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The conservative, legacies, the Electoral College

Making Space

As SEAS moves to Allston, President Bacow highlights the University’s newest innovation hub.

January-February 2021

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The Loneliness Pandemic

As the country isolates, are we all alone?

by Jacob Sweet

Edwin Binney, 3rd

Brief life of a philanthropic art collector: 1925-1986

by Madison U. Sowell

The Education of a Harvard Lawyer

An alumna looks back.

by Nancy Boxley Tepper

The American Exception

How faith shapes economic and social policy

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Biological Vaccine Factories

An implantable cancer vaccine shows promise in training the immune system to attack tumors.

Can Financial Crises Be Predicted?

Contrary to expert belief, some financial crises can be predicted—and perhaps averted.

How Acupuncture Relieves Inflammation

“Fine-tuning” an ancient practice to heal, not harm

John Harvard's Journal University news

“A 500-Year Building”

A new center for engineering and applied sciences—finally

The Financial Fallout…So Far

The pandemic—and prospects for the University and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Broadening the Faculty’s Ranks

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ annual report on the professoriate—and the challenges of making it more diverse

Cassandra Albinson

A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.

Yesterday's News

Headlines from Harvard’s history

The Shows Go On

Extracurriculars cope despite COVID-19.

First-Gen Inclusion and Belonging

Rachel Gable’s research on helping first-generation and low-income students succeed at elite colleges


New Business School dean, alumni Nobelists, more on fossil fuels, and other University news

News Briefs

Updates on the spring term, naming conventions, and racial equity

Crimson on Capitol Hill: 117th

Four new House members boost the roster of alumni in Congress to 54.

A Common Underground

Redrawing community at Harvard

Laying Out

Volleyball captain Sandra Zeng’s defensive focus

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

“We’re All Animals”

Shelby Meyerhoff’s liminal, liberating body painting

The World-Wise JFK

An unusual senior thesis

“Magical Digressions”

TV writer and producer Jeff Schaffer on how to be funny

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Grinding Out Lawyers—by Grinding Down Students

The making of the modern Harvard Law School

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Defying the Doldrums

Skiing, snow tubing, and more in Western Massachusetts

“Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion”

Highlighting 250 years of women in fashion

Thai Tastes in Watertown

Cha Yen Thai Cookery

Picturing America

“Robert Frank: The Americans,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art

Create Your Own Spectacular Staycation

Timely tips to brighten the season

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Defying Limits

David Roberts: A lifetime of adventures, risks, and rewards