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September-October 2014

Letters

A letter from the editor: the Harvard-Stanford competition grows more intense.

Social science, diversity, harpsichords, divestment, hemlocks, and more

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

"Ten Thousand Men of Harvard”—the logo, and John Harvard’s shoes

Treasure

A new way to see World War I

In this Issue

“Community-building magic” through public, personal reflections

Brief life of America’s epic historian: 1823-1893

A plan for controlling greenhouse gases while enhancing economic growth

Letters

A letter from the editor: the Harvard-Stanford competition grows more intense.

Social science, diversity, harpsichords, divestment, hemlocks, and more

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

Berkman Fellow Judith Donath says they can.

Ryan Enos probes how people react to those of a different race

A new theory posits that as the brain grew, some regions were freed from necessary tasks

Harvard Squared

The last home and private garden of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of modern landscape architecture

Boston’s chamber orchestra A Far Cry merges genres at the Gardner Museum.

Fall travel to New England’s seacoast offers art, history, biking, and great restaurants

The ART launches a sumptuous world premiere of Finding Neverland

Boston’s Asta is a tasty adventure

John Harvard's Journal

Memorial Church’s cracked bell is replaced.

House Renewal reaches a whole new scale.

Harvard Management Company’s president steps down, as the endowment faces new challenges.

Tanya Smith is a biological anthropologist who uses scientific methods to study human and primate teeth.

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Professors’ contentments—and concerns about diversity and demands on their time for academic advances

A digital “rebirth” for the series of Greek and Roman classics

Harvard Library helps preserve Tibet’s literary heritage.

The Scholars Strategy Network aims to integrate scholarship into public policy.

Math and science honorands, and a new development dean

Honorand Seymour Slive’s passing, Presidents Faust and Summers together, sexual-assault reforms, and more

Harvard evaluates “blended” courses that draw on MOOC material.

On second-guessing and seeking one’s passion

The new Ledecky Fellows

Norman Hayes explains how he plays defense for the Harvard football team as a cornerback and nickel back.

Football scribe John T. Bethell hangs up his cleats after 43 seasons; Dick Friedman goes on duty.

Montage

Musicals by Benjamin and O’Keefe excite Broadway.

In Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz examine the current Supreme Court.

Novelist and outdoorsman John Casey’s two new books look at teaching writing and his athletic exploits.

Bill Haney makes documentary films that probe social issues.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

From personal catastrophe to enforced poverty

Alumni

A Harvard alumna starts her own project aimed at global gender justice.

New Harvard Alumni Association president emphasizes access to education

At Harvard, learning never has to end

Tara Altebrando ’92 is the coauthor of a timely book.

Harvard alumni are awarded for volunteer service to the College admissions office.

The Harvard Alumni Association Awards honor six leaders

Harvard seniors honored for improving House life

Shared Interest Group events during the fall semester

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

The College Pump

"Ten Thousand Men of Harvard”—the logo, and John Harvard’s shoes

Treasure

A new way to see World War I