On the cover: Police Officers frisk suspects against a bus in New York City, 1980. Photograph by Jill Freedman/Getty Images


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Letters on family roots, Dani Rodrik, opioid associations, and more

Climate Change

President Bacow describes Harvard’s multifaceted approach to “a defining challenge of our time.”

A Chill in the Air?

From Bureau of Study Counsel to Academic Resource Center

September-October 2019

On the cover: Police Officers frisk suspects against a bus in New York City, 1980. Photograph by Jill Freedman/Getty Images


Color and Incarceration

Historian Elizabeth Hinton probes the roots of a gathering crisis.

by Lydialyle Gibson

Throw Your Fastball

A life lesson from Willie Banks

by Chad M. Oldfather

A World of Literature

David Damrosch’s literary global reach

by Spencer Lee Lenfield

Adella Hunt Logan

Brief life of a rebellious black suffragist: 1863-1915

by Adele Logan Ale...

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

The Resurrection of the Marlboro Man

Two public-health veterans warn of new smoking risks, especially for the young.

The Rawlsian Revolution

The lasting influence and limitations of John Rawls’s political philosophy

Are Super Responders Special?

Do patients who defeat cancer hold biological secrets?

John Harvard's Journal University news

Under (Green) Wraps

New construction in Allston, and renewal everywhere else, from Adams House to Andover/Swartz Hall

Year One

President Bacow assesses his inaugural year.

Na Li

For a star electrical engineering professor, it's all about systems.

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard’s history

Catalyzing Bioengineering

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering gets another boost.

Commute Cycle

The registrar as long-distance rider

Admissions, through the Ages

College admissions stalwart Dwight Miller retires.


The Peabody’s new director, early admissions, AI, endowment taxation, and more

News Briefs

A coach cashiered, a professor sanctioned, an Allston update, and more

Movement Ecology

An activist on activism, in college and after

New Fellows

The Ledecky Fellows provide an undergraduate perspective on life at Harvard.

No Doubt

Linda Liedel ’21 always knew how good she could be.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Figuring It Out

On YouTube, watch John Fish grow.

Things Fell Apart

“The rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream”

“Find My Real Husband”

A medical anthropologist cares for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife.

Creating a Scene

Lighting and set designer Elizabeth Mak communicates stories.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

“Kind of Dark and Scary”

Animator Renee Zhan finds self-discovery in strange landscapes.

Toward the Negotiated City

In the history of urban renewal, a glimmer of the possibilities of social policy today

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Funny, Weird, Macabre

Exploring New England’s more unusual sites with J.W. Ocker

Seeing Science

New Harvard exhibit explores “Visual Science: The Art of Research”

Purgatory—and Beyond

Pleasures to explore in and around Worcester

The Air of Contentment

Dedham’s Fairbanks House: “the oldest wood-frame structure still standing in North America”

For the Love of Horses

Equestrian life and sports on the North Shore

All About the Food

Boston Public Market’s year-round cornucopia

Better Together

Creative artistic collaborations

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

A New Way of Being in the World

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s “laser beam” insights into the lives of animals and humans

“Harvard Belongs to All of Us”

Harvard Alumni Association president Alice Hill ’81, Ph.D. ’91

Debt Reliever

Rohan Pavuluri and Upsolve help low-income families cope with debt.