On the cover: Sarah Richardson. Photograph by Stu Rosner


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Letters on Angela Davis, the Bureau of Study Counsel, climate change, and more

Allston in Focus

President Bacow describes the potential for Harvard’s new Allston campus to benefit both gown and town.

About Athletics

Articulating a vision for Crimson athletes—and fellow students

November-December 2019

On the cover: Sarah Richardson. Photograph by Stu Rosner


The Science of Sex

Historian and philosopher Sarah Richardson interrogates the science of sex and gender.

by Bennett McIntosh

William Monroe Trotter

Brief life of a black radical: 1872-1934

by Kerri K. Greenidge

Made Visible

The ubiquity of movement across man-made borders

by Marina N. Bolotnikova

The Way of the Critic

A.O. Scott on watching and reviewing a lot of movies

by Craig Lambert

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Where Teachers Thrive, Students Do

Education policy should focus on schools as a whole, not individual teachers, argues Susan Moore Johnson.

What Ails Modern Liberalism?

Eric Nelson says John Rawls led modern philosophy astray.

Mount Laurel and Climate Change

In combatting climate change, will courts hold that the general welfare trumps local sovereignty?

John Harvard's Journal University news

The Community’s Conversations

Opening-days messages focus on free speech and civil discourse within Harvard.

Ryan Enos

The political scientist explains “social geography.”

Harvard’s Admissions Process Upheld

The College’s admissions office does not discriminate against Asian-Americans, a federal judge ruled on October 1.

A Middling Year

The endowment rises to $40.9 billion in a year of more modest investment returns.

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard’s history

News Briefs

Tackling harassment, athletics, and barriers to international scholars and students


New HUHS director, public-service pair, social-club-sanctions lawsuit, and more

Permission to Know

The Undergraduate explores the ethics of gathering knowledge.

Reload and Fire

In the early season, an infusion of new talent and a hot quarterback buoyed the Crimson football team.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Comedy Is Magic

For Harrison Greenbaum, it began with “Pick a card….”

Hoffa and Harvard Law

A new look at “one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American history”

“The Luckiest Books”

A visit to the Harvard Depository

“A Melodic Being”

Singer Ali Sethi finds his voice in classical Pakistani music.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Forgive, but Don’t Forget

…and don’t always forgive

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Jazz and Boston: A True Combo

A look at the live-music scene: traditional trios to experimental student performers

Images from the Ballets Russes

Elegant photographs of dancing’s stars

Jazz Photographer Frank Stewart, at Harvard

“The Sound of My Soul: Frank Stewart’s Life in Jazz,” at Harvard

Reflections of Fatimah Tuggar

Fatimah Tuggar explores artisanship and technology, at the Davis Museum

Cambridge Hot Spot

La Fábrica’s Latin-Caribbean flair

Bow Market

Somerville’s Bow Market makes its mark.

Make It Personal

Local artisans specializing in bespoke holiday treasures

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Back to the Future

Promoting craftsmanship and agrarian skills in an idyllic New Hampshire setting

The Miller-Hunn Award Winners

Honoring outstanding alumni interviewers for the College

Aloian Memorial Scholars

Honoring those who enrich the quality of life in their Houses

2019 HAA Award Recipients

For outstanding service to the University

Seeking a Flag-Bearer!

Who’ll carry the traditionalists’ Little Red Flag?