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Harvard-Yale: View from the Stands

‘Feel Like a Freshman Again’: Students Gear Up for The Game With Harvard-Yale Spirit Week, Merch Decorating

As the 139th playing of The Game approaches, students across campus are preparing by planning transportation and housing, attending spirit week events, and organizing mixers with Yale students.

Riley Gaines Talk

Riley Gaines, Swimmer Who Criticized Trans Women’s Participation in Athletics, Draws Student Demonstration at Harvard

Riley Gaines, a swimmer who has advocated against participation of transgender women in women’s sports, drew criticism from dozens of demonstrators during her speaker event on campus Thursday evening.

McDermott Portrait

With Admissions Under Scrutiny, Harvard Athletic Director McDermott Says Athlete Recruitment Will Remain Unchanged

Despite seismic changes to the landscape of college admissions, Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Friday that the department’s recruiting practices will remain much the same.

Lamont Cafe Reopening

Lamont Cafe Reopening

Harvard Stadium
College Finance

Harvard’s Men’s Teams Continue to See Higher Coaching Salaries and Budgets Than Women’s Teams

Harvard paid the head coaches of its men’s varsity teams roughly $30,000 more on average than their counterparts leading women’s teams last year, according to a yearly report filed by the Athletics Department.

Circus Coop Cafe

Circus Coop Cafe

Circus Cooperative Cafe is located at the former site of worker owned co-op Darwin’s Ltd. The new cafe — owned by a group of former Darwin’s workers — opened to the public on Sept. 12th.

Bellamy Minnesota
Women's Ice Hockey

Laura Bellamy ’13 Named Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, Succeeding Embattled Ex-Coach Katey Stone

Harvard Athletics has tapped Laura Bellamy ’13 as head coach of the Harvard women’s ice hockey team, the department announced Thursday.

Members of the Public Enter Supreme Court

In Concurrences to Supreme Court Ruling, Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh Question Benefits of Affirmative Action

Concurrences in Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, which restricted affirmative action in college admissions, further challenged the legal foundations and impacts of race-conscious admissions.

Athletic Retention Graphic

Hanging Up the Harvard Jersey

Approximately one in four students who played on a varsity sports team in the 2019-20 season left their team before the 2022-23 season. Interviews with nearly a dozen former Harvard athletes suggested that time commitments, battles with injuries, and balancing a beloved sport and the desire for a more well-rounded Harvard experience contributed to decisions to step away.

Retention by Team

Retention Team Gender

Cava - 22 Brattle Street
Harvard Square

Pass the Pita: Cava Makes Harvard Square Debut

Cava opened its newest location Friday morning on Brattle Street, bringing a Mediterranean-themed fast-casual option to Harvard Square.

Cava - 22 Brattle Street

Cava - 22 Brattle Street

Scooter Policy

As Harvard College Puts the Brakes on Scooter Use, Undergrads Feel Kicked to the Curb

As Harvard College doubles down on its restrictions for the usage of bicycles, scooters, and other micromobility devices, some undergraduates are frustrated with security and convenience challenges brought on by the policy.

Harvard Stadium Broadcast Booth

‘Not Just Pointing a Camera’: Behind the Broadcasting of Harvard Sports Games

Today, nearly every Harvard varsity sports home game is televised and streamed on screens around the world — but it wasn’t always this way.