Meet Harvard Squared

Beginning with this issue, New England readers will see a renamed, redesigned, and—most important—reconceived special section in their copies of Harvard Magazine. Harvard2 (“Harvard Squared”) replaces the previous regional section, which has included a campus-events calendar, features on aspects of New England life, and a review of a local restaurant. (In both incarnations, the contents serve those who live in or visit the area often; those farther flung around the globe can access the regional coverage readily online.)

Harvard2 intends to offer much of the previous content—and more. We will look beyond the University to include other arts and cultural events in the calendar listings, and feature the cultural, historic, and natural amenities that have increasingly attracted residents and visitors—for good reason. Harvard faculty and staff members, students, and magazine colleagues will share their favorite ideas—as will local alumni. And we will broaden our coverage of dining options to encompass the people, places, and products that contribute to the region’s culinary scene.

Harvard2 will also have a new and more useful home at harvardmagazine.com and through our mobile app, to facilitate your use of the region’s resouces. We’re fortunate to work and live in this rich and engaging environment, and look forward to making it more accessible to you. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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With this issue, we extend our profound thanks to Katherine Xue ’13, a former Ledecky Undergraduate Fellow at the magazine and, this past year, a full-time colleague. She has contributed important feature articles on the sciences (with others still in the pipeline), and a great variety of vivid news reports online and in John Harvard’s Journal. Katherine leaves, as planned, for the genome-sciences doctoral program at the University of Washington. She goes with our warm best wishes—and our hope that she will continue to combine her interests and skills, in writing and in science, in the years ahead.

We also welcome our first Daniel Steiner Undergraduate Editorial Fellow, Francesca Annicchiarico ’16, a Dunster House resident and social studies concentrator from Portogruaro, Italy. She began reporting in mid May, as the spring semester ended, and will serve readers into mid summer. We’re lucky to have her.

~John S. Rosenberg, Editor 

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