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Summer Postcards 2013


Summer Postcards 2013

A Story in Meals

People say food can represent culture. I like food as well as the next human being. However, perhaps I was not gifted with particularly refined taste buds, as I never understood what food could do over any other facet of culture—clothing, celebrations, values.

Horizon Scholars

GSAS Hosts Symposium on Student Research

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Harvard Horizons initiative—a program designed to highlight some of the best work of Harvard Ph.D. students­­—culminated in a TED Talk-style symposium on Monday.

On Campus

GSAS Student Council Elects New Members

The Graduate Student Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences elected Summer A. Shafer as GSC president Wednesday evening. Several other executive board positions were taken in a surprise coup that Shafer called “an impromptu coalition,” as a number of write-in candidacies were declared at last night’s meeting.


GSC Works For New Mental Health Programs

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Graduate Student Council is adapting mental health programs implemented the College to fit its own independent mental health resources.


Harvard University Press Partners with AcademicPub to Digitize Content

The sight of students hunched over, burdened by an overflowing bag of books, is all too familiar in Harvard Yard. But with Harvard University Press’s digital content partnership agreement with AcademicPub, it may soon become a thing of the past.

Back on Campus

Facebook Seeks to Return to Cambridge

Launched in a Kirkland dorm room, Facebook is now seeking 7,000 square feet of office space in the Kendall Square area, reports the Boston Business Journal. The new office space would be just a few miles from Harvard Square, and from the Phoenix Club, which may now find itself becoming Zuckerberg's personal ping pong room.

Romance Languages

Studying the Uncommon

In the seventeenth century, Harvard students were required to take three years each of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Syriac as well as demonstrate fluency in Latin as part of their graduation requirements, according to The Crimson.

But Here's My Number

Before This Video Came Into Our Lives, We Missed It So Bad

Faculty in Harvard's Economics Department are trading their souls for a wish, pennies and dimes for a kiss.


Widespread Rumors Claim Harvard Students Are Super Studious

According to an op-ed penned by University Professor Robert C. Darnton '60, director of the Harvard University Library, there is a widespread belief in China that the walls of Harvard libraries are graced by 20 allocutions which express an expectation that Harvard students constantly grind away at studies.

Harvard Business School

Veterans Learn to Apply Skills to Private Sector

Ten Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will learn to apply their military skills to the private sector during a three week business training program in which Harvard Business School professors and lecturers will serve as mentors.

Drew Faust

Harvard Leaders Voice Support for Harvard-Chile Relationship

Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78, and Vice Chairman of the Banco de Chile Andrónico Luksic stressed the importance of collaboration between Harvard and Chile during the inaugural event Thursday morning for the Rethinking Chile at the Beginning of the 21st Century Seminar.


Donilon Discusses American Security

Thomas E. Donilon, national security advisor to President Barack Obama, disputed the idea that American supremacy is on the decline during a conversation at the Institute of Politics Wednesday evening.

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Ivy League

In Test of Student Bodies' Cognitive Abilities, Harvard Comes in Second to MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology edged out Harvard in a study comparing cognitive skills released earlier this month. Unlike other college ranking systems, this study analyzed results from online games that use neuroscience to measure five aspects that contribute to intelligence: speed, attention, flexibility, memory, and problem solving.

School of Public Health

Study Shows New Test May Lower TB Rates

A new test for tuberculosis could efficiently reduce the prevalence of TB in southern Africa by over 28 percent, according to a study released last week by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.