Visual synesthesia

October 20, 2016

Contemporary German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ “Folding, Refraction, Touch” is a 19-part installation created specifically for the Busch-Reisinger Museum in 2013. It is making its debut in “Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans,” accompanied by 10 works from other artists, including Oskar Nerlinger, Norbert Kricke, and Isa Genzken, whose works resonate with Tillmans’ interest in surface, light, and the body.

A monstrous passion

October 18, 2016

A detail image of Hyman’s copy of “Beowulf,” opened to the messenger’s eulogy of the title character. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

This article is part of a series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom. Read the first installment here.

Through dead languages, Charles Hyman ’18 has found intellectual life.

Community Football Day perfect, Crimson too

October 13, 2016

The residents of Allston-Brighton and Cambridge little knew that they would see Harvard become the only undefeated team in the Ivy League when they came out for Community Football Day last Saturday. But that was just the exciting conclusion to a spirited afternoon, and a 29–13 victory over Cornell, at Harvard Stadium.

It could not have been a better day for football. The sun came out from behind the clouds just as the festivities began at the community tent, where families, friends, and even politicians enjoyed a traditional tailgate.

Eli Dershwitz’s road to the Olympics

Eli Dershwitz’s road to the Olympics

October 3, 2016

Harvard sophomore Eli Dershwitz represented the United States at the Summer Olympics in the men’s saber fencing competition in Rio de Janeiro. While he didn’t win a medal this time, Dershwitz said the intense training and discipline required to make it to Brazil gave him the confidence to succeed at Harvard and the drive to “reach certain academic levels.”

Debating democracy itself

Debating democracy itself

September 27, 2016

Hours before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over taxes, trade, and the economy in the first presidential debate Tuesday, a different kind of discussion took place at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall.

Dubbed the debate before the debate, the Faneuil Forum drew hundreds of people who packed the hall, sometimes called the Cradle of Liberty for the role it played during the American Revolution, to take part in a lively civic dialogue led by prominent Harvard Professor Michael Sandel on the future of democracy.