Harvard

Engineers Created This Soft Pink Robot to Save You in a Fire
September 14, 2014

Watch this amazing two-foot-long fleshy-looking robot crawl around. 

The Trouble With Harvard
The Ivy League is broken and only standardized tests can fix it
September 04, 2014

The Ivy League is broken and only standardized tests can fix it.

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies
July 21, 2014

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

Dinner With Seamus Heaney: A Remembrance
August 30, 2013

To start, Seamus ordered cherrystone clams and I had a half-dozen oysters ...

Is Women's Empowerment Behind the Humanities "Crisis"?
August 05, 2013

Two hefty, anxious reports have this summer charted the decline of the humanities over the last several decades (setting off many dirges). But like most data sets, these numbers tell more than one story.

Walker Evans Reflects on His Life and Work
July 19, 2013

Two days before his death, Walker Evans spoke to a class at Harvard about the course of his life and work. His edited remarks were published by The New Republic in the November 13, 1976 issue.

The Non-Alumni Network
A guide to Harvard's most famous fakers
April 24, 2013

A guide to Harvard's most famous fakers.

When Irony Backfires
Harvard students aren't too cool to be sexist
April 12, 2013

On Saturday, Harvard University will keep it classy by hiring the rapper “Tyga” to headline its spring music concert, “Yardfest.” The 23-year-old Los Angeles native is best known for lyrics such as “Shut the fuck up and jump on this dick / Nothing bu

The Way to A Man's Heart
The modern cookbook-memoir as find-a-husband guide
March 30, 2013

For these books, barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen is aspiration, not aspersion.

The Science of the Science of Happiness
March 22, 2013

A researcher spent 38 years asking whether his college classmates were happy. You don't have to have been in his class to learn something from the results.

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