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Letters on compromise, constitutional revision, voting fraud, American democracy, and students and cigarettes

Letters (expanded)

Additional September-October issue letters to the editor

September-October 2012


Architecture in Concert

William Rawn’s designs begin not with the eye, but the ear.

by Craig Lambert

Can America Compete?

A discussion with Harvard Business School faculty members

Reinventing the Classroom

Anatomy of a new course—and a new approach to teaching it

by Harry R. Lewis

Vita: Warren Brookes

Brief life of a “pneumatic” journalist: 1929-1991

by Charles G. Kels

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Two Steps to Free Will

Robert O. Doyle proposes a two-stage, “Jamesian,” model of free will.

Curbing Clots

Rutin, a substance found in apples, could help prevent heart attacks and stroke.

Cancer-fighting Robots

Shawn Douglas of the Wyss Institute is developing drug-delivering machines that target designated cells.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Work Zone

Summer construction—on the Fogg Art Museum, the Business School’s Tata Hall, Old Quincy, and more—renews the campus.

Allston’s New Agenda

Harvard will build housing and resume construction of a science building, submitting a new Institutional Master Plan by October.

The China Trade

An exhibition from Harvard Business School's historical library collections documents the first wave of U.S. trade with imperial China.

Harvard Portrait: David Jones

David Jones, Ackerman professor of the culture of medicine, works in both history and medicine.


Harvard's largest solar installation, edX develops, Drew Faust’s research becomes a TV program, the Gilgamesh sculpture, and more

Designating Dunster

Dunster House will get the first makeover as part of a project to renovate Harvard's Houses. Students will take up temporary residence at the Inn at Harvard.

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard history

Summer Reflections

The Undergraduate proctors high-schoolers and looks back on her own high-school days—and her discovery of American liberal-arts education.

New Fellows

Cherone Duggan ’14 and Kathryn Reed ’13 are the magazine’s new Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows.

It’s Up—It’s Good!

Placekicker David Mothander explains how to split the uprights.

Placekicking: A Brief History

For many decades, placekickers weren’t specialists

Head Baseball Coach Joe Walsh Dies Suddenly

He coached for the past 17 seasons and won five Ivy League championships.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

The Art of Paper

Laurie Krasny Brown crafts colorful works from an “accessible, flexible, beautiful” material.

Over and Done

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot on life's liberating exits

Fiction in Counterpoint

A novel, Sound, notated like a musical score

Off the Shelf

Interoperability, rebuilding New Orleans, the Brothers Grimm, and other books with Harvard connections

Three for the Mode

For his new CD, Wisteria, jazz pianist Steve Kuhn proves good things come in trios.

America the Politically Unequal

Andrea Louise Campbell reviews The Unheavenly Chorus, by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady.

Chapter and Verse

A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

First-Generation Challenges

A Shared Interest Group aims to support undergraduates whose parents didn't attend a four-year college.

“Fully Part of the Harvard Family”

A financial-aid initiative and other College programs help first- generation undergraduates feel at home.

Stay Connected

Meet Harvard Alumni Association president Carl Muller.

HAA Award Winners

Six alumni are recognized for outstanding service to the University.

Hiram Hunn Awards

The College’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid honors seven alumni.

Toward a Global Strategy for Harvard

A letter from President Drew Faust

Clock Enthusiast

David Bisno ’61 has spearheaded the creation of a mini-museum of horology in the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

Practical Philanthropist

Bob Friedman ’71 looks for ladders to help people climb out of poverty.

“Vermont Strong”

Sue Minter ’83 is helping her state recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irene.

The SIGnboard

Shared Interest Group events in September and October

The Classes

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