Crimson staff writer

Christina N. Neckermann

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Interfaculty Initiatives

Spooky Shakespeare HarvardX Course Debuts on Halloween

A new massive open online course will debut on HarvardX Monday, but with a special Halloween twist: the course is titled “Hamlet’s Ghost.”

Student Groups

CS50 at Yale Hits Sophomore Slump

​Harvard’s Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” saw a significant drop in enrollment at Yale University as it kicks off its second year. In the meantime, the course staff have been busy making changes to the course’s curriculum, staff, and lecture structure.

CS50 Lecture
Student Life

CS50 Expands Office Hour Locations to HSA

Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I,” the College’s extremely popular and notoriously carnival-like introductory computer science course, will use part of the fourth floor of the Harvard Student Agencies building to hold additional office hours during the fall semester.

Eleganza Models 2016
Flyby Quote

How To Be an Eleganza Model

Jawlines that can cut diamonds and dance moves that would make Shakira ashamed - it can't be too hard, right?

Smith Center Construction
Harvard Square

Harvard Gives Smith Center Trees the Ax

​Public outcry has sprouted over Harvard’s recent removal of four large trees from the Smith Campus Center plaza as part of a larger renovation project.


New App Tackles Football Players' Health

​The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University recently launched an iPhone app to facilitate the collection of data from former players.

Cambridge City Council

As Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Some Shopkeepers Skeptical

An ordinance banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags at store checkouts in Cambridge will take effect Thursday, and some local shopkeepers are skeptical of its projected impact.

Esmeralda Jewelry Store
Harvard in the City

Socially Conscious Jeweler Finds Home in Harvard Square

With vivid colors and elaborate beading, Esmeralda, a new jewelry store in Harvard Square, offers handcrafted accessories and focuses on helping other small businesses with a social conscience.

Snapchat at Harvard
On Campus

New Snapchat Geofilters Proliferate On Harvard’s Campus

Since the first campus Snapchat geofilter came to Harvard last February, a number of students have brought a slew of new designs to showcase on-campus spots.

Harvard Medical School

Elected Leaders Have Shorter Lifespans, Higher Risk of Death, Study Shows

Political aspirants beware: heads of state live 2.7 years less than runner-up candidates who never serve in office, according to a December study led by a Harvard Medical School professor.