Category Archives: harvard

Harvard’s reaction to “The Social Network”

You could read the Harvard Crimson’s 5 star review of The Social Network to see what the journalistic mouthpiece of Harvard has to say about director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s new movie about facebook (and so much more), … Continue reading

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On location

I’ve mentioned before that Harvard has not allowed any movie to film on campus since “Legally Blonde.” However, that doesn’t stop movies from being filmed elsewhere in Cambridge. I love movies, and I love movies that are shot in places … Continue reading

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Harvard Sailing Team

It’s not really about Harvard, but they crack me up. See more here. Not their best, but at least it’s somewhat Boston-themed.  This one is probably their best and at least most popular:

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If grad school was a video game…

… it would probably be a really lame RPG where professors give you tasks,  classmates challenge you to a battle of wits and you gain skill points for attending classes. However, there are some extremely sleep deprived days where everything … Continue reading

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The Cult of Grad School

This semester I’m taking a fascinating History of Science course titled “The History of Brainwashing and Mind Control,” with Prof. Rebecca Lemov. Though it’s not particularly in my area of study, we’ve been discussing Soviet brainwashing (Stalin’s show trials, anyone?) … Continue reading

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A witch, a warlord, a writer

It’s not that there weren’t important people roaming around the University of Minnesota, but I had a 5-day stretch here full of brushes with celebrity. Sure, during my undergrad I took a course with former VP Mondale, where people like … Continue reading

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Campus Couture

Apparently, when “Legally Blonde” was filmed on the Harvard campus (the last movie to be shot here), the production team wanted to use real Harvard students as the extras for the film. Unfortunately, the students weren’t “preppy” enough in appearance, … Continue reading

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