As his final year at Harvard begins its cycle, Matthew DeShaw ’18 finds more questions to be answered, more lessons to be learned.
La’Toya Princess Jackson, a master’s of liberal arts candidate in dramatic arts, takes a main role, and learns more than just her part.
Austin Valido '18 shares his transition from Harvard student to living in rural Uganda and the lessons he learned.
Sebastian Reyes '19 took a course in Soviet film and ran with it — all the way to Russia.
A photo gallery of roommates in Harvard’s Class of 2020.
Malcolm Reid ’21 finds weeks on campus welcoming and busy.
Five undergraduate women from Harvard College talk about how they spent the summer researching climate and ecological stresses.
Harvard sophomore Ashley LaLonde auditioned for a role in “Hamilton” and landed one in the American Repertory Theater production “Burn All Night.”
A required course for classics concentrators at Harvard, “Regional Study of Sicily” student writer Matthew DeShaw says it is “unlike any other class I have taken.”
The Class of ’18 received their Harvard rings on Junior Parents Weekend.
A service trip by Harvard undergraduates exposes them to life in the Navajo Nation.
A Harvard undergraduate who now calls two coasts home learns to bridge the 3,000-mile gap.
A Harvard undergrad reflects on leaving home, but staying put.
For an undergraduate, Harvard Square is busy and crowded, but it’s home, particularly when you know what parts of it make you happy.
Two comparative study of religion concentrators tell what drew them to their field, and how they plan to use their lessons to make a difference.
The spirit of a Cambridge Rindge and Latin program carries on when its students head for Harvard.
Intimacy and memory intertwine for undergraduates living in the Dudley Co-op.
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.
College seniors opt to have fun, be themselves, and leave comfort zones through their participation in the Expressions Dance Company.
A Harvard College sophomore tells freshmen what he knows, and ponders what he’s learned in the last year.
Secure in his humanities concentration, junior Matthew DeShaw gains balance and confidence from internships that mixed business with pleasure.
Over summer, a Harvard ROTC cadet traded a Pentagon office for Slovak training exercises.
A College senior interns on an urban farm, and learns to grow friendships as well as crops.
Harvard sophomore finds support for his concentration in Ancient History (Greek and Roman), which allows him to pursue his passions “while maintaining marketability in an increasingly competitive world.”
A Harvard College freshman reflects on a year of people, professors, pacing, and appreciating.
The Harvard South Asian Association’s annual arts showcase, called Ghungroo, is a complex coordinated production that draws hundreds of student performers and delighted classmates in the audience.
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.