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Articles: Alumni

Photo of Carolyn Gold and the cover of her book, When I Died

Carolyn Gold intended her book to be a resource for other brain-injury patients.

Photograph courtesy of Carolyn Gold; photo collage by Niko Yaitanes


Alumna Carolyn Gold on finding a “new self” after West Nile encephalitis


Photographic portrait of James Agee

James Agee

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard University Archives

Bow and Arrow’s mechanic, James Agee’s creative turbulence

September-October 2021

photograph of new HAA president Vanessa Liu

Vanessa Liu

Photograph by Kevin Abosch

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

September-October 2021

Sam Sifton in his Brooklyn kitchen

Sam Sifton in his Brookyn kitchen

Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

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

September-October 2021

Composite illustration of African American poets Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar

Left to right: Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar. In the background: On Virtue, written in 1766 by Phillis Wheatley

Photomontage illustration by Niko Yaitanes

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

September-October 2021

Mark Saltveit writes "Wow" on a piece of glass

World champion palindromist Mark Saltveit and one of the simplest palindromes in the English language

Photograph by Caleb Kenna

Mark Saltveit and the art of the palindrome

September-October 2021

Nabaneeta and Nandana Dev Sen embracing in 2018

Nabaneeta and Nandana Dev Sen in 2018

Photograph by Mala Mukerjee

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

September-October 2021

An image from Gilens's "Reading Forest"  installation, a sketched cross-section of a tress with words interspersed in the rings. They read: "The effects of climate change are rippling through the landscape and will intensify in ways that are difficult to predict."

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(1 of 3) Todd Gilens's public art project, “Reading Forest,” at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe, is on display through November.

Photograph by Todd Gilens

Todd Gilens brings wilderness into urban public art.

September-October 2021

Photograph of Eric Hegsted in Yukon snow with snowshoes

Eric Hegsted in Yukon snow, 2012

Photograph of Eric Hegsted courtesy of Anne Macaire

Choosing a path far from Harvard

September-October 2021