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.
The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School has named humanitarian Eric Greitens, founder and former CEO of The Mission Continues, as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, which he will receive on Nov. 12. The biennial award includes a $125,000 prize.
Harvard will be well-represented at the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London, as nine athletes and one coach will compete at the games beginning July 27.
Michael Kieffer, an advanced doctoral student in language and literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the recipient of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship.
The United States Fencing Association (USFA) announced this week that rising senior Emily Cross has been selected to the U.S. team for the upcoming 2008 Olympics in China.
Golden Globe Award-winning actress, comedian, producer, writer, and best-selling author Amy Poehler has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2015 Woman 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 ...
Harvard Stadium is an iconic structure, and not just for the sports that happen on the field. To a community dedicated to running “the stadium steps,” the real athletes are in the stands.
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies has announced the recipients of fellowships, prizes, research travel grants, and internships for 2007-08.
Harvard men's basketball moved into sole possession of first place in the Ivy League after beating Princeton 69-57 on Saturday, following a Friday night win over Penn, 73-54.
Harvard student Evan O’Dorney ’15 is named a Churchill Scholar.
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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.
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.
Five years ago, Andrew Kinard lost his legs in Iraq. After 75 surgeries, he’s tackling other big goals, from a Harvard education to the Boston Marathon.
The Harvard Extension School has announced the following student prize and faculty award winners for 2007.
NFL teams have signed five of Harvard’s graduating seniors.
The Committee on Regional Studies — East Asia (RSEA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Joseph Fletcher Memorial Awards.
Jazz musician and composer Vijay Iyer, who won a MacArthur Foundation grant, in January will become the first Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in Harvard’s Department of Music.
Harry L. Parker, the Thomas Bolles Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Crew, is widely regarded as the premier rowing coach in the United States. In this video, he discusses the sport of rowing.
As The Game approaches, Harvard football is looking for success. But coach Tim Murphy is also preparing his graduating seniors for success in life.
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.
Six Harvard undergraduates are among the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars Nov. 24. They will begin their studies at the University of Oxford in October 2014.
LL Cool J, recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, has been named the 2014 Harvard University Artist of the Year.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 197 new members, including 10 from Harvard.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s 2015 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year on Oct. 16.
Five students from the Class of 2016 were named Rhodes Scholars on Saturday, and will begin their studies at Oxford next October.
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.
Richard D. Frisbie ’71, J.D. ’74, a former All-Ivy Harvard lacrosse midfielder who captained the Crimson his senior year, is leading his team once again with the announcement of the Frisbie Family Endowed Coach for Men’s Lacrosse. The news comes only weeks after the announcement of the first two women’s head coaching endowments in Harvard history.
The temperature may be falling, but the Harvard women’s soccer team is getting hot at just the right time. After an Oct. 6 victory in which the Crimson dominated Fairfield, 4-1, Harvard traveled to Ithica, N.Y., to defeat Cornell, 2-0.
Setbacks in her ski racing career set Marguerite Thorp on the path to serving her passion for global health and social justice.
The Harvard men’s basketball team, with a No. 13 seed, will play No. 4 North Carolina on Thursday in the NCAA tournament.
On the third game into the season, an undefeated Harvard beats Georgetown, 31-17.
President Drew Faust and College Dean Rakesh Khurana were on hand, and were named honorary coaches, at Harvard women’s basketball game victory.
The following awards were presented at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) during June Commencement.
Phi Beta Kappa recently elected 24 students from the Class of 2010 to the Harvard College chapter of Alpha Iota of Massachusetts.
Economics concentrator Pulkit Agrawal ’15 has been awarded a bursary by the University of Warwick International office to attend the Warwick Economics Summit on Feb. 17-19.
Two Harvard Ph.D. candidates, Itay Budin and Nicolas Chevrier, were among 13 students awarded the 2012 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.
More than 100 sophomores finalized applications for the Jacob Wendell Scholarship Prize this week. Established in 1899, the prize is awarded without reference to financial need, and the recipient is free to spend the $17,000 award as he or she sees fit.
Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on Oct. 9, 2012, in an assassination attempt for expressing her philosophy of gender equality in education and who famously said, “I want every girl, every child, to be educated,” will receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.
James E. Rothman, a 1976 Harvard alumnus, won a share of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for work illuminating the internal machinery that cells use to transport molecules.
The Harvard Foundation has named U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a Harvard Kennedy School alumnus, the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year. The award will be presented to Ban at a ceremony on Dec. 2.
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.
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.
Nearly 80 runners gathered at the Malkin Athletic Center for a celebratory jog along the Charles River with authors and fitness authorities Scott Jurek and Christopher McDougall.
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 ...
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.
Cancer geneticist Pier Paolo Pandolfi at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the recipient of the 2011 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research.
Alvin E. Roth, an economist whose research as a member of Harvard Business School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences improved the design and functioning of markets, has won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He shares the prize with Lloyd S. Shapley, A.B. '44, of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Six from Harvard win Rhodes Scholarships, among only 32 students nationally selected for the prestigious academic honor.
Harvard Global Institute seeks applicants for grants to help tackle international concerns.
Sixty-five FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized with the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards.