Advertisement

Crimson staff writer

Natalie L. Kahn

Crimson staff writer Natalie L. Kahn can be reached at natalie.kahn@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @natalielkahn.

Latest Content

Water Rise Gif
Allston

‘God Only Knows’: As Sea Level Rise Threatens Harvard and Greater Boston Area, Experts Mull Mitigation Strategy

As global temperatures steadily increase, experts predict that the resulting sea level rise and flooding will encroach on the Greater Boston Area — including Harvard’s campus.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Radcliffe Institute

More Than 100 Radcliffe College Alumnae Protest New ‘Shorthand’ Name For Radcliffe Institute

More than 100 Radcliffe College alumnae signed onto letters protesting a decision by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to adopt the vernacular name Harvard Radcliffe Institute earlier this year.

University Hall
College

Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes ‘Junior 24’ for Class of 2022

Twenty-four juniors at Harvard College received notice of their induction into the Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest honor society, in a Monday afternoon email.

LISE Building
Research

Harvard to Launch Ph.D. Program in Quantum Science and Engineering

Harvard will launch a Ph.D. program in Quantum Science and Engineering, which it said would be “one of the world’s first,” according to a Monday morning announcement.

SEAS Sign
Research

SEAS Researchers Develop Method to Change the Fundamental Microscopic Shape of Materials

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences created a new method to transform the fundamental topology of cellular material, according to their paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature last week.

SEAS Main Atrium Side
SEAS

In Photos: A Tour of the New Science and Engineering Complex

Though most students, faculty, and staff do not yet have access to Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex due to Covid-19 restrictions, The Crimson was granted access to tour the eight-story SEC Monday. Here is a brief look, in photos, of the SEC’s features, study spaces, and classrooms students can look forward to.

Research

Raindrops on Exoplanets Remain Similar to Those on Earth, Harvard Researchers Discover

A pair of Harvard researchers discovered that falling raindrops on other planets remain similar in size and behavior despite widely different atmospheric conditions, according to a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets last month.

Political Leanings Faculty
FAS

‘An Endangered Species’: The Scarcity of Harvard’s Conservative Faculty

While the University has made a concerted effort across the past decade to promote gender and racial diversity among its faculty, Harvard has not made any explicit attempts to bolster representation from across the ideological spectrum.

SEAS Sign
Research

SEAS Researchers Postpone Test Flight for Controversial Geoengineering Project To Block Sun

Harvard researchers announced Wednesday they will postpone a test flight for a controversial environmental engineering project — the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment, known as “SCoPEx” — after pushback from an Indigenous peoples’ group in Sweden.

SEAS Remote Theses Graphic
College

Finding a Proxy: SEAS Seniors Submit Theses After Unconventional Research Year

With limited or no access to all of laboratory equipment at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, many seniors had to adapt to researching and writing their theses remotely. Some relied more on computer-aided research, while others found inventive ways to still utilize in-person experimentation.

Science and Engineering Complex
Sciences Division

Allston Science and Engineering Complex Receives LEED Platinum Certification

Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston has received two top sustainability distinctions — LEED platinum status and the Living Building Challenge Petal certification, according to a Wednesday press release.

Petros Koumoutsakos
Sciences Division

Koumoutsakos Appointed Institute of Applied Computational Science Director

Professor of Computing in Science and Engineering Petros Koumoutsakos, who joined Harvard faculty this semester, assumed the directorship of Harvard’s Institute for Applied Computational Science.

Seniors Job Market Graphic
Student Jobs

Up in the Air: Class of 2021 Looks Ahead to a Rocky Job Market

This year’s senior class is graduating into a job market that looks radically different from what it did a year ago. In interviews, several members of the Class of 2021 described a range of experiences throughout this recruiting season: some reported it went smoothly, while others asserted the pandemic had created new bumps in the process. All reported a new sense of uncertainty.

FAS

SEAS Dean Doyle Says Diversity Plan Has Made ‘Great Progress’

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III said in a Thursday interview with The Crimson that the school has made “great progress” in implementing its “robust” diversity plan.

SEAS Sign
FAS

SEAS Prof. Behind Withdrawn Policing Course Continues Research, Plans Fall 2021 Iteration

Bioengineering professor Kevin K. “Kit” Parker wrote in a Thursday statement to The Crimson that he plans to teach a course on data analysis and policing strategy in fall 2021, despite cancelling the course this semester after student backlash.

Advertisement