Crimson staff writer

Tess C. Kelley

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Working with the End in Sight

Harvard's non-tenure-track faculty must balance their teaching, research, and personal obligations for lower pay, fewer benefits, and less respect than their tenure-track colleagues — all the while knowing that regardless of these efforts, they’ll be forced to leave the University in a few short years.


Advice to Josh: What is Love?

February is scary for a lot of reasons: three of Taylor Swift’s exes have their birthdays this month, The Boy Scouts of America was founded back in February 1910, and Valentine’s Day exists. Between wondering why hearts don’t look like anatomical hearts and how the Datamatch algorithm works, this amorous holiday can be a confusing time for many people, but for no one more so than our cherished, forever-freshman Josh. He needs FM’s help to get to the root of what this holiday is all about. We’ve asked some of our writers to help Josh answer the age-old question: What is love?


Our Neighbor Totoro

I’ve rewatched the movie countless times over the past decade. If I had a comfort food, it would be this film. But that’s not to say I find it completely comforting. The older I grow, the less I feel like My Neighbor Totoro is a kids’ movie. Its mesmerizing surrealism can no longer hide the profound sadness of two girls missing their mother as they struggle to grow up.


Taking Vaccination from Needle to Chip

With a one-year grant from the federal government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the Wyss Institute has become one of three participants in the ImmuneChip+ Program.


Decoding Cannabis

Gruber noticed that patients with the disorder would report using cannabis to combat feelings of depression. “I thought, ‘That’s really interesting — I’ve never heard that before,’” she recalls. She secured a grant in 2008 to study the effects of cannabis on people with bipolar disorder.


A Novel Kitchen for Novel Times

“Novel” describes The Novel Kitchen in multiple ways: its location, its menu, and especially its birth amid a pandemic. The no-cook eatery — it will only serve prepared, rather than cooked, food — is set to open this month in the Brookline Booksmith.


Taking the Gavel Online

This year, Harvard Model UN and Harvard Model Congress conferences have gone virtual. The gavel will be replaced by the mute button, and all messages to the cute Lithuania delegate will be sent via Zoom DM.