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In the early 1960s, the Harvard Psilocybin Project made national headlines for its unethical research methods and controversial leader, psychologist Timothy F. Leary. Now, sixty years after Leary's departure, Harvard is again part of the conversation around the future of psychedelics. From research in the lab to conversations among the student body, psychedelics are making a tentative yet undeniable renaissance on campus — a renaissance conscious of Harvard’s checkered history with the substances, yet working to move beyond it.
Amidst a combination of record-high student enrollment and labor shortages caused by the pandemic, HUDS employees claim that the University’s hiring practices and unsympathetic culture have mentally and physically worn them down.
From ballet to frankenbikes, this year's senior class features a multitude of colorful personalities and change-makers. Fifteen Minutes Magazine caught up with 15 (more or less) particularly interesting seniors to hear what they've been up to in and outside the Harvard bubble. Get to know them before they're gone.