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.
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.”
There’s “no crying in baseball,” actor Tom Hanks famously quipped in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own,” but some fencers have been known to shed a ...
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Autumne Franklin ’16, Jade Miller ’17, and Gabrielle Thomas ’19 are three standouts among the Harvard athletes competing for a spot with Team USA at the Summer Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During Wintersession 2016, the Harvard-Radcliffe Kendo Club offered a three-day kendo crash course called "Introduction to Japanese Sword Fighting.”
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.
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.
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.
As The Game approaches, Harvard football is looking for success. But coach Tim Murphy is also preparing his graduating seniors for success in life.
Following the death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza posted a Facebook message proclaiming “Black lives matter,” a phrase that would quickly go viral and spawn a movement. On Friday she received the Robert Coles “Call of Service” award for starting that movement and the work that has followed.
Guests from Allston-Brighton and Cambridge attended a Harvard football game and festivities as part of Community Football Day.
Harvard University Dining Services’ Crista Martin was named a Cambridge Food Hero at City Hall last week. She shared the award with Food for Free’s Executive Director Sasha Purpura.
Professor Joanna Aizenberg has won the George Ledlie Prize, which is awarded once every two years.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s 2015 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year on Oct. 16.
Seven African-American leaders receive Du Bois Medals from the Hutchins Center.
Matthew Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, and Beth Stevens, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and neuroscientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, have been named MacArthur Fellows.
For seminal discoveries that have illuminated the DNA damage response, Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is being recognized with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The award is considered to be among the most respected in biomedicine.
Harvard Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is among the 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is this year’s Radcliffe Medal recipient. Ginsburg will be honored at a luncheon on May 29 during Radcliffe Day, an annual celebration of Radcliffe.
Ruth Bielfeldt, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, and Sarah Richardson, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, are this year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Seven Harvard faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.