Reading the Tea Leaves

The messages and meanings of Harvard’s presidential installations

Not Sporting?

Crimson athletics meets the transfer portal, compensation for student names and images, different demographics, and other looming threats

In Service

Editing obituaries and class notes

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Climate change, philanthropy, the GSAS naming gift

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Readers’ views about healthy diets, teachers off the tenure track, mitzvot, and more


Taking his leave, President Bacow concludes that truly, “At Harvard, wonders never cease.”  

by Lawrence Bacow

Unfinished Business

As President Bacow passes the baton to President Gay, work remains in Allston, online education, FAS planning, and admissions

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


President Bacow on international students, immigrants, and refugees

by Lawrence Bacow

Who Teaches?

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