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On Campus

Accio, Harry Potter!

With the upcoming release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," the muggles of Harvard celebrated with a Harry Potter-themed brain break in Annenberg Hall last night.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Accepts $9M Gift

The Bertarelli Foundation—the philanthropic arm of the Swiss biotech company Serono—announced at a press conference last Friday its $9 million gift to Harvard Medical School, which will be used to establish a program fostering collaboration in neuroscience between American and Swiss researchers.

Cambridge Schools

Food Literacy Project, CitySprouts Collaborate on Area Gardens

Food Literacy Project representatives lent a green thumb and a helping hand yesterday at a local elementary school to CitySprouts, a Cambridge non-profit.


Lecture Addresses Adolescent Illiteracy

Adolescent illiteracy is a lingering crisis in America, according to Donald Deshler.

Harvard Law School

Panel Discusses Autism Research

The current direction of research on autism may have a detrimental effect on the treatment and quality of life for ...

The Iconography of Freedom
On Campus

Metropolitan Museum of Art Official Discusses Lincoln Iconography

The Nathan I. Huggins Lecture Series concluded yesterday with a talk by Harold Holzer, the senior vice president for external ...


Study Claims Drug Legalization Could Save Money

Legalizing drugs in the U.S. could save the federal government $88 billion, according to Harvard economics lecturer Jeffrey A. Miron.

Harvard Medical School

Cancer Screening Programs May Be Less Effective

Cancer screening programs might be less effective than previously thought, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and Oslo Hospital in Norway.

Student Groups

'Igniting Innovation' Promotes Student Entrepreneurship

Students, scientists, and businessmen gathered in Boylston Hall on Saturday for an inspiring display of social enterprise.

Financial Aid

Default Rates on Student Loans Rise

Default rates on student loans are increasing, as Education Secretary Arne S. Duncan ’86 announced last week, but the news has not translated into dramatic changes for a private university like Harvard.