The College Pump


Darker Days

The current disquiets compared to Harvard’s Vietnam-era traumas

by Primus VI

Square Scribes

Harvard Square retailers’ tales—and a changing local scene

Football: The Tapestry

David C.K. McClelland’s famous Lampoon cover

by Craig Lambert

Presidents’ Paths

Life decisions en route to Massachusetts Hall

by Primus VI

Origin Stories

Eminent professors’ life foundations

by Primus VI

John Harvard, Reader

John Harvard’s reading matter, a scholar poet, the towering John Fox

by Primus VI

Over the River Dept.

Cornhole at HBS, prayer and meditation at SEAS, minerologist’s meter, eclipse aficionado

by Primus VI

Bookish

Course catalog redux, a Chinese take on Harvard “glitz and glamour,” and the mathmetician-movie buff

by Primus VI

Ahead of His Time

The inclusive Henry Lee Higginson, and Robert Caro’s productive fellowship

by Primus VI

Learners, Grizzled and Downy

An affecting reunion, and Houghton Library accessible to all

by Primus VI

Moveable Feast

Commencement venues through the ages

by Primus IV