A Borrower Be

A letter from the editor

Cambridge 02138

Readers respond to articles on impact investing, “Cowboy” doctors, Gen Ed, and more.

Vigorous Immortality

A letter from President Faust

November-December 2015


Murphy Time

Harvard’s greatest football coach—and one of the best anywhere

by Dick Friedman

Making Modernity

Max Beckmann’s Self-Portrait in Tuxedo

by Joseph Koerner

Vita: Joseph T. Walker

Brief life of a scientific sleuth: 1908-1952

by Thomas W. Walker

Chronicler of Two Americas

Now in his second century, the uncommon Daniel Aaron remains at work.

by Christoph Irmscher

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

The Data on Drama

Derek Miller hopes data will shake up the field of theater history.

Termites’ Cathedral Mounds

Physicists look into the function of towering termite mounds.

Putting Social Progress on Par with Prosperity

Measuring the economic growth of nations is not enough, says Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Under Wraps

Josep Lluís Sert’s International Style icon gets a half-century exterior toning and face lift.

Harvard’s Sexual-Assault Problem

For Harvard, the results point in particular to a problem in the College.

Harvard Portrait: Jon Hanson

A law professor plumbs social problems.

$6 Billion-Plus

An update on the Harvard Campaign

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Endowment Gain—and Gaps

As a 5.8 percent return boosts the endowment to $37.6 billion, changes aim to address persistent underperformance.

News Briefs

Morning Prayers and Freshman Convocation themes, economists’ exodus, health benefits round two, and reengineering admissions


University news briefs: retaining recruits, online learning, appointments, awards, and more

Reading, Remembered

The Undergraduate contemplates books in a digital age.

Rolling Along

Formidable early-season football

Taking Her Shot

Post-surgery, a top athlete reestablishes herself.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Worth a Thousand Words

A printmaker plays with the systems and structures of language.

The Civilizing Art

The poetry of John Milton

The Lion’s Share

In his poignant one-man musical, Benjamin Scheuer finds his roar.

What Ails the Academy?

American higher education and its discontents

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Chapter and Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Life On a Tabletop

Contemporary takes on puppetry in Brookline, Massachusetts

The Art of Juxtapositions

Lorraine O'Grady: Where Margins Become Centers at the Carpenter Center

The Arboretum’s Winterland

Things to do and see when it's cold out

Dinner Without the Din

In search of Greater Boston's quieter restaurants

Picking Up a Hobby

Stan Munro’s toothpick designs are on display at the Fuller Craft Museum.

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

“Once Upon a Time” in Translation

A publisher brings world literature to young Anglophones.

Seniors Help Houses Thrive

Harvard seniors honored for improving House life

Congratulations Are in Order

The 2015 Harvard Alumni Association Award winners

Hiram Hunn Awards

Harvard alumni honored for volunteer admissions interviewing