Meaningful Metrics

A letter from the editor

Cambridge 02138

Scarcity, energy options, David Ferry, home schooling, and more

So That Others May Follow...

A letter from President Faust

July-August 2015


Is Small Beautiful?

Online education looks beyond the MOOC.

by Stephanie Garlock

The Young T.S. Eliot

A rediscovery of the emerging poet

by Adam Kirsch

A Fiscal Faustian Bargain

An economic analyst of sports dissects the assumptions behind Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

by Andrew Zimbalist

Why Can’t We Move?

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on solving America’s infrastructure problems

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Vita: Mary Sears

Brief life of an oceanographer and patriot: 1905-1997

by Peter Denton

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Tackling Football Trauma

The Harvard Football Players Health Study aims to treat athletes’ medical problems, from head injuries to torn ACLs.

Why the Internet of Things Is Big Business

What smart gadgets mean for big business

Dealing with Debt

Eliminating the Great Recession’s overhang

John Harvard's Journal University news

By the Book

A mannerly, serious-minded 364th Commencement, from Drew Faust and Deval L. Patrick to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Honoris Causa

Harvard honoraries to Renee Fleming, Deval Patrick, Denis Mukwege, and more

Addressing Big Questions

President Drew Faust, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and others weigh in during ROTC and Commencement exercises.

Commencement Confetti

Self-effacing senior fellow, senior reunioners, silent protests, and more

Educating “Citizens and Citizen Leaders”

Rakesh Khurana, dean of the College, asks hard questions about the mission of a Harvard education.

Harvard Portrait: Andrew Manuel Crespo

Andrew Crespo ’05 connects the law to real life.

Surgery for All

Lack of access to surgery globally will cost $12.3 trillion during the next 15 years.

University People

A new dean for engineering and applied sciences, a departing public-health leader, the new CFO, top teachers, and more

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

University News Briefs

Endowing engineering and applied sciences, critiquing Gen Ed, addressing sexual assault, and evolving online


Reconstructing the Kennedy School campus, Toni Morrison lectures, inventing venture capital, administrators’ pay, and more

On Your Summer Vacation...

Sharpening your mind during the summer months with a HarvardX course or a faculty profile.

The Undergraduate: The Scientist’s Daughter

A Gen Ed course teaches a booklover about science, and her parents.

“Foot, Ball, Goal”

On scoring in a low-scoring game

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Colonies of Clay

Christopher Adams brings ceramics to life (or vice versa).

Open Book: The Photographer’s Art

Robin Kelsey probes the place of photography within art.

Crimson “Bodice-Rippers”

From lawyering to a literary life.

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Action, Camera, Lights

At Pixar, putting the finishing touches on animated worlds

The Ascent of Man

Tall tales from biology’s Wild West

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

“Our American History”

Original works by “Golden Age” illustrators on view in Newport, Rhode Island

Meju’s Korean Fusion

The sister restaurant to Bibim in Allston opened earlier this year

Urban Forays

Playing and picnicking in Greater Boston

Dedicated to Craft

A visit to Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

“Soar and Swing”

Singer Candice Hoyes reinterprets Duke Ellington songs in her new album On a Turquoise Cloud.

Grandparenting Guide

Author Olivia Gentile goes digital in her new project.

Harvard Medalists

Five alumni are honored for their contributions to the University.

Centennial Medalists

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honors four distinguished alumni.

Election Results

Newly elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association

Cambridge Scholars

Four Harvard seniors have won scholarships to study at Cambridge University

The Senior Alumni

Harvard College’s oldest alumni at Commencement

The Classes

Alumni may sign in to view class notes or obituaries.