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Matthew Clarida

Editing Ourselves and Looking Ahead

There were times when I didn’t love The Crimson, but they are dispersed thinly among moments when 14 Plympton was great to me and so many others.



At least they don't try to sugarcoat it: My.Harvard acknowledges "four sign-in issues that we know of" on the site's main login page.

Chasing the dream

Dreams Blazing

It’s the first Independence Day I’ve spent away from home, and after an oddly difficult bout of homesickness on Thursday, baseball is how I’m coping.

Chasing the dream
Summer Postcard

Chasing the dream

Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield, Calif.

Tonight's starters
Summer Postcard

Tonight's starters

The lineup board at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield, Calif.

FlyBy Blog

Harvard Today: Commencement Day 2015 (May 28)

In case you haven’t heard, today is Commencement. Thousands will flood Tercentenary Theater (that patch of grass and trees between Widener and Memorial Church) to see the College’s seniors and thousands of students from other Harvard schools earn their degrees. Don’t forget your gown and your Harvard ID!

Thumbs Up

Harvard Today: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

You’ve made it this far, seniors! Today, your challenge is to survive the deluge of family commitments and posed photos that Commencement brings. We know you can do it.

Divest 'Heat Week' Tuesday Recap

Divest 'Heat Week' Tuesday Recap

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

In Sit-Down, Faust Looks Back at 2014

In her final interview of the year with The Crimson, Faust reflected on her role in several hot-button campus issues, including sexual assault policies and protests regarding two controversial non-indictments.

Rakesh Khurana
Student Life

Faust, Khurana Address Ferguson Protests

With demonstrations occurring almost daily on and near Harvard’s campus since controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO., and Staten Island, NY., University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana addressed the situation in separate statements this week.


Harvard Will Keep Controversial Health Plans, Faust Says, But Will Subsidize Some Affected Employees

University President Drew G. Faust wrote Thursday night that Harvard will keep the controversial changes in place for 2015 but will also establish a fund to mitigate cost increases for some employees and explore alternative plan designs for the future.

Steve Ballmer Gives Back

Computer Science Faculty To Increase by 50 Percent with Ballmer Gift

The donation, from former Microsoft CEO and longtime donor Steven A. Ballmer '77, will fund 12 professorships in the field.

Loeb House

Riding Fundraising Wave, Harvard Posts Small Surplus

Harvard’s small surplus is a move into the black after recent years of deficits large and small. The progress was largely fueled by the first public year of fundraising for the Harvard Campaign.

Tom Menino at Boston Calling

Menino, Longtime Boston Mayor, Left His Mark on Harvard

Menino worked alongside four Harvard presidents and countless University employees assigned to massage Harvard’s relationship with the city. On Thursday, many of those Harvard officials remembered Menino as a unique politician.


Faust Makes 'Case for College' in Dallas Speech

Though she began by laying out the tangible indicators—wealth, employment, and civic engagement—that are often used to encourage college attendance, Faust spent the bulk of her talk arguing that college is critical for reasons that can’t necessarily be measured.