A Modest Proposal

Why Harvard and MIT might join forces on climate-change research

Cambridge 02138

Readers respond to articles on football, sexual assault, the Social Progress Index, divestment, and more.

Wise Restraints

A letter from President Faust about Harvard Law School

Congratulations, Contributors

Honoring two exceptional authors and one artist

January-February 2016


When Water Is Safer Than Land

Harvard human-rights expert Jacqueline Bhabha critiques the inadequate response to the world’s migration crises.

by Jacqueline Bhabha

Cora Du Bois

Brief life of a formidable anthropologist: 1903-1991

by Susan C. Seymour

Rhetoric and Law

The double life of Richard Posner, America’s most contentious legal reformer

by Lincoln Caplan

Street Doctor

James O’Connell has spent 30 years caring for the homeless.

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Rationality and Robots

New thinking machines demand a new economic science.

Mimicking Organs

The Wyss Institute’s organs-on-chips could transform drug testing and personalized medicine.

Capital Punishment’s Persistence

An historian tracks the death penalty’s persistence in America.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Fish Tales

A lively exhibit debuts at the Museum of Natural History.

The Fiscal Norm

The University's annual financial report

Overhauling the Endowment

Harvard Management Company makes extensive changes to enhance investment performance.

Faculty Figures

Constrained growth in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Teaching and Learning: Taking Stock

The provost on the prospects for Harvard’s MOOCs, and other developments in teaching and learning

Harvard Portrait: Yosvany Terry

A well-traveled Afro-Cuban jazz musician lands at Harvard.

Harvard Law Weighs In

Updates on The Harvard Campaign

Engineering a School’s Future

SEAS dean Frank Doyle shares insights.

Henry the Great

A tribute to Henry Rosovsky from Harvard Magazine

On Campus, Concisely

College race debates reach Harvard, admissions adjudication, again, the launch of the Harvard Global Institute, and General Education revisited

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine


Medical dean stepping down, Rhodes and Marshall scholars, more conservative Winthrop House addition, and more

My Harvard Education

Learning “what it means to be a walking disruption”

Thrice Titled

A fine finish to a nearly flawless football season

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Lost in Ideas

Television’s Carlton Cuse on what animates his work

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Beyond Brahminism

How Richard  Henry Dana Jr. came to hate slavery and injustice

Hearing History

After “growing up in the archives,” a composer makes forgotten histories heard.

Off the Shelf

Recent books cover the origins of mambo, American economic growth, cancer, landscape, and more

The Elephant in the Cutting Room

A writer balances structure and spontaneity in her latest novel.

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Seeking Greenery

Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s “Month of Flowers”

Raising the Barre

A long-time Cambridge arts organization is poised to grow.

WinterFest Weekends

Sledding, Nordic skiing, and art at Fruitlands Museum, in Harvard, Massachusetts

Ubu Abounds

A new cabaret version of Alfred Jarry’s subversive 1896 Ubu Roi

Kitchen Arts

Greater Boston’s classes for aspiring and amateur cooks

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Mapping the Ganges

A decade spent exploring India’s dynamic sacred river

Parachute Specialist

Job counselor Dick Bolles ’50 keeps “chugging away.”

Encouraging Esperanto

Ruth Kevess-Cohen ’78 is boosting the international language online.