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Campus discourse, ethics education, affirmative action

Legacies’ Legacy

Adapting admissions to new socioeconomic and political circumstances

November-December 2023

On the cover: Illustration by Sam Falconer


“Let Us Be Courageous Together”

Claudine Gay’s presidential installation

You Are What (Your Microbes) Eat

Diet, cooking, and the human microbiome

by Veronique Greenwood

Anna Jacobson Schwartz

Brief life of a pioneering economist: 1915-2012

by Jennifer Burns

Harvard’s G.O.A.T.

Remembering Charlie Brickley at the Crimson’s football sesquicentennial

by Dick Friedman

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Reforming International Finance

Is it time to reform global financial institutions that support economic and political stability?

The Brain-Cancer Link

Growth-stimulating crosstalk between the brain and cancer tumors presents a new target for therapy.

Preparing for the Energy Transition

Expect massive job losses in industries associated with fossil fuels. The time to get ready is now.

John Harvard's Journal University news

AI in the Academy

Generative AI can enhance teaching and learning but augurs a shift to oral forms of student assessment.

Vikram Patel

He wanted to be a chef, but instead became a leader in global health

Real Estate by Design

A new Graduate School of Design degree

Yesterday’s News

Courses in swimming pool management and table-waiting—with an eye toward summer employment

News in Brief

New Divinity and Engineering and Applied Sciences deans, Kennedy School and Art Museums departures, and more

Exceeding Expectations

Footballers’ fast, impressive start

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Inclusive Design, Incisive Art

Amy Yoshitsu’s vision for change

How Revolutions Happen

Robert Darnton on the origins of the French Revolutionary temperament

Reviving Black Classical Music

Pianist Gerry Bryant highlights black composers.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Shakespeare’s Uncanny Presence

Marjorie Garber explores the bard’s influence on the Bloomsbury Group.

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

The Good Fight

A Boston museum highlights historic black activism.

Boston Baroque at 50

The early music orchestra offers holiday and other concerts this season

Lighting the World

Ellen Carey's pioneering photographs, New Britain Museum of American Art

Free to Fly

A wintry weekend jaunt to Deerfield, Massachusetts

Snuggling Up in the Square

There’s nowhere quite like Harvard Square during the holidays

University People Harvardians far and wide

Her Bread and Butter

A third-generation French baker on legacy loaves and the "magic" of baking

HAA Award Winners

Honoring service to the University

An “Older Sister” to Combat Anemia

Alan Espinosa addresses a global health challenge.

What Work Means

Does Gen Z expect too much from employers?