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Feeding the world, Alain Locke’s faith, divestment

Making the Case

At work on Harvard’s Washington agenda


Ideas for the president-elect’s consideration, from costs and partnerships to Allston and admissions 

May-June 2018


Targeting Cancer

Using precision medicine, Harvard researchers target cancer.

by Jonathan Shaw

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Brief life of a world-changer: 1921-2009

by Eileen McNamara

Our Towns

James ’70 and Deborah Fallows ’71 explore “what the hell is happening in America.”

by Lincoln Caplan

Last of the Seafarers

In Indonesia, the Bajau fishermen’s way of life is under pressure.

by Lydialyle Gibson , David Hu

Tax Reform, Round One

Understanding the real consequences of the new tax law

by Mihir A. Desai

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Trimming Truancy

Interventions that mobilize family support networks have powerful effects.

The Disinformation Dilemma

The digital tools advertisers rely on can be easily manipulated to influence public opinion on politics.

Slavery’s Southern Legacy

A new book traces today’s politics back to chattel slavery.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Continuity and Change

Lawrence S. Bacow named Harvard’s twenty-ninth president

David Davidson

A dining executive on Harvard’s changing food environment

University People

FAS dean to step down, John Lewis to speak at Commencement, Hillary Clinton at Radcliffe, and more

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard’s history

Educational Improv

A theatre troupe aims for higher ed.

News Briefs

News briefs, from green-energy goals and a move to course preregistration to final-club final sanctions

Advanced Standing Reduced

Course credit toward fast-tracking the A.B. is eliminated.


First-Gen policies, Smith Center services, and more University news

A Retirement amid Harassment Allegations

Professor Jorge Domínguez is placed on administrative leave.

A Brain from a Blue Cooler Box

The Undergraduate chooses a concentration.

Triple Play

For Quinn Hoffman, baseball is the family business.

Near Misses

The basketball teams fall short of the NCAAs.

Winter Sports

Late winter and early spring highlights

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Visiting Hours

The portraits in Jack Lueders-Booth’s 40-year-old series feel even more vivid today.

“The Art, the Play, and the Rigor”

How flutist Claire Chase signals a key change for Harvard’s music department

Tyrant Tales

Stephen Greenblatt mines Shakespeare to interpret modern times.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

The Academic Heights

The former University of Chicago president and Harvard Corporation fellow crafts a timely memoir.

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Gloucester’s Beauport Mansion

A sprawling house museum celebrates decorative arts and the creative spirit of Henry Davis Sleeper.

A “Declaration of Love and Guts”

Works by T.C. Cannon at the Peabody Essex Museum

Neponset River Greenway

Cycling the Neponset River Greenway

Learning from Toys

The National Black Doll Museum

Harvard Commencement 2018

Speakers, ceremonies, and celebrations

Latest Arrivals

Best new restaurants in and around Cambridge

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Harvesting History

William Sellers aims to expose a new generation to America’s origins.

Overseer and Director Candidates

The official 2018 slates

Paradigm Shifter

Michael Adams of SAGE is looking out for LGBT elders.

The SIGnboard: Reunion Week Events

Shared Interest Group gatherings in Cambridge