The Tiger Roars

Harvard's opportunity for strategic planning

Cambridge 02138

Readers respond to articles on eugenics, the Overseers’ election, the Law School shield, and more.

Learning to Change the World

President Faust writes about the Harvard Teacher Fellows

May-June 2016


Who Owns the Robots Rules the World

Most people’s jobs are at risk of becoming robotized, argues labor economist Richard Freeman.

by Richard B. Freeman

The Egalitarian

Danielle Allen’s mission to return equality to the heart of American democracy

by Spencer Lee Lenfield

Champ Lyons

Brief life of an innovative surgeon: 1907-1965

by Martin L. Dalton , Laurence A. Lyons

Editing an End to Malaria?

A technique for pushing genetic alterations through entire species of plants and animals may herald a future in which humans manage ecosystems through molecular biology.

by Jonathan Shaw

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Reassessing the Gender Wage Gap

Economist Claudia Goldin investigates what causes the gender wage gap, and what doesn't.

Are All Calories Equal?

Avoid refined sugars and processed carbohydrates, says endocrinologist David Ludwig.

A Cancer Begins

Seeing when cancer begins helps Leonard Zon track down factors triggering the disease.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Theater, Dance, and Media's "Next Act"

A concentration “400 years in the making,” and two semesters old

Ethan Lasser

A Harvard Art Museums curator on how artworks talk to one another, and to us

CS50’s Expanding Global Reach

Harvard’s popular CS50 is being adapted for a new AP course.

University People

A new dean for public health, a new director for the art museums, and more

Yesterday's News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Larry Summers Reflects

On matters economic, educational, and political

Campus Campaign

Free Harvard/Fair Harvard and the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard square off in the Board of Overseers election.  


A Supreme Court nominee, Spielberg at Commencement, the class of 2020, and more

News Briefs

Action against sexual assault, the Law School drops its shield, “Faculty Deans” now lead the Houses, and more

"I Do Not Abide"

The Undergraduate looks at 1969 and Reclaim HLS

Postseason, Interrupted

The men’s basketball streak comes to an end—and the women look ahead.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

"Art Is a Dark Mirror"

Ellen Harvey's installations offer "complicated gifts" to the viewer.

Presidents, Congress, and Foreign Policy

Political scientists demystify unseen institutional tensions.

Hopkinson Smith, Beyond the Instrument

A lutenist pursues what he calls his “lifelong task.”

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Seeing Spring

Artist Anna Agoston grows into her medium with her photographic studies of plants.

How America Grew

Definitive economic history—and a debatable, despairing forecast

Off the Shelf

Fireflies, dating and love, growing old, and other recent books with Harvard connections

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Preserving a Muse

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Salem muse was preserved by philanthropist Caroline Emmerton.

The Roxbury International Film Festival

Independent films by and about people of color

River Runs

Public boat tours with The Gundalow Company, in Portsmouth, N.H.

Art and Nature in Andover

A day trip to Andover: Addison Gallery of American Art, gardens, and hikes

The Week’s Events

Harvard University’s Commencement week events

Kendall Square Eats

Restaurants proliferate in Cambridge’s “hi-tech” Kendall Square neighborhood.

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Potholes, Pensions, and Politics

Houston’s new mayor, HLS alumnus Sylvester Turner, promises a “transformative” tenure.

Overseer and HAA Director Candidates

Candidates for Harvard Overseers and HAA elected directors

Labor of Love

Fred Crafts ’50 combines memoir and appreciation of Cape Cod’s natural wonders in Remembering Monomoy.

Sharing Stories

Photographer Leslie Tuttle ’72 focuses on women’s work. 

The SIGnboard: Reunion Week

Shared Interest Group gatherings