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Readers comment on privacy, gender agendas, the Horsehead Nebula, and more.

Arts First

President Faust on Crimson creativity and “constructive imagination”

Speaking Strategically

A comment on how institutions present, and understand, themselves

86 Across

A longtime contributor hangs up his pencil.

March-April 2017


Quiet, Please

Susan Cain foments the “Quiet Revolution.”

by Lydialyle Gibson

An “Enchanted Palace”

A humanistic “masterclass” for Houghton Library's seventy-fifth anniversary

Henry Knowles Beecher

Brief life of a late-blooming ethicist: 1904-1976

by Jack El-Hai

Colossal Blossom

Exploring the genetic mysteries of a gigantic parasite

by Jonathan Shaw

A Workable Democracy

The optimistic project of Justice Stephen Breyer

by Lincoln Caplan

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Eating for the Environment

Gidon Eshel explains the environmental, social, and political effects of food choices.

Why Is Cancer More Common in Men?

Scientists think they may have an answer.

Foreseeing Self-Harm

Traditional methods of preventing suicide have been ineffective, says psychologist Matthew Nock.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Bouncing Back

Basketball teams pursue Ivy League tournament titles. 

Endowment Overhaul

New leadership begins sweeping change, attempting to improve persistent underperformance.

Washington Worries

On the agenda: challenges to endowments and philanthropy

Sanctions Scrutinized

Broadening the debate on Harvard’s single-gender social organizations

Faculty Figures

In the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, slow growth and changing demographics

Harvard Portrait: Elizabeth Hinton

A scholar of race, justice, and public policy

University People

A change at Harvard University Press, and more

Yesterday's News

A morgue for movies, and more from the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

A Coddled Campus?

The Undergraduate considers campus debate and action in a polarized era.


The Law School dean steps down, graduate-student union balloting, divestment, and more

A “Players’ Coach”

Ted Minnis makes Harvard an East Coast power in a West Coast sport.

Sports in Brief

Hockey, squash, swimming and diving: winter sports in brief

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Reel Revolution

How Black Journal raised the country's consciousness, and opened Kent Garrett's eyes to television's potential

Desire and Design

Probing the primal drives of a landmark architect

Reality Fiction

Elif Batuman’s novel The Idiot reflects on her Harvard freshman year.

Harmonic Progression

Composer Robert Kyr embraces love, peace, and nature.

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Off the Shelf

Wordsworth seen anew, and other recent books

Holding Emotion “At an Observer's Distance”

Adam Kirsch reviews Megan Marshall’s biography of poet Elizabeth Bishop.

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Time Apart

Wild beauty and meaningful retreats on New Hampshire’s Star Island

Dress for Excess

Fashion collides with high art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Elucidating Public Health

Artifacts used to fight American epidemics, at the Public Health Museum in Massachusetts

Animal-Free Dining

Expanding vegetarian dining options in Greater Boston

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Labor Litigator

Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan takes on the app economy.

HAA Clubs and SIGs Awards

Harvard celebrates its volunteer alumni leaders.