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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.

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Fly Club FM

The Fly Club.

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The Rag 2

A word cloud from an issue of The Rag.

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Fox Club FM

The Fox Club.

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The Rag 3

The January 1991 cover of The Rag.

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Owl Club FM

The Owl Club.

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‘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."

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The Rag 4

An illustration from the February 1992 issue.

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Something Worth Pfighting Pfor

During at least three separate points in the history of Harvard College, one line from the classic Harvard introduction could mean the difference between peace and war.

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William James Death Mask

The death mask of William James is preserved in Harvard's Houghton Library.

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Raft Races 2

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Death Masks

Along with William James, Harvard’s archives also contain the death masks of Dante Alighiere, James Joyce, Edward Estlin Cummings, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Walt Whitman.

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Raft Races 1

Student race across the Charles in makeshift rafts.

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The Adams House Raft Race Sunk in The Charles River’s Past

To construct their rafts, racers collected materials from across campus. Some made intricate designs, while others threw together a hodgepodge of items.

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Redwoods, Resurrected

Though they grow peacefully now, dawn redwoods didn’t come to Harvard without “a big fight in the tree world,” as a 1952 Crimson article put it.

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