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Letters on patience and learning, Edward Everett, House life

The New Order

Harvard Magazine's new layout explained

Where Is Harvard?

A letter from President Faust

In Your Service

Recognizing two outstanding contributors to the magazine's contents during 2013

January-February 2014


Disrupted Lives

Sociologist Matthew Desmond studies eviction and the lives of America’s poor.

by Elizabeth Gudrais

Extracting the Woodchuck

Robert Frost’s “doubleness,” revealed in his letters—and poems.

by Adam Kirsch

The Way of The Blockbuster

In entertainment, big bets on likely winners rule.

by Craig Lambert

Vita: Ann Petry

Brief life of a celebrity-averse novelist: 1908-1997

by Farah Jasmine G...

Popular Science

In the Internet era, research moves from professionals’ labs to amateurs’ homes.

by Katherine Xue

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

A Poet’s March of Ages

Two Harvard classics professors create the first Virgil Encyclopedia in English.

The Fix in Fossil Fuels

Joseph Aldy examines the true costs of fossil fuel subsidies.

Wearable Robots

Harvard engineers build soft exosuits to aid human movement.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Sowing Seeds

From supporting farmers to probing policy, Harvard people help Myanmar remake its future.

The Entrepreneurs of Ideas

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, and Radcliffe Institute detail campaign goals

Harvard Portrait: John Asher Johnson

An exoplanet hunter joins the faculty

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Fiscal Portrait

A larger deficit and continuing Harvard financial challenges—amid fundraising and rising expenses


The Harvard Corporation changes, Rhodes Scholars, new University Professor, Nobelists, and more

The Undergraduate: Goodbye, L.A.

Why one undergraduate transferred to Harvard

Over the Moon

Seven straight wins against Yale, and a shared Ivy title

To Russia, with Gloves

Katey Stone coaches the Olympics-bound U.S. icewomen.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

The Sorcery of Seedpods

Little packages of DNA that explode with beauty

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Sestinas from the Clinic

Rafael Campo, M.D., straddles medicine and metonymy.

Annals of Anxiety

Scott Stossel ’91 probes anxiety in a personal, revealing, and funny book about a serious subject.

The Lit City

Sunlight and shadow star in Derek Reist’s urban landscapes.

Made in the U.S.A.

A literary critic on the Great American Novel

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Dudley’s Square Deal

Boston Community Capital's DeWitt Jones promotes affordable housing, energy efficiency, and a mortgage buyback program in low-income communities.

Striving for “A Real Mix of People”

Boston's Dudley Square is a focus of nonprofit community development often led by David Price, executive director of Nuestra Comunidad

Aloian Award Winners

Harvard students who help enhance the quality of life in the dorms win Aloian Awards

Picture-book Publisher

Claudia Bedrick ’85 of Enchanted Lion Books offers an international array of stories to young children.

The SIGnboard: SIG Snapshot

The Harvard Architectural and Urban Society_Alumni Shared Interest Group

Caring for Children in Chennai

An ’09 couple, Michael and Allie Schachter, help child victims of human trafficking in India.

The Classes

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