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Articles: Students

The author and her two roommates stand in the snow in front of their future home at Harvard.

March 2018, Randolph Courtyard: The author (center) and her two future roommates, Sreya at left and Pranati at right, have just run over from the Yard on Housing Day, having learned they’d been assigned to Adams House.

Photograph courtesy of Meena Venkataramanan. 


The College’s annual “Housing Day” dramas, conducted online.


A grandson with his arm around his grandmother

Noah Evers ’22 and his grandmother Patricia Greenfield ’62, Ph.D. ’66

Photo by Lauren Greenfield ’87

A Harvard grandmother’s—and grandson’s—research


Mark Steele illustration of Lowell House’s bells being rung for the first time by a giant hand stretching from a cloud to swing the detached belfry.

Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

March-April 2021

Photograph of the Tucson, Arizona, skyline and downtown taken at sunset.

Tucson, Arizona

Photograph by Sean Pavone/istock

The Undergraduate balances childhood and maturity.

March-April 2021

A large dorm room with desk, bed, lamps, and quarantine necessities, including bottled water, masks, and sanitizing supplies.

The author's new room, complete with College-supplied quarantine-period (and after) necessities
Photograph by Meena Venkataramanan

What’s changed—and what hasn’t


A drawing showing a large crossbar being hauled into place between two tall smokestacks to make a giant "H" for "Harvard"

Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

January-February 2021

A Zoom screen shot of multiple Harvard student members of the College radio station, WHRB

Though WHRB had to initiate its newest members over Zoom, each student picked a traditional five-character radio name.

Extracurriculars cope despite COVID-19.

January-February 2021

Portrait of Rachel Gable, author of new book on first-generation students at elite colleges

Rachel Gable

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Rachel Gable’s research on helping first-generation and low-income students succeed at elite colleges

January-February 2021

Painting of three pairs of worn, heavy shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Three Pairs of Shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Image courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Redrawing community at Harvard

January-February 2021