Robert S Samuels

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The Reason I Wrote

Often times, things turn out exactly as planned. But sometimes, the unexpected or, to paraphrase Vin Scully, the impossible happens. The hero becomes the goat, or the goat the hero; the heavily-favored defending champion allows 29 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and, inexplicably, loses.

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Where I Learned

At a school known best for and, in large part ruled by, academics, the most enriching learning experiences of an undergraduate’s career can often come in a different place entirely.

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Robert S. Samuels '14

Brothers in Chief

When you grow up 16 months younger than your brother, competition and emulation naturally ensue from an early age.

Around the Ivies
Admissions Blog

Welcome to The Harvard Crimson Admissions Blog

With this blog, The Crimson seeks to disseminate useful, unbiased, and accurate information about what, for some, will be the most important—and the most expensive—years of their lives.

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Food and Drink

Froyo Throwdown: A Case for J.P. Licks

America, you steely-eyed beauty, nothing better captures your greatness than the city of Boston. And there’s no frozen yogurt establishment in Beantown quite like our very own J.P. Licks.



University President Drew G. Faust (center) congratulates Harvard University Police Department officer Michael Rea for distinguished service during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings at a ceremony on Monday. Another honoree, HUPD officer Ryan J. Stanton (second from right), reacts after receiving a medal of valor.

Men's Basketball


Harvard, which won its first NCAA tournament game on Thursday, beat the University of New Mexico, 68-62.


Nineteen Football Players Earn All-Ivy Honors

Though the Harvard football team didn’t capture the Ivy League title, a number of players will be bringing home some ...


BOOK OF SAMUELS: An Unpredictable Ending to an Unpredictable Year

Like the Harvard football team’s season, the 129th Game didn’t turn out as predicted.


Harvard-Yale Preview: Going Head to Head in 129th Game

The Harvard football team enters this year’s contest against Yale tomorrow at Harvard Stadium heavily favored once again, but perhaps The Game’s most intriguing storyline comes from off the field.


THE BROTHERS SAMUELS: The Game Is Not Even "A Game" Anymore

Did you know that The Game used to be a rivalry? A long time ago, it was a back-and-forth battle between two great Ivy League football powers in a nationally recognized showdown of brains and brawn. On Saturday, Harvard vs. Yale will just be an embarrassment. Like Yale football coaches vs. The Truth (or the Rhodes Trust—either one). Like New Haven vs. A Safe Place To Live. Or like Fareed Zakaria vs. Journalism.


THE BOOK OF SAMUELS: Football Tops Columbia in Laugher

Inherently, every season has a story arc. And the Harvard football team’s 2012 campaign is no exception.


THE BOOK OF SAMUELS: Football Returns to the Top

The situation looked bleak for the Harvard football team a week ago.


Cowboys Cheerleaders Dress as Harvard Baseball Players for Halloween

Nearly six months after it went viral, the Harvard baseball team's "Call Me Maybe" video is still receiving national attention in unlikely places.