It feels surreal to reflect on my senior season and my athletic career as a whole here at Harvard. I don’t really know where to begin, as the past four years playing here have both been incredibly difficult and truly worthwhile. This season has been fantastic, yet oddly, it is how wonderful this year’s experience is that makes the past three years feel even more bittersweet.
Sophomore forward Jeannie Boehm was among 12 athletes selected for the to the USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team. the United States will look to make it seven gold medals in a row at the July 22-30 event in Cividale del Friuli and Udine, Italy. Boehm averaged 7.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game for Harvard as a freshman last season. She will share her thoughts periodically during training camp in Colorado and competition in Italy.
The recruiting process is an intense thing for 17- and 18-year olds to go through. For me, I recognized that this was the first time that my decision in regards to where I wanted to go to college, would affect the path the rest of my life took. Lots of variables ride on the decision -- the school I chose would affect the coaches and mentors I’d be around, as well as friends, potential academic fields of study, and various other opportunities I’d be exposed to.
Being a member of the cross country and track and field teams for four years at Harvard has been easily the most difficult, rewarding, and humbling experience that I have had in my life thus far. This program has taught me countless lessons, given me many meaningful relationships, and pushed me to strive for excellence in all aspects of my life-- all in ways that I truly believe I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.
Brian Baise and Jennifer Weiss, Harvard’s head coaches for men’s and women’s volleyball, respectively, have announced the hiring of Jared Goldberg as an assistant coach.
The Harvard men’s golf team has received the President’s Special Recognition status from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for the second-straight year.
Heading to Taipei for the Summer World University Games, former Harvard women’s soccer player Karly Zlatic ’16 has been chosen as one of 16 student-athletes to represent the United States, as announced by USA Team on Thursday.
Being a varsity athlete at Harvard has definitely been the most rewarding, yet challenging, experience of my life. I can confidently say that I would not be the woman I am today were it not for my four-year long career as a member of the swimming and diving team.
Continuing to play at an elite level following a dynamic career at Harvard, Margaret Purce ’17 has been called up to the United States Women’s National Soccer team, as announced by the organization on Thursday. Purce becomes the first player in program history to earn a call up to the national level with the United States.
Jason Saretsky, The William W. “Bill” McCurdy Director of Track & Field/Cross Country, announced 28 new members of the track and field and cross country class of 2021 on Wednesday (July 19). The group joins Harvard from nine states and seven countries.
Interview with ex-boxer Laila Ali, set to give the keynote address at a Radcliffe conference on gender in sports.
Harvard men’s hockey defeated both Quinnipiac (3 goals by Sean Malone ‘17) and then Cornell (2 goals by Ryan Donato ’19) by identical 4-1 scores to win the ECAC Tournament at Lake Placid, N.Y., this past weekend.
With two wins over Yale this past weekend, Harvard men’s ice hockey will move on to the ECAC semifinals in Lake Placid, N.Y.
With a 6-3 win, Harvard men’s ice hockey topped Boston University Monday night to earn the Beanpot Championship, capturing a title it had not held since 1993.
President Drew Faust and College Dean Rakesh Khurana were on hand, and were named honorary coaches, at Harvard women’s basketball game victory.
Tommy Amaker reflects on becoming the Crimson’s winningest men’s basketball coach after his 179th win.
With The Game at Harvard this year, two campuses merged into one as Yalies poured into Cambridge by the busload to stay in the Houses and get ready for some football. An undergraduate describes the scene.
Siyani Chambers was looking forward to finishing his senior year as starting point guard for the men’s basketball team until an injury took him off the court and off campus for a year. Now he’s back.
On the third game into the season, an undefeated Harvard beats Georgetown, 31-17.
Harvard sophomore Eli Dershwitz represented the United States at the Summer Olympics in the men’s saber fencing competition in Rio de Janeiro. While he didn’t win a medal this time, Dershwitz said the intense training and discipline required to make it to Brazil gave him the confidence to succeed at Harvard and the drive to “reach certain academic levels.”
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Harvard Professor David Charbonneau has won a Blavatnik Award for his work identifying faraway planets, and other science.
Homi K. Bhabha, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, wins a Humboldt Research Prize.
NFL teams have signed five of Harvard’s graduating seniors.
Interview with women’s basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith as part of the Experience series.
The 2016 winners of the Harvard Deans’ Challenges were announced in a ceremony at the Harvard i-lab on May 4. In its fourth year, the startup competition received more than 90 proposals from ventures representing 12 Harvard schools.
Five faculty members have been selected as Harvard College Professors, five-year appointments that provide them with extra support for research or scholarly activities, a semester of paid leave, or summer salary.
The Star Family Challenge makes grants every year to high-risk, high-reward research efforts that might not receive funding through other programs. This year’s recipients are Edo Berger, Katia Bertoldi, Edward Glaeser, Talia Konkle, and Bence Ölveczky.
Ellen Langer, professor of psychology, is among the 2016 recipients of the Liberty Science Center Genius Awards.
The Harvard Business School Club of New York will honor five alumni leaders at its 49th Annual Leadership Dinner on May 18 at the American Museum of Natural History.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 213 new members. They include several Harvard faculty members. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass.
Carrie Fisher of “Star Wars” fame shared her battles with addiction and mental illness at the Memorial Church on Monday, where she was honored with an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Council on the Arts at Harvard, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, are pleased to ...
In advance of the Boston Marathon, a Harvard conference focuses on the achievements of Native Americans, long dominant in the sport.
Sixty-five FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized with the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards.
Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will receive the inaugural Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award on March 29 at the Harvard Art Museums. Earlier that day, he will deliver a Director’s Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. On March 30, he will speak at the Kennedy School.
Harvard Track and Field put their best foot forward at the Crimson Elite meet on Feb. 6, with the men topping the opposition and the women finishing second out of 10 teams.
This year, Harvard hockey coach Ted Donato ’91 is coaching his son, freshman forward — and future Bruin — Ryan Donato.
Professor Stephen Greenblatt has been honored with the Holberg Prize his extraordinary body of writing and its profound impact on humanities scholarship.
Ten student-led teams have been named finalists in the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge. Grand prize winners will be named on May 4.
Harvard football coach Tim Murphy explains the unanimous vote by the Ivy League’s coaches to end full-contact practices, promoting safety.
Ten teams have been selected as finalists for the 2016 President’s Challenge, President Drew Faust will award $100,000 to be shared among the grand prize winners on April 25.
Nancy Kleckner, the Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Biology, has been awarded the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal by the Genetics Society of America in recognition of her many significant contributions to our understanding of chromosomes and the mechanisms of inheritance.
The Harvard Foundation honored Lucy Liu as its 2016 Artist of the Year.
“Good morning!” barks a scarf-wrapped runner in tights, peering through the darkness as she climbs the steps into cavernous Harvard Stadium. A woman nearby ...
Shelly C. Lowe, the executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program and a leading advocate for Native Americans in higher education, has been confirmed by the United States Senate and appointed by President Obama to join the National Council on the Humanities.
Award-winning architect Frank Gehry, Ar.D. ’00, is the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on April 28 at 4 p.m. at Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., Cambridge.
All the Places Personal Data Goes, based out of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, was one of 17 recipients of a Knight News Challenge award. The group was awarded $440,000.
During Wintersession 2016, the Harvard-Radcliffe Kendo Club offered a three-day kendo crash course called "Introduction to Japanese Sword Fighting.”
In 2012, Fanelesibonge Mashwama ’17 and Bo Seo ’17 met on a bus in South Africa en route to an international debate tournament. Little did they know that fate would lead them from two different continents to Harvard, to Pforzheimer House, and ultimately to triumph earlier this month at the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC), the world’s largest debating competition.
Harvard professors C. Ronald Kahn and Stuart L. Schreiber have won the Wolf Prize, considered the most prestigious award in science after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award.
Six Harvard students were chosen to study in Beijing as part of first class of Schwarzman Scholars.
Jene Golovchenko and John Johnson are the 2015 winners of the Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Harvard Quincy House residents Rebecca Panovka and Bianca Mulaney were recently selected to receive Marshall Scholarships. They will be joined in the United Kingdom by Yen Pham ’15-’16, who recently received a Rhodes Scholarship in her native Australia.
Three Harvard professors and scientists have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Harvard physicist Federico Capasso is the co-recipient of the 2015 Rumford Prize, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He shares the prize with Alfred Cho in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology.
Harvard Global Institute seeks applicants for grants to help tackle international concerns.
Five Harvard students are among the 32 Americans headed to Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. Their interests are diverse, but one thing Neil Alacha, Grace Huckins, Rivka Hyland, Garrett Lam, and Hassaan Shahawy share is a desire to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world.
Five students from the Class of 2016 were named Rhodes Scholars on Saturday, and will begin their studies at Oxford next October.