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Readers comment on linguistics and sign language, academic class gaps, “Fair Harvard,” final clubs, and more.

The March for Science

President Drew Faust on scientific research and federal funding

Trump to Research: Drop Dead

The administration’s potentially costly misunderstanding about science

July-August 2017


Poetry, Voiced

In the Woodberry Poetry Room, a landmark audio collection waits to be heard.

by Sophia Nguyen

Blanche Ames

Brief life of an intrepid botanical illustrator: 1878-1969

by Laura J. Snyder

Probing Psychoses

Harvard geneticists seek the biological basis for schizophrenia.

by Courtney Humphries

An Educated Core

Yale-NUS, Nicholas Lemann, and Minerva remodel liberal arts for the twenty-first century.

by John S. Rosenberg

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

The Rise of Vegan Culture

Studying how a movement went from activist activity to aspirational lifestyle

How U.S. Companies Stole American Jobs

Domestic outsourcing, not globalization, has redefined employer-employee ties.

Star Power in Politics

Why people vote for celebrities—even when they say they don’t want to.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Family Spirit, Wetly

Harvard’s wet 366th Commencement proved the occasion for thoughtful conversations about social media, inclusion, and the political landscape.

Honoris Causa

The 2017 honorands 

Commencement Talk 2017

Words of wisdom from Joe Biden, Drew Faust, Mark Zuckerberg, student speakers, and more

Commencement Confetti

Regalia update, alumni who serve alma mater, family ties, notable guests, and more features from the festival rites

Graduate-Student Unionization

The status of a contested election

Sarah Lewis

An art historian on race and photography

Diversifying the Faculties

Documenting a decade of gradual evolution in the professoriate

Yesterday's News

The 1932 solar eclipse, the Naval Training School, and more from the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

University People

New Board of Overseers leaders, top teachers, Pulitzer Prize winners, and more

Pending Business: Maths

The vexatious business of defining a gen-ed course in quantitative literacy

Pending Business: Social Organizations

The College’s final-club sanctions: an update


New Law School dean, new House leaders, Harvard’s top salaries, and more

Education, Ever More Online

From HarvardX to the classroom, Harvard Medical teaching online, and more

Our Memes, Ourselves

The Undergraduate dives into meme culture.

Spring Sports

Track and field, golf, crew, tennis

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Comic License

Alan Yang serves up warm, epicurean comedy.

A Postmodern Youth

Tahmima Anam’s Bengal trilogy finds a resting place.

1760s Extracurriculars

The diary of a “unexceptional collegian”—attending class, or not

“Class Cluelessness”

A review of Joan Williams’s powerful book on the resentments reshaping American politics

Off the Shelf

Beach reading, the West, segregation, gardening with children, and more

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Reflections on a River

Paddling the Merrimack in Lowell and Lawrence

Capturing New England

A Boston Athenaeum print exhibit reveals “a distinctive sense of place.”

A Rural Retreat

Lincoln offers rich history, nature trails, local food, and art.

The Eating Is Easy

Massachusetts restaurants in lush country settings

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Widening the College Pipeline

Harvard alumna Debbie Bial's Posse Foundation and a “new national leadership pipeline”

Centennial Medalists

Honorands whose contributions to society emerged from graduate study

The 2017 Harvard Medalists

Honorees include an architect, athletics enthusiast, and longtime University administrator.

Celebrating Senior Alumni

The oldest graduates at Commencement

Cambridge Scholars

Four from the class of 2017 are off to the other Cambridge.