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21 Million Specimens: Behind Harvard’s Underground Animal Collections

Centuries old, the Museum of Comparative Zoology collections have accumulated diverse specimens from research expeditions, hunters, zoos, and even the voyage of Captain Cook.

Golden Girls
Women's Crew

Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Earns First at Eastern Sprints

In an athletic display of prowess that can only be analogized to the dynasties of the Chicago Bulls in the 90’s and the New England Patriots of the 21st century, the No. 17 ranked Black and White captured the Eastern Sprints Championship for the fourth year in a row.

On the Road, On the Water
Men's Crew

Crew Competes in Medley of Races, Wins Haines Cup

Recently reaching the top echelon of the rankings, the No. 1 ranked men's lightweight crew did what it has continued to do the whole season, edging out Navy by a second this weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.

Record Breaker Deuel
Men's Crew

Rookie Rower Deuel Breaks the Lightweight Erg Half Marathon World Record

Drake Deuel broke the lightweight world record in the half-marathon on the erg, a 13.1 mile, or 21,097 meter, feat of fitness that bested the previous time by almost an entire minute.

Chopping It Up
Men's Crew

Top-10 Ranked Women's and Men's Crews Secure Multiple Wins

The No. 2 men's lightweight crew erupted off the starting line and never looked back, finishing eight seconds ahead of the Big Green and nine seconds ahead of the Engineers in a time of 5:45.126.

Men's Crew

All Four Crew Teams in Action, Highlighted by Big Wins for Men's Lightweight

In a busy slate filled with competitive racing for all four of Harvard’s crews, the lightweight squad made an especially bold statement to begin its season. In temperatures bordering on nippy, the No. 4 ranked lightweight crew faced four ranked opponents over the weekend, overcoming all of them.

Laser Focused

Men's and Women's Crew Teams Return to Action This Weekend

This weekend, all four of Harvard’s crews will take to the water to battle opponents in a full slate of competitive racing. It will mark the first time this year that all four are on the water in competitive atmospheres.

What a Crew
Men's Crew

Men's Heavyweight Excels While Radcliffe Crews Falter in Opening Weekend

The men’s heavyweight crew team comfortably bested both No. 10 Cornell and No. 15 George Washington. The Radcliffe crews met different fates, however, with The Black and White heavyweight team falling to No. 8 Brown, and the lightweight crew falling to both No. 8 Georgetown and Bates.

Black Oar White
Women's Crew

Women's Heavyweight Crew Bests Michigan State, Falls to Ohio State

Harvard battled chilly waters and two Big 10 opponents in their spring opener, eventually coming out 3rd-best. The Black and White claimed four of the five races against the Michigan State while conceding all five races to the Ohio State.

Yard Archaeology

New App Will Let Users Look Below Harvard Yard

Enrollees in Anthropology 1130: “Archaeology of Harvard Yard" are creating the app. These students also dug up and excavated the items rendered visible by the technology.


Archaeologist Randall White Talks Early Art at the Peabody Museum

“In my whole career, I’ve never had the sensation I had when I turned over the block from Blanchard and saw an image that no one had seen for 37,000 years,” White said.

Women's Swimming

Dahlke and Leung Represent Women's Swimming and Diving at NCAAs

​At this year’s NCAA Championships, two members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team brought their talents to the national stage. Sophomore Miki Dahlke and senior Jing Leung competed in the meet in Columbus, Ohio, which stretched for four days starting on March 14.

Housing Day Tradition
House Life

Impending Midterms Dampen Housing Day Festivities

On the eve of Housing Day, many freshmen faced the predicament of balancing Housing Day excitement with the challenges of taking midterm exams.

Atul Gawande

Gawande Speaks on Addictiveness of Opioids at IOP: 'I Had No Idea'

​Atul A. Gawande spoke candidly about the opioid epidemic at an event on public health issues at the JFK Forum at the Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.

Dropping The Oars
Men's Crew

Oar d'Oeurves

After competing in several regattas in the fall, Harvard, a national force in crew, sets its sights on a successful dual meet and championship season in the spring.