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Letters on online gender equity, e-mail investigations, Dean John Monro, and more

Bench Strength

A letter from the editor

July-August 2013


Anatomy of the Euro Crisis

The political economy of a continent at cross-purposes

by Peter A. Hall

Vita: Albert Bigelow

Brief life of an ardent pacifist: 1906-1993

by Steven Slosberg

The Art of Subtraction

No one has carved wood like David Esterly since... well, about 1700.

by Craig Lambert

Buffering the Sun

David Keith and the question of climate engineering

by Erin O'Donnell

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Mapping the Way to a Brain Survey

A project to map the brain is "the biggest challenge of the century."

The Social Life of Memory

The part of the brain that stores memories also actively predicts the future behavior of others.

Social Impact Bonds

Creative partnerships between government, non-profits, and investors may lead to more effective social services spending.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Lows and Highs

Moments of reflection in a year when Harvard swung between low points and high.

Honoris Causa

The University confers honorary degrees on six men and three women.

They Said...

Commencement addresses varied in tone and texture while serious rhetoric prevailed

Commencement Confetti

Commencement moments and people—pleasing, surprising, and funny

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Picturesque Plaza

Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Caspersen Clinical center is a beautiful gathering space.

Bill Jaeger

He has led unionizing efforts full time since 1986.

Talking About Teaching

Highlights from the second University-wide Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching conference

Online Overdrive

A snapshot of new alliances in online education

Governance at Issue

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences considers “consultation, communication, and governance.”

E-mail Update

President Faust responds to concerns about the University’s e-mail policies.

Systematic Drug Discovery

The new Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science seeks a better basis for drug development.

“The Girls of HBS”

A Baker Library | Bloomberg Center exhibit helps commemorate women’s history at the school.

University People

Honors and appointments for faculty members

Harvard: The Mix Tape

The Undergraduate contemplates cassettes and semesters.


Harvard news: the Marathon bombing, earnings update, galvanizing gifts, primate-center closure, and more

Long Innings

The Crimson Cricket Club, bowling and batting

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Literary Gardening

A Berkshire yard that recalls poetry, fiction, and drama

Harvard Square, the Novel

A café-goers' view of Cambridge, a generation ago

On Reading Well

An excerpt from Reuben Brower’s The Fields of Light: An Experiment in Critical Reading

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

How to Not Be Clueless

Navigating the smartphone world

The Screenwriter’s Toolbox

Danny Rubin teaches the “impossible” craft.

Jewish Jokes, Theoretically

Does in-group humor displace political action?

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Fish by Fish

Oceana aims to restore the oceans’ health.

Time Flying

Attending their fiftieth reunion, the "Thundering Herd" reads predictions made in 1988.

Harvard Medalists

Three people received the HAA’s 2013 Harvard Medal

Centennial Medalists

The 2013 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Medalists

Oldest Graduates

The senior members of Harvard and Radcliffe on Commencement day

Voting Results

New members of the Board of Overseers and new elected directors of the HAA

Cambridge Scholars

Four seniors have won scholarships to study at Cambridge University during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Campaign Warm-Up

The Class of 1988 raised an all-time-record Harvard-reunion gift of $115 million.

The SIGnboard

Shared Interest Group events in July and August

The Classes

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