The PDF file found here is the INSANE police report that chronicles the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. At his home. While someone was carrying in his luggage. Because Lucia Whalen saw a black man, who uses a cane, having trouble with his own door. Because he'd had a break-in recently. And then he gets arrested for yelling at the cops. Long after showing ID that said he lived there. Oh, it is a fucking doozy.
Harvard graduation takes place today and tomorrow and already-a disaster! A swiney, fluey disaster! Reports a Harvardian!
At a recent Harvard career day, the recruiters from newspaper companies told students to consider another industry and then threw students' application materials in the trash. Meanwhile, the CIA held five recruiting events at Harvard in 2008.
Our favorite graduating Harvard senior (yes, we have such things!), Sam Jacobs, describes his non-entry into the working world after four years of working on The Crimson: "I was two days away from handing in my thesis, and the screen of my phone lit up. Just as I planned, and what good timing. A 212 area code. Even though the past year has bruised New York City, the number rang with promise. A person in a New York office building was calling me. The digits ended in a round number. Probably a very big office building. An important person who worked in a big Manhattan office building wanted to talk. [...]
New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner is now on Twitter. Barely. So is his brother Joshua, whose only usage so far has been to note that he has launched Unithrive.com. "Think this could be a game changer," he says of his new website. It offers no-interest loans of up to $2000 from alumni to current U.S. and Canadian citizen Harvard students-a school which both brothers attended and to which Joshua will return for his MBA after a summer at Goldman Sachs. Harvard, of course, is a need-blind admissions school-around 2/3rds of students receive financial aid. The class of 2008-Joshua's class!-graduated with a median debt of just [...]
The Heather On The Hill: "There is a significant subset of Harvard alums who labor under the misapprehension that Cambridge is some sort of Brigadoon that comes to life only when they return for reunions, so to stand in the middle of a street to make plans to meet friends later is no imposition on the townies, who have been in suspended animation since your departure."