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Letters on same-sex marriage, cardiac care, engineering in Allston

Some Changes

A letter from the editor

Connections and Competition in Asia

A letter from President Faust

May-June 2013


Seeing Stars

The big science of building a giant telescope

by John S. Rosenberg

Black, White, and Many Shades of Gray

Randall Kennedy probes the “variousness” of charged racial issues.

by Craig Lambert

The Urban Jobs Crisis

Paths toward employment for low-income blacks and Latinos

by James M. Quane , William Julius ... , Jackelyn Hwang

Vita: John Usher Monro

Brief life of an uncommon educator: 1912-2002

by Toni-Lee Capossela

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

On the Trail of Human Diversity

Scientists probe the function of a human gene by observing its effects in a mouse.

Living Large in Tiny Apartments

With micro-units, three GSD alumni hope to revolutionize apartment living in New York City.

Mice Aren’t Men

Mice don't work as model organisms for human burns, blunt trauma and infection.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Harvard Makes Hoops History

The Crimson shocks New Mexico in NCAA tournament upset, loses in 2nd round.

E-mail Imbroglio

Fallout from cheating investigation widens as additional reviews of a resident dean’s accounts are reported to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

HarvardX at One

A first-year report on HarvardX and edX, the online-education partnership with MIT

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Harvard Portrait: Martin Puchner

The English professor has already written three books and edited the 6,000-page third edition of the Norton Anthology of World Literature.

Campaign Chatter

The University approaches a public fundraising drive

My Families

The Undergraduate, from Ireland, finds friendship in a local host family.


Harvard news: Oprah at Commencement, Cass R. Sunstein, College admissions and costs, union contract, quiz-show titles overturned, sustainable-investing vice president, and more

Up, Up, and Over!

Nico Weiler clears inhuman heights, and not by human instinct.

Aisha Price: Women’s Water Polo

Women’s water polo player Aisha Price is one of Harvard’s leading scorers.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Princess Not-So-Charming

A fairy tale for today’s world

Like Garlic or Burning Matches

A new book traces napalm's invention to Harvard—and its evolution from heroic discovery to pariah

Soul Beyond the Skin

Indelible Lalita’s saga of pigmentation and personhood

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

A Scientist in Full

The fruitful, flawed Louis Agassiz

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Leading Man

A Broadway actor on the “true spark of theater”

Vote Now

2013 candidates for Harvard University Overseers and HAA elected directors

The SIGnboard

Shared Interest Group events in May and June

The Classes

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