According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “woman” is defined as “an adult female human being. The counterpart of man.” (“Man,” on the other hand, is not defined as “the counterpart of woman.” Figures.) “Girl,” however, is usually meant to signify “young woman.” Technically, those are correct. But to some, their usage in the wrong context can range from being inappropriate to just plain offensive.
It's time to take advantage of all that Harvard has to offer, which, suffice it to say, includes a lot of classes you just won't find anywhere else. So we're kicking off our shopping week feature with a choice selection—but by no means a conclusive list—of some of the most interesting, obscure, and unique classes offered this semester at Harvard.
A ribbon shaped from red plastic cups with candles burning inside lit the steps of Memorial Church yesterday evening, and a larger ribbon of red Christmas lights shone from the front of Grays Hall. The candlelight vigil at Memorial Church, followed by the lighting of the ribbon on Grays and a discussion about gay men’s sexual health in the Brazilian immigrant community, was held as a part of the World AIDS Day celebrations, organized by Queer Students and Allies and Global Health and AIDS Coalition.