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THE POWER OF EXERCISE "The Deadliest Sin," by Jonathan Shaw (March-April, page 36), is the first article that I have seen to discuss...

May-June 2004

Features

Medicare Solutions and Problems

The addition of prescription-drug coverage to Medicare is the first substantial expansion of benefits since the program was enacted nearly 40...

Covering the Uninsured

In any given month last year, 43 million Americans—17 percent of people under age 65—lacked either private health insurance or public...

The Brahmin Rebel

Last year, the publication of his Collected Poems returned Robert Lowell '39 to the center stage of American poetry. From 1946, when he won the...

Harvard A to Z

(Excerpted from Harvard A to Z, by John T. Bethell, Richard M. Hunt, and Robert Shenton, published this May by Harvard University Press...

by John T. Bethell

Evelyn Baring, Lord Cromer

Thinking himself near death in 1905, Evelyn Baring, the first Lord Cromer, began a series of "Biographical Notes," written partly that...

The Way We Eat Now

Last year, Morgan Spurlock decided to eat all his meals at McDonald's for a month. For 30 straight days, everything he took in—breakfast...

by Craig Lambert

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Mercury on the Brain

The pregnant women did not worry about their food. They simply ate it: chunks of fresh whale meat and pounds of fish. They ate it because they...

Ideas Rain In

In 1675 Isaac Newton suffered a mental breakdown—some modern psychiatrists diagnose him as a manic-depressive—and he was still...

The End of Blackness?

"Blackness has been shrugged off by the force of events," says Debra Dickerson, J.D. '95. "Things are not perfect racially, but...

Magnetically Lifted Spirits

Near the end of the first act in Mozart's Così Fan Tutte, after the two handsome Albanians have collapsed from apparent arsenic...

John Harvard's Journal University news

Stem-cell Science

With an ambitious mandate to cure cellular diseases, Harvard has launched an important new scientific enterprise, the Harvard Stem Cell...

Louis Menand

Louis MenandPhotograph by Stu RosnerThough readers of the New Yorker might identify him as a gifted book critic and stylish essayist—his...

Class-conscious Financial Aid

Harvard has enhanced its undergraduate financial-aid program in an effort to make the College more attractive to lower-income students...

Arts' Rising Place

The practice of the arts is in the ascendant at Harvard. And even though there is not now enough space to contain this explosion of student...

The (New) Calendar Canon

The process has been served. It took a 40-page report, delivered on March 22, but the Harvard University Committee on Calendar Reform, by an...

Tying Knots

On a dumping ground along a dirt road in Santiago's Renca municipality, Harvard-affiliated planners work to create decent housing for 160...

Acquisitions and Holdings

The University’s extraordinary library system, among the world’s largest, grows apace. In fiscal year 2002, the collections grew by...

Yesterday's News

1924 The Bulletin's editors report themselves glad "to record that John Harvard has at last come into his own"—the University...

The Library’s Healers

Dorothea ("Thea") Burns is hunched over a table holding a scalpel. Ever so gently she teases off fragments of a thick, rigid...

Brevia

Treasurer-electJames F. Rothenberg '68, M.B.A. '70, has been elected Treasurer and a member of the Harvard Corporation, effective July 1. He...

Going Home Again

The final project for my fall semester writing course freshman year was an autobiographical narrative in the style of Faulkner's The Sound and...

The Senior Marshals

The senior marshals, looking ahead to Commencement 2004, are: (clockwise from top left) Liz Drummond of Quincy House and Winchester...

The Newest Rhodes

The newest Rhodes: Shazrene Mohamed '04, from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, is Harvard's seventh Rhodes Scholarship winner for 2004 (see "The Rhodes...

The Swinging Lingmans

In college tennis, there are no mixed doubles: athletes play only against their own sex. Still, the men's and women's teams root for each other...

Winter Champions

WrestlingJantzen (left) and Harkness in St. LouisCourtesy of Jesse JantzenAt the NCAA tournament in March, Jesse Jantzen '04 (left) became only...

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Harvard Calendar

SPECIAL. Arts First 2004 is slated for May 6 through 9 in and around Harvard Yard. The festival features 200 student performances of dance...

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Where the Girls Are

Ilana DeBare '80 has an odd confession to share. Until a few years ago, she'd never set foot in an all-girls school. In fact, she says, if her...

Sister Schools

Castilleja and Julia Morgan are only about 35 miles apart, but in many ways, the distance between the two California girls' schools seems much...

Harvard@Home: Arts On-line

Whether you're a regular at Arts First or you've yet to attend, you can experience the event's highlights on-line thanks to Harvard@Home. Arts...

Vote Now!

Alumni will choose five new Overseers and six new elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board in this year's election.To be...

Alumni College: Play Ball!

An upcoming Alumni College seminar will explore the financial side of America's favorite sport, followed by a field trip to Fenway Park for an...

HAA News

Share and Share Alike The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has taken a big step toward adding shared interest groups (SIGs) to the list of...

Commencement Week on the Web

For on-line information about Commencement and reunions, visit: Harvard University Commencement Office (www.commencementoffice.harvard.edu): The...

Chocolatier

Can the "food of the gods" help us live longer, healthier lives? Like red wine and green tea, the seeds of Theobroma cacao, which are...

Mediation via Movie

When Carlos Sandoval '74 first presented Farmingville, the 2004 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary he wrote and codirected, to...