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American Lyricist

Amanda S. C. Gorman '20 is the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States and a self-described future candidate for the U.S. presidency.

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Cashing In On Crimson

From nonprofit workshops to lucrative college consulting businesses, here's the story of how organizations leverage the Harvard brand to advance their interests.

All Gender Restroom
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Housing Beyond the Gender Binary

“The way I had been assigned to this entryway—this formal gendered categorization of suites, the birth name on my door, the lack of open space to challenge any of that—made it hard to feel at home there,” Noah Wagner '18 says.

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Comping Harvard

With so many organizations having comps and barriers to entry, Harvard becomes a difficult place to navigate. Intense comps often intimidate students, driving them away from new activities.

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Our Own Little War

Harvard doesn’t have a Robert E. Lee, or a John C. Calhoun. Even so, questions of Civil War remembrance and Southern heritage crop up in Cambridge every so often.

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A Social Blueprint: Harvard's Houses, From Randomization to Renewal

Amid campus-wide debate on Harvard’s social landscape, some hope that the time is ripe to breathe life into a tired social scene stifled by a socially fractured student body.

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Half the Battle: First-Generation Students at Harvard

First-generation students are navigating uncharted territory. As the first in their immediate families to pursue education at a four-year college or university, they have to surmount all the usual challenges of Harvard. But they face an additional hurdle: their parents can’t give them advice on surviving college.

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The Bitter Pill: Harvard and the Dark History of Birth Control

In the 1950s, two Harvard professors tested the birth control pill on mentally ill Massachusetts women and low-income Puerto Rican women, raising questions about research practices at Harvard and beyond.

Agard House
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Agard House

A blank wooden crest remains on the wall of Agard House. The residential hall used to house the Delta Phi Fraternity at Williams.

Newport House
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Newport House

Newport House, formerly known as Phi Delta Sigma. After Amherst College banned in fraternities in 1984, the college purchased most of the former fraternity houses and converted them to residential houses.

Reed House
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Reed House

Students talk and dance during an apple-themed party at Bowdoin's Reed House—formerly Chi Psi.

Phi Delta Theta
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Phi Delta Theta

The crest of Phi Delta Theta, Weston Hall's former occupant, can still be seen on the edifice of today's building.

Mayo-Smith House
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Mayo-Smith House

The front door of Mayo-Smith House, formerly Delta Chi Psi.

Mayo-Smith House Party
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Mayo-Smith House Party

Two students walk into a party at Amherst's Mayo-Smith House on Sept. 8.

Agard House Door
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Agard House Door

The front door of Agard House, formerly Delta Phi.

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