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McKenna E. McKrell

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To Harvard’s Leading Women

Some of the women I spoke to from the Class of 1973 highlighted how their trajectory at the College was immensely shaped not only by women they called their friends and peers, but often by those who advised and taught them. They were women of Harvard, too.

In Photos: The 58th Head of the Charles Regatta

Thousands of visitors and athletes arrived in Cambridge to participate in the largest two-day rowing regatta in the world. More than 11,000 athletes from around the world race in the competition.

Of Writers and Rowers

McKenna E. McKrell ’26, a Crimson Editorial editor, lives in Adams House. Her column, “Seven Sisters and the Old Boys’ Club” runs tri-weekly on Wednesdays.

Seven Sisters and the Old Boys’ Club

Though Radcliffe continues to do important work, perhaps it is time to revisit the role it can play in the undergraduate experience. Calling for its revitalization as a resource for undergraduates is only the beginning of my attempt to understand how women continue to carve out a place for themselves at this storied old boys’ club.

Don’t Be Afraid of Moving Far From Home

As the incoming class of 2027 continues to scour informational pages, make pro-con lists, and travel for admitted students days like Visitas in the lead up to acceptance deadlines, I want to offer assurance that distance from home is a factor worth embracing, not cowering away from.

You Are More Than What You’re Good At

Besides a number of health benefits, allowing passions that we may not have attained excellence in to hold importance in and remain an active part of our identities — like golf in my own life — is a powerful stance against a culture that is fixated on excellence. It is up to you to remember that you are more than your greatest talents and achievements: You are more than what you are good at.

Freshman Flu? We Can Do More than Joke About It.

Given the prevalence of the “freshman flu,” a more comprehensive orientation event and guide to handling sickness as a Harvard first-year seem a worthwhile project.