Editor’s Letter: May-June 2011

A message from editor John S. Rosenberg

Dear Reader,

As we move into spring and toward the 360th Commencement, Harvard Magazine’s May-June issue takes in everything from the mass media to understanding health through metabolism.

The future of the media emerges in a revealing profile of Andrew Sullivan, M.P.A. ’86, Ph.D. ’90—fiscal conservative, social liberal, and blogger extraordinaire.

Managing editor Jonathan Shaw plumbs the emerging science of metabolomics—even more promising than studies of the genome in providing keys to understand human health and the risks of disease.

Studying whales, biologist Joe Roman ’85, Ph.D. ’03, explains his research and explores our understanding and protection of endangered species.

And—queue the balloons and confetti—our Commencement and Reunion Guide gets you ready to celebrate a merry end of May on campus.


John S. Rosenberg

You might also like

John Manning Appointed Interim Provost

Harvard Law School dean moves to central administration

Facebook’s Failures

Author and tech journalist Jeff Horwitz speaks at Harvard.

Kevin Young Named 2024 Harvard Arts Medalist

Museum director and poet to be honored April 24

Most popular

Convocation 2017: What Should an Education Be at Such a Moment?

Speakers reflect on the goals of a liberal arts university. 

Nicco Mele

The director of the Shorenstein Center on how the Internet came to mean so much to him. 

Found in Translation

Maureen Freely ’74, longtime translator of Orhan Pamuk, shares the nuances of bringing a text from one language to another.

More to explore

Photograph of Winthrop Bell 1910

Winthrop Bell

Brief life of a philosopher and spy: 1884-1965

Illustration of people talking to each other with colorful thought bubbles above their heads

Talking about Talking

Fostering healthy disagreement

Vacationing with a Purpose

New England “summer camps” for adults