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September-October 2011


The Constancy of Change

Snapshots of Harvard’s past quarter-century
, with illustrations by Mark Steele

by John S. Rosenberg

Birthday Greetings

Introduction to an anniversary

by John S. Rosenberg

Professorial Permutations

Harvard’s evolving faculties

by Jonathan Shaw

The Twenty-First-Century Student

Harvard students and their lives: 1986 versus today

by Elizabeth Gudrais

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Athletic accomplishments, highlighted

Study Card

A sampling of current undergraduate courses

Schooled in Life

Alumni on undergraduate education, then and now

by Nell Porter Brown

Beauty, Bounty, Brio, Buoyancy

Seamus Heaney introduces an anniversary album.

Building—and Buying—a Campus

The recent boom—and the future in Allston

by Jonathan Shaw

The Progress of the Disciplines

Leading professors on the future of their fields

Harvard at 400

Visions of the University in 2036

by Craig Lambert

The Perils of Prediction

Peering into the future—in print

by John S. Rosenberg

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

From Human Nature to Human Resources

By reading Darwin, a business school professor has found a unifying way to think about human motivation.

The Veil’s Revival

Veils have seen a resurgence among young Muslim women worldwide. Is this a step backward, or a marker of progressive politics?

High-Tech Art Sleuthing

Conservators are using laser-assisted pigment analysis to identify and authenticate the work of modern artists.

John Harvard's Journal University news

New Settings for Fine Art

As a redesigned museum rises, curators choose works for display and plan to increase faculty involvement in the process.

The View from Mass. Hall

A president in her fifth year surveys the University on the eve of its 375th.

Rethinking Allston

The University has issued a new set of recommendations for its landholdings there.

Sally Donahue

Meet the ardent rower—and College financial-aid officer.

And Then There Were 10

The Harvard Corporation’s three new members

Yesterday's News

Headlines from Harvard's history


Marc Hauser resigns, Kennedy School celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary, new organ for Memorial Church, Fay House renovations, and other Harvard news

Aulus and Me

Reading at the College, and in ancient Rome

New Fellows

Introducing the 2011-2012 Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows

How to Wreak Havoc

Defensive tackle Josue Ortiz explains his art.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Cornucopias in Paint

David Fichter paints outdoor murals that teem with life.

Vocals, Guitar, and Stethoscope

Singer-songwriter Suzie Brown, a cardiologist by training, has just released her first CD.

Financial Reform: The Doggerel

An ode to transparency

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections.

Oasis in Limestone and Brick

A much admired community center in Brooklyn, designed by George Ranalli.

The “Steel Factory”

Ezra Vogel’s monumental biography of Deng Xiaopeng, the doctrinaire pragmatist who modernized China.

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

“One Less Investment Banker”

Chung To quit Wall Street to sponsor schooling for 
China’s "blood orphans."

“Harvard Is Where You Are”

New HAA president Ellen Reeves promotes personal connections.

The SIGnboard

Fall events hosted by Shared Interest Groups

The Classes

Harvard alumni may sign in to view class notes and obituaries.