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Letters on loving L.A., Robert Frost, Keystone XL, and more

Counting Costs

A letter from the editor

See, Compare, Reason, Decide

A letter from President Faust

March-April 2014


Why “Big Data” Is a Big Deal

Information science promises to change the world.

by Jonathan Shaw

Vita: Henry A. Murray

Brief life of a personality psychologist: 1893-1988

by Marshall J. Getz

Advancing Leadership

“Third-stage” learners using a novel Harvard curriculum engage social challenges.

by John S. Rosenberg

Nuclear Weapons or Democracy

“Out of ratio” weapons are essentially ungovernable.

by Craig Lambert

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Sex Science and Gender Culture

Sarah Richardson presents a history of the sex chromosomes in science and culture.

Fusing Faculties of Mind

Brain-to-brain interface lets a human control a rat's tail.

The Price of Healthy Eating

With changed policies and food supply systems, healthy foods would cost less.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Hub of the (Undergraduate) Universe

Renovating the Inn at Harvard for student swing space as College House renewal scales up

The Long Game in Allston

An update on Harvard’s expanding campus

Harvard Portrait: Huntington Lambert

The “handyman” dean who runs continuing education and University extension

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine


Dunster House redesign, the University’s benefits costs, primate-care penalties, spatiotemporal thinking, and more

The College’s New Dean

Rakesh Khurana, a scholar of leadership development and psychology, becomes Harvard College dean.

The Undergraduate: Baby Talk

The Undergraduate ponders a phenomenon both alien and familiar.

Thicker than Water

Chris, Tim, and Sean Satterthwaite all compete in Ivy League swimming meets.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Styled Blue Yonder

Jessica Ambats '95 makes amazing photographs of airplanes from the air.

Midlife Leading Man

Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris ’85, a prime-time stalwart

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Design in Layers

Paper artist Robert Pillsbury ’61 makes his work from stacked cut sheets of paper.

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

“A Fighting Faith”

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.'s "fighting faith" in liberalism, revealed in his letters

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Shades of Justice

A profile of Avis Buchanan, director of the D.C. Public Defender Service

Reardon to Retire

The HAA’s executive director will step down on June 30.

Alumni Learning, Online

HarvardX for Alumni to be launched in March

Overseer and HAA Director Candidates

Election ballots will be mailed on April 1.

HAA Clubs and SIGs Awards

The 2013 honorees

Guidelines for Commencement Day

An update from the Commencement Office

Citizen Soldier

A profile of former Marine Seth Moulton ’01, M.B.A.-M.P.P. ’11

The SIGnboard: SIG Snapshot

The Harvard Alumni for Agriculture Shared Interest Group

The Classes

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