On the cover: Rafael Campo. Photograph by Stu Rosner


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Letters on opioids, the Bauhaus, legacy admissions, and more

Enduring Connections

President Bacow on friendships formed among and between scholars and students

“No more pencils, no more books…”

Students’ Top 10 list: it’s not academic

May-June 2019

On the cover: Rafael Campo. Photograph by Stu Rosner


The Physician-Poet

Rafael Campo’s compassionate care

by Lydialyle Gibson

Harry Elkins Widener

Brief life of Harry Elkins Widener, theater-loving bibliophile: 1885-1912

by Daniel Blank

Raw and Red-Hot

Could inflammation be the cause of myriad chronic conditions?

by Jonathan Shaw

America’s Great Modern Justice

A new biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. illuminates the Supreme Court during the centennial of his most momentous dissent.

by Lincoln Caplan

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Rethinking the American High School

What the rare bright spots in American high-school education teach

Reading the Market

Corporate reports contain clues to predicting a firm’s future performance.

Cities Too Smart for Their Own Good?

Ben Green warns against simple technological solutions for complex problems.

John Harvard's Journal University news

“A Sense of Belonging”

A renovation to make Houghton Library “open to all”

Jason Luke

Harvard’s behind-the-scenes Commencement hero

Debating Diversity

Closing arguments in the admissions lawsuit, and affirmative action in broader context

Coming to Terms with Sexual Harassment

Winthrop House tensions and government department concerns

Yesterday’s News

Demonstrating for equality…and other headlines from Harvard’s history

The Faculty’s New Faces

A tenure track, resources for recruiting and retention, childcare, and more contribute to changes in the professoriate.

University People

Transitions, appointments, and honors

News Briefs

ART to Allston and dual-degree decision


New Corporation members, renewing Adams House, and more University news

Campuses’ Cultures

Howard Gardner and colleagues release a seven-year study of higher education in the twenty-first century.

All Instincts

For speedy center fielder Ben Skinner, slowing down is key.

One Shoe, No Problems

7,700 meters of grit and pain

A Cathedral of Sweat

Basketball teams fall short of NCAAs again.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Weekend Rock Stars

For two Harvard siblings, studying and songwriting went hand in hand.

Harper Lee, Crime Reporter

Casey Cep’s debut book, on a murder trial and Harper Lee

The Comic-Book Storyteller

Graphic novelist Amy Chu

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

A New Story of Suffrage

Fresh portraits of U.S. foot soldiers for women’s right to vote

Misguided Mind Fixers

A history of psychiatry’s troubled search for the biology of mental illness

Chapter and Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Botanical Bounty

Springtime at New England’s native-plant haven

The Allure of Japanese Prints

Harvard’s enticing Japanese woodblock prints

Peak Experiences

Rock climbing in Greater Boston—and beyond

Buzzing about Bees

Greater Boston’s bee cultures

Harvard Commencement 2019

Speakers, ceremonies, and celebrations

Personal Favorites

An eclectic array of favored restaurants in Greater Boston

72 Hours in Harvard Square

A Harvard Squared local business roundup

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

“Doctor Bugs”

Naturalist Mark W. Moffett investigates insects—and now, evolving human societies.

Overseer and HAA Director Candidates

The official 2019 slates

The Director’s Half-Decade

The HAA’s Philip Lovejoy looks ahead

The SIGnboard: Reunion Week Events

Shared Interest Group gatherings in Cambridge