The Harvard Voice

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The Harvard Voice
First issueApril 2008
Based inCambridge, Massachusetts
WebsiteThe Harvard Voice

The Harvard Voice is a monthly magazine (formerly weekly paper) concerned with the life, culture, ideas and style of Harvard University. An official student publication at Harvard,[1] The Voice was started by Steven Duque[2] and Miran Pavić[3] in April 2008. reported that with its creation, "campus journalism goes 2.0."[4] Other local websites covered the launch as well.[5]

Faculty sponsors and writers[edit]

The Voice's academic sponsors included Professor James Engell, the head of Harvard's English Department, and Professor Jason Kaufman, the noted sociologist. One-time contributors who have since not written for the Voice include Professor Kaufman, Senior Lecturer Tim McCarthy, and Adam Goldenberg, who was named one of the top 100 college writers in the U.S. in 2008.[6]


The Voice has done partnerships with a number of local businesses such as the Boloco chain of restaurants, the Harvard Coop, the Tannery, the election website, and B-good, the Boston fast-food chain.

Criticism and controversy[edit]

In a November 2008 op-ed, Harvard Crimson writer Garrett Nelson denounced the Voice as "a résumé-filler wrapped in a vanity publication", adding that it suffers from " a superficial showmanship and a prevailing laziness," and making the case it's only around due to its vast "access to money."[7]

In September 2009, the magazine was accused of stalking actress Emma Watson[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17] , who currently attends Brown University, during a football match[9] but in an interview with The Harvard Crimson, Voice editor-in-chief called these accusations a "fabrication."[18] The magazine has since undergone structural changes to ensure the highest satisfaction among readers.

Notable articles[edit]

In the inaugural issue, Professor Kaufman offered a sharp critique of Harvard's curriculum and tenure policy, claiming the "students are not getting the classes they want, and need."[19]


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "steven richard duque's thoughts on media, technology, culture & life – Living in the Future". Stevenduque. August 3, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Miran, on September 21, 2009 (September 21, 2009). "A Bit About Me". Johnny The Rocket. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
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  5. ^ "college journalism in Boston: The Harvard Voice launches". Bean Town University. April 26, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  6. ^ [2] Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Garrett G.D. Nelson (November 5, 2008). "Vox Barbara; Opinion". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  8. ^ "Harry Potter star and Brown University freshman Emma Watson stalked by Harvard University students |". The Daily Telegraph. Australia. October 1, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Harvard Voice Magazine starts campaign to harass Emma Watson at Harvard Brown football game". New York Post. October 1, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  10. ^ "Harvard Magazine Apologizes To Emma Watson After Football Game Incident | Access Hollywood – Celebrity News, Photos & Videos". Access Hollywood. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  11. ^ "Emma Watson stalked by Harvard students during football game against Brown University". Daily News. New York. October 4, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  12. ^ "Emma Watson 'Shaken' By Harvard Harassment". October 1, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  13. ^ "Emma Watson Harassed by Harvard Kids | Extra". October 1, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  14. ^ Dragovic, Ana (October 1, 2009). "Harvard Voice Targets Emma Watson: Sound Off: Connect". Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  15. ^ : Michael K. "Leave Hermione Alone!!!!!". Dlisted. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  16. ^ "Harvard geeks stalk 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson. Grow up, guys. – Pop2it – Zap2it". Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  17. ^ Park, Michael Y. (October 1, 2009). "Emma Watson Stalked While Visiting Harvard – Emma Watson". People. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  18. ^ [3] Archived October 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "". Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.

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