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Benjamin P. Wenzelberg
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Benjamin P. Wenzelberg

Benjamin P. Wenzelberg
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A 96-Minute, 417-Page Senior Thesis

If you had visited Buckminster’s Cafe in the early mornings this past year, you would have passed super senior Benjamin P. “Benjy” Wenzelberg 21-'22 composing an opera. As a concentrator in English with a secondary in Music, Wenzelberg’s senior thesis is an opera adaptation of James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”

Romeo P. Alexander '11 Bachelorette
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A Mathematician Walks Out of a Limo

Meet Romeo P. Alexander '11, who was on the "Bachelorette," has a Ph.D. in atmosphere-Ocean Science and Mathematics, and loves Reddit.

Romeo P. Alexander '11 Bachelorette
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Romeo P. Alexander '11 Bachelorette

Rome P. Alexander '11 meets the Bachelorette's newest lead: Michelle Young. Picture taken by Craig Sjodin at ABC.

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With Monolog, Journaling Meets Artificial Intelligence

Monolog tries to differentiate itself from other mental health apps by using natural language processing, a technology which allows devices to understand text and spoken words like humans do. According to the app’s sleek, purple website, Monolog is meant to be quicker than traditional pen-on-paper journaling and more accessible than therapy. Its tagline reads: “Understand your Emotions. Understand your Trends. Understand your Story.”

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The Artist Who Watches Over Widener

Cunha has served as a janitor for Widener, Lamont, and Pusey libraries for the past 16 years. He moved to America in 2002 and first saw Widener as a tourist when visiting Harvard with his family. When he walked in, he thought to himself, “This is the place I would like to work.” He identifies art and history in every aspect of his job, from the contents of recycling bins to the architectural elements of each library. Leaning forward and clasping his hands, Cunha begins, “My life is an artist’s life” — and, indeed, he is also an avid painter and visual artist.

Maya Jasanoff
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Maya Jasanoff On Finding the ‘Story in History’

Maya R. Jasanoff ’96 explains the connection between historical writing and novel writing, and her work chairing the Booker Prize.

Yuen Ler Chow
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Can I Scan Your Face?

Privacy and other concerns exist around the new app FaceTag, which enables its users to scan fellow Harvard students’ faces and acquire their name and contact information, responding to the problem of face-name dissociation on campus.

Rachel C. Auslander '22-'23
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Rachel C. Auslander '22-'23

Rachel C. Auslander ’22-’23 is one of the co-founders of the Undergraduate Disability Justice Club.

Jesus Carlos
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From the Military to Classroom

After four years of serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Emann is one of 51 veterans currently enrolled at Harvard College, according to the Harvard Undergraduate Veterans Organization. The veteran population at the College has steadily grown in recent years, jumping from 24 students in 2020 to 51 students in 2021, amid recruiting efforts and increased support from organizations like Service to School and Next Step Inbound, which focus on helping veterans attend college.

Lisa Feldman Barrett
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The Surprising Origins of Emotion

The brain is “making thousands of guesses at the same time,” Barrett tells us, and she argues that emotions are guesses too. When you feel something in your body — a racing heart, sweaty palms — your brain has to predict its cause: Is it love at first sight, or test anxiety?

Susan D. Block
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A Physician in the Patient's Chair

Susan D. Block, who has taught and researched doctor-patient communication and severe illness for decades, found herself on the other side of that relationship in the fall of 2018, which would transform her work, teaching, and practice.

Susan D. Block
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Susan D. Block

Asa Akira
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The Sky's the Limit for Asa Akira

Whether porn reflects existing racial stereotypes or creates a monster of its own is a classic chicken-or-the-egg question. Porn and racism, most likely, engender a mutually reinforcing cycle. But Akira’s individual responsibility within this cycle is, at most, ambiguous.

Asa Akira
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Asa Akira

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