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William N. White

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Chelsea Barry and Tyler Runge

Chelsea D. Barry ’12 and Tyler B. Runge ’12 can thank a number of chance encounters during freshman year for a four-year relationship that culminated in their engagement just over a week ago.

Leblanc Scores First NHL Goal
Men's Ice Hockey

Leblanc Notches First NHL Goal

It didn't take very long for former Harvard hockey star Louis Leblanc to make his mark in the NHL.

Oldies But Goodies

Harvard in 1920

Two artillery guns flanked the Widener Library steps, "in order that visitors of the College, new students and men contemplating the ROTC course" might gain some experience of Harvard's military department. It was September 25, 1920—less than two years after the end of World War I—and the military remained very much a part of the Harvard experience.



Police converged on Canaday Hall after a foot chase through Harvard Yard which resulted in the apprehension of two men suspected of stealing two cellphones from the T-Mobile store in Harvard Square around noon yesterday.


Today in Photos (4/12/11)


Suspects Caught After Harvard Yard Chase

A foot chase by police ended with the apprehension of two suspects in Harvard Yard around noon today.

Harvard Corporation

Harvard Corporation Pushes for Donation Disclosure

Over the past year, the Harvard Corporation voted on 26 shareholder proposals from companies in which the University holds stock, including voting to make several energy companies adopt goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and taking a stand in favor of public disclosure of corporate political contributions.

Harvard Provost
Central Administration

Harvard Provost Steven Hyman To Step Down

After serving 10 years as the University’s top academic officer, University Provost Steven E. Hyman will step down at the end of this academic year.

Central Administration

Harvard Corporation Overhauls Governing Structure

The Harvard Corporation—the University’s highest governing body—announced on Monday an overhaul to its governance structure that would nearly double its membership and impose term limits.

Drew Faust

Harvard Corporation Announces Historic Overhaul to Governance Structure

The Harvard Corporation—the University’s highest governing body—announced today an overhaul to its governance structure that would nearly double its membership and impose term limits.

Central Administration

Harvard To Prioritize Private Funding for Science

Harvard University has begun to focus more on partnerships with private industry to fund science research, as the federal budget is expected to remain flat or decline in the coming years.

Drew Faust

Barriers Remain For ROTC Return

Earlier this week University President Drew G. Faust made her strongest overture yet to the possibility that the Reserve Officer Training Corps might return to Harvard if the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy ends as expected. But despite her recent remarks, the unit’s return to campus remains highly uncertain due to low levels of enrollment, limited Pentagon funding, and logistical hurdles.

The Game

Mullen, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Talks Harvard-Yale

Many commentators have compared the game of football to a military battle, with the head coach as commanding officer. On the eve of the Harvard-Yale game, it appears the U.S. military’s highest official might think the same.

Drew Faust

Drew Faust Endorses Return of ROTC

Harvard University will “fully and formally” recognize the long-banned Reserve Officer Training Corps program upon the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” University President Drew G. Faust said yesterday at the Institute of Politics.

Four Loko Maker Removes Caffeine
Food and Drink

Four Loko Will Go Caffeine-Free

The makers of Four Loko announced that they would no longer include caffeine, guarana, and taurine in their beverages.