Curricular Conundrums

Room for improvement in Wintersession

Cambridge 02138

Readers respond to articles on migration, capital punishment, House “masters,” and more.

Better Together

President Faust on Harvard’s “science and medicine” community

March-April 2016


Elbow Room

How the Dark Room Collective made space for a generation of African-American writers

by Sophia Nguyen

Are Animals “Things”?

Animal law takes hold at Harvard Law School.

by Cara Feinberg

Caleb Strong

Brief life of an exemplary politician: 1745-1819

by Richard D. Brown

Harvard’s Eugenics Era

When academics embraced scientific racism, immigration restrictions, and the suppression of “the unfit”

by Adam S. Cohen

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Debating School Choice

Economists rethink the merits of school-choice systems.

Fighting for Veterans, Learning the Law

Harvard Law students fight for veterans’ rights locally and nationally.

The Science of History

Historians at Harvard's Initiative for the Science of the Human Past investigate ice cores.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Kennedy School, Under Construction

Building capacity, literally, at the public-policy campus

Debating Diversity

The Harvard community confronts the challenges of inclusion. 

James Mickens

A Harvard computer scientist on how to build a universe

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

News Briefs

An Overseers' challenge slate, reengineering admissions, and General Education revised


Shirley Tilghman on the Corporation, Jane Yellen at Radcliffe, encouraging entrepreneurs, aiming at endowments, and more

Kid from a Flyover State

“The absence of prejudice is still a long way from the presence of interest.”

A Calming Presence

Hockey goalie Emerance Maschmeyer steadies her team, in record-setting fashion.

A Slim Margin

An unexpectedly challenging season for men’s basketball

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Meet Him in St. Louis

A daring musical theater company turns 25.

The Mammalian Life Span

E.O. Wilson on why the human species ought to be a little humble

Exact Changes

The many pursuits of musicians Damon & Naomi

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

The Man Who Has Been King

An actor’s rule on stage and screen

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

The “Little Republics”

Thomas Jefferson's “fractal” view of American self-governance

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Celebrating the Arts at Harvard

Harvard's Arts First Festival offers more than 100 events.

The Stuff of World War II

As living memory of the war dims, curators shape a modern museum of history.

Not Made for Walkin'

Upward of 150 haute couture and historic shoes are on display in Manchester, N.H.


Woolapalooza is held at Mass Audubon’s sanctuary in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Sweets for All

Pastry shops that “do it the old-fashioned way”

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Mexico Debates Marijuana

A new lead on stemming drug-related violence in Mexico

Overseer and HAA Director Candidates

Candidates for Harvard Overseers and HAA directors

HAA Clubs and SIGs Awards

Harvard celebrates its volunteer alumni leaders.

“Our John Harvard”

The Harvard Club of New York City honors John P. (Jack) Reardon Jr. ’60.