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Readers comment on training teachers, global health, climate change, and more

On Games and Goodwill

President Faust on Harvard athletes’ international outreach


Tuition income—and what the College can and ought to charge

Honoring Our Contributors

Celebrating distinguished authors and artists

January-February 2017


Building Toward a Kidney

3-D-printing pioneer Jennifer Lewis aims to fabricate replacement organs.

by Lydialyle Gibson

In Flight

A Nieman Fellow documents the perilous passage of refugees fleeing war to seek safety in Europe.

by Maciek Nabrdalik

Williamina Fleming

Brief life of a spectrographic pioneer: 1857-1911

by Alan Hirshfeld

“Feelings Ought to Be Investigated”

Deidre Lynch on the cult of Jane Austen and the complexities of loving literature

by Spencer Lee Lenfield

The Watchers

Assaults on privacy and security in America threaten democracy itself.

by Jonathan Shaw

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

What Drives Successful Crowdsourcing?

Harvard’s Crowd Innovation Lab studies what motivates crowds to solve problems.

Tax Collection and Civil Society

Paying Pakistani tax collectors for better performance to increase tax revenue

Harnessing Evolution

David R. Liu has harnessed evolution to lab experiments.

John Harvard's Journal University news


Harvard's three-legged encouragement of entrepreneurship

The Best of Times…

The annual financial report celebrates current strengths, but cautions about a coming revenue squeeze.

Here Come the Quants!

The swift growth in undergraduate quantitative-science concentrators

Heather Henriksen

Harvard’s chief sustainability officer on scaling up green solutions while scaling back its environmental footprint

Yesterday's News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Workers and Wages

A strike, negotiations, and a vote on wages, benefits, and union recognition

Gender Agenda

The College struggles with single-gender final clubs—and sexist behavior by sports teams.

Getting Greener

A 30 percent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions is achieved; a 2050 goal appears more challenging.


Nobel honorands, a new University Professor, the Honor Code, and more

Connecting Body and Soul

A Harvard initiative studies how spirituality affects patients’ experience at the end of life

Crimson on Capitol Hill: 115th

Harvard’s congressional contingent gains five new members.

Mise en Scène

Moving off campus, and growing up

Bitter Ending

After living on the edge, the football team confronts a shocking season-ending upset.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

The Lawyer Librettist

In the “final phase” of her life, Cerise Lim Jacobs builds herself an oeuvre.

Bare-Knuckle Politics

Contentious American democracy—in a new case-method history book

The Art of Protest

“It doesn’t even make sense to me that art and protest would be separate.”

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

The Happy Misanthrope

A playwright making those overlooked by history into lore

A Conservative Counterrevolution

The anti-democratic origins of the Constitution

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Celebrating Cinema

Hidden gem: the Harvard Film Archive

Music and Meditation

Night Song soothes the soul at First Church in Cambridge.

Providence, R.I.

Car-free fun in downtown Providence

The “Scandalous Mansion”

Preserving Boston’s unique Ayer Mansion

New in Town?

A sampling of Cambridge’s newest restaurants

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Reports from the “New America”

Latino-American journalist Julio Ricardo Varela

A Women's Weekend

Harvard’s first University-wide Women’s Weekend