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The author is first row, second from left; Professor Mel Chen is second row, second from right.
Screenshot courtesy of Julie Chung

Opinion

“The ideal’ classroom never existed anyway, at least not in a perfectly equitable manner,” writes Julie Chung ’20. 

4.20.20

The author is first row, second from left; Professor Mel Chen is second row, second from right.
Screenshot courtesy of Julie Chung

“The ideal’ classroom never existed anyway, at least not in a perfectly equitable manner,” writes Julie Chung ’20. 

4.20.20

A human arm wearing a white goat and rubber glove in a lab setting handles three containers of lab chemicals

A YouTube screenshot from the author’s virtual lab course

“The biggest obstacle to our collective learning is the elephant in the room: a global pandemic, taking place amid existing inequalities,” writes Drew Pendergrass ’20. 

4.16.20

Image of sign on Adams House faculty dean residence

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JSR

Houseboating in Boston Harbor, Apthorp North, and clothing counts

May-June 2020

Photograph of surgical procedure

Americans use a lot of technologically sophisticated, expensive medical services—slighting more effective, routine care.

Photograph by Rui Vieira/PA Wire/AP Images

Administrative costs, greed, overutilization—can these drivers of U.S. medical costs be curbed?

May-June 2020

Photograph of copies of the federal budget fiscal year 2021

President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2021 U.S. budget, pre-COVID-19: add a few trillion dollars of debt
Photograph by Samuel Corum/Getty Images

The politics, policymaking, and public consequences of mounting government debt—and how to cope with it

May-June 2020

A stylized plot of Lorenz's "butterfly effect" model against a black background with gold-toned curves wrapping themselves around unshown x and y axes, resembling the wings of a butterfly

A plot of Lorenz’s “butterfly effect” model: “curves wrapping themselves wildly around the and axes ”

Creative Commons

A student scientist contemplates power and the denial of scholarship.

May-June 2020

Faculty governance and long-range intellectual planning for Harvard

May-June 2020

Photograph of Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow

President Bacow on encountering—and coming to terms with—COVID-19

May-June 2020