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Eva Shang portrait
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Eva Shang on Startups and Storytelling

Shang’s skill at shaping the narrative has served her well in the startup world. When asked about a strength that’s helped her succeed in the industry, Shang pauses for a second, and then replies, “I think I’m a good storyteller.”

Adam Aleksic photo
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Adam Aleksic photo

Aleksic’s videos range from silly, like a deep dive into whether the past-tense of “yeet” is “yeeted” or “yote” (spoiler: it’s “yate”), to informative, like an explanation of “Why Gender is a Linguistic Construct.” Aleksic not only embraces Internet slang but gives it thoughtful, thorough linguistic analysis.

Maia Ramsden Portrait
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Maia Ramsden on Pro-Running, Pacific Poetry, and Y2K fashion

When Ramsden leaves Harvard for the real world, she’s planning to be a professional runner. I ask her what she’ll miss most. “I think I’ll miss being super busy, even though it’s hard to imagine right now,” she says. “That’s what everyone’s telling me anyway.”

Maia Ramsden Portrait
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Maia Ramsden Portrait

Elena Glassman Portrait
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Fifteen Questions: Elena Glassman on Human-Computer Interaction, Freestyle Wrestling, and MIT Dorms

The human-computer interaction expert sat down with FM to discuss software design, the importance of bicycling infrastructure, and her time competing in women’s freestyle wrestling.

Elena Glassman Portrait
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Elena Glassman Portrait

Steve Hyman portrait
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Steve Hyman portrait

Steve Hyman portrait
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Fifteen Questions: Steve Hyman on the Genetics of Mental Health, Mind Reading, and Speaking his Mind

The Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology professor spoke with FM about the ethics of neuroscience, mental health research, and his work as the former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. “We have to do better in coming up with both preventive interventions and treatments for mental illness,” he says.

Caroline Calloway books portrait
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Caroline Calloway books portrait

Calloway is a ‘scammer,’ at least in narrative, but she’s no Elizabeth Holmes or Anna Delvey. What she’s stealing isn’t money or any other exhaustible resource — it’s attention. And are you not entertained?

Gary King Portrait
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Gary King Portrait

Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, blends entrepreneurship and academia in pushing the boundaries of social science.

Gary King Portrait
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Entrepreneurial Academia with Gary King

Professor and serial entrepreneur Gary King argues that his frequent traversal of the boundaries between academia and industry is “not a double life.” Rather, they’re just different facets of the same job — and, if anything, that back-and-forth “helps both.”

Caroline Calloway portrait
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Caroline Calloway Is (Basically) Done Being a Scammer

“I actually think ultimately, in the long run, my first priority in this life is my art,” Calloway says. “If it’s: make books that live on after your death, or have a fulfilling family and be happy, I’m choosing books 10 times out of 10. I would rather make my art than be happy.”

Caroline Calloway portrait
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Caroline Calloway portrait

“The driving force of my very existence is,” she reveals to me, “I have the memories. I have the friends. It's time to put them on the page.”

Bonnie Talbert and David Elmer
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Fifteen Questions: David F. Elmer on Test Anxiety, ‘Percy Jackson,’ and His Favorite Harvard House

The Classics Chair and incoming Eliot House Dean sat down with FM to discuss ancient Greek literature, South Slavic oral traditions, and why he hasn’t read the bestselling Rick Riordan series.

Sungjoo Yoon '27
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Getting to Know Sungjoo Yoon, the Datamatch Leaker

Sungjoo Yoon ’27 became a campus celebrity when he leaked a list of Rice Purity Test scores from freshmen’s private Datamatch profiles. But despite his newfound celebrity status, Yoon doesn’t see himself as the infamous “Datamatch Leaker.”

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