Student Interviews and Activities

Haley Curtin

Building a Life of Service

May 7, 2018
After studying religion at Harvard, new grad Haley Curtin plans to "effect bigger change" in the world outside of Cambridge.
Benjamin Grimm, Harvard Gazette Photo

Dancer Moves from Stage to the Study of Religion

May 4, 2018

During shopping week, Benjamin Grimm ducked into Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies Diana Eck’s “Religion in India: Texts and Traditions in a Complex Society,” his sixth class of the morning. “I fell in love with it,” he says, laughing. “I was so over my head. I was little white boy from Nowheresville, New York, trying to remember all these names. We read ‘The Mahabharata,’ which has all these crazy lineages. I spent hours in Lamont making diagrams.”


What Can We Learn From Art That Doesn’t Shy Away From the Past?

April 27, 2018

Anaïs Garvanian is a first-year MTS student at HDS focusing on the history of Christianity. She works as a gallery attendant at Harvard’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art. In the essay below, she writes about her interpretation of the current exhibition ReSignifications, which deals with issues of race, migration, identity, and the use of art as a vehicle for starting difficult conversations.... Read more about What Can We Learn From Art That Doesn’t Shy Away From the Past?

Dan Cnossen

Heart of Mettle Seeks More Than Medals

April 12, 2018

This time it wasn’t about the medals. For Daniel Cnossen, it was about recapturing what drove his passion for the Navy SEALs: discipline, intensity, training, focus, commitment, and teamwork. And it was about adding another challenge to the adventure he’s lived since losing both his legs above the knee to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.... Read more about Heart of Mettle Seeks More Than Medals