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Articles: Students

Four young women of different ethnic backgrounds converse in a homey lounge

Illustration by Bodil Jane/Folio Art


The Undergraduate writes about the Harvard Women’s Center.


Our favorite student essays on the undergraduate experience


A selection of stories covering the admission of women, the Harvard-Radcliffe merger, the rise of women in the faculty ranks, Harvard’s first woman president, and more


Illustration by Emily Koch

Seniors hunker down in communal quarantine.


A hallway in Quincy House, with chairs cordoned off limits against the wall

A hallway in Quincy House

Photograph by Jeremy Tsai 

Most days, I see no one at all.


Highlights from our wide-ranging coverage of the environment


The author is first row, second from left; Professor Mel Chen is second row, second from right.
Screenshot courtesy of Julie Chung

“The ideal’ classroom never existed anyway, at least not in a perfectly equitable manner,” writes Julie Chung ’20. 


A human arm wearing a white goat and rubber glove in a lab setting handles three containers of lab chemicals

A YouTube screenshot from the author’s virtual lab course

“The biggest obstacle to our collective learning is the elephant in the room: a global pandemic, taking place amid existing inequalities,” writes Drew Pendergrass ’20. 


Harvard students in caps and gowns enjoying Commencement

Bright-red clackers helped public-health degree candidates promote hand-washing on Commencement morning in 2019.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s 369th Commencement goes virtual.

May-June 2020