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Lauren D. Kiel

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Charles E. Shannon ’11 & A. Faith Kniffley

Charles E. Shannon ’11 and A. Faith Kniffley are well versed in the laws of chemistry—and physics and biology and calculus.

The FM Endpaper Column with Lauren Kiel

A Poultry Pedigree

By Lauren D. Kiel

Student Life

Harvard-Yale: The Financial Crisis Edition

Budget cuts have taken a toll on one of the most storied Harvard traditions: The Game.


Hammonds Doubles Back on Ad Board Report Release

In response to a question posed by former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 at the final Faculty meeting of the academic year in May, Hammonds informed those in attendance that she would release the report. But in a meeting with The Crimson last Thursday, Hammonds said that the report, which she commissioned, would not be made public.

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Harvard's Image Drops Like the Endowment

A major decline in the endowment. Budget cuts. Layoffs. Whiny students . Admittedly, these phrases don't look so nice next


Nearly All J-Term Applications Approved

The College accepted over 93 percent of the undergraduates who applied to stay on campus during this year’s inaugural January ...

Harvard Faces Reaccreditation

Only five students showed up yesterday to voice their thoughts on life at Harvard at a meeting with the New ...

On Campus

Libraries Reduce Winter Hours

Harvard College Library—which administers Widener, Lamont, and Cabot Science Libraries—will keep standard business hours throughout the three-week January Term but ...

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Harvard's Getting Some 'Cred

Reaccreditation, that is. Harvard is currently undergoing the 10-year reaccreditation processes to ensure that we're getting a quality education. The


College Adds Parents’ Info Tab to Web Site

Harvard College is trying to make it a bit easier for parents to stay on top of campus news that may affect their children’s lives.


Family, Friends Remember Senior Ariel Shaker

Friends and family remembered Ariel E.F. Shaker ’10 for her creativity, imagination, and friendship during a memorial service held in ...

FAS Administration

Faculty Meeting Lacks Usual Cookies

The first Faculty meeting of the year kicked off without a regular staple: cookies to complement professors’ tea and coffee.

College Administration

Student Removal Rules Change

Students who are up for expulsion from Harvard College or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will no longer have their cases debated and voted on by the full Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Student Life

Ariel Shaker, 21, Passes Away

“Passionate” was the word friends, teammates, coaches, and Harvard officials used to describe Ariel E.F. Shaker ’10—who passed away Wednesday night after suffering injuries in a horse-riding accident last Thursday.

Student Life

Cabot House Senior, Injured in Riding Accident, Passes Away

“Passionate” was the word friends, teammates, coaches, and Harvard officials used to describe Ariel E.F. Shaker ’10—who was involved in a fatal horse-riding accident last Thursday.