radcliffe merger, the rise of women in the faculty ranks, Harvard’s first woman president, and more


Illustration by Emily Koch

Seniors hunker down in communal quarantine.


A hallway in Quincy House, with chairs cordoned off limits against the wall

A hallway in Quincy House

Photograph by Jeremy Tsai 

Most days, I see no one at all.


Highlights from our wide-ranging coverage of the environment


The author is first row, second from left; Professor Mel Chen is second row, second from right.
Screenshot courtesy of Julie Chung

“The ideal’ classroom never existed anyway, at least not in a perfectly equitable manner,” writes Julie Chung ’20. 


A human arm wearing a white goat and rubber glove in a lab setting handles three containers of lab chemicals

A YouTube screenshot from the author’s virtual lab course

“The biggest obstacle to our collective learning is the elephant in the room: a global pandemic, taking place amid existing inequalities,” writes Drew Pendergrass ’20.