Matthew DeShaw ’18 writes about making room for his passions, and listening to mentors, in his shopping-week decisions.
The newly renovated Barker Arts Café, brainchild of Diana Sorensen and the Humanities Project, aims to be a bohemian locus of student activity and conversation around the arts and humanities at Harvard College, and it is succeeding. Miles Hewitt, a sophomore English concentrator in Pforzheimer House, is a student musician who performed his original work at the café.
Harvard freshman Matthew DeShaw is reminded of why he loves Harvard and his parents — especially when he can share the two over a weekend.
Experiences in Moscow reinforced for Dylan Perese ’16 the importance of trust in cultural exchange.
As I write this column from the comfort of my Harvard College dorm room, my pulse still quickens when I think of that day in December 2013 — the day that made it all worthwhile. But before the moment that forever changed my life, there was a journey that started well over a decade before … the one that led to Cambridge, says Matthew DeShaw, Class of '18.
A freshman peers into the dawn of Harvard, as he works on the Indian College excavation site.
Freshman Matthew DeShaw arrives at Harvard, unloads, and slips into a new life.
A Harvard student who is interested in a career in archaeology spent her summer on a Peruvian dig, with lots of mundane work and a bright discovery to show for it.
Philip Harding, who is an M.P.P. student at Harvard Kennedy School and president of the Harvard Graduate Council, shares his thoughts on the "Harvard experience."
“In my first semester at Harvard, I worked with several other students to create a chapter of the national DREAM Program here. It was my first foray into working with youth, and I was excited to give Cambridge kids a taste of the campus that was so close to their homes,” says Harvard student Sara Providence ’14.
A student spends an unforgettable summer working with African penguins.
An undergraduate suggests that, when it comes to innovation, there is no place better than Harvard to start work on an important initiative, since the University combines entrepreneurship, leadership, and knowledge-sharing into a coherent whole.
A student from Australia, far from home and legally blind, found her niche by singing in the Memorial Church choir.
A student finds that her involvement in Athena, a gender-empowerment group, has helped to build confidence and community. She has given many hours, and gotten back much.
A budding reporter learns to combine her appreciation of science with the joys of storytelling.
In embracing a new form and playing in Harvard’s Mexican-inspired band, a student relearned the joy of playing the trumpet.
A Divinity School student reflects on his calling, how it has defined him and makes him different, and where it might lead.
A second-year Harvard Medical School student, Eva Mihalis ’09, recounts how having a caring mentor to help her navigate personal problems taught her how to help nurture others.
A Harvard undergrad sees her work at Radcliffe with visiting fellows as pivotal to her academic development.
A Harvard undergrad explains how visiting other lands has helped to shape her College experience.
Scholar, friends develop guidebook to help younger students understand, succeed in science.
A Harvard Extension School student, the first in her family to complete her studies, reflects on the parental advice that helped her along the way.
An undergraduate on summer break is inspired to write a poem celebrating Harvard’s 375th anniversary.
Harvard Divinity School has a new blessing, a pluralist plot of paradise, in its own community garden.
When Harvard admits its freshman class each April, it invites new students to a weekend’s immersion in College life. Here’s how the experience changed a life.
When freshman Anna Kelsey realizes she needs something from home, she just walks seven minutes to get it.
A Harvard undergrad who was a summer intern for a nonprofit in Europe returns for another dose of experience in January.
A Harvard doctoral student from Belarus spends winter break in her homeland, awash in election turmoil.
A veteran, now a midcareer student at the Harvard Kennedy School, reflects on the values that his military peers bring to campus. Still, when a sharp noise splits the air, he ducks.
In this Student Voice column, a senior talks about how he learned to chart his own course while at Harvard.
Harvard senior Marcel Moran recalls the classes he loved. But, more important, he realizes how his education has helped him to analyze and synthesize what he learned while at Harvard.
A Harvard College senior discusses the difficulties of explaining her senior thesis in the sciences, particularly since the topic can make people cringe.
Student reflects on the joys of studying art history by seeing the works in person.
An undergraduate explains why she majors in psychology, even though she expects her career paths will take her to other fields.
Harvard undergraduate Derek Robins recounts his summer spent doing astronomy research on campus.
A Harvard undergraduate travels to China to visit an orphanage she aided from afar, and sees the impact of her public service.
A Southern student reflects on what his expectations were, and how the reality differed, when he moved to Cambridge from Arkansas to attend Harvard.
A graduating Harvard Kennedy School student, herself Native American, ponders the experiences of her predecessors, students at the Indian College in the 1660s.
One of the organizers of the first “Harvard Thinks Big” session reflects on why the program that had 10 professors speak for 10 minutes about their one big idea proved so successful.
A freshman reflects on an eye-opening seminar session, designed to prompt Harvard undergrads to step back from the striving and ponder what life means to them, and what they value.
A student tries to help an educational nonprofit by combining two of his passions, burgers and running.
Harvard Kennedy School student Nizar Farsakh talks about what makes the School work, citing its two-pronged approach involving faculty with real-world experience and students with varied backgrounds, all with a willingness to entertain other points of view.
A member of the Harvard women’s squash team recounts the squad’s combination training and service trip to India during winter break, and how team members were changed in the process.
With professional-level standards already in place and the spirit of self-sufficiency a prized commodity, the question remains: Should there be University-funded performance degrees?
A novice poet learns her craft by presenting her work in front of open-mic audiences at Adams House.
Harvard Kennedy School graduate Sam Sanders ’09 writes about his experience as a public policy student and the road that led him to National Public Radio.
If you’re a student not on foot, getting around Harvard Square can be a time-consuming maze.
On an internship from the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Peter Bernard '11 traveled to Japan where he worked at a bookstore and learned that "the culture of books and print is alive and well."
"Since I realize that direct service is only one aspect of assisting, I became more involved with advocacy, working on education issues and with PBHA’s Student Labor Action Movement."
Weissman fellow spends 10 weeks in South Africa empowering youth through soccer and education.