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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.”