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Laura E. Hatt

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Ben Iuliano and Julia Thomas
Commencement 2018

Wedding Bells Class of 2018

These five couples in the Class of 2018 are tying the knot.

Fifteen Most Interesting

Editors' Note

To be honest, it’s probably not accurate to call them the “most” interesting. At the risk of being maudlin, sorting through your thoughtful and many, many nominations made us wonder if every senior couldn’t be somewhere on this list.

Food and Drink

Laura Goes To IHOP

Heat and fluorescence and red-blue-yellow cleanliness spilled out across the sidewalk in a broad half-moon. IHOP glowed with silent vulgarity.

15 Most Interesting Seniors: Meg Panetta
Fifteen Most Interesting

Meg G. Panetta

Meg G. Panetta ’17 is a gentle soul. Her voice is very quiet. “I was a strange little kid,” she says. “I feel like most people are.”

On the Campaign Trail

Hillary, I Presume?

A free-wheeling odyssey through the heart of the Harvard electorate.

Laura Hatt

Thanks, Sorry, I Have To Go

It is 2 a.m. in Cannes and I am alone on a dark boardwalk. Well—not alone.

Nancy Cott

Nancy F. Cott

Cott is one of the country’s leading gender historians, and she’s spent the last half-century researching, documenting, and testifying against gender-based injustice.

Building the Department

Building a Field of Dreams: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Afro-American Studies Department

​When Department Chair Nathan I. Huggins died in December of 1989, it looked like the end of Afro-American Studies at Harvard.

Quincy Sheets

LBJ Wants Your GPA: The Vietnam Exam

In 1965, a college education was no longer a get-out-of-jail free card for the Vietnam War.

Kirkland Clam Chowder
Around Town

Unchowdered Territory

I approach the bar and sit next to an older man with an empty bowl. “What’s in the New England clam chowder?” I ask him. “Blood. Sweat. Clams,” says the man, with a thousand-yard stare.

Images of John Reed at Harvard

You Say You Want a Revolution

Before Reed was a fearless revolutionary, he was a lonely Harvard student.

Out of Sight but in Your Ears
Around Town

Out of Sight, In Your Ear

Inside, I find the ’70s. Black Sabbath howls on vinyl in the corner. Bon Jovi and Def Leppard scowl out from crates of CDs and 45s.

Hillary Clinton

15 Minutes with Ellen Fitzpatrick

America has seen a strong female candidate in two of the last three presidential elections. Historian Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of “The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency,” weighs in.


Clementines In The Snow

The cold is a feature of national identity, and cold immunity is a point of national pride.

Sierra and the Semi-Secret Sorrent Square Social Organization
Fifteen Most Interesting

Sierra L. Katow

Sierra Katow is funny. Really, really funny.