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I believe Erin O’Donnell’s statement (“Twigs Bent Left or Right,” January-February, page 34)—that “people are...

March-April 2006

Features

The People's Epidemiologists

In the city of Boston—and everywhere else—wealth equals health. If you live in Beacon Hill’s Louisburg Square, which sits in the...

Rereading the Renaissance

The only thing most teachers and students of the humanities agree on, it often seems, is that these are troubled times for their field. For a...

Mary Ingraham Bunting

When a group of Radcliffe students in the early 1960s complained to Mary Ingraham Bunting about the Harvard English department’s...

Telltale Apparatus

At last, Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments has come up from its hiding place....

by Christopher Reed

The Marketplace of Perceptions

Like all revolutions in thought, this one began with anomalies, strange facts, odd observations that the prevailing wisdom could not explain...

by Craig Lambert

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Sex and the Inner City

The sexual and romantic habits of urban black males have long been a subject of scrutiny. Forty years ago, the Moynihan Report—The Negro...

Downloading Deafness

Most of us by now have had problems communicating with an oblivious headphone user who ignores our impatient repetitions of “Excuse...

Waiting to Inhale

Extreme sports usually mean speed, danger, or spectacular stunts—things like snowboarding, skateboarding, rock climbing. They may reach...

John Harvard's Journal University news

Arts and Sciences Dean to Leave Office

Friday evening, January 27, was quiet, with the College dispersed for intercession. Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean William C. Kirby was...

Crimson Cranescape

This panorama, photographed from the Western Avenue Bridge over the Charles River, gives some sense of Harvard’s current, very extensive...

Capital Costs

The dimensions of Harvard’s current building boom—readily obvious to sidewalk superintendents along Memorial Drive at Western...

Fraught Finances

Amid an historic expansion, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) must now come to terms with the costs of its growth. An anticipated deficit...

Darren Higgins

Remember the couple of hot dogs in your fridge that you appear to think are immortal? As the dogs lurk there for week after week, precooked and...

University Professors

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Stephanie Mitchell/ Harvard News Office President Lawrence H. Summers appointed two utterly different...

Corporation Credentials

The newest member of Harvard’s senior governing board, Patricia A. King, J.D. ’69 (see “Brevia,” January-February, page...

Art Museums Launch Renaissance

The rebirthing of the Harvard University Art Museums is announced. After months of strategic planning, and a wide-ranging search for real...

Yesterday's News

1931 The Harvard Placement Service appeals for help as it tries to find work for graduating seniors and older alumni who have lost their jobs...

John Simon

John Simon Peter North Critic John Simon ’46, Ph.D. ’59, celebrated for his acerbic reviews in New York...

HIID Denouement

The federal lawsuit concerning the conduct of the Harvard Institute for International Development’s advisory work on the privatization of...

A Saudi Prince's Controversial Gift

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul-aziz Alsaud, reportedly the richest member of the Saudi royal family and head of the investment firm Kingdom...

Curricular Commitments

Departing Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Dean William C. Kirby has attempted to set the clock ticking for completing a revision of the...

Money-Manager Compensation

Compensation data for the most highly paid Harvard Management Company (HMC) investment personnel—subject to some sharp criticism in recent...

Sharing the Wealth

Distributions from the endowment now make up the largest source of Harvard’s operating revenues: $855 million, or 31 percent of University...

Brevia

Cash Conservation Crimson Style The Harvard Financial Aid Initiative aims both to attract applicants and to enroll more students from modest...

Campaigning, College-Style

The Undergraduate Council (UC) unveiled 24-hour Lamont Library access and fatter grants for student groups early in the fall, but soon...

Speeding in the Lanes

Last February, the powerhouse Harvard women’s swimming and diving squad rolled into Princeton for the three-day Ivy championship meet...

Winter Sports

Basketball The women’s team (7-11, 3-2 Ivy) had a bumpy start against non-Ivy opponents, but took out Yale, Columbia, and Cornell, all by...

Harvard in the Olympics

Rarely will you hear a former Olympic and National Hockey League player use the word “fungible” twice within a few minutes, but C.J...

Fashion Forward

Drawings by Lewis Albert The spotlights are on and the music is pounding. I am sitting close to the edge of a stage in the darkened Bright...

Three for the Road

Thanks to Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, three current Harvard students will do their research in England next year. Senior Jay A.H. Butler...

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Nothing to Fear

Few people devote their lives to creatures that have frightened and killed humans throughout history. Herpetologist Kate Jackson, Ph.D...

Charting the Universe

Christopher Columbus can claim the world is round all he wants, but it doesn’t matter—the universe is flat. Paul L. Richards...

Growing through OCD

“I am glad I have OCD,” writes Charles M. Barber ’85 in his memoir, Songs from the Black Chair. Barber, who spent a decade as...

Ballots, Please

This spring, alumni vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and for elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board. Ballots...

HAA Clubs Committee Awards

The HAA Clubs Committee presents two annual awards for contributions to Harvard clubs. Recipients of the 2005 Outstanding Club Contribution...

Comings and Goings

University clubs offer a variety of stimulating gatherings. Here is a list of Harvard-affiliated speakers appearing at local clubs this winter...

Return to Harvard Day

On April 19, alumni of all College classes, their spouses, and high school-aged-offspring have an opportunity to visit the College, attend...

Women and War

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study offers April events in Washington, D.C., and New York City that high-light women’s roles in...

Alumni Colleges

The HAA offers Cambridge forums on South Asia and diplomacy this spring. “South Asia: A Changing World,” on April 22, is cosponsored...

Young Bernstein in Boston

The leaders of a spring seminar and fall exhibit and conference on Leonard Bernstein ’39 seek firsthand information about the musician in...

Harvard in India

The Harvard Alumni Association’s Global Series conference “The Power of the Idea: An Academic Symposium Exploring Outreach in South...