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A necessary but brutal blow


Erin McDermott

Erin McDermott
Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, Harvard University

McDermott will join Harvard from the University of Chicago July 1. 


With 2020 winter sports ending early and the spring collegiate season wiped out almost entirely, we look back at some Crimson highlights from past years. 


Chris Lewis, ball in hand, drives past opponent

Senior forward Chris Lewis led the Crimson in rebounding, en route to an All-Ivy League Second Team selection.

Photograph by Erica Denhoff

Injuries—and the coronavirus—lead to disappointing basketball seasons.

May-June 2020

fencers celebrate a championship win

Cai (far left) and teammates swarm Filip Dolegiewiez, who clinched their Ivy title.

Photograph courtesy of Crimson Athletic Communications

How Harvard fencers won an Ivy championship

May-June 2020

A fencer walks away from his opponent, holding up a fist

2020 Ivy foil champion Geoffrey Tourette '21 celebrates a point.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletics Communcations 

A focus on process leads Harvard fencers to an Ivy championship.


Alumnus Paul Lee ’46 carries the (replica) Little Red Flag at the 2012 Harvard-Yale game. Steve Goodhue ’51 is beside him; Spencer Ervin ’54 and Jeff Lee ’74 stand behind.

At his seventieth Harvard-Yale game, in 2012, Paul Lee ’46 proudly carried the replica Little Red Flag. Steve Goodhue ’51 is beside him; Spencer Ervin ’54 and Jeff Lee ’74 stand behind.

Photograph courtesy of Judy Goodhue

Are you eligible to carry the (replica) Little Red Flag?

March-April 2020

Matt Gilmore, sitting behind the wheel of a Zamboni

Matt “Happy” Gilmore smiles behind the wheel. Zamboni-driving takes focus, but Gilmore says that he loves waving to children in the crowd and making their day.
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s Zamboni operators’ quest for the perfect sheet of ice

March-April 2020

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