On the cover: Post-bust, some 10,000 people debated the strike on April 14, 1969. Photograph by Leonard McCombe/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images


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Letters on care after the ICU, artificial intelligence, belonging, and more


President Bacow on Harvard and excellence

What Counts

Wanted: Big ideas from the humanities

March-April 2019

On the cover: Post-bust, some 10,000 people debated the strike on April 14, 1969. Photograph by Leonard McCombe/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images


The Opioids Emergency

Medicine’s response to America’s largest public-health crisis

by Lydialyle Gibson

What a Human Should Be

Exploring the Bauhaus and Harvard

by Lily Scherlis

Samuel Stouffer

Brief life of Samuel Stouffer, survey researcher: 1900-1960

by Jackson Toby

Echoes of 1969

Recalling a time of trial, and its continuing resonances

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

The New Monopoly

Economists look to new explanations for wage stagnation.

Gene Editing and Ethics

Advances in editing DNA propel consideration of the technology’s use in humans.

Technology, Paternity, Patriarchy

Debora Spar argues that social change has always been driven by technology.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Accelerating Innovation

Robust licensing revenue and corporate alliances boost translational research.

Amy Wagers

The skydiving Forst Family professor studies the pathophysiology of aging.

Undergraduate Education Agendas

Harvard College Gen Ed curriculum nears, and faculty members rethink course registration.

Yesterday’s News

Cooking for the culinarily challenged…and other headlines from Harvard’s history

Adjacent but Unequal

Anthony Jack’s new book on the “doubly disadvantaged”


Merkel at Commencement, University Professor Faust, Arts First honorand Tracy K. Smith, and more University news


The Undergraduate considers the Smith Campus Center

Seeing the Ice

Hockey champion A.J. Mleczko in the broadcast booth

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Fiction from Fairy Tales

The continuing appeal of novelist Rachel Ingalls

Entering a New World

Navigating the challenges of caring for a child who is very ill

Remaking the Grid

Paolo Pasco and the art of making crosswords

An Empiricist on Art

Unpacking “what art does to us”

Funny Because It’s True

Showrunner David Mandel guides the final season of Veep—and finds himself politicized.

The Memorable Eccentric

An idiosyncratic new biography of Edward Gorey

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Chapter and Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

ArtWeek 2019

ArtWeek 2019 offers hundreds of events around Massachusetts.

Music in the Air

Free spring concerts hosted by Harvard’s music department

Mass Audubon Ushers in the Spring

Exploring nature through Mass Audubon

Laying It On

Works by Howardena Pindell at the Rose Art Museum

Of Phở, Bún, and Fish Sauce

Boston-area Vietnamese cuisine

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Fighting Need on the Lower East Side

At Henry Street Settlement, David Garza ’86 is not locking anyone out.

HAA Honors Alumni Clubs and SIGs

A celebration of notable alumni and shared interest groups

Overseer and HAA Director Candidates

The official 2019 slates

Harvard University’s 368th Commencement Exercises

Guidelines for this year’s May gala


Michele Forman ’93 offers her UAB film students technical competency and ethical context.