Harvard University

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week 8/27 - 9/2

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have Harvard grads, bitches in plaid, slavery fans, Labor Day plans, and a shame too great to hide. Let's do it. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

  • Film

    April 16, 2014
  • News

    October 23, 2013

    More Bucks, Same Bang

    Most students won't earn more with a pricier diploma. Is high tuition worth it?

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    More Misreporting On the West Village Explosives Arrests

    We wrote yesterday about the chain reaction of bad reporting the New York Post set off this week when its reporters quoted anonymous sources alleging that Aaron Greene -- one half of the couple arrested on Saturday after police found a weapons cache and explosives in their West Village apartment -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Watch Harvard Students Send a Burger Into Space

    What do college students do when they're not trying to get drunk or laid? They send food to space. At least that's what these five guys from Harvard did last week when they attempted "Operation: Skyfall."

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    WikiCells: Packaging That You Can Eat

    It's pretty much a fact that we waste a lot. Think about all the packaging that comes with your food. A start-up called WikiCells is changing a lot of that with edible food packaging. "Like a grape, you can't empty the inside of biological cell and have something left," David Edwards, the professo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    The Ditziest Day Of My Life, Bar None!

    I'm normally pretty smart. I mean, I went to Harvard...all right, Columbia. But when trying to buy advance tickets to The Master the other day--because I'd missed the premiere due to Fashion Week--I came off like a '70s sitcom character on unspeakable amounts of crack. At the theater's ticket ma ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 15, 2012


    Will the Nets get revenge on the Knicks?

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Many NYC Private Schools Now Charge More Tuition Than Harvard

    ​A new in-depth report from the New York Times reveals that some of the city's most desirable private elementary and high schools are now charging more than Harvard does for a year's tuition. (The yearly tuition at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is already above $38,000, while Harvard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Study: Alcohol Linked to Breast Disease in Teens

    ​A Harvard researcher has found that alcohol could put teens at risk for benign breast disease, a risk factor for breast cancer. [Times of India]

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Harvard to USDA: Our Plate Is Better Than MyPlate

    Harvard School of Public Health​ Last June, the USDA replaced its long-suffering food guide pyramid with the more plain-spoken MyPlate. Its merits quickly became a source of debate among nutritionists and public policy types, including those at the Harvard School of Public Health. And now sci ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 29, 2011

    Unnatural Acts: The School for Scandal

    Plastic Theatre's play tells the not-so-gay story of how Harvard treated gay students in 1920

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Metro-North Conductor Screeched At By 'Well-Educated' Woman

    The award for most insufferable person of the week goes (not without a challenge) to the woman yelling at her Metro-North conductor, who calmly asked the customer to "keep it down and stop using profanity or to take it to the vestibule," according to the YouTube description. "Do you know what school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Donald Trump Is Trolling Barack Obama So Hard Right Now

    ​Donald Trump is the currently the country's biggest troll. According to Wikipedia, a reliable source for things like this, a troll "is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Today Is Feminist Coming Out Day 2011

    ​In the midst of what seems to be America's war on women, a student-run group from Harvard University has organized a campaign they've dubbed "Feminist Coming Out Day." Today marks the second anniversary of the event, which, the website explains, "recognizes that mainstream feminism has not al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    Bank of America Is the Bank of Satan

    photo via Hell. ​Someone on Reddit discovered that if you type "" into your browser, you will be redirected to the website of Bank of America. Try it! It works. Apparently this is kind of a thing. Other examples (which you have to click on otherwise you won't get the joke) inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Who Still Loves Barack Obama? Young Folks!

    ​Despite the majority of stodgy old adults disapproving of President Obama's job performance, millennials -- who are aged 18 to 29, in case you're not one -- are still supporting him in droves. According to a recent Pew Research report, 58 percent of them are still quite happy with Barack. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Being Fat Costs America $168 Billion; Peanut Brittle All the Rage

    ​A new study reveals that nearly 17 percent of U.S. medical costs can be blamed on obesity - some $168 billion. [USA Today] Conceiving your child in early spring can increase its chances of developing food allergies, according to Finnish researchers. [BusinessWire] Meanwhile, men who eat a l ... More >>

  • Film

    September 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Sadness Is Contagious, But Don't Worry: That Case of the Discontents Will Only Last You Five Years or So

    Hang in there for a few more years, Chris.​Not only is divorce potentially contagious, so are feelings. Which explains why when you're around someone who bitches and moans all the time, you want to start bitching and moaning (probably about them), too! Sadness begets sadness, and happiness bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Allen Ginsberg Explains Timothy Leary

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 12, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 9 Remarks on Leary's Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg By the late '40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    How to Win Friends and Influence People by Being an (Alleged) Plagiarist, or Whatever It Is You're Good at

    ​Proving that plagiarism doesn't ruin your career (at all) we have the case of Kaavya Viswanathan, the lit wunderkind who scored a reported $500,000 two-book deal while still in high school, had the first of her chick-lit novels published her sophomore year at Harvard, and then got busted for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2010

    The Week of the Yalien Invasion: A Reaction Rundown and Why They Win

    ​Maybe you've noticed the assault. No, not the hipsters abusing the Chinese people, though maybe there is some overlap. The real issue is more extraterrestrial than entitled NYU students, who are practically native at this point. It's the Yaliens -- they're everywhere, taking over New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Pay Low-Income Students to Study? Still No Improvement, Alas

    ​The Daily News is reporting today that it still doesn't pay to be be poor, even if you're paid for being poor. The Department of Education has been participating in a Harvard study that paid economically poor students at high needs schools to show up for tests and get good grades. The study ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Harvard Kids to Get Schooled in the Fine Art of Successful Club Ownership

    The duo show off their favorite party girl.​Ferran Adria isn't the only new teacher Harvard students are getting. The New York Post reports that nightlife impresarios Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss, best known as the braintrust behind Marquee, will give a talk to Harvard Business School stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Ferran Adria Is Harvard-Bound

    That's Professor Adria to you.​El Bulli won't re-open as a culinary foundation until 2014, but in the meantime, Ferran Adria is going back to school. Specifically, he's headed to Harvard this fall, where he and Jose Andres will co-teach a class on culinary physics. Have a tip or other restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Overworked Harvard Scientists Create Overworker-Friendly Inhalable Caffine

    ​And you thought we'd be dry of breakthroughs in breathable drugs for a while, now. Think again.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Yale-Harvard "Sissies" T-Shirt Pulled, Despite Long Ivy Tradition of Sissydom

    GLBT activists have gotten Yalies to pull a t-shirt prepared for the Harvard-Yale game that quoted F. Scott Fitzgerald on the front, " I think of all Harvard men as sissies," and added on the back, "WE AGREE." We hate to align ourselves in any way with rightwing douchebags, but we think this is ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Clip Job: Subvert the Establishment!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesFebruary 11, 1965, Vol. X, No. 17Movie JournalBy Jonas MekasSome people tell us: stay away from the Establishment; the Establishment will swallow you; you'll become the new Establishment.But I reason this way: There is a great beauty in Brakha ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Top Chefs Cook Up Page Six Passion

    Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and fellow cheftestant Leah Cohen make it in Page Six for allegedly "passionately making out" in a West Village bar. As if the finale wasn't bad enough.[NY Post]A Harvard study comparing four different types of diets--high carb, high fat, low fat, and high protein--fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Housing Prices Drop, Not Soon Enough For Us

    The October numbers are in, and U.S. single-home prices dropped 18 percent against the previous year. Newer mind the suburbs, you say; what about here in the land of the $1,885 alcove studio? More good news: big-city housing value dropped even more, trending down so strong it appears to be taking Ne ... More >>

  • Film

    November 19, 2008

    Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Wraps Up the Boomer Era

    A documentary about a legendary Ivy football game—fought to a tie

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Student Near-Porn Briefly Titillates Tabloid Readers

    The fine softcore tradition of the sexy co-ed lives on in today's New York Post, which drools over C-Spot, a Columbia student magazine full of racy stories and photos. Students pose "using props like preppy scarves and books to hide their naughty bits." There's a "graphic description" of some poor g ... More >>

  • Books

    February 7, 2006
  • News

    December 6, 2005

    Saudi Prince Spends $40 Million for American Minds

    How about a little free transparency instead?

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    Crimson, No Clover

    Harvard revisited: outsiders, 'parlor liberals,' snobs, econ majors, and resisters

  • News

    March 1, 2005

    The Blue-Blood Revolution

    A movement to help the poorest students grows—at the Ivies

  • News

    February 1, 2005

    I, Robot

    As Harvard Prez ignites women-in-science flap, this writer recalls her path to M.I.T.

  • Art

    July 27, 2004

    Aeschylus or Swahili?

    The changing notions of what students need to know

  • News

    July 1, 2003

    Saving Affirmative Action

    And a Process for Elites to Choose Elites

  • News

    April 22, 2003

    Supertots And Frankenkids

    On the Rights of Those Not Yet Designed

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Foucault's Turntable

    Hip-Hop Scholars Bumrush the Academy

  • Art

    April 16, 2002

    The Hole Truth

    ••• Vine-Swinging Scholar Meets Lovecraft, Ponders Puppets

  • NYC Life

    March 12, 2002

    The Shops Around the Corner

    Harvard's Shopping Guide; Prada; Century 21

  • Specials

    January 29, 2002
  • News

    January 15, 2002

    Spinning Race at Harvard

    The Business Behind the Gates-West Power Play

  • News

    January 18, 2000

    Log On . . . Drop Out?

    The Dotcoms Come Calling—Diploma or No

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