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Isabella B. Cho

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‘Shang-Chi’ is Explosive and Essential

The first Marvel film with a majority Asian cast, “Shang-Chi” challenges traditional depictions of the American hero, marking an essential new chapter for the world’s most influential cinematic universe.

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‘My Year Abroad’ Review: The Wisdom of Aimlessness

At its best, the novel is an artful reminder that wanderlust is often just a masked desire to return home.

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‘Trese’ Review: A Captivating Alchemy of Factionalism and the Occult

Despite occasional gaps in its otherwise seamless plot, “Trese” delivers a mature, richly imagined exploration of the capacity for coexistence in a world where every person — and every spirit — wants their own share.

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‘It’s Just So Different’: Harvard Students Return to the Classroom After 18 Months

After more than a year of Zooming into classes from across the world, Harvard undergraduates walked into classrooms Wednesday to start their fall courses.

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Harvard Affiliates Celebrate University’s Expanded Pride Programming, Thanks To Student Advocacy

Harvard significantly expanded its University-sponsored programming in honor of Pride Month this year, drawing praise from BGLTQ affiliates who said they hope the momentum of expansion continues into future years.


Thomas Glynn Retires After Three Years Helming Harvard Allston Land Company

Thomas P. Glynn III will retire this summer from his post as Chief Executive Officer of the Harvard Allston Land Company, concluding his three-year tenure at the University’s Allston development firm, he announced last Friday.

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New Harvard Graduates No Longer Eligible For Alumni Email Addresses As University Explores Alternative Services

The Harvard Alumni Association discontinued the ability to create new email forwarding accounts last month, leaving this year’s graduates unable to obtain the email handle which many say is important to job searches and networking.

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Following Graduate Admissions Reductions, Faculty Report Difficulties and Concerns

As various University graduate programs reduced or completely paused admissions during the past application cycle, many faculty across Harvard’s schools expressed concern for the health of their programs, both in the short and long run.

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‘We’ll Keep Telling the Truth’: A Century Later, Harvard Affiliates Continue Pushing Harvard to Address 1920 Secret Court

In 1920, administrators at Harvard convened a Secret Court to convict 14 individuals "guilty" of involvement or ties to "any homosexual act." A century later — but just two decades after the Court was first exposed — affiliates continue efforts to address the little-known history.

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Matthew Potts Appointed as New Memorial Church Minister After Two-Year Search

Matthew Ichihashi Potts will serve as the next Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals beginning July 1, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to Harvard affiliates last Friday.


Ocean Vuong Talks New Work, Diasporic Writing, and the Ethics of Narrative Expression

The enduring resonance of Vuong's texts emerges from his willingness to continually revisit the past as a space of reclamation and dialogue.

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Harvard Graduate Council Reviews Unprecedented Year During Final Public Meeting

Both the resolutions introduced at the meeting aim to ease the financial and mental burdens facing graduate students as a result of the pandemic.

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The Converging Pasts of Leslie Epstein

Leslie Epstein spoke with The Harvard Crimson about his latest project, "Hill of Beans" a novel situated in Epstein's own familial history of 1940s Hollywood.

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Names Viola Davis 2021 Woman of the Year

Producer and actor Viola Davis will be the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2021 Woman of the Year, the organization announced Friday.

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Harvard Graduate Council Virtually Elects Executive Board for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Members of the Harvard Graduate Council elected Peter Choi and Himaja Nagireddy as the new president and vice president of the Council, respectively.