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Irfan Mahmud

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OCS Hosts Government Career Fair

Students gathered in the Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Conference Center on Friday for a fair on careers in federal, state, and local government—an event which would have been scaled down had the government shutdown not ended Thursday.


Internship Program Celebrates 20 Years

Students, faculty, alumni, and donors gathered in the Faculty Room of University Hall on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Weissman International Internship Program.


Professors Extend Academia Into the Twittersphere

Now, as more and more professors sign up for Twitter handles, the exchange of academic information has accelerated to match the rapid-fire pace of online social media.

Scaling Compassion

"Living Compassion" Conversation Discusses Altruism in Everyday Life

Harvard affiliates discussed compassion and altruism and how the concepts apply to everyday life Thursday evening at Gutman Library during the third event in a series of panel-style conversations called “Living Compassion.”


Psychologists Talk About Minds and Research

More than a hundred students and community members packed Geological Lecture Hall Tuesday evening to listen to a conversation between psychology professors Steven Pinker and Howard E. Gardner ’65.

Student Groups

Students Celebrate African Culture with "Africa Night"

Students sampled ethnic cuisine, attended cultural exhibitions, and competed to be named the first ever “Face of Africa” during “Africa Night,” an annual celebration of African culture hosted by the Harvard African Students Association Sunday.

Food and Drink

Clover Brings the Farm to You

Perhaps you grew up in a more rustic locale, where the approach of summer meant prospects of fresh juicy berries and vine-ripe tomatoes. Perhaps that just sounds deliciously un-HUDS-like. If you'll be around Harvard this summer, you may be in luck. This year, Clover Food Lab is bringing produce from local farms to city dwellers through its Community-Sourced Agriculture program, which allows consumers to buy a share in one of the small farms and then receive a portion of the farm's crops every week during harvest season.

Student Groups

Education Reformer Talks Charter Schools

Students gathered in Sever Hall Monday night to hear education reformer Mike Feinberg discuss how he came to start the nation-wide network of charter schools known as the Knowledge is Power Program.

Student Life

Yoga Spreads Through Harvard Houses, Gyms

With all but one upperclassmen House offering free yoga sessions this semester, students have latched on to the opportunity to stretch and rejuvenate in a relaxing environment as a complement to their hectic lifestyles.

Student Life

Students Speak about Big Ideas, Issues, and Interests

Students gathered for Harvard Speaks’ first event of the semester on Tuesday night, where undergraduates delivered presentations on topics ranging from disaster in Madagascar to a time management iPhone app.

Opportunes 30th Anniversary
Student Groups

Even More Rejection

When you got into Harvard, you probably thought that you had escaped rejection forever. Not so fast. You may be among the best and the brightest—but so is everyone else. Everyone wants to apply to everything, and so rejection from student organizations—whether it's an a Capella group or the Asian-American Brotherhood—seems inevitable. After all, they can't take everyone.

Student Life

CSA Celebrates New Year

The annual celebration was organized by the Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association, and included performances by the Asian-American Dance Troupe, the Harvard Breakers, and the Harvard Din and Tonics.

Why Atheism Matters

Atheists Discuss Stigma Surrounding Lack of Faith

Students and community members gathered in Lamont Forum Room on Monday evening for an open discussion on atheism. The panel event “Why Atheism Matters” was the kick-off for “Atheist Coming Out Week.”