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Restorative justice, Radcliffe rebranded, endowment reparations

Many Voices

On speaking out—on Harvard’s behalf

How Will Harvard Change Post-Coronavirus?

Opportunities in admissions, online degrees, research, and more

September-October 2021

On the cover: Illustration by Gary Neill


The State of the Pandemic

Lessons learned from the continuing confrontation with the coronavirus

by Jonathan Shaw

The Poco of Pocos

Brief life of a Harvard “character”

by Hanna Rose Shell

A Yukon Life

Choosing a path far from Harvard

by Eric Hegsted

Forum: Is Harvard Complacent?

Considering fundamental change in the wake of the pandemic

by Brian Rosenberg

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Commuting’s Impact on Creativity

Long commutes harm productivity and innovation.

Raising the Estimate of Sea-Level Rise

The effect of post-glacial rebound was overlooked in the West Antarctic

Why Some Citizens Reject Science

Bridging the gulf to science deniers

John Harvard's Journal University news

The Art of the Dean

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences leader’s plans before and beyond the pandemic

Nicholas Stephanopoulos

An election-law scholar and litigator zeroes in on political gerrymandering.

John Harvard Statue Undergoes Restoration

The well-loved statue gets spiffed up for the new school year 

Repatriating Native American Remains

Disputes over the disposition of sensitive collections shadow Peabody Museum

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard’s history

edX Exit

Harvard and MIT sell to a for-profit company, and pursue their mission with a new model.

Divinity School Launches New Degree Programs

The new Religion and Public Life initiative promotes "religious literacy" in the professions


New personnel chief, Supreme Court appeal, Yale aims for zero greenhouse-gas emissions, and more

Documenting New England’s Unseen

Seeking mentorship as a student of color, and finding a calling in the arts

Hail Fellows!

The 2021-22 Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows

Back to the Gridiron

Footballers shake off the rust from a long hiatus

How to Take a European Bike Vacation

Michael J. Lyon pursues easy, affordable trips.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

A Landscape Architect's Outdoor Artwork

Todd Gilens brings wilderness into urban public art.

Open Book: Hiding in a Tick Mattress

Wilfred Rembert’s escape from a lynching

A Beloved Bengali Poet in Translation

A new book presents a mother and daughter’s final collaboration

Chapter & Verse: Who wrote...?

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

The "King of Palindromes"

Mark Saltveit and the art of the palindrome

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Critique and Joy

Kevin Young’s anthology of African American poetry, from Phillis Wheatley to hip hop

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Betting on Lookout Farm

A pandemic-era restaurant-plus-farm thrives in Natick, Massachusetts

America’s Oldest Synagogue

Newport R.I.’s colonial era and thriving Jewish community 

Curiosities: A Fantasy Trip

 “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration,” at the Norman Rockwell Museum

Reflections of Pandemic Intimacy

Harvard's Carpenter Center highlights works by Katherine Bradford and Diedrick Bracken

Harvard Square, Redux

What’s new—and unchanged—in the historic heart of Cambridge

True North

Here’s where to plan your next fall adventure in Vermont and Maine.

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Improvised Cuisine

The joys of cooking with The New York Times's Sam Sifton 

An Inclusive “One Harvard”

HAA president Vanessa Liu on harnessing power “for the greater good.”