Morison map

Through this journey, Samuel Eliot Morison sought to determine once and for all whether Columbus had sailed to the Americas based on his nautical talent, or if he ended up there by chance.

A Harvard Professor on Columbus’s Voyage

Morison decided “the only way to solve the problem of this great navigator, really to ‘get at’ him, was to explore, under sail, the coasts and islands he discovered.” Thus, the Harvard Columbus expedition was born.

‘A Little Cookbook Project’ from Pfoho

In 2005, two Pforzheimer students put out a call for students' creative dining hall recipes. Today, their cookbook sits in Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library.

Yenching History

2 Divinity Ave. has switched hands a few times since it was first erected in 1930, and vestiges of its past still remain on its facade.

The Harvard Professor in Apartheid South Africa’s Corner

The legacy of apartheid is still apparent in South Africa; it’s a legacy that has perpetuated the conditions of racism and poverty. Part of that legacy traces all the way to Cambridge, Massachusetts — to Samuel Huntington.

Bunny Battles: The Crimson’s Decades-Long Feud with Playboy Magazine

Before Playboy's ad was printed, however, a group of Crimson editors voted to reverse that decision — but not unanimously. At first, then-Crimson President Francis J. Connolly ’79 called David Chan on the phone and told him that the ad “was simply too offensive to appear in the pages of The Crimson,” according to the Boston Globe.

Meet Sarah the Cat, Remy's 1930s Predecessor

Remy had a predecessor by the name of Sarah — a single, working cat with a much less stable housing and financial situation for whom life held a lot more danger and uncertainty.

The Class of 1857 and the Gate They Left

If you’ve ever stepped foot on Harvard’s campus, you’ve seen the Wadsworth gate, though you may not have realized it. Nestled between the urban bustle of Harvard Square and the red brick of the Yard, I walk past it nearly every day, but rarely do I stop to ponder its history. The gate is also called the Class of 1857 Gate after the class that sponsored it — a class whose joyful graduation barely preceded the advent of the Civil War.

The Rise and Fall of the Freshman Smoker

Organized by the Freshman Smoker Committee and originally held in the Harvard Union building, the Freshman Smoker originated as an event for freshmen to socialize and, of course, smoke.

The Radical Feminist Magazine You've Never Heard of

During the three years of its existence, The Rag played a powerful role in campus culture. The collective created a space for women to play with radical ideas and reckon with pressing issues, while the magazine added a distinct voice to the college’s fraught discourse. Despite its short life, The Rag expanded what feminism could be at Harvard.

‘A Very Fraught Moment’: How Elizabeth Holmes Joined the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows

In the aftermath of the exposé and months of investigations that followed, the Board grappled with an internal debate about whether to keep Holmes “on the board for a while out of fairness and due process” or request her resignation in order to “limit potential institutional reputational damage."

The Rag 1

The May 1991 cover of The Rag, a short-lived radical feminist magazine run by a collective of Harvard undergraduates.

1-25 of 324
Older ›
Oldest »