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Readers’ views on the humanities, Romanian orphans, the Supreme Court, and more


President Bacow on international students, immigrants, and refugees

Who Teaches?

Undergraduates, their classes, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

March-April 2023

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Ego U

Pursuing their individual brands, colleges neglect the needs of higher education.

by Julie A. Reuben

Henry Clarke Warren

Brief life of a Harvard-educated Buddhist scholar: 1854-1899

by David Gauld

Inner Senses

Nicholas Bellono probes the biological basis of animal adaptations and behaviors.

by Jonathan Shaw

A Higher Degree of Responsibility

On the history and potential of values-driven enterprises

by Geoffrey Jones

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

The Senior Housing Shortfall

As the ranks of the elderly swell, there are too few housing options for seniors who want to “age in place.”

Live Long—and Save the Planet

The healthiest plant-based diets are also best for the environment.

Prepare for AI Hackers

Human systems of all kinds may soon be vulnerable to subversion by artificial intelligence.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Claudine Gay, President-Elect

Harvard announces its next president.

Louis Deslauriers

Portrait of an expert in science education and "engaged learning"

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard’s history

Theater and “Treehouse” in Allston

Harvard introduces plans for two new projects.

News in Brief

A trio of University Professors, honoring Paul Farmer, professional-school rankings, and more

Overseer and Director Elected Candidates

The nominated slates for this spring’s balloting

Sarah Karmon in “listening mode”

Harvard Alumni Association’s new executive director

Harvard University’s 372nd Commencement Exercises

Commencement and Alumni Day logistics

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Attuned to Pianos

An instrument restorer’s beautiful obsession

Emily Dickinson—Dashed

Alexandra Petri introduces the poet to tech support for help with her keyboard.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

From War Zones to the North Shore

A new novel from foreign correspondent Wendell Steavenson

Made You Look

Magician-turned-designer-turned sculptor Dan Droz

The Case for Cultural Appropriation

How humans hybridize their civilizations

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Litchfield’s Legal Eagles

Visiting America’s first formal law school

American Stories, in Wood

Marquetry artist Alison Elizabeth Taylor at the Addison Gallery of American Art

Medieval Disinformation?

A Worcester exhibit links politics and visual culture.

Taking Care of Your Roots

Spring is the perfect time to touch up your property

University People Harvardians far and wide

Flying Squirrel

Wingsuit skydiver Alejandro Montagna on minimizing risk—at 150 mph

Dumebi Menakaya Shoots Secrecy

The photographer takes self-portraits—without photographing herself.

When “Failure” Means Success

Learning how to make the most of setbacks at Harvard