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9-11-2001 The staff of Harvard Magazine shares the horror and grief caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11 against New York City and...

November-December 2001

Features

In the Eye of the Storm

Regularly the dismal news streams in from Japan. The "lost decade"--dating from the early 1990s, when the country's seemingly...

Christopher Gore

In this spot stood Gore Hall...Built in the year 1838...Named in honor of Christopher Gore...Fellow of the...

The Landscape Infections

Andew Spielman studies diseases carried by blood-sucking insects, and their adaptations to life with their human hosts.

by Jonathan Shaw

Ups and Downs with Harvard

Although we are all assembled at this gathering because we have been 25 years at Harvard, today I am privately celebrating 53 years of...

The "Five-foot Shelf" Reconsidered

"On or about December, 1910," Virginia Woolf wrote, "human character changed." Woolf was not referring to a specific event...

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Shards in the City

Urban archaeologists peel back the concrete skins of modern cities in search of the material remains of the past. The task challenges...

Brand-name Geniuses

The madding crowds of eighteenth-century England demanded fine china as fiercely as today's jittery crowds crave caffe lattes. For more than 200...

Demolish the Food Pyramid

In the wild, animals instinctively find and consume the foods best adapted to their bodies. Not so for humans. Agribusinesses, fast-food chains...

Liquid Computing

Imagine a computer, suspended in a flask of liquid, which assembles itself when the liquid is poured onto a desktop. Sound like science fiction?...

John Harvard's Journal University news

Installation: A Summers Day

Lawrence H. Summers, Ph.D. '82, matriculated formally as Harvard's twenty-seventh president on October 12. The occasion had many of the...

"The Adventure of Our Times"

Members of the University community, friends of Harvard from far and wide: we celebrate today a ritual generations old-er than our nation--a...

Talking about Terrorism

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., on September 11, Harvard took the steps one would...

James P. Sullivan

Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) radio dispatchers refer to officers by their badge numbers. Patrolman James P. Sullivan's badge is...

Ways and Means: Harvard's Wage Debate

In partial response to the "living-wage" sit-in at Massachusetts Hall last spring and demands for a $10.25 hourly minimum wage for the...

The Law of Gravity

What goes up indeed comes down. Following the breathtaking 32.2 percent return on investments for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2000, Harvard...

Radcliffe Recruits

A pair of senior faculty appointments unveiled shortly before the beginning of the academic year underscores the intellectual ambitions and new...

Housing after Randomization

In the annals of undergraduate housing, the graduation of the class of 2001 marked the end of an era. My freshman year, the seniors weren't...

A Divinity Activist

Father J. Bryan Hehir from the start was on loan to Harvard. When he came to teach at the Divinity School and be part of the Weatherhead Center...

Beyond the Transcript

Last year, Harvard's senior admissions officers urged applicants to the College-- and their parents--to relax a little, lest the rising...

The "Nicest Building in the Yard"

For almost three centuries, Massachusetts Hall has stood quietly at the entrance of Harvard Yard. It is perhaps more quintessentially Harvard...

Brevia

CONCEIVING CUBISM. The Fogg Art Museum has acquired Georges Braque's La Baie de l'Estaque (Bay of l'Estaque), painted in 1908. Created during...

Sleeping Smarter

Early freshman year, in order to experience all that college had to offer, I decided to cut sleep out of my life entirely. Having over-committed...

Drying Out "The Game"

Reacting swiftly to the alcohol-related problems at last November's edition of The Game (see "Unsavory Record," January-February, page...

The Take-on Artist

Whether or not her kick in the womb was especially strong, forward Joey Yenne '03 of the women's soccer team showed competitive fire very early...

Loaded for Bear

An impressive win at the outset of what will be a slightly truncated season gave grounds for optimism about the football team's Ivy League...

Fall Sports in Progress

Harvard Sports on the Web Visit the Crimson's official website, www.athletics.harvard.edu, for Harvard teams' schedules and results, stories...

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Harvard Calendar

MUSIC. Memorial Church hosts the annual Christmas Carol Services on December 9 at 5 p.m. and December 10 at 8 p.m. Call 617-495-8597 for...

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

A Leap into Books

For 17 years Paul Dry '66 commuted to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where he was a successful, if not terribly high-rolling, stock-options trader.

Nabob of the No-huddle

The National Football League (NFL) has had only one head coach with a Harvard degree, but he was an awfully good one. This year, Marv Levy, A.M...

Shootback Nairobi

Lana Wong '91, who arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, with her British husband in 1996, cannot forget the smell of her first walk through Mathare...

News from the HAA

Aloian Winners Established in 1988 to honor the late David Aloian '49, a former executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) and...

Harvard at Home

The University's on-line educational venture, Harvard at Home, now offers a dozen capsule versions of seminars, talks, and courses. Designed to...

Yesterday's News

1926 After closing the Memorial Hall commons because of students' "unsociable fashion of 'eating round' at cafeterias and lunch...