The Dark Side of Chocolate
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The Dark Side of Chocolate

Back in January, as she headed to teach the first class of her new undergraduate course, “Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food,” Harvard College Fellow Carla D. Martin wondered whether it would resonate with students. Those fears proved unfounded. More than 170 students are now delving into the rich subject, enjoying in-class tastings of … Continue reading

Harvard Houses Become Homes
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Harvard Houses Become Homes

Bundled up against the morning chill, tourists in Harvard Yard blinked in befuddlement as Currier House upperclassmen in green bikinis and Speedos cheered wildly, racing a brisk victory lap past Harvard’s stately brick buildings. Welcome to Housing Day at Harvard. Freshmen, who spend their first year on campus in dormitories in Harvard Yard, were sorted … Continue reading

The Quest for Common Ground
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The Quest for Common Ground

Asked to define the concept of “cultural citizenship” at a panel convened to explore that question, Yo-Yo Ma ’76, cellist and artistic director of the Silk Road Ensemble, pointed to an unexpected answer: guest pianist Tania Rivers-Moore ’15. Rivers-Moore had met with Ma and two other ensemble members for the first time that morning to … Continue reading