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Stephen M. Gillinov

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Statistics Concentrators Graph

Stat Department Sees Significant Growth in Recent Years

The Statistics Department has gone from 17 concentrators in 2008 to 199 as of December 2015.


Ruth Hubbard, Harvard Biology Professor and Political Activist, Dies at 92

Ruth Hubbard ’45, the first woman to receive tenure as a biology professor at Harvard, passed away last Thursday at age 92 after a recent decline in her health.

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

Freshman Health Week

Students Enjoy Coloring and Zumba During ‘Health Week’

Complete with a wide array of events ranging from a Berry Brain Break, to a Mental Health Open Mic and massages, the Freshman Class Committee kicked off a more comprehensively envisioned “Freshman Health Week” this week than in previous years.

Working for Whistleblowers
Harvard Law School

Snowden’s Attorney Critiques U.S. Government on Privacy Rights

​Jesselyn Radack, attorney to whistleblower Edward J. Snowden, called on the U.S. government to prioritize privacy over security during the Harvard Human Rights Journal’s symposium on Thursday at the Law School.


Students and Businesses Prepare for Junior Parents Weekend

The annual tradition brings parents of junior undergraduates to campus for a weekend full of programming, showcasing elements of students’ academic and extracurricular life.

City Sports Closing Sale
Harvard Square

A Boston Fixture, City Sports Closing Its Doors

City Sports will close all 26 stores including its Harvard Square location.

Elizabeth Warren at Y2Y Opening
Student Groups

Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter Celebrates Upcoming Opening

The shelter, set to open to young adults between the ages 18 and 24 in December, looks to serve as a “sanctuary” for local homeless youth.

Joshua R. Earnest

Earnest Defends Contentious White House-Press Relationship

Earnest highlighted the tension present in his role as press secretary, saying that he welcomes conflict between the administration and the press, calling it “part of what makes for a healthy democracy.”

Senior Portraits

Yearbook Offers Make-Up Photo Sittings for Seniors

Yearbook president Dennis Lee ’16 said that he “sincerely hopes” with the additional sittings, all seniors will have the chance to be pictured in the yearbook, even if they were unable to attend their original sitting.